Swimming: Key to faster times is to think different, says legendary Hungarian coach Jozsef Nagy

JOZSEF NAGY.
JOZSEF NAGY.

Renowned coach Nagy joins Sports School, says swimmers must manage schedules well

For the better part of his life, Jozsef Nagy has been chasing time. As a breaststroke swimmer he sought to be faster and won at the Hungarian Junior National Championships in 1973 before retiring from the sport three years later.

As a coach of 42 years, he obsessed over perfecting the stroke - creating the revolutionary wave-action technique - and guided, cajoled and pushed Olympic medallists Sergio Lopez and Mike Barrowman to new heights.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 07, 2018, with the headline 'Key to faster times is to think different'. Print Edition | Subscribe