Time To End The Swimming Scrum As FINA Fail Once More To Deliver Decent & Fair Sport

Swimmers stop at the feeding pontoon high above the wash during the women's 10k marathon swimming - by Patrick B. Kraemer

“The kids work hard but all that kicking, spitting, scratching and punching? What the hell is that about: it’s undignified, that’s nothing to do with swimming. We’re a 100 years into standardisation and we went back to the dark ages. We’ve spent those 100 years making swimming a sport of serious skill and beauty. They’ve reduced it to a bar brawl.” – Nick Thierry on open water swimming

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“The kids work hard but all that kicking, spitting, scratching and punching? What the hell is that about: it’s undignified, that’s nothing to do with swimming. We’re a 100 years into standardisation and we went back to the dark ages. We’ve spent those 100 years making swimming a sport of serious skill and beauty. They’ve reduced it to a bar brawl.” – Nick Thierry on open water swimming

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