Champions: The Making of Olympic Swimmers

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Morrow, 1988 - Jeux olympiques - 237 pages
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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User Review  - Beth3511 - LibraryThing

Read it shortly after I first bought it in Iowa City in 1989. Re-read it in 2015. Less description of training than I remembered. Not sure I totally buy Chambliss's conclusion--that champions are made ... Read full review

Champions: the making of Olympic swimmers

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Chambliss has written neither a technical manual nor a glorifying memoir, but instead presents a "news-reelish'' coverage of a sport that will appeal to the general reader rather than to swimming ... Read full review


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