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Tom Dolan

Tom Dolan Has Both Exercise-Induced Asthma and a Narrow Trachea. He Only Has Access to 20% of the Air an Average Person Breathes. Despite This, He Was Considered One of the Best Swimmers in the World.

Thomas Fitzgerald Dolan is a former competition swimmer from the United States, a two-time Olympic champion, and a former world record holder. But did you know how he overcame adversity and was considered one of the world’s best swimmers? Despite having exercise-induced asthma and a narrow trachea that allows him to breathe only about 20% …

Tom Dolan Has Both Exercise-Induced Asthma and a Narrow Trachea. He Only Has Access to 20% of the Air an Average Person Breathes. Despite This, He Was Considered One of the Best Swimmers in the World. Read More »

Chicago Public Schools

For Over 50 Years, Chicago Public Schools Required Male Students to be in the Nude While Attending Swimming Classes. Only Female Students were Allowed to Wear Swimsuits.

In most countries, swimming lessons are attained during the curriculum process. Swimming test certificates are required for further training in aquatic abilities. Many countries have established a minimum swimming level that children should achieve by the end of primary school, in most cases with the assistance of school swimming classes that are part of the …

For Over 50 Years, Chicago Public Schools Required Male Students to be in the Nude While Attending Swimming Classes. Only Female Students were Allowed to Wear Swimsuits. Read More »

What Happened to Anthony Ervin?

In the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the world witnessed Anthony Ervin, an American professional swimmer earn the gold medal in the swimming competition. But despite his achievements, Ervin battled several personal issues. What happened to Ervin after the Olympics? Anthony Ervin retired from swimming at the age of 22. He began abusing drugs and struggled with …

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How Does Tolerance Influence Olympic Swimming Results?

Olympic swimming is notorious for awarding ties. However, for the first time in history, in the 2016 Rio Olympics, three Olympians were awarded silver medals.  Pools were not designed to the millimeter tolerances required to measure thousandths of a second. As a result, Olympic swimming is timed only in hundredths of a second. This method …

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Meet Anthony Ervin, a swimmer who won a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics, retired at 22, begun abusing drugs, at one moment being hardly able to raise from a sofa for days on end. In 2011 he got back into swimming, and at the 2016 Olympics became the oldest swimmer to win a gold medal.

Gold Medalist Anthony Ervin Makes His Olympic Comeback After Drug Problems and Attempted Suicide At 35, former gold medalist Anthony Ervin is making a comeback Many of Anthony Ervin‘s competitors were just learning to read and write the last time he won a gold medal, at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, before he abruptly retired …

Meet Anthony Ervin, a swimmer who won a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics, retired at 22, begun abusing drugs, at one moment being hardly able to raise from a sofa for days on end. In 2011 he got back into swimming, and at the 2016 Olympics became the oldest swimmer to win a gold medal. Read More »