Swim League of Nations
At the launch of SwimVortex we introduced a new feature that considers the strength of swimming nations.
Which teams, men and women, lead the way in world waters, how, where and why?
Swim League of Nations is a more than a measure of the work and success rate of FINA member countries. It is the starting point for analysis, understanding and discussion. It will be the home of long-term-trends analysis, on the clock, in the rankings and in our league tables. The Olympic cycle and World-Championship cycles will be compared. Below, 2012 – the first wave of many, past and future
April 9, 2016 -
It was April 1 this year when FINA began to recognise World Junior Records, the jest of conditions imposed hardly amusing for those who would prefer to see a sport less burdened with footnotes and asterisks so convoluted as to send a sane man screaming away from the pool
August 10, 2015 -
Shiny suits, swim apparel made with non-textile materials such as polyurethane, were banned on January 1, 2010 but the times set in them survive. New standards set in the sport since the change in FINA suit rules have been masked by the shiny suit world records; compare standards
April 25, 2013 -
Today we celebrate the launch of SwimVortex with a new feature that considers the strength of swimming nations: which countries are best at winning medals, making finals and flooding the world rankings? And just how dominant is the USA?