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|Author: ||was a swimmer|
|Subject: ||RE: At US Olympic Swimming Trials there are 40 x as many competitors as Olympic Spots- Why isn't track so lenient?|
You're looking at it the wrong way using "a couple seconds." 2 seconds is a lot different in an event that lasts 10 seconds versus 27 minutes.
I'm afraid you don't have a clue what you are talking about. There is no event in swimming that lasts 10 seconds. The OP's example, men's 100 breast, is just under one minute flat for the world's elite.
And yes, any US swimming trials qualifier is going to be closer to Olympic final level than the last man in the USATF 10,000 or 5,000. We have great depth in swimming. Not so much in distance running. Just facts.
BEACHMOUSE: You clearly know your swimming. Is there anywhere you go to discuss it online?
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