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Transcript of Olympic Swimming
Lara Jennica Jonson 4 Disciplines
of Olympic Swimming How and when does the Olympic swimming originate? Who was the first female winner in Olympic swimming event and where she came from? What are the Olympic swimmer athletes techniques to enhance more their swimming skills? Who was the first male winner in Olympic swimming event and where he came from? 1.) What are the four disciplines of Olympic swimming?
- There are different type of swimming and we want to know what are the strokes that is use in Olympic swimming events. Freestyle 2000 B.C. - Drawings from the Stone Age were found in "the cave of swimmers" near Sura Practice the fundamentals and improve techniques or basic skills level
Be a student of the strategies of the game, whatever they are
Take care of yourself away from the field of play or the pool
Proper nutrition, getting enough rest, taking care of the body by stretching and doing some physical exercise
Avoid eating junk foods, sitting around and watching TV all the time
Should remain active all the time
Maintain balance diet, eat more fruits and vegetables 1966 - Claudia Kolb - United States A combination of the four disciplines
Often described as the "jack-of-all-trades and master of none,"
Calls for swimmers to possess a special blend of speed, technique and endurance 1964 - Don Schollander - United States Questions and Explanations 2.) How and when does the Olympic swimming originate?
- We are curious to know how and when did the Olympic swimming start. 3.) What are the Olympic swimmer athletes techniques to enhance more their swimming skills?
- In swimming Olympic events, all of the athletes are best in different kind of disciplines, like for example in freestyle, and we are wondering what are the techniques the athletes use. 4.) Who were the first winners in Olympic swimming event?
- There is always a winner in every game, and we want to discover who are the first female
and male winners in Olympic swimming. 5.) Where did the first winners in Olympic swimming competition came from?
- We are interested to learn which country did the first male and female Olympic swimmer winners came from. 6.) Is there a swimming Olympic event that the four discipline are use all together?
- We want to know if there is a competition in swimming that the four discipline can be use all together, and what is it. Backstoke Breaststroke Butterfly most popular in swimming
simple and familiar
easy to learn
uncontrollable power and speed relatively slow and a little clumsy
gives swimmers limitation on their peripheral vision expand the most energy
requires perfect synchronization
If the swimmer is out of sync, the swim is considered freestyle and the competitor is disqualified
requires whip-like frog kick 1800 - Competitive swimming in Europe started around
- mostly using breaststroke 1873 - the trudgen (now known predominantly as the "front crawl" or "freestyle") was introduced by John Arthur Trudgen, copying it from Native Americans. 1896 - Swimming was part of the first modern Olympic Games in Athens. 1900 - Backstroke was included as an Olympic Event 1908 - the world swimming association Federation Internationale de Natation was formed. 1952 - Butterfly was first a variant of breaststroke, until it was accepted as a separate style in the Olympics. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, April 30, 1946, and learned competitive swimming from his uncle, Newt Perry, who ran a swim school in Florida. As a boy, Schollander moved with his family to Lake Oswego, Oregon. Although his first sporting passion was football, he was too small to compete in high school football. Instead, he joined Lake Oswego High School's swim team, and in 1960, helped lead the team to an Oregon state swimming championship as a freshman
An American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. He won a total of five gold medals and one silver medal at the 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics. With four gold medals, he was the most successful athlete at the 1964 Olympics. born December 19, 1949
An American former competition swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in four events.
Swam with the Santa Clara Swim Club
Was coached by George Haines,
First burst into prominence in 1964, as a 14-year-old, and win Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) outdoor 100- and 200-meter breaststroke championships and indoor 100-yard breaststroke title.
Repeated in both AAU outdoor breaststroke championships in 1965, and also won the 200-meter individual medley.
Represented the United States at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
She competed in the women's 200-meter breaststroke, and received the silver medal for her second-place performance (2:47.6) behind Soviet Galina Prozumenshchikova, who set a new Olympic record (2:46.4).
had set a world record of 1:17.9 in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1964 and won a surprising silver medal in the 200-meter event at the 1964 Olympics,
decided to concentrate on the individual medley races in 1966.
Going into the 1968 Olympics,and held world records of 2:23.5 in the 200-meter individual medley and 5:04.7 in the 400-meter. most unorthodox |(contrary to what is usual, traditional, or accepted) and youngest event of the four swimming disciplines
the specialists use the dolphin kick. "Individual
Medley" 200m IM, a swimmer opens with the butterfly for one 50m lap and follows with one lap each of the backstroke and the breaststroke before finishing with a freestyle lap. 400m IM simply means 100m of each stroke, and endurance obviously plays a more vital role. When Mexico City hosted the 1968 Summer Olympics, Kolb won two gold medals.
win both the 200-meter individual medley (2:24.7) and 400-meter individual medley (5:08.5).
Set new Olympic records in both events in the preliminary heats and the event finals.
Her 20-meter margin in the 400-meter event was the most decisive Olympic victory by a woman swimmer since 1928.
Retired from competition swimming after the Mexico Olympics.
married name is Claudia Thomas.
has coached swimming at clubs in South Bend, Indiana and Santa Clara, California, and college teams at Stanford University and at Pacific University.
Her Stanford swimmers won the 1980 AIAW national team championship.
Currently living in Oregon.