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07-22-2016, 07:12 PM
<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/fast-swimmers-fast-pools-science-lends-hand-010852571--oly.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/M58lOk6XF0TxqzGsTpYTGg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PT EzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-07-23T010852Z_1_LYNXNPEC6M016_RTROPTP_2_OLYMPICS-RIO-SWIMMING-POOL.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Swimmers dive into the water to start heat 5 of the women&#039;s 50m freestyle event during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre" align="left" title="Swimmers dive into the water to start heat 5 of the women&#039;s 50m freestyle event during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre" border="0" /></a>By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - To those who dip into swimming only when the Olympic Games come around, it may seem odd to hear a pool described as &#039;fast&#039; when it looks much like any other large rectangle filled with water. In 2013, after British swimmers had flopped at the London Games and that year&#039;s world championships, head coach Bill Furniss suggested Sheffield&#039;s Ponds Forge Olympic standard pool was hampering their development because it was too fast. Rio&#039;s new 50-metre Olympic pool, where records may be set as dreams and duels play out, should stand out like a gleaming Ferrari among functional family runabouts.</p><br clear="all"/>

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