Champions: the making of Olympic swimmers
Through the modern history of the sport of swimming, readers come to understand the mysteries of technique, training, and coaching while meeting the athletes and the coaches. Contains portraits of Rowdy Gaines, Mary T. Meagher, Mike O'Brien, and Dara Torres. Published to coincide with the 1988 Summer Olympics. 8 pages of photos.
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A Day Like Any Other
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ahead American record Angeles athletes backstroke began Biondi breaststroke Brian Goodell butterfly champions Channon Hermstad coach Corbisiero Dara Torres deck DiCarlo distance swimmers Don Gambril East Germans fast finals finished five Florida four four-hundred friends Gambril girls gold medal gold medalist hundred free hundred-meter Hyatt individual medley Jill Sterkel kids knew lane long-course looked Mark Schubert Mary Meagher meters Mike Heath Mike O'Brien ming morning National Championships National team never older Olym Olympic Games Olympic team Olympic Trials parents pionships practice race Reese relay Ricardo Prado Rowdy Gaines seemed Shirley Babashoff Sippy Woodhead sport sprint sprinter Steve Lundquist stroke summer swam swim meet swimmers swimming team Swimming World swum talking Terry things thought Tiffany Cohen Tracy Caulkins two-hundred-meter U.S. Swimming wanted watching week women workouts world record holder world-class