TITLE

Individual Medley: "OLD SCHOOL" TRANSITION TURN

AUTHOR(S)
Mills, Glenn
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Swimming World;Mar2005, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on matters related to American swimmer Eric Vendt. Vendt, who swam for Mark Schubert and the University of Southern California, won silver in the 400 IM at the 2000 Olympics as well as the 2004 Olympics, where he became the second fastest 400 IM swimmer of all-time. Erik is a six-time national champion, five-time NCAA champion and the first American to break 15 minutes in the 1500 meter freestyle. But on his way to the "New School," Erik mastered the "Old School" — the open transition turn — and can show the fine points of this useful turn.
ACCESSION #
16955422

 

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