PHOENIX, Arizona, December 9. THE December issue of Swimming World Magazine is now available for download for Total Access Subscribers!
Every year, Swimming World Magazine uses the December issue to name the World and Regional Swimmers of the Year. This year, South Africa’s Chad le Clos earns Swimming World’s Male African Swimmer of the Year, ahead of South Africa’s Cameron Van der Burgh, Tunisia’s Ous Mellouli and South Africa’s Giulio Zorzi and Roland Schoeman, with 19 first-place votes from Swimming World’s panel of experts — the highest number of first-place votes amongst any of Swimming World’s 2013 World or Regional Swimmers of the Year.
This is le Clos’ second straight Male African Swimmer of the Year award! He earned this year’s honors for sweeping the butterfly events at the 2013 Barcelona World Championships this past summer.
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December issue of Swimming World Magazine? Watch this month’s Inside Swimming World video to find out!
Check out the December cover, featuring Katie Ledecky:
December Swimming World Magazine Table of Contents:
8 STRIPPED! by Jason Marsteller
In an unprecedented move since Swimming World first recognized the year’s best swimmers nearly 50 years ago, the magazine is vacating 11 World Swimmer of the Year awards as well as 17 European titles from non East German female swimmers.
10 10 Best Performances of 2013 by Jeff Commings
12 2013 Swimmers of the Year by Jeff Commings and Jason Marsteller
World/American Female: Katie Ledecky
World/Pacific Rim Male: Sun Yang
Pacific Rim Female: Cate Campbell
American Male: Ryan Lochte
European: Katinka Hosszu, Daniel Gyurta
African: Karin Prinsloo, Chad le Clos
20 Diving, Water Polo, Synchronized Swimming & Disabled Swimming Award Winners
Diving: He Zi, He Chong
Water Polo: Jennifer Pareja, Viktor Nagy
Synchronized Swimming: Svetlana Romashina
Disabled Swimming: Sophie Pascoe, Daniel Dias
22 2013 World & American Record Progression by Jason Marsteller
32 Dryside Training: Holiday Game Plan
34 Ask Dr. Shannon: Stretches while Sitting Down
35 Q&A with Coach Carol Capitani by Michael J. Stott
36 How They Train Sarah Denninghoff by Michael J. Stott
39 Stratigic Pacing Distance Events by Michael J. Stott
There are many different strategies in distance swimming. The key is to determine which works best to give the swimmer the optimum opportunity to be successful.
6 A Voice for the Sport
24 Holiday Gift Guide
43 Up and Comers
44 Gutter Talk
46 Parting Shot
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