Just overheard the commentators on the Euro channel Sports live stream for the European Champs in Glasgow and they questioned if the judges actually enforce the 15m rule.
They did not mention the strokes but said they talked to an official and that an official wanted to disqualify a swimmer for going under water beyond the 15m mark and that the official was overruled by most likely a referee and the request for a disqualification was rejected, what the commentators found horrifying because being under water beyond 15 is an advantage.
Well, strictly speaking officials should never discuss such matter with anybody and should always refer any enquiry to the referee.
Well, I looked if all the 15m mark lane ropes are lined up across the pool and they seem to are from my viewpoint.
The commentators did not say which stroke they were talking about because in the breaststroke the 15m rule does not apply.
However in such televised events, it becomes pretty obvious if strong failures to comply with the rules are not being noted by officials and everybody watching is horrified. Cameras can pick up such oversights but it often depends on the viewing angle.
I am just about intrigued to read via Swimvortex that the World Record of Adam Peaty is in doubt, due to a time measuring adjustment. LEN does confirm this statement. Whether is plus or minus 0.10 seconds, there is no doubt that Adam Peaty was well ahead of all his competitors.
They also doubt that Peaty could have had a reaction time of 0.47. That is information via their Facebook page, yet when I go to their main website a message appears that they stop the coverage of swimming and offer refunds to paid up members. There is no date on the page. How much sense does that all make. Either you suspend swimming coverage or you don’t.
Madison had a reaction time of 0.02 during her latest 50 freestyle PB at the London Aquatic Centre. It happens to the best of us.
Currently watching the England National Champs on live-stream and from tomorrow the European Championships for Swimming will be streamed from Glasgow here.
Hackney Aquatics had some great results at the England National Champs with a bronze for Kai Ogden in 400 IM so far and today it’s Lily Girardet in the 50 backstroke. Eagerly awaiting this one.
Whilst for English national champs clubs send their own representatives and coaches for the Europeans swimmer get sponsored by British Swimming with national coaches in attendance.
What a time to nurse an injury. But swimmers never give up, missing one year, means you are doubly keen the next.
Britain is sending a top team to Luxembourg on 27/28 January 2018. The Euro meet actually awards money prizes to the swimmers, which is nice. It is held in the huge Coque sports centre, which runs various events. I am hoping to get a live-stream but as I will be at the LAC, I might just have to wait for YouTube videos afterwards.
There is a free live stream to watch all the action from Denmark Copenhagen, at the newly built pool. Livestream via Daily Motion:
The video will play only once the sessions are active.