Swimming Technique January 1999



Table of Contents


  • Training a Champion Flyer : Coach Terry Denison with James Hickman, perhaps Great Britain’s premier hope for Olympic gold in Sydney next year, discuss the training program that saw Hickman set two short course meters world records in 1998. By Phillip Whitten and Matt Rankin … 10


  • Commentary: Drugs in Sport : The International Olympic Committee is making an ill-conceived excursion into moralizing. Having already displayed incompetence by not being able to stem or reduce the use of performance-enhancing drugs, the latest “political strategy” has been to focus on non-performance enhancing drugs–the recreational and social drugs that pervade many societies today. By Brent S. Rushall, Ph.D., R.Psy. … 21


  • TECH Tips: James Hickman’s Butterfly Stroke: Great butterflyers make the stroke look easy. While most swimmers are huffing and puffing after just a few laps, great flyers cruise up and down the lane with what seems to be the greatest of ease. It looks like they could go forever. The secret to success in the butterfly lies in perfect technique–particularly technique under the water. James Hickman of Great Britain, the world record holder (short course) for both the 100 meter butterfly at 51.02 and the 200 meter butterfly at 1:51.76, reveals some of those secrets. Demonstrated by James Hickman