Ich werde probieren euch so regelmässig wie möglich über die neusten Resultate informieren. Wettkämpfe, Trainingslager und sonstige speziellen Ereignisse werden hier mitgeteilt werden.

Mai 27
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Hey there!
If you're an absolute stud and just got your A-cut at your national olympic trials meet, this page isn't for you. But maybe you're a bit less fortunate. Maybe you're just shy of an A-cut and somewhere in an uncomfortable limbo trying to figure out whether you'll get the elusive Olympic invite in June. I am, so I really feel your pain.

But hey, you can guess, right? So I did. Like any proud swim nerd would, I took out the world rankings and had a closer look. It went something like this:
"Wow, that's a lot of A-cuts"
"Dang, there's a lot of swimmers between me and that A-cut line."

"Oh, there, that's the 3rd American, I can cross that one away."
So I scratched all swimmers who aren't at least top 2 in their respective country.
"Looks much better now."

"Oh, that guy! I thought he was a freestyler. I bet he has an A-cut in some freestyle race."
So I checked the freestyle races. Indeed, he had an A-cut, so I took him out.

So now I'm stuck looking at every single swimmer in those lists and cross-checking with every other race there is before I can fall asleep at night.

Sounds like a tedious job. One a computer would be good at. So, since I happen to have a degree in Electrical Engineering, I took it upon myself to automate this process. I thought I'd share it with you here.
Please have a look at my latest project "Who will swim in Rio?"

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