Carlile, F. (personal communication, July 8, 1991).

It comes through loud and clear that no longer must coaches coach "squads" but a number of individuals--as few as possible (like the Hungarians today, Russians, and I should think the E. Germans). Clearly, in order to correctly minister to the differing requirements of each individual there will need almost to be as many programs as there are swimmers. In the "old" days all we did was put up a program and fit everybody into the mould. If your training was reasonable, the coach succeeded against ever more poorly coached opposition.

When the strongly anaerobic-endowed swimmer hung in the corner of the lane or hid underwater or in the toilet he/she was reckoned to be a slacker and often out went the swimmer. I fear there is still a lot of training just like this.

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