Health & Fitness:Fitness
Ep. 17 - Ned Hampford & Josh Zelinsky - The History of the
In this episode, John from Ruthless Performance sits down with long-time Pottsville Area High School Swim Coach Ned Hampford and the team's statistician, Josh Zelinsky. In addition to John's role with Ruthless Performance, he is also the Strength & Conditioning Coach (and alumni from) the Pottsville Area Crimson Tide Swim Team.
In this episode the three talk about:
-The creation of the DHH Lengel Natatorium (1970)
-The formation of the Pottsville Area Boys' Swim Team (1973)
-The team's participation in the East Penn Swim League and subsequently the Anthracite Swim League
-Coach Hampford's start with the team (1977)
-Early team successes and qualifications for the state championship meet (1986)
-The team's departure from traditional, high-yardage training
-The formation of the Pottsville Area Water Polo team as a means of building and introducing new swimmers to the water
-The strengths and weaknesses of coaching swimming in the coal region
-The popularity of tech suits in the early 2000's
-All-time best performances and races from the team's history
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