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Then Like us on Facebook to stay connected to our daily updates. Show Highlight. Unfamiliar with the term? But nothing has ever quite reached the sheer pettiness of the Gold Star phenomena. Four years earlier, Tewksbury entered the Olympics in Seoul, South Korea while ranked second in the world, winning a silver medal as part of the meter relay team.
However, the late 80s emergence of underwater swimming techniques such as the "dolphin kick", saw Tewksbury, a strong surface swimmer, slip down the rankings following the games. This was when he decided to work with synchronized swimming coach, Debbie Muir. At the time, working with a female coach was something unheard of in the "male-dominated" world of swimming, Tewksbury told CNBC.