Doc Counsilman

The 1976 Summer Olympic Games of Montreal

Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club co-founder. Part I:…

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To be a Great Coach, Be Inquisitive

Historically, some of the greatest coaches in the sport of swimming were also the most inquisitive. They never stopped questioning.


Princeton Men Sweep Ivy League Double Dual With Penn and Cornell

Princeton Swept the double dual with Penn and Cornell. The Ivy League Freshmen had yet another impressive showing.


Indiana’s Ray Looze Named ASCA Coach of the Year

Indiana Hoosier head coach Ray Looze was named Coach of the Year by the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA).


Record du monde : Sarah Sjöström enfonce le mur de Spitz, en 51s71

Le temps de 51s71 réussi par Sarah SJÖSTRÖM sur 100 mètres nage libre, au départ du relais quatre fois 100 mètres, en finale de l’épreuve, en ce premier jour de courses en piscine, ce temps, dis-je, est historique.

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Natatorium Design from a Racer’s Point of View

It is the job of facility designers to be considerate of athletes when designing a top rate natatorium. Fast swims signify a fast pool and in order for fast swims to occur, most swimmers want the “rock-star” experience.

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What Actually Makes a Pool Fast?

We all hear this phrase over and over again. “This is a fast pool.” But what does that phrase actually mean? With so many fast meets this summer, here are four elements that help define a fast pool.


SMU Groundbreaking Pool Showcase

SMU broke ground on Friday, February 26th, on the Robson Lindley Aquatics Center and the Barr-McMillion Natatorium. The new Aquatics Center will replace the historic Perkins Natatorium that was torn down 2 years ago.

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The Modern Competition Pool

Why are so many city governments and private organizations spending dollars on competition swimming pools?


Doc Counsilman: As I Knew Him

Courtesy of Joe Hunsaker (Co-founder, Counsilman/Hunsaker & Associates) This is a special time of the year in swimming history. James…


Breaststroke Legend Dr. Chet Jastremski Passes Away At 73

A man who revolutionized breaststroke has passed away today, a great loss for the Indiana University, Polish American, and Breaststroke communities alike.


Doc Counsilman and Self-Study

Chuck Warner, author and swim coach, is an old friend. Thoughtful and passionate about the sport, he has studied the…

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3 Olympic backstrokers – friends and competitors?

Dear Katrina, What is it like when you have to race your friends and main competitors in practice? To partially…

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Olympic Coach’s Perspective on the Games!

Jim Montrella, Assistant Olympic Coach in 1976 and a top coach in the USA for many years, shares his perspective…

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Doug Rusk Transitioning Out at Longhorn Aquatics

Another major program is looking for a new head coach. (Photo of Kathleen Hersey Courtesy: ©TIm Binning/


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