Swimming has been an Olympic sport since the inception of the modern Games, originating with the 100, 400, and 1500 freestyle events, and the 100 freestyle for sailors. Although the spirit of the sport remains, the technology and competitive formats have advanced tremendously through the years. The number of events has increased to the point where the sport produces a true reflection of the world's best swimmers when competing in various distances and performing different strokes. Historical Dictionary of Competitive Swimming examines the sport since its inception as an athletic event through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and appendixes that detail Olympic and World Championships medal winners. The dictionary section contains more than 500 cross-referenced entries on individuals, major competitions, competitive strokes, and countries that have enjoyed significant success in the sport.Jensen won three individual Nat: giate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships swim e University of ... Jiao 1 s a butterfly specialist for China who won the silver mec DO butterfly at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, finishing b( nate Liu Zige.
|Title||:||Historical Dictionary of Competitive Swimming|
|Publisher||:||Scarecrow Press - 2010|