George Haines

How Swimmers Tapered in 1968 – George Haines Training (Video)

Here’s a cool blast from the past: the International Swimming Hall of Fame has published a 1960’s-era documentary featuring some early training philosophies concerning the all-important concept of “taper.”

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Wettkampfvorbereitung 1968 mit George Haines (Video)

Hier ist ein cooler Rückblick in das Jahr 1968: Die internationale “Swimming Hall of Fame” hat eine Dokumentation über das…

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mark Spitz

Here are ten things you didn’t know about one of the greatest swimmers in history, Mark Spitz.

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Lessons From Legends: The Myth of George Haines

“Who are the most prominent figures in the current and past history of swimming?” (Swim Photo Credit: CW)

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Before Foxcatcher: The story of the Swimming Hall of Fame and the John du Pont not depicted in FOXCATCHER, the movie

“The Carell character (playing du Pont) in the movie is not the man I knew,” said swim coach Frank Keefe, who walked out of the film before it ended in disgust. “The John du Pont I knew was my friend, a patriot and a hero…”

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Team Foxcatcher: When Swimming and Wrestling Lived Under One Roof

The movie “Foxcatcher” about wrestling brothers David and Mark Schultz, opens in theaters today.

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International Swimming Hall of Fame Could Move to California

The International Swimming Hall of Fame, currently located in the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex (shown here), could be venturing West…

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Where Did All The Great Women Coaches Go?

Swim News: Chuck Warner highlights Karen Moe Thornton’s induction into the ASCA Coaching Hall of Fame.

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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 Trials Lore Part II

“In 2012 there are about four weeks between the completion of the Olympic Trials and the first swimming event at the start of the Olympic Games. In 1968 there were six weeks between the two competitions.”

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