50’s of Stroke: Peaty & Parity

50’s of Stroke: Peaty & Parity

We’ve had a fun and open conversation about adding (or not) the 50’s of stroke to the Olympic Games. Previous posts can be found here (Big Mistake: IOC Skips 50’s of Stroke) and here (50’s of Stroke: Part Deux). Sucks to be Adam Peaty Just...
50’s of Stroke: Part Deux

50’s of Stroke: Part Deux

The continued dialogue about the 50’s of stroke has persuaded me to add some additional thoughts to this important topic. The topic, if you are unaware, is about growing the sport at every level (with special attention to the professional level).  Swimming is...
Big Mistake: IOC skips on 50’s of Stroke

Big Mistake: IOC skips on 50’s of Stroke

And just like that, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games has 3 new events but, unfortunately, they don’t include the 50’s of stroke. Rather, the IOC decided to add: Men’s 800 Free Women’s 1500 Free Mixed 400 Medley Relay The sexist fact that Men and...