Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Shane Gould: "Apex Freestyle Swimmer" - The greatest the world has ever seen.

"Apex predator" is a term used to describe an animal that is the dominant predator throughout their territory and has no known predator. Killer whales are apex predators within their ocean space. Dogs, when working with humans, become a food chain unparalleled apex predator. The Arctic fox is an apex predator, so is the bald eagle, the osprey and American alligator too.

There is no freestyle swimmer who has ever matched Shane Gould's extraordinary accomplishments. Not Michael Phelps nor Ian Thorpe. After retiring at the age of 16-years-old Shane Gould had held a world record in every single freestyle category of the day. From the 100 to the 1500-LCM, Shane Gould was an apex predator in the pool; ergo, she is the greatest apex freestyle swimmer ever.


Bill Ireland said...

I've met her and swum with her--her stroke is incredibly smooth and graceful. There is something about some swimmers that they seem to have an innate feel for the water in how they swim.

Tony Austin said...

I know, Rada Owen is one. Carpe Diem