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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Who is the Greatest All-Around Female Swimmer of All Time?

Another article I wrote for

While writing the article last week on who the best all-around male swimmer in history was, I had a sudden moment of panic: who was I to be sitting in judgment of this Olympian array of all-time greats and declaring all but one of them wanting? Wasn't this awfully presumptuous of me, to be the self-appointed judge of these six finalists, each of whom was around a million times better than I ever was? Was this not the height of egotism?

But then I thought, ah, that's what all sportswriters do. And the feeling passed.

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