Make 50 metre events apply to all swim strokes at the Olympics

Make 50 metre events apply to all swim strokes at the Olympics

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Why this petition matters

Started by Joseph Kelly

Presently the only 50 metre swimming event at the Olympics is in freestyle. This has a significant impact on the value given to the achievement of young sprinters in other 50 metre events by coaches and clubs across the country and the world.

Not only is this holding young swimmers back as their strengths are not recognised, but it means that some of the most exciting swimming events are missing from the Olympics. Who wouldn’t want to see world record holder Adam Peaty swim 50 metres breaststroke? for example, but presently he is not able to.

Please sign this petition to ask the Olympics committee to add 50 metre events in breast stroke, back stroke and butterfly in order to recognise achievement in these events, and to promote the profile of the sport.

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