What happened to Rebecca Soni?

What happened to Rebecca Soni?

Career. At USC, Soni was a six-time NCAA Champion, having won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2006 through 2009 and the 100-yard breaststroke in 2008 and 2009. Soni currently swims for the Trojan Swim Club in Los Angeles with coach Dave Salo, who also coaches breaststroke world-record holder Jessica Hardy.

Where was Rebecca Soni born?

Freehold, NJ
Rebecca Soni/Place of birth

When did Rebecca Soni retire?

Rebecca Soni has a laundry list of accomplishments, a few of which include the following: six-time Olympic medalist, world record holder in the 100 meter breaststroke, and Swimming World’s Swimmer of the Year in 2010 and 2011. Soni has also kept busy after announcing her retirement in 2014.

Who discovered breaststroke?

David Armbruster did a study in 1928 where he found that performing the recovery part of the stroke is faster over the top of the water than underneath the surface. In the 1930s, swimmers used this technique in competition. They started swimming a breaststroke kick and what would be known as normal butterfly arms.

How old is Rebecca?

34 years (March 18, 1987)
Rebecca Soni/Age

What is the oldest swim stroke?

The breaststroke is believed to be the oldest of strokes and is much used in lifesaving and recreational swimming as well as in competitive swimming. The stroke is especially effective in rough water.

Who invented backstroke?

Harry Hebner
Backstroke is an ancient style of swimming, popularized by Harry Hebner. It was the second stroke to be swum in competitions after the front crawl. The first Olympic backstroke competition was the 1900 Paris Olympics men’s 200 meter.

What country did swimming originate from?

Archaeological and other evidence shows swimming to have been practiced as early as 2500 bce in Egypt and thereafter in Assyrian, Greek, and Roman civilizations. In Greece and Rome swimming was a part of martial training and was, with the alphabet, also part of elementary education for males.

Who swam the 100 meter in under one minute?

Johnny Weissmuller
1922 — Johnny Weissmuller is the first to swim the 100-meter freestyle under 1 minute as he breaks Duke Kahanamoku’s world record with a time of 58.6 seconds.

What was Johnny Weissmuller famous for?

Johnny Weissmuller was swimming’s first superstar by winning five Olympic gold medals. He won the 100m freestyle and the 4x200m relay team event at both the 1924 Paris Games and 1928 Amsterdam Games. He also won gold in the 400m freestyle and a bronze medal in the water polo competition in Paris.

Does Michael Phelps still hold any records?

Michael Phelps, considered the best swimmer of all time, set 39 records during his historic career. Retired since 2016, he now holds only four world records and four individual Olympic records.