The wag, that wag, the nag, the feminine realm and role in world sport is celebrated far and wide in various forms this day on the edge of International Women’s Day. Women swimmers and other aquatic athletes have been making headlines for more than 100 years as they made their pioneering way from open water to pool, off board, in noseclip and chucking a ball across the surface with a force fit to flatten. Much to celebrate this day – and far too much to mention here, of course. We ought, however, to mention the bad news, too, starting with the woeful imbalance in gender representation at the house of FINA
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