Thursday, June 11, 2009
Craig Lord has revised his article, '...Elite or Master' providing more clarification regarding our use of speedsuits!
The revisions definitely clarify his points and assertions much better and as a result the article clearly illustrates how he arrived at his conclusions and brings us closer to what sort of suits Masters swimmers can wear.
He also addresses the quote "cut the cancer out:"
UPDATE: Correspondence received by SwimNews suggests that some doubt that the story below carries official weight and is somehow made up, just as some suggested that when the director of FINA said that the "cancer" would be cut out of the pool SwimNews somehow misquoted him. Let's make it clear: I have the reference to cancer on a tape in three places (yes, three), the quote was reported by three national news organisations present on the day. As for masters and suits, here is the first line of an e-mail response from FINA:
You got to go to the link to find out the answer he received but I will give a hint: I am not complaining!
Apparently FINA threw him "under the bus" with their quote "clarification" and the way they have been runnibg the show lately, you know that is something they would do.
Above is Chris B. about to swim the 100 IM and the photo was taken by Mark Savage.