After sitting through 2 days of the Louisiana Long Course State Championship swim meet, with one more to go, I have again realized what's so good about this sport. It's not the lack of contact or possibility of concussions. Rather, it's all about the individual and his/her ability to best themselves. No subjectivity involved, no judges who don't like your style, just pure technique and power. My son, in the last two days, has bested his PRs (personal records) in the 100 freestyle, the 200 backstroke, and the 50 free! Couldn't be more proud of him, and glad he's not nursing a headache, bruised body, or frustration from influenced judges!