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noun - The Buck Dawson Authors Award is annually presented by the International Swimming Hall of Fame to the author of an aquatics-related book for which the book’s content has had a profound educational or entertaining impact on the aquatic disciplines or population in general.

Buck Dawson[edit]

Buck Dawson is the Founding Executive Director of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and established the first bookstore for swimming located at the ISHOF. He is the author of eight books with subjects ranging from swimming to war to volcanoes. His books include: Saga of the All-American – The 82nd Airborne in World War II, A Civil War Artist at the Front, When the Earth Explodes, Michigan Ensian, All About Dryland Exercises for Swimmers, Weissmuller to Spitz – An Era to Remember, Gold Medal Pools, We Don’t Sew Beads on Belts – A History of Camps Chikopi and Ak-o-Mak.

Recipients of the Buck Dawson Authors Award[edit]

  • 2019: Carolyn Wood
  • 2018: Anthony Ervin
  • 2017: Constantine Markides
  • 2016: Karlyn Pipes and Tito Morales, The Do-Over
  • 2015: Jeff Farrell, Sheila Taormina, Barb Rosenstock
  • 2010: Tim Dahlberg / Mary Ederle Ward / Brenda Greene
  • 2009: Robert Kerper
  • 2008: Ernest W. Maglischo
  • 2007: Jeff Wiltse
  • Theresa Anderson & Fern Yates: Synchronized Swimming, 1951, 1958
  • David Armbruster: Competitive Swimming & Diving, 1942, 1950, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973
  • William Bachrach: The Outline of Swimming, 1924
  • Keith Bell: Nuts and Bolts of Psychology for Swimmers, 1980, 1983, 1986; Winning Isn’t Normal, 1982; Target on Gold, 1983; Championship Sports Psychology, 1983; Coaching Excellence, 1989; You Only Feel Wet When You’re Out of the Water, 1991; What it Takes, the ABC’s of Excelling, 1994; The Parent's Guide to Proper Psychological Care and Feeding of the Competitive Swimmer, 2001; Swim To Win Playbook, 1998
  • Pat Besford: Swim Better, 1957; Encyclopedia of Swimming, 1971; Wilkie, 1976 (with Tommy Long)
  • James Cameron (GBR): Aquatic Sports Medicine, 1991
  • Forbes Carlile: Forbes Carlile on Swimming, 1963
  • Robert Clayton & David Thomas: Professional Aquatic Management, 1981, 1989
  • Cecil Colwin: Cecil Colwin on Swimming, 1969; Swimming Into the 21st Century, 1992; Swimming Dynamics, 1998; Breakthrough Swimming, 2002
  • Dr. James Counsilman: The Science of Swimming, 1968; Competitive Swimming Manual for Coaches & Swimmers, 1977; The Complete Book of Swimming, 1977
  • Thomas K. Cureton, Jr.: How to Teach Swimming & Diving, 1934; Fun in the Water - Aquatic Stunts, Contests, Games & Exhibitions, 1949
  • Frank Dalton: Swimming Scientifically Taught, 1912, 1918, 1927, 1931
  • Rosemary Dawson: Age Group Swimming, 1966; Diving for Teacher and Pupil, 1970
  • Penny Dean: Open Water Swimming, 1998
  • Howard Firby: Howard Firby on Swimming, 1975
  • Gerald Forsberg: Long Distance Swimming, 1957; First Strokes in Swimming, 1961; Modern Long Distance Swimming, 1963
  • Harry Gallagher: Harry Gallagher on Swimming, 1970; Sprint the Crawl, 1976; Memories of a Fox, 1998
  • Don Gambril: Swimming, 1969; Aquatic Swimming Session with Don Gambrill, 1984; Swimmer and Team, 1984
  • Dick Hannula: Coaching Swimming Successfully, 1995; Swim Coaching Bible, 2001 (with Nort Thornton)
  • John Hogg: Land Conditioning for Competitive Swimming, 1972; Success in Swimming, 1977; Mental Skills for Competitive Swimmers, 1995; Mental Skills for Swim Coaches, 1995
  • Virginia Hunt Newman: Teaching Young Children to Swim & Dive, 1969; Teaching an Infant to Swim, 1967, 1983
  • Bill Juba: Swimming as Taught by Experts, 1961; Instruction to Young Swimmers, 1956, 1858, 1960
  • Jane Katz: The Wet Work Out, 1985; All American Aquatic Handbook, 1996; The New W.E.T. Work Out, 1996; Swim 30 Laps in 30 Days, 1991; Water Fitness During Your Pregnancy, 1996; Swimming for Total Fitness, 1981, 1993
  • Robert Kiphuth: Swimming, 1942; Basic Swimming, 1950
  • Laurie Lawrence: Lawrence of Australia – Stories of Inspiration, 1993; Sink or Swim, 1989; Five Ring Fever, 2000
  • Sammy Lee: Diving, 1978; Not Without Honor, 1987
  • Monica Lepore, G. William Gayle, Shawn Stevens: Adapted Aquatics Programming, 1998
  • Joe MacInnis: The Breadalbane Adventure, 1982; Breathing Underwater, 2004; The Underwater Man, 1974; Saving the Oceans, 1992; Titanic in a New Light, 1992; Fitzgerald’s Storm: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, 1997
  • Ernest Maglischo: Swimming Faster, 1982; Swimming Even Faster, 1993; Swim for the Health of It, 1985 (with Cathy Ferguson); Swimming Fastest, 2003
  • Doris Miller: Biomechanics of Competitive Diving, 2000
  • Phil Moriarty: Springboard Diving, 1959; The Father & Son Swimming Book, 1970; Splashed – The Writings of Phil Moriarty, 1998
  • Ron O’Brien: Springboard Diving Fundamentals, 1968; Springboard and Platform Diving, 1992, 2003; Diving for Gold, 1992
  • Bela Rajki: Teaching to Swim, Learning to Swim, 1978, 1980; The Technique of Competitive Swimming, 1956; Water Polo, 1958
  • Archibald Sinclair & William Henry: Swimming, 1893
  • James R. Smith: Playing and Coaching Water Polo, 1948; The World Encyclopedia of Water Polo, 1989
  • Charles Steedman: Manual of Swimming, 1873
  • Bill Sweetenham: Championship Swim Training, 2003 (with John Atkinson)
  • Don Talbot: Swim to Win – For All Ages, 1967, 1969; Talbot – Nothing But the Best, 2003
  • Monsieur Thevenot: The Art of Swimming, 1764
  • Ralph Thomas: Swimming, 1904
  • Dr. Phil Whitten: The Complete Book of Swimming, 1994
  • David Wilkie: The Handbook of Swimming, 1986 (with Kelvin Juba); Splash – Swimming with Wilkie, 1982 (with Kelvin Juba); Winning with Wilkie, 1977 (with Athole Still)

HONORABLE MENTION

  • Istvan Barany (HUN): Teaching Children to Swim, 1961
  • Alex Baumann & Jeno Tihanyi: Swimming with Alex Baumann, 1989
  • Dawn Bean: An American History – Synchronized Swimming, 2005
  • Eva Bory (AUS): Teach your Child to Swim, 1971
  • Marianne Brems: Swim for Fitness, 1979
  • Sherm Chavoor: The 50 Meter Jungle – How Olympic Gold Swimmers Are Made, 1973
  • Steve Clark: Competitive Swimming As I See It, 1967
  • Alan Clarkson: Lanes of Gold – 100 years of the New South Wales Amateur Swimming Association, 1990
  • Richard Close: Practical Swimming Officiating, 1970, 1971, 1972
  • Bob Clotworthy: Diving, 1962
  • George Corson: At Home in the Water, 1914
  • David Costill, Ernie Maglischo & Alan Richardson: Swimming – A Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, 1992
  • Lynne Cox: Swim to Antarctica – Tales of A Long Distance Swimmer, 2004; Grayson, 2006
  • Peter Cutino & Dennis Bledsoe: Polo: The Manual for Coach and Player, 1976
  • Donna de Varona: Donna deVarona’s Hydro-Aerobics, 1984
  • Kay Curtis: Rhythmic Swimming – A Source Book of Synchronized Swimming & Water Pageantry, 1936; A Source Book of Water Pageantry, 1936
  • Dawn Fraser: Below the Surface - the Confession of an Olympic Champion, 1965; One Hell of a Life, 2001
  • Samuel J. Freas: Aquatic Games, Water Fun at Pools, Spas Beaches & Lakes, 1995; Sprinting, 1998
  • David Fury: Johnny Weissmuller – Twice the Hero, 2000
  • Milton Gabrielsen, Betty Spears & Bump Gabrielsen: Aquatics Handbook, 1960
  • Jennifer Gray: Coaching Synchronized Swimming – Figure Transitions, 1986, 1993
  • Shirley Gould: Swimming the Shane Gould Way, 1972
  • Beulah Gundling: Exploring Aquatic Art, 1963; Dancing in the Water, 1976; To Henry with Love, 1988; Creative Synchronized Swimming, 1988 (with Jill White)
  • David Haller: David Haller: Swimming, 1977
  • L. deB. Handley: Swimming and Watermanship, 1925
  • Charles Hines: How to Play and Teach Water Polo, 1967
  • Jean Henning: Six Days to Swim, 1970; Sports Odyssey, 1998
  • Margaret Jarvis: Captain Webb – 100 years of Channel Swimming, 1975
  • Kelvin Juba: All about Water Polo, 1972; Water Polo Info Books, 1978; Fit for Swimming, 1988
  • Annette Kellerman: How to Swim, 1918
  • Ken Knox: The Dawn of Swimming, 1962
  • Joanna M. Koury: A Therapy Programming – Guidelines for Orthopedic Rehabilitation, 1996
  • Frederick Kroeher: Public Swimming Pools – A Manuel of Operation, 1976
  • Fred Lanoue: Drownproofing, 1963
  • Terry Laughlin: Total Immersion, 1996 (with John Delves); Swimming Made Easy
  • Carlton Lawford: Swimming & Diving Officiating
  • Jean Landholm & Mary Jo Ruggieri: Introduction to Synchronized Swimming, 1976
  • John Leonard: Parent, Coach, Athlete – A Handbook for Age Group Swimming Parents, 1984; Science of Coaching Swimming, 1992; Rookie Swim Coaches Guide
  • Graham Lomas: The Will to Win, 1960
  • Greg Louganis: Breaking the Surface, 1995
  • Max Madders & A.S.A.: Swimming and Swimming Strokes, 1953, 1957
  • Matt Mann: Swimming, 1945 (with Charles Fries)
  • Bobby McGregor: The Bobby McGregor Story, 1970
  • Rob & Kathy McKay: Learn to Swim, 2005
  • Lois Melena: By a Fraction of a Second – A Female’s Lead Up to the Olympics
  • Diana Nyad: Other Shores, 1978
  • Monte Nitzkowski: United States Tactical Water Polo, 1994
  • Narda Onix: Water, World and Weissmuller, 1964
  • Francois Oppenheim: The History of Swimming, 1970
  • Mary Oppenheim: Aquatic Aide – A Guide Book for Water Safety Instruction, 1982
  • D.H. Owen: Swimming for Schools, 1968
  • Mervyn Palmer: The Science of Teaching Swimming, 1979
  • Michael Phelps with Brian Cazenueve: Brian Phelps – Beneath the Surface, 2004
  • Brent Rutemiller: Below the Surface – How to Build a Club, 2005
  • Don Schollander: Inside Swimming, 1974; Deep Swimming, 1971 (with Duke Savage)
  • Dick Smith: Inside Diving, 1973
  • Deryk Snelling: All About the Individual Medley, 1975
  • Mark Spitz with Alan LeMond: The Mark Spitz Complete Book of Swimming, 1976
  • Bob Steele: Swimming Drills
  • Margaret Swan Forbes & USSS: Coaching Synchronized Swimming Effectively, 1984, 1989
  • John Torney, Jr. & Robert Clayton: Aquatic Instruction, Coaching and Management, 1970; Teaching Aquatics, 1981; Aquatic Organization and Management, 1981
  • John Troup & Randy Reese: A Scientific Approach to the Sport of Swimming, 1983
  • Chuck Warner: Four Champions, One Gold Medal
  • Conrad Wennerberg: Wind, Waves and Sunburn, 1974
  • Nancy Wightman & Janet Chiefari: Better Synchronized Swimming for Girls, 1981

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