According to a recent nationwide survey from YouGov, british adults would rather be a world class swimmer than athlete, golf player or ice skater. Via swimming.org.
The question to the more than 2800 adults was, “Imagine that you could be world-class at one particular sport. Which sport would you choose?”. Swimming came out fourth among 33 sports, only beaten by really lucrative sports like football, Formula 1 racing and tennis.
Split into gender, women ranked swimming second-highest only behind tennis. Men go more after the money, wanting to be a football player, Formula 1 driver, golf, cricket or tennis player, before choosing the stunning physique of a swimmer.