George Breen

George Breen

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. George Breen (born July 19, 1935) is a retired freestyle swimmer from the United States, who has won four Olympic medals (one silver, three bronze) in his career. Breen twice broke the world record in the 1500 m freestyle. Breen trained for his long course 1500 m world records in a 20 yard pool. He began swimming at seventeen, after focusing on rowing and soccer as a youth. In his first time trial as a freshman at Cortland State, he swam six minutes and 30 seconds for 440 yds. He started late, came on fast, and became the best. Probably his most impressive effort was his 1500 m freestyle world record (long course) on May 3, 1956 at the 1956 U.S. AAU Indoor Championship at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, where he not only lowered the world record by 13.1 seconds, but finished one minute and 18 seconds ahead of Frank Brunell, himself a many-time U.S. National Champion. No one has ever finished so far ahead of the second man in the 75-year history of the U.S. Nationals.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136635283
  • 9786136635286