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    Inclined to agree with Sam here. No-one suggested all the batting records be changed because players now wear helmets and protection for pretty much the entire body. Back in the day if you tired to hook or pull a bowler of (say) Flintoff's pace you were literally taking your life in your hands. & As for swimmers having to use inferior kit becuase of their sponsors: HTFU, do want to win or do you want the money?

    There's no "protection of athletes" argument here as there is with drugs; I can't imagine any long-term health issues from prolonged usage of swimming costumes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    How on earth can swimming not be regarded as a sport?
    Because sometimes you do it for fun and sometimes you do it to 'not die'.
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    Make 'em all swim in budgie smugglers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Make 'em all swim in budgie smugglers.
    Especially the females IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh View Post
    Because sometimes you do it for fun and sometimes you do it to 'not die'.
    See - swimming constantly is about your attire.
    Or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999 View Post
    See - swimming constantly is about your attire.
    I gotta go by the outfit. Pants - uh oh. Bathing suit - okay. Naked - we'll see.
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    I agree with Sam and BB on this.

    Lets be honest if it wasn't was swim suit improvements do you think the times would have come down so much over the last 5 years. How many world records apart from Inga, Thorpe and Hacketts records last more then a couple years recently. Are all these current swimmers that good or is it just the improvements in technology over the last couple years.

    The big issue is that a lot swimmers have jumped on the wrong horse and have long term deals with an inferior swim suit brand, speedo. It funny how none of athetics with the then superior swim suit brand speedo were complaining two years when they were the ones with 1-2 seconds advantage over the rest of field.
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