July 10, 1991 |
When Brian Jacobson wins, it is as much a personal victory as a triumph for the unusual training system that he adheres to under Bellflower Aquatics Coach Don Watkinds. Jacobson, who will compete Saturday through Monday in the U.S. Olympic Festival at USC, swims less than half the distance most of his competitors swim each day in practice. Moreover, Jacobson's workouts are heavy on vertical kicking and using only their arms to stay in one spot. Most swimmers kick horizontally.