Iris Komar

Iris Komar is a retired German swimmer who won a gold medal in the 4×100 m freestyle relay at the 1970 European Aquatics Championships,[2] setting a new world record. Between 1967 and 1971 she won four national titles in the same event.[1]

Iris Komar
Iris Komar in 1971
ClubSC DHfK Leipzig[1]

Sports psychology

She graduated from the Leipzig University in psychology and sports training. In 1993 she defended her PhD at the same university titled “Bewegungs- und Trainingswissenschaft” (Movement and Training Science) and later worked in sports psychology at Forschungsinstitut and clinical psychology at the University Hospital in Leipzig.[3]

She speaks German, English, Dutch and Russian.[3]


Komar published a series of books on swimming training of children, including the following


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