Why are swimming records smashed so easily
LivemintWhy are swimming records smashed so easily at the Olympics?LivemintIn 1972, the great Mark Spitz (remember him?) set it at 51.22 seconds. It now stands at 46.91 seconds, set by Brazil's César Cielo, also in 2009. That's faster by 4.31 seconds, or about 8.4%. That's over twice the percentage decline in the 100m track ...
Posted on 1 April 2017 | 11:10 am
At 17 he swam faster than Mark Spitz for a
Miami HeraldAt 17 he swam faster than Mark Spitz for a world record. Andy Coan dies at 59Miami HeraldUpdate: A date has been set for the Andy Coan memorial celebration of life. The event will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the International Swimming Hall of Fame, 1 Hall of Fame Dr., Fort Lauderdale. Andy Coan, a world-record swimming champ, led a ...Former 100 Free World Record Holder Andy Coan Dies at 60SwimSwamall 6 news articles »
Posted on 21 March 2017 | 2:55 am
Jason Sadowski retrial day 6 - WLUC -
UpperMichigansSource.comJason Sadowski retrial day 6 - WLUCUpperMichigansSource.comThe retrial of Jason Sadowski saw the defense continuing to call witnesses to the stand. One witness called was Dr. Werner Spitz who argued the evidence ...and more »
Posted on 13 March 2017 | 3:55 pm
What Team Israel means to American Jews
New York Daily NewsWhat Team Israel means to American Jews watching the World Baseball ClassicNew York Daily NewsThere was Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz, former baseball players Gabe Kapler and Shawn Green, footballer Sid Luckman, Kevin Youkilis of the Red Sox, wrestler Bill Goldberg, former Ranger Matthieu Schneider, and former Jet quarterback Jay Fiedler.and more »
Posted on 13 March 2017 | 1:01 pm
UT Swim Facility, Once Home To Champion
The ChattanooganUT Swim Facility, Once Home To Champion Teams, Turns 50The ChattanooganThe great Mark Spitz – the most decorated U.S. Olympic male swimmer other than Michael Phelps – evidently never swam there, although he did compete against Coach Bussard's teams elsewhere and reportedly dated a UT student at one time. There were ...
Posted on 10 March 2017 | 6:12 pm
City Council Will Consider Sacramento Walk
Croker says that could include people like sports legends Dusty Baker, Somer Sanders, and Mark Spitz, but it would not be limited to sports. "Entertainment and arts, news, business and science and technology," Crocker said. The stars would be placed on J ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 6:36 am
Usain Bolt and other World's Greatest
With his extensive array of record-breaking runs and medals, Bolt is considered part of the league of sporting legends which comprises Muhammed Ali, Roger Federer, Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz, Steffi Graff, Sergy Bubka, Yelena Isinbeyeva and several others ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 3:03 am
Sacramento eyes its own walk of fame
A future walk around midtown might include strolling past stars dedicated to actor Pat Morita of “The Karate Kid” fame, Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz and other famous folks with Sacramento connections. The proposed Sacramento Walk of Stars is the ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
The Father of Surfing Turns 125 Years Old
He was Mark Spitz and Michael Phelps before chlorine; he was Laird Hamilton and Kelly Slater before foam boards and leashes. He was Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, and Jackie Robinson before integration; he was Michael Jordan before "branding." His life contained ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
Broward high schools swimming preview: Pine
Most Olympic champion swimmers start early — Missy Franklin was 5, Michael Phelps was 7 and Mark Spitz was 6 when they began competing in the water. Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest junior Marta Ciesla was a good bit older — she was six months shy of her ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 6:00 pm