I was not trying to say you were being contrary. I’m sorry if it came across that way. I did not like the hands on head comment. IMO, a better comparison might be running backwards.
this is one of the arguments i had trouble with during the Olympics. Maybe I’m sheltered, but I don’t think it costs anything to learn how to swim. There are ponds, public pools, and schools everywhere. Do other countries not take advantage of access to water to learn how to swim? why not? Gar, you must have access to water, are you not going to teach your children to swim? just for safety purposes, it helps.
Besides, Phelps is better because he races a shark