001 Lifecycle

This section provides a quantitative analysis of the USA-S age group program.  It includes the following pages.


Code

Title

Description

001

Data Sources

Sources for data used in this analysis.

002

Age Group Overview

Statistical summary of age group swimming.

003

Age Group Demographics

Age and gender statistics for age group athletes.

004a

Where Have All the Swimmers Gone?

Age-related decline in age group participation.

004b

The Long Tail of Age Group Participation

Most age group athletes are casual participants.

004c

A Flex PROGRAM for USA Swimming

A proposed USA-S program for casual athletes.

005

Strokes and Events

Stroke and event statistics.

006a

Relay Leadoffs are Rare

Relative frequency of relay leadoff events.

006b

Some Athletes Swim Faster in Relays

Statistics on athletes who swim relays faster.

007

Event Course

Effects of event course on age group competition.

008

Disqualifications

Statistical causes of disqualifications.

009

Competition Format

Statistical effects of competition format.

010

Athletes Swim Faster in Finals

Evidence that athletes swim faster in finals.

011

Finals are Unfair

Who makes finals and why that's unfair.