Bill Yorzyk won the Olympic gold medal in the 200 fly in Melbourne in 1956, which was the first Olympic gold medal ever offered in the stroke.
As we explore the evolution of the 21st century face of the men’s 200 fly thus far, who do you think will become the 2020s face of the men’s 200 fly?
Everyone knew that the first event, the men’s 200 butterfly final, would set the tone for the entire Olympic swimming competition.
Chuck Warner’s “Lesson From Legends”
“In November of 1975, the hotel convention room in Santa Ana, California was packed with young swim coaches attending USC Coach Peter Daland’s Western States Coaches Clinic. They sat eagerly, waiting to learn from experienced coaches, several of whom were among the best in the world. The 1976 Olympic year was underway…”
Swimming enthusiasts, including former Olympians, kayakers and volunteers will take part in Swim Across America’s eighth annual San Francisco Bay Area Open Water Swim, benefiting two Bay Area cancer research programs.
“Winter break training can be used as a time to build confidence and courage, for those willing to tackle difficult challenges.” (Swim Photo Credit: CW)
Making the decision of setting your goals is a first big step. Check out Katrina’s interview with Olympic Gold Medalist,…