Tag: Grant Hackett

The DQ Heard Across The World

The DQ Heard Across The World Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When the IOC agreed to add the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in 2005, one of the most celebrated and accomplished swimmers in the world at that time was famed Australian distance freestyler Grant Hackett. The world record holder and Olympic champion from Australia surprised the

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Mark Warkentin On Being An Olympian

Mark Warkentin On Being An Olympian Courtesy of WOWSA, Beijing, China. Mark Warkentin, a 2008 Olympic marathon swimmer from Santa Barbara, California, had trained with and raced against Olympic medalists and Olympians for much of his pool swimming career. But it was not until the 2008 World Open Water Swimming Championships in Sevilla, Spain until he

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Audit Analyzes Aquatic Achievements

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In the post-2012 Olympic performance review conducted to 5-time Olympic coach Bill Sweetenham, he conducted a comprehensive analyses of the Australian swimmers' results in London down to the individual events. This independent post-competition review is an important tool and methodology to understand how

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