Tag Archives: Competitive Swimming

Will the Olympics Come Back to the US?

2024 is eleven years away but that hasn’t deterred the US Olympic Committee (USOC) from thinking about the future.  After a two repeated failed bid attempts (New York City in 2012 and Chicago 2016), the USOC recently sent letters to 35 mayors, inviting them to consider bidding for the 2024 Olympics. “Our objective in this […]

Yards vs. Meters vs. Meters

Every wonder why competitive swimming has three (3) different courses of play; short course yards, short course meters, and long course meters.  And why are there two different “mile” races, 1650-yards and 1500-meters? And for the record, a mile is closer to 1600-meters or 1750-yards.  America is the only country on the planet using the […]

Built on Evidence

The MAHC Facility Design & Construction Module aims to fill holes other codes don’t address and provide scientifically based best practices. See where the recommendations have the largest impact. The following article was published in Aquatics International in the November / December 2012 Issue The goal of the Model Aquatic Health Code is to codify […]

Swimming Pool Design and Flexibility of Utilization

The following presentation was presented at the FINA World Aquatics Convention held in Moscow Russia on October 31, 2012 What is the definition of Success for a Swimming Pool?  It may depend on who you ask. For the Athlete it may be to create an environment that allows them to do their lifetime best.  This may […]

More Important Than The Gold

The following commentary by Joe Hunsaker was published in the St. Louis Post Dispatch in 1996 leading up to the Atlanta Olympics. Despite their revered tradition, the Olympic Games can’t escape the sins of society, nor can they avoid the debate regarding the role of athletic competition in our society. From the highest levels of professional […]