...Swamp the effects of genetics..

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Hello everybody!
I can't get the meaning of the word - swamp- in the following text: At the elite level, training, diet, sports psychologists and so on may well swamp the effects of genetics. But for the rest of us, who have more room for improvement, knowing which type of exercise we are best suited to may help us keep fit.
Any help with this is much appreciated.
  • JamesM

    Senior Member
    My guess is that it is a reference to swamping that can occur in a boat when the wake overtakes the boat itself when the motor is cut. A professional athlete can overcome the effects of genetics through training, diet, sports psychologists and so on.
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