April SW Magazine Swimming Technique Misconceptions: Freestyle Head Position

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On pages 14 & 15 of Swimming World Magazine, Swimming Technique Misconceptions: Freestyle Head Position The perception that all technique elements of fast swimmers are effective has resulted in the adoption of numerous ineffective technique elements. In reality, the fastest swimmers are often able to overcome their technique limitations because they are very strong and very well-conditioned. The twofold purpose of this series of articles (print and online) is to address scientifically the technique misconceptions that have become “conventional wisdom and to present more effective options. By Rod Havriluk

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April Swimming World Magazine Table of Contents:

On The April Cover by Shoshanna Rutemiller
The Characteristics of a Champion. Despite double knee surgery in October 2012, Brazil’s Cesar Cielo returned to competition and promptly earned double gold medals at last summer’s World Championships. Despite double knee surgery in October 2012, Brazil’s Cesar Cielo returned to competition and promptly earned double gold medals at last summer’s World Championships. Next up: a golden opportunity at Rio in 2016 (Photo by Kaitlin Kelly)

08 How to Execute the Back-to-Breast Rollover Turn Legally by Jeff Commings
The “rollover” transition turn from backstroke to breaststroke in the individual medley is one of the fastest ways to switch strokes. It also may be one of the most difficult, though with proper daily practice and supervision by a coach in the early stages of learning this turn, you’ll be an expert in no time!

10 Dryland for Kids: Waiting on Weights (Part III) by Michael J. Stott
In the final article of Swimming World’s three-part series on dryland training for developing swimmers, Richard Hunter, 13-14 division director for the Mission Viejo Nadadores, provides a general Dryland timeline for age groupers.

14 Swimming Technique Misconceptions: Freestyle Head Position by Rod Havriluk

16 Goldminds: The Performance Partnership by Wayne Goldsmith Swimmers, coaches and parents are the necessary components to be successful in swimming.

18 Cesar Cielo: Keeping His Eyes on the Prize by Shoshanna Rutemiller

21 Cesar Cielo’s Favorite Sets by Jeff Commings

22 2013 Top 12 World Masters Swimmers of the Year by Jeff Commings, Emily Sampl, Hideki Mochizuki, Julia Danilova and Jason Marsteller

31 Top 10 Triumphs & Tragedies by Chuck Warner
Beginning with this issue and continuing monthly through January 2015, Swimming World Magazine will count down the top 10 triumphs and tragedies in the history of swimming. This month: #10 Mark Spitz—An Unlikely Conqueror.

36 Behind the Scenes of the USSSA by Adrienne Koch
The core purpose of the United States Swim School Association is to provide resources to assist members in achieving their goals in the swim school industry. This mission has been successfully achieved for more than 25 years.

38 Dryside Training: No Exercise Equipment? No Problem! by J.R. Rosania Here are six great bodyweight exercises to strengthen your swimming…no gym necessary!

39 Ask Dr. Shannon by Shannon McBride Here are four stretches you can do before a workout when time is limited. They work the many major muscle groups used by swimmers.

40 Nutrition: Portable Snack Recipes “Feed Zone Portables: A Cookbook of On-the-Go Food for Athletes”

41 Q&A with Coach Arthur Albiero by Michael J. Stott

42 How They Train Joan De Lucca by Michael J. Stott

06 A Voice for the Sport
44 Up & Comers
45 Gutter Talk
46 Parting Shot


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