PHOENIX, Arizona, January 29. EVERY year around this time, arguments begin that involve separating swimming and diving into their own NCAA championships. Some want to keep the meet as a swimming and diving championship, while others want to give diving its own meet. In our most recent poll, it appears the public would like the latter option, with 71.84 percent saying they would like to see the two sports separated. And 28.16 believe the NCAA swimming and diving championships should stay just that … a swimming and diving championship.
The Winter Olympics is less than 10 days away, and though water is involved in the making of the snow and ice these athletes will ski and skate on in Russia, aquatic sports such as swimming and diving have no presence. We got to thinking, however, if a pool swimmer could find success in the Winter Olympics. In which of the following four sports do you think a swimmer would excel? Is it the bobsled, downhill skiing, ski jumping or speed skating? As a swimmer, I don’t think I could do well in either of those for various reasons, but that’s just me. You can place your vote in this poll on our home page at swimmingworld.com. We’ll bring you the results next week.