All swimmers are deviant

Came across an interesting topic while I was studying Sociology today.

Deviance in Sport

Definition:

Behaviors or conduct displayed at a level that is not accepted by normal standards within a sport.

According to the theory of deviance, things like over training, seeing sports as future success, reaffirming our identities as elite athletes, and training with injuries are counted as deviant. It is advised that we shouldn’t have practices like these.

Therefore what I’ve learnt today:

Almost all national swimmers are deviant.

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But even though most swimmers are violating the social norms, I’m confident in saying that we’re proud to do it for national pride and glory!

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