As world record times continue to drop, and athletes seem to be getting continually faster, one must ask what factors besides pure strength are contributing to this never ending cycle of world record breaking.
With respect to competitive swimming, Kiphuth, in 1918, was a greenhorn. But he was a wise and observant greenhorn. Kiphuth adopted most of the old methods, but held firmly to his own belief in the physical and well-conditioned body.
Forbes Carlile, longtime Olympic swim coach and the oldest remaining Australian Olympian, has passed away Tuesday at the age of 95.
Australian Head Coach Jacco Verhaeren and storied Australian coaches from the past engaged in a recent meeting of the minds.