SwimmingWorldMagazine.com Rewind: March 1967 Issue

By Jason Marsteller

PHOENIX, Arizona, March 4. THIS weekend, SwimmingWorldMagazine.com Rewind takes a look back 40 years ago to the March 1967 edition of SwimmingWorldMagazine.

March 1967 Table of Contents
Pan American Games Men's Team Selections Procedures – 3
Goalkeeper, by James Smith, Bob Horn, Monte Nitzkowski and Robert Gaughran – 4, 5
Backstroke Tumble Turn, by Chisato Kawabori – 7
NCAA Championship Recap, and College Best Times – 9, 51
NSPI-Jr. Swimmer Awards – 12
Can Competitive Pressures Affect a Child, by Dr. Harry O. Barrett – 13
Water Polo, a Spring Sport, by Eric Hanauer – 13
Pan American Games Women's Team Selections Procedures – 14
Notes and Comments from Overseas – 36
Letters to the Editor – 44
High School, Prep and College Best Times – 50, 51

TRIPLE THREAT, Greg Buckingham, Stanford ace who recently set NCAA records far the 1000 yd. freestyle (9:47.2) and 500 yd. freestyle (4:42.5) could win three NCAA crowns and lead his team to their first NCAA crown. (Photo by Gene Tupper, Palo Alto Times)

Here is an excerpt of the The New Backstroke Tumble Turn piece written by Chisato Kawabori:

In teaching swimmers to do the present backstroke flip turn, coaches have observed many instances where the swimmer attempts to keep the hand touch high and go under the foremost arm rather than to touch deep and pivot around this point. I have timed this turn and have found it faster going under the arm rather than swinging over and around as in the present backstroke flip turn.

After a careful analysis of this "under the arm" turn, it has become evident that the reasons for the greater speed achieved are sound. Also, with further experimentation, it has become possible to execute this turn within the framework of the backstroke ruling, making it the fastest backstroke turn to date.

At present, advanced kinesiological research is being done by Dr. John Mitchum of Northern lllinois University and this author. We are filming a number of swimmers using a slow motion camera and making the analysis with a single frame projector. The purpose is to find the force available, the speed of movement, the resistance encountered, the economy of motion and the joint angles of movement in comparing the two backstroke turns.

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Swimming World Magazine Back Cover, March 1967