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Tribesports #GameChanger - Redefine Swimming

Let's face it swimming has been around for over 7,000 years and over that time we have had a few #GameChanger individuals that made swimming the sport that it is today.  I've listed 5 swimmers who I feel are #GameChanger 's.  Of course I could have listed 100 swimmers but I'll let you come up with the other 90 swimmers.  Join the debate in the #GameChanger Tribe at TribeSports Swim#GameChanger - Tex Robertson.  According to Wikipedia Jullian "Tex" Rovertson "was an Olympic bronze medalist for the 1932 US Water Polo team and former swimming coach for the University of Texas. He is best known for inventing the flip turn."

#GameChanger - J. H. Thayers.  According to The Washington Post "In 1895, J. H. Thayers of England, using the overarm sidestroke, swam a record 1:02.50 for 100 yards."

#Gamechanger - John Trudgen.  According to The Washington Post "John Trudgen developed the hand-over-hand stroke, then named the trudgen. He copied the stroke from South American Indians and introduced it in England in 1873. Each arm recovered out of the water as the body rolled from side to side. The swimmer did a scissors kick with every two arm strokes. This stroke was the forerunner of the front crawl. Kick variations included different multiples of scissors kicks or alternating scissors and flutter kicks." Trudgen_crawl#GameChanger - Dave Armbruster.  According to the International Swimming Hall of Fame Dave Armbruster was the coach for the University of Iowa swim team and "his ideas on technique, particularly on development of the butterfly, brought that into being as a fourth stroke accepted for national and international competition."

#GameChanger - David Berkoff.  David Berkoff who according to Wikipedia "is best known for his powerful underwater start, the eponymous "Berkoff Blastoff"The Washington Post reports "In 1988, Berkoff set several world records in the 100 backstroke by dolphin-kicking for 35 meters underwater at the start of the race."

Those are just five swimming #GameChanger.  I'm sure you can think of more or maybe even have your own favorite #GameChanger.  Go over and join the swimming debate in the #GameChanger Tribe at TribeSports


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