Are swimmers born or made?

The swimming at the Rio Olympics has been a source of highs and lows for Aussies this week – from Kyle Chalmers celebrated gold in the 100m Freestyle to the Campbell sisters missing a podium finish by a fingernail.

But in a sport that comes down to the millisecond, what is it that makes a good swimmer? And can we keep getting faster?

Dr Elaine Tor is a Biomechanist at the Victorian Institute of Sport. She joined us from Rio, and started off by explaining why Aussies are so fascinated by swimming.

Producer: Ellen Leabeater

Image: Aringo on Flickr.

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