Tag: Bobby Hackett

Somewhere Over The Rainbow Are 100x100s

Back in the mid-1970's, former Harvard University coach Joe Bernal presented an unprecedented challenge to his 16-year-old swimmer Bobby Hackett with some very tough distance freestyle sets including a set of 100x100 (yards) freestyle on 1:00. Hackett's tough, gut-busting workouts paid off as he swam to a silver medal in 15 minutes 3 second in the 1500m

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Crimson Elite Swimming Opportunity

Crimson Elite Swimming Opportunity Courtesy of WOWSA, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Over the decades, there have been many swimmers who have studied at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. From Olympic medalists Bobby Hackett, David Berkoff and Neville Hayes to world open water swimming champions Alex Meyer and Steven Munatones, and United States

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Training At Harvard University

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The name of Harvard is occasionally associated with American presidents, business moguls, Nobel laureates, and authors. President Kennedy, Bill Gates, James Watson and Seamus Heaney aside, Harvard also produces swimmers like Olympians Alex Meyer, David Berkoff, and Bobby Hackett. The above video shows a

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Can You Hackett? 100 x 100

Can You Hackett? 100 x 100 Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Way back when (in the 1970s), Coach Joe Bernal challenged his 16-year-old swimmer Bobby Hackett with some tough sets including a non-stop set of 100x100 (yards) freestyle on 1:00. Hackett's workouts paid off as he swam to a silver medal in a 15:03 in the 1500m at the 1976

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100 x 100, Hitting The Mark In The Pool

Whether a pool swimmer or an open water swimmer, young or old, it seems that everyone is reporting a pool swimming set of 100 x 100 (yards or meters, short course or long course) during the holiday season. The annual rite of traditional long-distance training seems to come out of the mega-distance tradition of the 1970s when Olympians like Mike Bruner and

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