PHOENIX, Arizona, February 7. WITHOUT question, one of the key components of swimming success is core strength and the development of strong abdominals. This group of muscles works at stabilizing the body in water and also contributes to additional swimming speed.
Author of A Factor, Rob Price gives readers a complete overview of how the body's midsection works for swimmers. Price's work consists of three parts; What makes abs so important, how do you effectively train the midsection and what do you need to train your abs?
Also in the current Swimming Technique section, is a piece about Swimmers as Teachers Giving Back to the Sport. The theme of this article, presented by the United States Swim School Association, is that competitive swimmers are in a unique position to assist beginning and non-swimmers in becoming more at home in the water.
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* Dave Marsh, Mecklenburg Aquatics head coach
* U.S. Olympic Trials Omaha Organizers
* Trevor Tiffany, Myrtha Pools
* Michael Lohberg, Coral Springs head coach
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February 2008 Issue
Contents of The February issue:
3 NIKE TECHNIQUE TIP: Butterfly Breath by Glenn Mills
8 WORLD CUP: Ain't Nuthin' Like It! by Jason Marsteller
There's nothing in competitive swimming quite like the FINA/Arena World Cup circuit, which had plenty of world, regional and national records.
10 SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITY by John Lohn
The American record book required a significant edit after some very fast short course yards meets at the end of the year.
13 OLYMPIC SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING PREVIEW by Taylor Payne
For years, the United States and Canada dominated the sport of synchronized swimming, but Russia emerged as the world powerhouse at the turn of the century.
16 2008 OLYMPIC PREVIEW: AFRICA by Jason Marsteller
53 NAG TOP 16 (LONG COURSE)
6 A VOICE for the SPORT
35 CAMP DIRECTORY
49 FOR THE RECORD
62 PARTING SHOT
In the Swimming Technique portion of the magazine you will find the following:
24 Q&A WITH COACH MATT KREDICH by Michael J. Stott
In three short years, Matt Kredich has turned the University of Tennessee women's program into a potent force.
26 HOW THEY TRAIN: Christine Magnuson by Michael J. Stott
27 THE "A" FACTOR by Rob Price
Having strong abs is crucial in taking your athletic ability to the next level and beyond.
30 USSSA: Giving Back to the Sport by Bryan T. Crane
If swimmers give back to the sport by teaching swimming and safety skills, they can improve their own swimming as well!
In the SWIM portion of the magazine you will find the following:
19 THE POOL'S EDGE Presented by View by Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen
Here are 10 strategies that you can try to help you get the most out of your training on a limited-time budget.
20 DRYSIDE TRAINING: The Bedroom Warm-up Routine by J.R. Rosania
22 WORKOUT CARD: Back to "Base-ics" by John Salvino
In the Junior Swimmer portion of the magazine you will find the following:
32 HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Setting a High Standard by Brian Savard
Swimmers who will be competing in their state championships between now and May will have to swim fast just to keep pace with early-season performances.
33 SPEEDO AMERICAN RELAY
34 NATIONAL AGE GROUP RECORD SETTER: Ella Eastin