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Bias Found at the 2013 World Swimming Championships

2013 World Champs biasAugust 12, 2013 - Recent rumors originating from the pool deck of the 2013 FINA World Swimming Championships suggest a possible ‘current’ in the competition pool. The current was rumored to be such that lanes 7 and 8 were at a disadvantage when swimming away from the finishing end of the pool and at an advantage when swimming towards the finishing end. Lanes 1 and 2 were also rumored to be impacted by this current but in the exact opposite direction. These lanes on the opposing side of the pool were supposedly at an advantage when swimming away from the finishing end and at a disadvantage when swimming towards the finishing end. After being forwarded a request from an athlete participating in this competition, we decided that there were several approaches that could be initiated that might help verify or refute this rumor. (click here for full report)