Look, if sports like basketball get a thread, swimming has to get one. At least you don't have to be 6 foot five to get a gig.
Anyway, US to lead overall swimming tally, Australia hopefully second.
Men: Phelps (duh!), Hackett
Women: Trickett, Amanda Beard
Hackett (we'll find out at the end he had a broken toe or something and summonsed up the spirit of Boy Charlton to win)
Phelps: Crocker to beat him in the 100m butterfly, depriving him of a 4 x 100 medley relay swim (won't likely happen but you've got to have a lash).
Leisel Jones: wins 1 gold, 1 silver. Sulks around like her dog just died.