PHOENIX, Arizona, August 4. IN the second part of this exclusive technique series for SwimmingWorld.TV, Steve Bultman, head women's swimming coach at Texas A&M University, describes the steps for effective underwater swimming for freestyle and butterfly.
As demonstrated by Olympian and All-American Triin Aljand, Bultman guides viewers through the process of setting up a great period of underwater dolphin kicking on the start, from hand entry, body angle and body line establishment. Bultman said one of Aljand's strengths is her turn in the 50 butterfly, in which she maintains speed off the push and maintains a very tight streamline from the hands down to the toes.
This interview appears on page 25 of the August issue of Swimming World Magazine.
Another key aspect for a great turn—especially in butterfly—is timing the stroke from 10 meters out to judge if you should take an extra stroke. Also important is keeping a strong kick transition from the underwater kick to the breakout to maintain momentum.
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Contents of The August issue:
7 REMEMBERING RICHARD QUICK
Legendary swimming coach Richard Quick passed away June 10 at the age of 66.
8 NEXT STOP: ROME by Peter H. Bick
U.S. swimmers set three world records and an additional seven American and two U.S. Open marks at the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships, which also served as the qualifying meet for the World Championships in Rome.
12 ONE OF AMERICA'S FINEST by Jason Marsteller
Not only is Dagny Knutson of Minot High School in North Dakota the top female high school swimmer of the year, but she is also among the elite women swimmers in the United States.
14 SUPER SHIELDS by Brian Savard
Edison's Tom Shields (Calif.), who broke the national high school record in the 200 yard free this past season, was named Swimming World Magazine's male High School Swimmer of the Year.
16 CELEBRATING 50+ YEARS IN AQUATICS: 1985-88
by Jeff Commings
As we celebrate 50+ years in aquatics, Swimming World Magazine will be taking a trip through history, highlighting some of the top moments of the magazine's existence.
18 THEN AND NOW by Jeff Commings
With her double gold performance in Beijing and a world record in the women's 800 free, Britain's Rebecca Adlington is the new reigning queen of distance swimming, a title once held by the USA's Janet Evans.
20 JESSICA HARDY: IN HER OWN WORDS by Jason Marsteller
Jessica Hardy, who was dismissed from the U.S. Olympic team last summer for testing positive for the banned stimulant, clenbuterol, talks about her intense, emotional experience.
6 A VOICE for the SPORT
35 FOR THE RECORD
46 PARTING SHOT
In the Swimming Technique portion of the magazine you will find the following:
27 Q&A WITH COACH NICK NICHOLS, AMHERST COLLEGE by Michael J. Stott
29 HOW THEY TRAIN: Kendra Stern by Michael J. Stott
30 BUTTERFLY START, KICKOUT AND TURN demonstrated by Triin Aljand, Texas A&M
In the SWIM portion of the magazine you will find the following:
24 THE POOL'S EDGE: Relax! by Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen
What is the key to swimming faster with less effort? It's simple: RELAX!
26 LANE LEADERS: Lisa Dahl by Emily Sampl
In the Junior Swimmer portion of the magazine you will find the following:
32 NATIONAL AGE GROUP RECORD SETTER: Seth Beer
34 SPEEDO AMERICAN RELAY by Judy Jacob
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