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    swimmers i remember without google:

    diana nyad
    janet evans
    natalie coughlin
    brock turner. oops.

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    Lawn bowls is a sport, shooting can be a sport, even fishing - they may not require super fitness or athleticism but they're still considered sports, as is golf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by czb View Post
    swimmers i remember without google:

    diana nyad
    janet evans
    natalie coughlin
    brock turner. oops.
    Janet Evans was so cool back in the day.
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    Mark Spitz, y'all! Or maybe you're too young to remember him.

    Swimming was definitely a sport when I was in the stone age high school. Sure, it wasn't as prestigious as basketball or football, but it was a way the nerdy guys could get a letterman jacket just like the jocks.
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    i remember mark spitz and his ridic hour show on primetime. that's when they were trying to make him happen.

    i also remember him trying to make a comeback at 40. he was in great shape, but not at olympic speed level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    If you were on a boat that capsizes, superior baseball skills are not going to save you.
    Says you. I'm prepared to club anyone who gets between me and the lifeboat.
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    Swimming is a way of life here. I could probably name hundreds of Olympic swimmers going back to the 70s. But we have the climate for it, and most of the population lives on the coastal fringe. I think in colder countries people only swim for exercise, whereas we spend a lot of our lives at the beach or pool and it's as much a leisure activity as a sport, but that doesn't mean that doing laps isn't training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by czb View Post
    swimmers i remember without google:

    diana nyad
    janet evans
    natalie coughlin
    brock turner. oops.
    The great Alex Popov. He was fiiine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C_is_for_Cookie View Post
    The great Alex Popov. He was fiiine.
    And a really affordable vodka!

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    There was a Mark Spitz poster after he won his 7 gold medals. I think my mom bought it for me. Ewww, mom. Speedos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C_is_for_Cookie View Post
    The great Alex Popov. He was fiiine.
    Yeah he was! Swimming is my favorite to watch at the olympics, and I don't usually care who wins.... Not sure if my husband has caught on yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    I think my mom bought it for me.
    Or did she buy it for herself and you were just the excuse?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    yeah, i think it's a sport. why shoudl sports be a narrow definition that only includes contact or high endurance sports?
    archery is a sport, so is golf, so is curling and sumo wrestling. they just entail different skills.

    This.

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    Pseudo sports (golf, archery). Sumo wrestling is a sport. It's just that their athletes are encouraged to be obese.

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    i love that mo has decided this is the hill he wants to die on
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