Commentary by Jeff Commings
PHOENIX, Arizona, April 17. THERE are many reasons why very few swimmers have adopted the vegan diet. The top two, from my experience, are the difficulty in keeping the same amount of nutrients in your diet and resisting the strong urge after workout to consume everything in our reach regardless of its source.
To refresh your memories,
Guest commentary by Jim Lutz
In every situation, be it a team or a corporation, I believe that loyalty is the basis on which all foundations are built. Just saying you support the decision of those in charge is not enough to completely display loyalty. I have been fortunate to be part of great teams where everyone had the same purposes for the overall good of the team and no hidden
Guest commentary by Jim Lutz
It's amazing what you hear if you listen. Attributed to Yogi Berra
As I was walking the pool deck during warm up, I heard a coach tell a swimmer, No the angle of your hands needs to be about 38 degrees not 43. Really? A swimmer who can truly determine the angle or pitch of their hand with all the other variables going on when he or she is trying
Editor's note: The following is a first-person account of a trip made 30 years ago by several members of the USA Swimming national team in a goodwill trip to teach young talent in Peru and Chile in September 1973. Our thanks to Anne Brodell for reliving her story in words and photographs.
By guest contributor Anne Brodell
In September 1973, eight American swimm
By George Block
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 4. ONE of the side-effects of having Olympic Trials semi-permanently headquartered in Omaha is a growing familiarity with the College World Series. The College World Series (CWS) has been held in Omaha since 1950. After 60 years of playing in Rosenblatt Stadium, and the potential loss of the tournament to Omaha, the NCAA and Omaha reached
By Christian Hanselmann
We all watched the NCAA Championships last month. We all know about the disqualifications. We know about the records. We know about the intense team races that took place. The speed on display the past two weekends was awe-inspiring.
With all that in mind, I re-watched the meets for the take-home messages from NCAAs. These are more subtle and more i
Swimming World will publish a collection of coaching perspectives written by Alabama head swimming coach Dennis Pursley. This is the 12th installment of a series that will be rolled out throughout the coming months.
PERFORMING UNDER PRESSURE
Pressure--we have all experienced it. Do we welcome it, or do we dread it? The answer to that question will likely have a lot to do with our p
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