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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Robert Strauss Re-discovers Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Former Olympic swimmer and owner of Miami's Swim Gym Robert Strauss, whose arm was nearly useless and his shoulder pretty much paralyzed 3 years ago, is back after some intense rehabilitation and a passionate desire to get back in the water. At Swim Miami, an event he has shared event organization responsibilities with his son, the 61-year-old dynamo and author of Discover Swimming, finished the 10 km marathon swim last weekend with a time of 3 hours 10 minutes.

Discover Swimming is an enjoyable, educational book on swimming that explains numerous methodologies, drills, skills, effective language, and philosophy of a comprehensive swimming program. The book includes step-by-step instructions on how to get those terrified of the water to enjoy swimming gracefully and enjoyably.

Photo of Robert Strauss munching on a fig during the 10 km swim courtesy of Jim Winters of Team Nikon Miami.

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  1. nice story on Robert, he has been an inspirational swimmer & coach for me but I didn't know about his arm & shoulder problem. I guess we shouldn't let ourselves drift out of touch. Steve Munatones, you are doing a wonderful job with your o.w. websites.

  2. Great story. I myself have torn my rotator cuff, had multiple surgeries, and thought I would never use my arm again. Swimming is the only thing that saved me and helped me regain use of my arm. It will never be the same, but at least I can hold it over my head. Great job with completing the 10k Robert!


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