This is a side-by-side comparison of the speed of Olympic 100-meter freestyle swimmers in 1932 and 2016. Unsurprisingly, the 2016 swimmers are faster. How much faster? Almost eleven seconds, with first place finishes of 47.58 seconds in 2016 and 58.2 seconds in 1932. Obviously, there are a number of factors that have contributed to faster times, including multiple aspects of pool design that help prevent turbulence, and better training methods. “But mostly Gatorade.” Oh, easily 80% Gatorade for sure.