Tag: Don Watson

Heroes And Heroines From Hinsdale

Video courtesy of Bill Lauritzen from Hinsdale, Illinois. Legendary coach Don Watson, author of The Hinsdale Swimming Program, has touched many lives including a vast number of student-athletes from Hinsdale Central High School in the state of Illinois. Many of his swimmers have been subsequently been inducted into various Halls of Fame. The list is

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The Continuing Legacy Of Don Watson

Courtesy of WOWSA. His alarm goes off before the sun rises and he wakes up at a time unfathomable to most. He heads off to the pool - year after year - in the dark to coach swimmers at all levels. He remains at the pool doing everything from coaching and teaching to administrating paperwork to cleaning locker rooms. He listens to athletes, parents,

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The Wonders Of Watson

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Renowned coach Don Watson was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame two years ago and will be similarly honored this month by the International Swimming Hall of Fame in its induction weekend. Relatively few individuals have had the honor to be dual inductees, honored by both the

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Our Good Man Watson

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It is rare that one coach has the opportunity to coach one Olympian or one world champion, but it is exceedingly rare for one coach to train many over the course of his career. But that is exactly what Coach Don Watson did so magnificently in a quiet, little town in the state of Illinois. Watson who rose

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The Erikson Memorial Fund

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Don Watson, an inductee in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, made the following appeal about the sudden, unexpected passing of well-loved, well-respected Jon Erikson, an inductee in the International Swimming Hall of Fame and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame: Jon Erikson, a

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The Heart Of Lions

The Heart Of Lions Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. An interesting bit of trivia researched by Ned Denison on Ireland: nearly 44% of the honorees in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame have swum across the English Channel: Denison is pictured on left with International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductees Dale Petranech,

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