Tremendous enthusiasm here on FINAs part especially the proposed concept of using teams for time trial swimming whereas they would "draft" of each other like you see in the five rider Tour de France trial trials. That would be spectacular to witness and that is what swimming needs: more spectacle.
From the British Times Online: "... At present, a five-kilometre race is favoured. However, interesting alternatives arose in the European Championships in Dubrovnik, Croatia last month, where there was also a five-kilometre time-trial and five-kilometre two-male, one-female team event. The team event, using teamwork and slipstreaming, as in cycling, has great potential. ..." [Link]