I found this great youtube clip that incorporates some of the people who we have discussed in class. It is taken from a documentary that is actually based off of Sprawson’s book: Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero, and interviews open water and long distance swimmer Lynne Cox who wrote the book Swimming to Antarctica. Do you think Sprawson is right in saying that swimmers can do more than just win medals with swimming? He seems to think Lynne Cox is a political swimmer, how do you see this as possible? I thought this was an interesting approach to swimming that we have not yet discussed in class. Lastly, would you ever attempt to do what Lynne Cox did and swim a mile in water that is 32 degrees?