Japanese Swimming

Japanese Swimming

Post by Roger Bennet » Tue, 15 Aug 1995 04:00:00

I am interested in comments on the rapid rise up the world rankings of
Japanese swimmers. Unlike China where the strongest evidence points to
systematic use of performance enhancing ***, Japan seems to have both
a developing group of world class men as well as women. Does anyone
know how their National programme is organised? Do they have
many centres of excellence or a single national centre? Have they
imported top class coaches? Recognising their quite major improvement
over the past couple of years can anyone shed light on how they have
done it?

 -- Roger Bennett