Duels in the Pool: Swimming’s Greatest Rivalries (Rowman & by Matthew De George

By Matthew De George

In the activities global, battles among opponents will be pleasant, hotly contested, or perhaps adverse. anyone activity at its center, swimming is outlined by way of iconic rivalries similar to these among Ian Thorpe and supply Hackett, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, and Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres. all through its background, swimming has showcased a few of its most sensible athletes competing nose to nose, tough one another in ways in which captivate their lovers.

Duels within the Pool: Swimming’s maximum Rivalries highlights the easiest of those contests. Spanning approximately a hundred years, this publication delves into the person showdowns, staff battles, pleasant competitions, and heated political rivalries that experience performed out in swimming pools world wide. From their early beginnings in the course of the highlights in their careers, this e-book follows the pinnacle athletes within the recreation and the competitors who driven them to the top of swimming. person races are mentioned, bringing to lifestyles the serious festival that drove the swimmers to glory. as well as the person athletes, Duels within the Pool also examines essentially the most fascinating rivalries that existed among faculties and between countries. even though such rivalries as these among the U.S. and Australia happened solely within the pool, others, comparable to the conflict opposed to East Germany in the course of the Nineteen Seventies and 80s, have been intensified by way of the political weather and allegations of doping.

Exhaustively researched, Duels within the Pool contains unique interviews and wealthy information, shining a mild on the various sport’s best athletes and the rivalries that propelled them to greatness. This e-book will charm not just to activities historians and researchers but additionally to enthusiasts of swimming at each point.

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