I wrote about Michael Phelps’s return to swimming the other day. In it I talked about Michael getting fat – cos I’m a deep and serious blogger like that.
However, if you wanted a slightly less serious* take on it all, then Simon Griffiths from H2Open has written a great post. He asks the question – how might things be different if Michael Phelps was an open water swimmer and reaches a disappointing conclusion:
“In short, his medal tally, and his net worth, would almost certainly be considerably diminished if he were an open water swimmer.”
So Simon goes on to make two very good points:
1 – The number of open water swimming events at the Olympics should increase to allow us to have highly decorated stars such as Phelps.
2 – Someone should get Phelps into a lake now he’s returning to swimming.
It would be great to see the additional profile for open water swimming if either or both of those happened.
*Simon’s post is of course very serious and very good and you should read it: http://www.h2openmagazine.com/blogs/what-if-michael-phelps-were-open-water-swimmer/