2 edition of Swimming With Alex Baumann found in the catalog.
Swimming With Alex Baumann
June 1989 by Diane Books Publishing Company .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||150|
Shortly after his retirement, Alex Baumann moved to Australia, where he is currently the CEO of Queensland Swimming, one of the most important development links in Australia's aquatics program. But then Baumann stepped on the gas. But Baumann chose to stay in Canada and attend Laurentian University while continuing his training with Tihanyi. At the Olympics, Baumann was selected as Canada's flagbearer for the opening ceremonies. Olympic career[ edit ] By the time he was seventeen, Baumann owned 38 Canadian swimming records and the world record in the metre individual medley.
Swimming World: In both of the individual medley races at the Olympics, you were not winning after backstroke. The dissidents also blamed the administration for poor planning that had seen swimmers suffering from jet lag during the world championships, as well as illness caused by drinking contaminated water. Inafter a dismal showing by Canada at the Summer Olympics in Athens, in which they failed to medal and their best finish was sixth place, head coach Dave Johnson was fired. There were no surprises.
His outspoken views on the way amateur athletes were developed in this country. He began swimming four years later and, at the age of seventeen, earned his first of 34 national titles. In response, Baumann toned down his criticism. In a year amateur swimming career, he had captured 34 national championships, set five world records, and won two Olympic gold medals, as well as five Commonwealth Games gold medals.
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He criticized the Canadian Olympic Committee for dismissing Don Talbot and replacing him with Dave Johnson, as it was widely alleged that Talbot was fired for refusing to put the daughter of a Committee member on the national team. It was there that Baumann met Jeno Tihanyi, the coach who would guide his career for the next 14 years.
Some speculated that Baumann was unable to find a coaching position due to his outspokenness. Alex Baumann : biography 21 April — Alexander "Alex" "Sasha" Baumann, born April 21, is a Canadian athlete, who won two gold medals and set two world records in swimming at the Olympics in Los Angeles.
What was your mental state in the four days between those races? Winning gold was the priority. He completed his Ph.
Canada had achieved mediocre results at the Athens Olympics with a tally of only 12 medals in all events, which resulted in an overall 21st place national showing.
People began to wonder how long it would take someone to break two minutes in the IM, and if it was even humanly possible. This caused some controversy and criticism in Canada as many Canadian athletes and citizens felt he was the best choice for the job.
It was here that he met his future wife Australian swimmer Tracey Taggart. Related Olympians: Father of Ashton Baumann. This clash with the Canadian sporting establishment explained, at least in part, why he ended up in Australia.
He accepted a swimming scholarship and entered Indiana University to train under its legendary coach James "Doc" Counsilman ; however with chronic pain in his shoulder, he made the decision to return to Sudbury to continue physical therapy and training under the direction of his long-time coach, Dr.
Mom is Tracey Taggart, an Australian swimmer. Baumann moved to Australia to enter graduate studies at the University of Queensland before becoming manager of sport programs with the Queensland Academy of Sport between and It was his first swim meet in 22 years.
He earned his first major international medal, bronze in the metre individual medley, at the Pan American Games, and held the world record in the metre individual medley by the time he attended the Commonwealth Games, where he took home gold in the and m individual medleys and bronze in the 4x metre medley relay with [Blair Hicken], [Peter Szmidt], and the non-Olympian Graham Welbourn.
He was named Canada's male athlete of the year for and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. It is not, however, a one-man job and will take a significant collaborative effort.
He criticized the Canadian Olympic Committee for dismissing Don Talbot and replacing him with Dave Johnsonas it was widely alleged that Talbot was fired for refusing to put the daughter of a Committee member on the national team. Some speculated that Baumann was unable to find a coaching position due to his outspokenness.
Jeno Tihanyi. He traveled with the New Zealand team to the recent Commonwealth Games and took time to relive his amazing week in Los Angeles. The job offer had come as a surprise to him.Alex Baumann Wikipedia open wikipedia design.
For the Swiss bobsledder, see Alex Baumann (bobsledder). Alex Baumann; Personal information; Full name: Alexander Baumann: Men's swimming ; Representing Canada; Olympic Games; Los Angeles: m medley: Los Angeles: m medley: World Championships (LC) Madrid: m medley. A practical and easy-to-use program designed to teach both novice and competitive swimmers the most effective swimming techniques.
Combines the scientific skill-learning approach to swimming developed by the renowned swimming coach, Dr. Jeno Tihanyi, with tips and personal observations from Olymbic gold medallist Alex hildebrandsguld.com Edition: First Printing.
Swimming With Alex Baumann: A Program for Competitive and Recreational Swimmers Paperback – Jun 1 by Jeno Tihanyi (Author), Alex Baumann (Author)Author: Jeno Tihanyi, Alex Baumann.
Baumann shared a close bond with his coach of 14 years, Dr. Jeno Tihanyi.
After the Olympics, the two authored a book titled Swimming with Alex Baumann: A Program for Competitive and Recreational Swimmers. Sports Administration. After the Olympics, the two authored a book titled Swimming with Alex Baumann: A Program for Competitive and Recreational Swimmers.
Sports Administration [ edit ] Subsequent to the Pacific Championships in Australia, Baumann retired from competitive swimming, initially working with Canadian broadcaster CBC for the Olympics, and also returning to Sudbury as a coach until College team: Indiana University.
Swimming Australia’s High Performance team will receive a boost in the form of Canadian Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medallist and former world record holder, Alex Baumann, who will take.