Endless Pools: The Week in Swimming 8/7/16

The Olympics have a 1500-meter freestyle event for men only, and that’s being called an “injustice” for Katie Ledecky. (Slate)

For the first time since LZR-style suits were banned in 2009, swimmers like Ledecky and Adam Peaty are leading a “renewed assault on swimming’s records.” (FiveThirtyEight)

This multimedia presentation shows the innovative turn that’s helped Ryan Lochte surpass Mark Spitz to become the 2nd most decorated male swimmer in Olympic history. (NY Times)

After her finger-wagging beef with Russian swimmer Yulia Eifmova, Lilly King has been declared “swimming’s newest badass.” (Rolling Stone) But is swimming’s new Cold War missing the “bigger questions” about doping? (The Star)

Were swimmer Mack Horton’s doping accusation against China’s Sun Yang really “fair”? (Time) And were they related to the attack on Swimming Australia’s website? (ABC)

While Team USA finally made strides in the “oddball” breaststroke (WSJ), consider this ‘modest proposal’ to ban it, along with backstroke and butterfly. (Gawker)

From the circular “cupping” bruises to the pre-race splash, swimmers' curious habits all have their reasons. (Swimming World)

A new documentary, The Black Line, looks at the dangerous lack of diversity in swimming (NY Post), while the women of Sigma Gamma Rho work to change that (The Undefeated).

See 7 amazing artworks inspired by swimming pools. (Artnet)

@kledecky not only wins GOLD but she also broke her own WORLD RECORD!! #🇺🇸

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OLYMPIC CHAMPION and a New World Record #57.1 #BringOnTheGreat

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Statement made! #lillyking

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@dana.vollmer will be bringing home a few more medals! Congrats, Dana! #Rio2016

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Ryan Murphy wins @teamusa's sixth straight gold in the 100m back! #Rio2016

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