5 local swimmers qualify for Olympic trials 5 local swimmers qualify for Olympic trials Two Dietrichs among those with Beijing in their sights for 2008Swimming is different from most of the ball sports, of course. However, people are smart. Many people know enough about swimming to respect it. It isn't right to say, "People don't know anything behind the scenes or how it goes."
Certain people might not -- like athletic directors and school superintendents -- should there be an axe to grind. But even those people are able to be educated.
The priorities of a swimmer are different. They take years to be established. But still -- people and the community can have a sense of wisdom that can't be denied.
Great article otherwise. Great swimmers. Great sport. It is wonderful to see the kids and teams reach for the stars.