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Fastest in the Pool: The Role of Technological Innovation on Swimming Record Breaks


Claire Preston


Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business

Daniel K. N. Johnson


Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business

August 22, 2011

Colorado College Working Paper No. 2011-07

Abstract:     
The ultimate goal of any world-class swimmer is to break a record, and technology enables that accomplishment. Using 40 years of data at the individual, national and international level, we identify the quantitative impact that innovation has had on the number of record breaks. We find small but statistically significant impacts on both the number of breaks and the interval between breaks.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 18

Keywords: swimming, innovation, technology, record, sports, negative binomial, Poisson

JEL Classification: O3, L83

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Date posted: August 25, 2011  

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Preston, Claire and Johnson, Daniel K. N., Fastest in the Pool: The Role of Technological Innovation on Swimming Record Breaks (August 22, 2011). Colorado College Working Paper No. 2011-07. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1914580 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1914580

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Claire Preston
Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business ( email )
14 E Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States
Daniel Kent Neil Johnson (Contact Author)
Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business ( email )
14 E Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States
719-389-6654 (Phone)
719-389-6927 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://faculty1.coloradocollege.edu/~djohnson
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