By David Rieder
DURHAM, North Carolina, December 5. WHEN checking out the psych sheet for any big meet, the tendency can be to type in the name of a big-name talent into the find box in order to see what events they have entered. For some swimmers -- i.e., Ryan Lochte -- this may be a waste of time due to the propensity to enter almost every single event and then scratch. For this w
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By David Rieder
DURHAM, North Carolina, December 5. WHEN checking out
By David Rieder
DURHAM, North Carolina, December 2. ON a brisk Friday afternoon in early April, Baltimore, Maryland, was decked out in orange, and the city was buzzing. More than 46,000 people were in process of jamming their way into Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the first home game of the season for the Baltimore Orioles. Every ballpark in the country gets pumped up for the firs
Swimming World will publish a collection of coaching perspectives written by Alabama head swimming coach Dennis Pursley. This is the fifth installment of a series that will be rolled out throughout the coming months.
EXPECT TO BE CHALLENGED
By definition, we must be different if we want to be exceptional. This difference should manifest itself in many ways: level of c
Guest commentary by Jim Lutz
In the ongoing quest for excellence, coaches need to find creative ways to challenge their athletes, while still maintaining a productive methodology for fast swimming. The question arises, How do I get Johnny or Susan to go faster?
In training, various methods are used to train the different energy systems and abbreviations: En 1, En 2, EN 3, SP 1, S
Swimming World will publish a collection of coaching perspectives written by Alabama head swimming coach Dennis Pursley. This is the fourth installment of a series that will be rolled out throughout the coming months.
There are no short cuts to success. Everyone wants to succeed, but not everyone is willing to make the commitment necessary to do so. When we
By Steven V. Selthoffer, Swimming World's Chief European Columnist
KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait, November 18. MOEMEN Arafa, head coach, elite/senior swimmers, Kazma Swimming Sharks, Kuwait City, is one of the few ASCA Level 5 coaches in the Middle East. Arafa has his finger on the pulse of a growing problem in Egypt, the Arabian Gulf teams (and elsewhere), examining and analyzing the gr
Commentary By Pamela Roberts
Only a few days ago, I asked the question Is there really an After Phelps in a commentary. The comments I received on that got me thinking, especially one question in particular.
Who, if not Phelps, can get the headlines? If
Commentary by Nate Jendrick
The world of swimming has been flipped on its head today with Michael Phelps unofficially being pronounced as back. We have no word yet from the man himself, but there's enough evidence that he's considering a run for Rio by proof of two anti-doping tests.
Guest commentary by Pamela Roberts
This morning, I woke up to the news of Chinese super swimmer Sun Yang being banned indefinitely from his college because he had an accident while driving without a license. And, just as it was approaching my bedtime here in Germany, I heard about Ryan Lochte being injured in an encounter with a fan, also causing him to sit out for an indefinite amo