PHOENIX, Arizona, July 3. THE underwater pullout is a key component for a successful breaststroker, and on the Texas A&M University women's swim team, Coach Steve Bultman makes sure all of the breaststrokers on the team have better-than-proficient pullouts.
In an exclusive video interview for SwimmingWorld.TV appearing on page 34 of the digital issue of July's Swimming World, Bultman and Brent Rutemiller analyze underwater shots of A&M star swimmer, Alia Atkinson, who placed in the top five in both breaststrokes at the 2009 NCAA Championships.
Bultman talks about some of the disadvantages of allowing the dolphin kick in the pullout, particularly how it affects the streamline. He also talks about the appropriate time to execute the dolphin kick, preferring it to be done during the propulsive phase of the arm pull.
The final portion of the interview analyzes Atkinson's turn—from approach and arm position to foot placement and body position. One of the key problems, Bultman points out, is getting the body out of alignment in preparation for a strong dolphin kick.
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Contents of The July issue:
8 THE NEXT LEVEL by John Lohn
Sprinter Nathan Adrian appears ready to take the next step in his career as one of a number of rising stars on the American sprint scene.
10 CELEBRATING 50+ YEARS IN AQUATICS: 1981-84 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.
12 THEN AND NOW by Jeff Commings
Both Steve Lundquist and Kosuke Kitajima had competitive rivals in breaststroke, but both emerged as the world's best during their respective reigns 25 years apart.
14 SHOWCASE OF TALENT LIKELY TO GO TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Here's a look at some of the swimmers who could very well take center stage at this summer's World Swimming Championships, July 26-Aug. 2, in Rome.
16 MAKING THEIR MARK by Kristen Heiss
With Cal's Teri McKeever leading the way by becoming the first female swimming coach to win the women's NCAA Division I Championships, more and more women
are making coaching breakthroughs across the country.
19 A PROMISING FUTURE by Jason Marsteller
After a successful showing at the Olympics, the future of USA Water Polo continues to look good with an excellent group of high school talent.
22 YOUTH…INTERRUPTED by Eric Velazquez
Three-time Olympian Troy Dumais and 16-year-old Kristian Ipsen—this summer's most compelling synchronized diving team—are looking to score some medals at the World Championships.
6 A VOICE for the SPORT
50 FOR THE RECORD
62 PARTING SHOT
In the Swimming Technique portion of the magazine you will find the following:
33 Q&A WITH COACH KEVIN KINEL, CHESTERTON HIGH SCHOOL by Michael J. Stott
35 HOW THEY TRAIN: Kyle Whitaker by Michael J. Stott
36 BREASTSTROKE START, TURN AND PULLOUT demonstrated by Alia Atkinson, Texas A&M
38 DIGITIZING THE SWIMMING STROKE: Butterfly by Genadijus Sokolovas
41 HOW TO PUT TOGETHER A GREAT CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
by Wayne Goldsmith and Helen Morris
Here are 50 ideas for a positively, powerfully perfect program.
44 GOT OXYGEN? by Michael J. Stott
Is altitude training right for everyone? The jury is still out.
In the SWIM portion of the magazine you will find the following:
27 THE POOL'S EDGE: Dealing with Disappointment by Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen
Here are six suggestions that may help you deal with disappointment after a subpar meet or swim.
28 NO HOLDING BACK! by Jason Marsteller
It doesn't matter what age they are: Masters swimmers just keep getting faster, breaking record upon record at the USMS Short Course Nationals.
30 THE WORKOUT CARD: Training with Kona Aquatics by Steve Borowski
32 LANE LEADERS: Gail Roper by Emily Sampl
In the Junior Swimmer portion of the magazine you will find the following:
47 NATIONAL AGE GROUP RECORD SETTERS: Jack Conger
48 SPEEDO AMERICAN RELAY by Judy Jacob
49 TYR AGE GROUP SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Ingrid Shu
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