Friday, April 27, 2007

Quotes from great swimmers

Dawn Fraser was the only female swimmer I could find. There were no quotes from Janet Evans, Natalie Coughlin et al. What a shame too.

These quotes don't offer much in the way of wisdom but it gives you a sense about how they view themselves and competition.

Michael Phelps quotations page: Link
Ian Thorpe quotations page: Link
Mark Spitz quotations page: Link
Dawn Fraser quotations page: Link

Here is my favorite quote from Johnny Weissmuller, the first person to break a minute in the 100 meter free and later made a fortune playing Tarzan in the movies:

"Throughout my career I swam for form. Speed came as a result of it."
Johnny Weissmuller

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