Historical Dictionary of Competitive Swimming

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Scarecrow Press, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 299 pages
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Swimming has been an Olympic sport since the inception of the Games, with the 100, 400, and 1500 freestyles being the original events along with the 100 freestyle for sailors. While the spirit of the sport remains the same, the technology and the competitive formats have advanced tremendously through the years. The number of events contested in competition has increased to the point where the program for a typical international meet, such as the World Championships or Olympics, produces a true reflection of the best swimmers over various distances and in different strokes. The Historical Dictionary of Competitive Swimming examines the sport of swimming since its inception as a competitive athletic event. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and appendixes that detail Olympic and World Championships medal winners. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on individuals, major competitions, and there are also entries for each of the competitive strokes and countries that have enjoyed significant success in the sport.
 

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Historical Dictionary of Competitive Swimming

User Review  - Savannah Schroll Guz - Book Verdict

This inaugural volume in Scarecrow Press' sports reference series provides a glimpse of competitive swimming's rapid evolution. In his opening chronology, Lohn (coauthor, Swimmers: Courage and Triumph ... Read full review

Contents

Editors Foreword
vii
Acknowledgments
ix
Acronyms and Abbreviations
xi
Chronology of Swimming
xv
CHRONOLOGY OF THE FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
xxiii
CHRONOLOGY OF MICHAEL PHELPS CAREER
xxxv
Introduction
xli
Photos
liv
Most Medals Career
217
Mens Medal Winners
218
Womens Medal Winners
231
Years Sites and Dates
244
Most Overall Medals Country
245
Most Gold Medals Career
246
Most Medals Career
247
MostGold Medals Single Olympiad
248

The Dictionary
1
Appendix A Fédération Internationalede Natation FINA Presidents
179
Sites Dates Nations Athletes and Attendance
180
SitesDates Nations Athletes and Attendance
182
Most Gold Medals Career
184
Most Medals Career
185
Mens Medal Winners
186
Womens Medal Winners
201
Most Gold Medals Career
216
Most Medals Single Olympiad
249
Mens Medal Winners
250
Womens Medal Winners
266
Mens Diving Medal Winners
280
Womens Diving Medal Winners
285
Appendix V Michael Phelps Individual World Records
290
Bibliography
293
About the Author
299
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About the author (2010)

John Lohn is the Senior Writer for Swimming World Magazine, having covered the sport at the national and international levels since 2000. He covered the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, chronicling the record-breaking eight-gold medal performance of Michael Phelps.

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