How We used To Play VI

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Considering the past decade's advances in swimming equipment and swimmer physique, standard Olympic competitions like the 100m breaststroke or 400m medley may no longer pose quite the challenge they once did.

To up the ante, consider bringing back the 1900 Paris Summer Games' “Swimming Obstacle Course”. Obstacle swimmers were required to dodge urban debris during their swim through the polluted Seine River, navigate under a row of moored ships and crawl across the slippery tops of another bobbing row of boats before finally floundering to the finish line.