Poll of the Week: Pro Swimmers at 14 Years Old (Results)

PHOENIX, Arizona, February 27. MICHAEL Andrew has been a hot topic of conversation since he became a professional swimmer at the very young age of 14, becoming the youngest swimmer to do so. In our last poll we asked you if you thought 14 years old was too young to be a professional swimmer, and 74.51 percent of you said yes, it is too young, while 25.49 percent did not think 14 years old was too young for a swimmer to go pro.

So let’s move on to our new poll question, and it regards the recent nominations for the Laureus World Sport Awards. This is regarded as the most prestigious sports award in the world, and aquatic sports is frequently represented among the nominees. This year, Missy Franklin is nominated for Sportswoman of the Year for the second time, and her amazing performances at the world championships could be the catalyst to have her name called as the winner on March 26. No male aquatic sport athlete is nominated for Sportsman of the Year, and we wanted to know which of the following three you think most deserved at least a nomination alongside such names as Lebron James, Usain Bolt and Rafael Nadal. Here are your choices: Yannick Agnel, Chad Le Clos and Ryan Lochte. All three were amazing at the world championships, and it might not be as easy of a choice as you might think. But when you’ve made your choice, go to our home page at swimmingworld.com and choose one in the poll on the right side of the page.

We’ll be back next week with another poll question, at which time we’ll let you know who got the most votes to be included in the Laureus list of top male athletes.

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Author: Jeff Commings

Jeff Commings is the Senior Writer for SwimmingWorld.com and Swimming World Magazine. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and was a nine-time NCAA All-American.

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