Swimming World Presents “Lessons with the Legends: University of Utah’s Coach Don Reddish”

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Lessons with the Legends: University of Utah’s Coach Don Reddish
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If ever a swim coach labored in the fields, it just may be the University of Utah’s Don Reddish. “I was extremely lucky,” he says. “Forty-nine years at the university. Every morning I wanted to get to work as quickly as I could. In swimming, I did a little bit of everything. For most of the time, I was a swimming coach, a job for which I never got paid, and associate director of athletics.”

Truth be told, he was much more than a coach and athletic director. Yes, his teams won 19 conference championships and tallied a 258-83 (75.6 percent) dual meet record, but he was constantly at the forefront of collegiate swimming, immersing himself in the sport’s highest administrative levels. He was president of the CSCAA, chairman of the NCAA, a member of the NCAA-AAU rules committee and multi-time director of the NCAA championship meet.

WHAT OTHERS SAY

Dave Fuhriman (University of Utah, Class of 1969)

“I started swimming with Don when I was 12 or 13 years old. Originally, there were only about eight or 10 of us, and we practiced at the old University of Utah 20-yard pool. Don was always more interested in us as people than as swimmers, and that never changed. He is extremely proud of our successes. These kids have the same feelings about Don as we did back in the day. He has hired two of my grandsons and both have had amazing experiences working for him.”

Steven Elsnab (4x NCAA All-American, University of Utah assistant coach, Class of 1970)

“I was a high school and NCAA All-American and had three great swim coaches in my life. The first two taught me how to compete and what it meant to be on a team. Don Reddish taught me about life. He was a great swim coach, a motivator, advisor and a lifelong friend. Many times during the season he would motivate us by sending a note, challenge us or recognize our efforts or lack of them. We knew that he had our interests at heart. Thanks Don, you are the BEST!”

 

To hear more about what others have to say on the lifelong impact Coach Reddish had on them,
check out the June 2019 issue of Swimming World Magazine, available now!

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FEATURES

016 GLOBAL WARMING
by David Rieder, Dan D’Addona, Taylor Brien, Andy Ross, Erin Keaveny and Michael Randazzo
Expect the competition to heat up, July 12-28, as the world’s best aquatic athletes from all over the world converge on Kwangju, South Korea for the 18th FINA World Aquatics Championships.

PREVIEW: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

016 WOMEN’S SWIMMING

019 MEN’S SWIMMING

024 OPEN WATER SWIMMING

025 DIVING

025 WATER POLO

027 ARTISTIC SWIMMING

028 SWEDISH SUPERSTAR
by David Rieder
Sarah Sjostrom’s swimming career has gone from teenage record-breaking dynamo to Olympic disappointment in 2012 to one of the world’s transcendent female swimmers. In Sweden, the 25-year-old is not ONE of her country’s swimming legends. She is THE legend.

031 REMEMBERING THE 1st WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – BELGRADE ’73
by Bruce Wigo
Swimming World takes a look back at the 1st FINA World Aquatics Championships in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1973—what was behind the start of a world championship meet and the intrigue behind adding synchronized swimming to the program…and the numerous controversies that led up to the meet as well as the ones that followed.

034 NUTRITION: AROUND THE TABLE WITH MICHIGAN LAKESHORE AQUATICS
by Dan D’Addona and Dawn Weatherwax

COACHING

010 LESSONS WITH THE LEGENDS: DON REDDISH
by Michael J. Stott

014 SWIMMING TECHNIQUE CONCEPTS: DEVELOPMENT OF AN OPTIMAL MODEL FOR TECHNIQUE: PART 7—BODY BASE OF SUPPORT FOR FREESTYLE
by Rod Havriluk
Since hand force is directly related to swimming velocity, controlling the arm motion on the push phase during freestyle has great potential for almost every swimmer. Unfortunately, it is a substantial challenge to independently push the hand backward while the torso rotates upward.

036 PLAN B: COLLEGE CLUB TEAM OPTION (Part 1)
by Michael J. Stott
College Club Swimming has been offering more and more athletes the opportunity to continue participating in the sport they love. In this two-part series, Swimming World explores some personal perspectives from swimmers pursuing their aquatic passion while enjoying a college experience unencumbered by the demands of a varsity athlete.

041 SPECIAL SETS: BREASTSTROKE REVISITED
by Michael J. Stott
John Smithson, co-head coach at Quest Swimming in Richmond, Va., has coached multiple Olympic Trials qualifiers, state record holders and state champions. Last March, two of his 14-year-old swimmers took home wins in the 100 yard breaststroke at the Virginia State Short Course Championships. Here he talks about some of the breaststroke sets that have contributed to his team’s success.

043 Q&A WITH COACH KEVIN ZACHER
by Michael J. Stott

044 HOW THEY TRAIN ASHLEY STROUSE
by Michael J. Stott

TRAINING

013 DRYSIDE TRAINING: EXERCISE EQUIPMENT SERIES—MEDICINE BALL AND CABLE EXERCISES
by J.R. Rosania

JUNIOR SWIMMER

039 GOLDMINDS: THE 5 SUPERPOWERS OF PERFORMANCE
by Wayne Goldsmith
Passion, persistence, practice, patience and peace are all within your grasp!

046 UP & COMERS: KAYLA HAN
by Taylor Brien

COLUMNS

008 A VOICE FOR THE SPORT

009 BEYOND THE YARDS

033 DID YOU KNOW? USA-USSR DUAL MEETS

047 GUTTER TALK

048 PARTING SHOT