When you talk about swimming you have to talk about Gary Hall Sr.
Gary Hall Sr.
- World Swimmer of the Year in 1969 and 1970
- Helms Foundation Award for Outstanding Amateur Athlete in North America 1970
- In 1970 he broke the world record in the 200M Butterfly
- Captain of 1972 and 1976 Men’s United States Olympic Swim Team
- NCAA Top Ten Scholar Athlete All Collegiate Sports 1973
- Indiana University Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame 1982
- International Swimming Hall of Fame 1982
He then became a world renowned eye surgeon and now when it comes to swimming, he’s Executive Director of World Fit and Vice President of The Race Club
He’s worked with such Olympic Swimmers as his son Gary Hall Jr, Klete Keller and Anthony Irvin
1. Swimming is all about putting the laps in, but how has training changed over the years?
2. Is there a specific body type you look for when identifying a potential world-class swimmer?
3. Have you had one student who maybe wasn’t given the gift of great talent, but worked and worked and refused to give up and made it to the top?
4. What do you recommend for swimmers to do “out of the pool”
5. What’s your opinion on swimming camps that rely on hand force and video data to get swimmers to have the perfect stroke?
6. Talk about the change in the swimsuit technology Fastskin3 line of suits and how they help on drag and what difference they make. and how comfortable they are?
7. What about swimming as exercise for the normal person, is it still the best workout you can get?
8. I think swimming is one of the most fun sports to watch during the Olympics… I love the underwater cameras and they way cameras are set up to follow individual swimmers, what else can be done to enhance the swimming coverage to television viewers.
9. Other countries have been coming up in the swimming ranks, what made the U.S. so strong in swimming over decades and decades and while they still remain on top, what are other countries doing to close the gap?
10. A couple swimmers to keep an eye on in London this summer.
11. The one piece of modern technology you can’t live without in your professional or personal life?