Four World Records in a Day; A Look Back at the 1989 Pan Pacific Championships

PHOENIX, Arizona, July 2. WITH the 2010 Pan Pacific Championships coming up next month, Jeff Commings took a superb look back in a story featured in the July issue of Swimming World Magazine at a remarkable day in which four world records fell at the 1989 Pan Pacific Championships on Aug. 20 of that year.

The foursome of Mike Barrowman, Janet Evans, Dave Wharton and Tom Jager were already swimming legends by the time the 1989 Pan Pacs rolled around, but the four cemented their place in history by each setting an individual world record that day. Commings caught up with the four recently to relive that monumental memory.

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Contents of The July issue:


8 STORYLINES AND SUBPLOTS by Jason Marsteller
Everybody already knows what to expect from swimmers such as Michael Phelps, Leisel Jones, Kosuke Kitajima and Brent Hayden, who should be competing at this summer's Pan Pacific Championships. But what can be expected from some of the less well-known names in the sport?
11 4 WORLD RECORDS IN 6-1/2 HOURS! by Jeff Commings
Aug. 20, 1989 marked the first time four different swimmers broke world records in four different events on the same day.
14 THE RIGHT FIT by John Lohn
During the last several years, 24-year-old backstroker Nick Thoman has been looking for the best place for him to train. It appears he found it with Coach David Marsh at SwimMAC Carolina.
16 A NEW QUEEN IS CROWNED by Emily Sampl
UCLA's streak of five straight NCAA women's water polo titles came to an end as crosstown rival USC edged top-seeded Stanford 10-9 in the championship game.

DEPARTMENTS:
6 A VOICE for the SPORT
36 FOR THE RECORD
43 CALENDAR
46 PARTING SHOT

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

22 Q&A WITH COACH BRETT HAWKE, AUBURN UNIVERSITY by Michael J. Stott
24 HOW THEY TRAIN: Bryan Lundquist by Michael J. Stott
25 GOING FOR THE WIN: When Athletes Who Can, Don't…and Why by Michael J. Stott
28 USSSA: The Use of Play in a Swim Lesson by Nikki Miller
Play is the international language of children.

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19 THE POOL'S EDGE: Rookie Mistakes by Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen
20 DRYSIDE TRAINING: Getting Older and Stronger by J.R. Rosania

In the Junior Swimmer portion of the magazine you will find the following:
30 NATIONAL AGE GROUP RECORD SETTERS: Aquajets (Minn.) 11-12 Girls 200 Yard Free, 200 Medley and 400 Medley Relays and Olivia Anderson
31 AMERICAN RELAY by Judy Jacob
32 TYR AGE GROUP SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Annie Kyriakidis, Nashville Aquatic Club (Tenn.)
33 GOLDMINDS: Tip-Top Tapering by Wayne Goldsmith
Here are twenty-two tricks, tips and tales toward a terrific taper!

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