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Fact of the Day

Nov 3, 1998

"DON'T COACH ACCORDING TO A BLUE PRINT"
"Big Bill" Bachrach, coach of the Illinois Athletic Club, Chicago, and all-time great, Johnny Weissmuller, once said:

"I develop each swimmer according to his peculiarities. I don't try to make him swim the ideal stroke according to the blue prints. No two swimmers on my team swim alike."

"Famous swimmers are all different. You've got to handle each one as a new problem and adjust his work according to his age and physical and mental makeup. One thing only do they have in common, without exception. Great swimmers are all great eaters."