Could the design of the pool in Rio be fueling Olympic swimming records?
Nine world or Olympic records have already fallen in Rio, but credit could belong to the architects’ design and technology of the pool and venue.
From Sports Illustrated
When one typically thinks about swimming pool design, one conjures up images of fire bowls, infinity edges, and water features. In a commercial or competition swimming pool design arena, swimming pool design revolves around less aesthetic features and more performance enhancing features. This post from Sports Illustrated discusses these performance enhancements like pool depth and competition gutters and how they affect the "fastness" of a competition pool.
Here is an excerpt from the post: