What is a record? Who says?

edited October 2012 in General Discussion
Ben Lecomte will swim across the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for accomplishing the longest swim without a flotation device - yet he will be wearing a wetsuit (and btw also with flippers and snorkle) Doesn't a wetsuit help with floatation? If this is true, what does it say about the credibility of Guiness Records? Who in the opinion of you - members of this site - is a credible authority to verify a World Record??? http://www.utsa.edu/today/2012/05/benlecomte.html
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  • david_barradavid_barra Charter Member
    Guinness belongs in a pint glass.........
    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
  • Chloe, it's precisely because of the apparent mixing up of swims like Ben's and what we do, that we started the forum. The media don't really care about the facts of swimming. But who would you rather cared, someone who knows nothing about swimming, or the people who understand?
  • As a member of the mainstream media, I gotta say, Donal is right. Facts and details get lost on most reporters. Especially if they come in media blitz/press release fashion.
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