Perspective In The Pool: Where Swimmers Lend World-Class Energy To Child Welfare

Energy for Swim: many of the world's best swimmers are in Rome for an end-of-season spectacular that combines cutting-edge sport, charity and entertainment... a glimpse of swimming's future between peaks Olympic and World l/c titles - by Craig Lord

Perspective. Nothing like Rome for that. Perspective. Nothing like children with blood cancer and the care and support they need. Perspective. Nothing like child poverty to remind us all how lucky we are. Perspective. Nothing like making sure every child can swim and be safe in water and know how to read what’s safe and what’s not. Perspective. A swimming season ends with a different moment in an elite world pool at a watershed. Perspective. No asterisks allowed. Energy for Swim. Why here? A no-brainer for anyone who ever visited Rome; for anyone who ever watched swimming in the hallowed waters of tanks outdoor and indoor at the Foro Italico complex. Why at all? Great swimming away from the weight and confines of championship programs, terrific racing, fun, friendship, a show, a Roman crowd with its thumb up, swimming as a spectacular, light shows, giant screens, a platform for a new take on a sport that struggles yet to pitch its selling point – world-class athletes – to the public between the twin peaks of Olympic Games and World Championships and, most significantly: team work in support of children’s charities.

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Perspective. Nothing like Rome for that. Perspective. Nothing like children with blood cancer and the care and support they need. Perspective. Nothing like child poverty to remind us all how lucky we are. Perspective. Nothing like making sure every child can swim and be safe in water and know how to read what’s safe and what’s not. Perspective. A swimming season ends with a different moment in an elite world pool at a watershed. Perspective. No asterisks allowed. Energy for Swim. Why here? A no-brainer for anyone who ever visited Rome; for anyone who ever watched swimming in the hallowed waters of tanks outdoor and indoor at the Foro Italico complex. Why at all? Great swimming away from the weight and confines of championship programs, terrific racing, fun, friendship, a show, a Roman crowd with its thumb up, swimming as a spectacular, light shows, giant screens, a platform for a new take on a sport that struggles yet to pitch its selling point – world-class athletes – to the public between the twin peaks of Olympic Games and World Championships and, most significantly: team work in support of children’s charities.

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