As I watch the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics, I keep thinking of the expression, “Swim your own race.” For a competitive swimmer, it’s good advice that can be taken literally. Swimmers who put too much energy into worrying about the people they’re racing against are going to be distracted from their own performance….
Pearls in the Pool: For Olympians Only
I have strong opinions about how people should treat their fine jewelry, and that includes a no-pool policy for any pieces you want to keep in peak condition. But I’ll make an exception for Olympic athletes, like swimmer Kathleen Baker, whose pearl stud earrings are her signature look. Let’s face it: There aren’t too many…