Friday, May 09, 2008

Interesting Statistic: Records no guarantee of Olympic glory unless you're Janet Evans

From Australia's The Age: At the past five Olympics, more than half the swimmers who set world records in the months leading up to the Games did not win their events. Six swimmers set records before Seoul in 1988 but only one, American Janet Evans (800 metres freestyle), went on to win gold. [Link]

2 comments:

AI said...

I actually have a copy of that book you have pictured. There is no master's swim club where I swim, and since I don't really have a coach to direct workouts or give me technique pointers, her book gives me some good tips and workout plans.

Tony Austin said...

I have it too. I recommend it for every swimmer's library. As for a Masters, you have to start one and "Janet Evans" can be the coach! :-)