Swimming: Formula: Hurt, Pain, Agony

Big Ten swimming is like Big Ten football, the best; and Indiana University's swimming team is the best in the Big Ten. Last week at Oak Park, Ill., the Hoosiers showed how good they are by winning the A.A.U. National Outdoor championship for the sixth year in a row, scoring more than twice as many team points as the nearest competitor.

The main reason for Indiana's dominance is Coach James ("Doc") Counsilman, 42, a paunchy, deceptively placid-looking thinker who sums up his approach to training in three jarring words: "hurt, pain, agony." Pushing toward "the ultimate in stress without physical damage,"...

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