Oh come one. The 1500m are as unimportant for swimming as the 3000m steeplechase are for running. No one cares who wins and no one remembers the name of the winners. The Americans haven't won that event since 1976 and didn't even bother to send their usual roided up watersports division, but a guy who looks like this:
I bet the swimmers were grateful they could use the same pool as the others, but I heard they had to pay for their own food. That's how important
the1500m swim is.
I won't even begin to talk about men's volley (which also sounds like a @Persona
activity). Maybe if you allocated the resources going into that sillyness to a real sport, your football team wouldn't be as shit.