City of Commerce Aquatic Programs a Model for California

PHOENIX, Arizona, August 3. FOR 37 years, the City of Commerce has worked to reduce the number of drownings among its inner-city children through a remarkable program run in a state-of-the-art aquatics facility.

Bobby Contreras, the head coach of the USA men's water polo team, talks to SwimmingWorld.TV on page 49 of the digital August issue of Swimming World Magazine about the program at the City of Commerce Aquatorium that gives inner-city kids a place to learn to swim at no charge.

The program is completely funded by the city's government, and Contreras says "99.99 percent" of the program is made of Hispanic or Latino children, and the water polo teams are competitive at the regional and national level. The financial aid by the city government is what Contreras says helps the kids participate.

"There is no barrier in Commerce," Contreras says. "Every single resident in the City of Commerce has the opportunity to come to our Aquatorium facility and start in the aquatic program through swim lessons."

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August 2008 Issue
Contents of The August issue:

3 TECHNIQUE TIP: Freestyle: Pocket of Air demonstrated by Jason Lezak
8 BUILDING MOMENTUM by John Lohn
Led by Michael Phelps at the U.S. Olympic Trials, the American men put their global rivals on notice that they mean business come Beijing.
12 CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? by Jason Marsteller
Although Australia made some noise at its Olympic Trials last March, the U.S. women responded at their own Trials by making things perfectly clear—the Americans are equal to the challenge.
15 OLYMPIC PREDICTIONS by John Lohn
Here's everything you need to know about who will win what in Beijing.
20 SOMETHING SPECIAL by John Lohn
Jimmy Feigen of Winston Churchill High School turned in a phenomenal prep season that resulted with him being named Swimming World Magazine's Male High School Swimmer of the Year.
22 BECK BACK-TO-BACK by Jason Marsteller
Austin Westlake High School's Mary Beck joins only three other swimmers to win back-to-back titles as Swimming World Magazine's High School Swimmers of the Year.

DEPARTMENTS:
6 A VOICE for the SPORT
51 FOR THE RECORD
59 CALENDAR
62 PARTING SHOT
SWIMMING WORLD TV AND RADIO
23, 29, 41, 49, 59

In the Swimming Technique portion of the magazine you will find the following:

30 Q&A WITH COACH GEORGE KENNEDY by Michael J. Stott
32 HOW THEY TRAIN: John Thomas by Michael J. Stott
33 FIVE NEW IDEAS THAT WILL CHANGE SWIMMING FOREVER by Wayne Goldsmith
Recently, there has been a wave of exciting and challenging scientific research that has sparked new ideas and has forced the swimming world to sit up and take notice.
36 CENTER YOUR FREESTYLE by Glenn Mills
Use your head as your guiding force in sprint freestyle.
38 TRAINING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM by Dr. Daniel Carl
40 SWIMMING THE 400 IM by Michael J. Stott

In the SWIM portion of the magazine you will find the following:

25 THE POOL'S EDGE, PRESENTED BY VIEW: Friends for Life by Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen
Swimming, with its lifelong friendships, offers us a tremendous gift.
26 THE WORKOUT CARD: Pre-Competitive Season Aerobic/Anaerobic Alactic Week
by Chad Durieux
28 DRYSIDE TRAINING: Flexibility and Strength Exercises for Better Swims by J.R. Rosania

In the Junior Swimmer portion of the magazine you will find the following:

43 NATIONAL AGE GROUP RECORD SETTER: Missy Franklin by Judy Jacob
45 SPEEDO AMERICAN RELAY by Judy Jacob
46 TYR AGE GROUP SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Lexy Aitchison
48 GOLDMINDS: Preparing for Perfect, Powerful Performances by Wayne Goldsmith
Swimming a great race starts with packing a great case!
50 HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Finishing with a Bang by Brian Savard

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