Why Are So Many Olympic Swimming Records Being Broken?

GLEAMING THE CUBE Pool (Photo: Getty Images)

The sports-entertainment-industrial complex is very much abuzz about how fast everybody is swimming these days. Michael Phelps reportedly eats 12,000 world records a day, and he doesn’t even put on any fat. Other swimmers both from our own country and strange foreign ones are also proving voracious, if less so.

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