Uploaded on February 29, 2012 by Kaitlin
This special edition of The Morning Swim Show features a fascinating Ready Room interview in the Swimming World studio with Olympic and NCAA legen John Naber. Naber, who was the star of the Olympics, as well as four NCAA championships for the University of Southern California, offers his perspectives on how swimming has changed in the past 35 years, from the issue of professionalism to the public perception of the sport. He offers up his opinion that swimmers should not skip the collegiate swimming experience to become professional swimmers, using such swimmers as Kristine Quance as valid examples. He also gives a perspective on his own career, as host Peter Busch asks Naber if he would have continued swimming beyond 1977 if the sport allowed athletes to be professionals.