A tribute to a legend: Catherine Fox
For the first half of the season, Stanford coach, Richard Quick, trained Catherine Fox primarily as a middle-distance swimmer with a focus on IM training. Sprinting and speed development came later as training became more and more individualized. “Catherine is very versatile,” says Quick. “She doesn’t work exclusively in any specific group or with any particular individual.” In the second half of the year, she rotates among the long sprinters, backstrokers, and flyers.
Underwater training was a key part of the Stanford program, particularly for those swimmers, like Fox, who used underwater techniques as a major weapon at NCAAs. Says Quick: “Catherine is very good under water. That’s due primarily to her core body strength, which she developed with her club coach, Pete Malone, by doing gymnastics. She’s a very strong and very coordinated athletic woman: she can do a large number of pull-ups, walk on her hands, and she jumps really well.”