Swimming World Presents “Lessons with the Legends: Walter Schlueter”

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Lessons with the Legends: Walter Schlueter

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Swimming World continues a series in which top coaches share some of the secrets of their success. The April issue of Swimming World Magazine highlights the many accomplishments of Coach Walter Schlueter.

Currently, the American Swimming Coaches Association has conferred certi cation upon more than 20,000 of its members. Each and every one of those professionals owes a debt of gratitude to a man of whom most have never heard. A perfectionist and outstanding, self-effacing athlete, Walter Schlueter was the founder and past president of ASCA—which he called the “PGA of Swimming”—and its first certified Level 5 coach.

Both a swimming and diving guru, he was renowned as a stroke technician. Best known as a coach of coaches and a stroke specialist who originated dozens of stroke drills, he was the originator of the rhythm method of teaching pace and the race pace/short rest/broken swim training method.

To read more about Schlueter, check out the April issue of Swimming World Magazine, available now!

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Author: Taylor Brien

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Taylor Brien is the Circulation and Operations Manager at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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