Don Talbot Talks About How Most Coaches Are Beginning to Neglect Technique

PHOENIX, Arizona, May 7. WHEN swim coaches hit the proverbial brick wall with making their swimmers faster, Don Talbot is one of the people they call to get them over the hump. Talbot, a renowned author and coach of swimmers on at least three continents, talks in a Swimming World Radio interview found on page 35 of the May issue of Swimming World Magazine about the challenges he faces as a coaching consultant.

Reinforcing technique is one challenge Talbot says he faces now because most coaches around the world are beginning to neglect technique, especially those working with elite swimmers. When determining some of the best technique around, Talbot watches the best swimmers in the world and shares his impressions with other coaches.

Trying to prevent a coach from categorizing a young swimmer into a specific type of racer is another challenge Talbot said he faces. A taller person is generally a better sprinter than someone shorter, but Talbot said he makes sure coaches "leave the door open."

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The May issue contains the following Swimming World Radio interviews:
* Tom Johnson of Swimming Canada About Seed Times for Olympics
* Bill Boomer About Swimmers Who Are Either Cats of Dogs
* Don Talbot About Coaches Neglecting Technique
* Chris Thompson About Recent Attempts on His American Record

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May 2008 Issue
Contents of The May issue:

3 TECHNIQUE TIP: Race Relaxation Behind the Blocks demonstrated by Lacey Nymeyer
8 FIRST-TIME CHAMPIONS by Jason Marsteller
The University of Arizona captured its first-ever women's NCAA Division I swimming and diving championship in convincing fashion, sweeping all five relays and adding titles in two individual events.
12 A CHANGE IN POWER by John Lohn
Coach Frank Busch's University of Arizona Wildcats won their first men's collegiate team championship, knocking off five-time defending champ Auburn to shift NCAA supremacy from the South to the West.
18 2008 OLYMPIC PREVIEW: OCEANIA by Jason Marsteller
22 OLYMPIC OPEN WATER SWIMMING PREVIEW by Steven Munatones
Open water swimming will make its Olympic debut in Beijing, with 10K races being held for both women and men.
DEPARTMENTS:
6 A VOICE for the SPORT
51 FOR THE RECORD
58 CALENDAR
62 PARTING SHOT

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

33 Q&A WITH COACH GEOFF BROWN by Michael J. Stott
In 20 years, Geoff Brown has taken NOVA of Virginia Aquatics and built it into a Virginia Swimming power that trains more than 650 swimmers.
36 HOW THEY TRAIN: Nova's Novice Gold Group by Michael J. Stott
37 MAXIMIZING AEROBIC SPRINTING by Dr. Daniel Carl
39 CLEAN, CLEAR WATER by Jeff Dimond
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has designated the week of May 19-25 as Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week.
40 HOW TO SWIM A WINNING BUTTERFLY by Michael J. Stott

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

27 THE POOL'S EDGE, PRESENTED BY VIEW: Stay in the Know by Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen
Stay positive and mentally focused, and you'll be able to do your best.
28 DRYSIDE TRAINING: The Backyard Workout (Part 2) by J.R. Rosania
30 HEALTH WAVES: Dieting and Carbs by Kathleen Woolf
31 LANE LEADERS: Ron Neugent by Emily Sampl
32 THE WORKOUT CARD: Emphasis on Diversity by Chris Colburn

In the Junior Swimmer portion of the magazine you will find the following:
42 NATIONAL AGE GROUP RECORD SETTERS:
Lake Oswego 11-12 Girls 200 Yard Free Relay by Judy Jacob
43 SPEEDO AMERICAN RELAY by Judy Jacob
44 TYR AGE GROUP SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Bryce Timonera
46 SPEEDO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES SECTIONALS by Jason Marsteller
48 GOLDMINDS: 7 Golden Rules of Leadership by Wayne Goldsmith
50 HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: A Landmark Year by Brian Savard

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