Nancy Hogshead-Makar, senior director of advocacy for the Women’s Sports Foundation, won three gold medals and a silver medal in swimming at the 1984 Olympics. She said it is important that any added girls varsity sports have the chance of a college scholarship.
“Part of it is the pursuit of a scholarship, even though many don’t ultimately get scholarships,” Hogshead-Makar said. “The thing that makes sports valuable is having a goal and postponing the short-term. If you want to have fun, you don’t train for the Olympics. What purpose would anybody have to swim four hours a day if they didn’t have a long-term goal?”
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