Johnny Weissmuller

Why Swimming Downhill in Open Water Won’t Work

Very often on pool decks around the world you hear the phrase SWIM DOWNHILL. While I think this is to denote ease, quite the opposite is true.

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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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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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Esther Williams, Silver Screen Swimming Champion, Dies at 91

Esther Williams, a swimming champion who parlayed her success in the pool into a Hollywood career, has died. She was 91 years old. (MGM/photo)

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ISHOF and Swimming History in Academy Award Winning Film Life of Pi

“The Art Nouveau Parisian swimming pool, the Piscines Auteuil-Molitor.” (Photo Credit: ISHOF)

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ISHOF Announces Recipients of the Inaugural Esther Award

“Esther Williams was a national swimming champion in 1939. Unable to compete in the 1940 Olympics because of WWII, she turned professional and swam alongside Olympic Champion and Tarzan star Johnny Weissmuller in the Billy Rose Aquacade in San Francisco.”

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Father’s Day, a Swim Parent Story

GOLD MEDAL MEL: My dad was a swim-parent & he coached basketball.

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Legends of the Pool: Dawn Fraser, The 1-Minute Rebel

While today’s class of swimmers are breaking records at a clip never before seen, they are not the first swimming…

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Legends of the Pool: Johnny Weissmuller

While today’s class of swimmers are breaking records at a clip never before seen, they are not the first swimming…

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