PHOENIX, Arizona, July 7. THE July issue of Swimming World Magazine features the final edition of this year's Olympic flashback series. Jeff Commings looks back at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 iterations of the Olympics, with special contributions by Steve Johnson.
This is the Michael Phelps era of swimming, as he made his first appearance in the 2000 Olympics before beginning to set medal records in 2004 and 2008, including his epic eight old medal sweep in Beijing.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
8 Fast Track to Success by John Lohn
Hailing from a country that has produced greatness with the likes of Inge de Bruijn and Pieter van den Hoogenband, sprinter Ranomi Kromowidjojo has rapidly developed into a global force behind a lethal combination of raw talent, hard work and desire.
10 Lane Lines to London sponsored by Competitor by Shoshanna Rutemiller
This month's Olympic feature spotlights the London Aquatic Centre.
12 2012 Olympic Preview: Synchronized Swimming by Emily Sampl
Russia has dominated synchronized swimming in recent years and is expected to do the same this summer at the London Olympics.
14 Olympic Flashback: 2000-08 by Jeff Commings with special contributions by Steve Johnson
16 Olympic Analysis: Timing Is Everything… by Jeff Commings
…Or is it? Does the timing of Olympic Trials have an effect on swimmers' performances at the Olympics?
19 Curl Burke: The Gold Standard by Michael J. Stott
Where does a team go after having been proclaimed the gold standard–and then repeatedly backing it up at local, regional, national and international levels? Well, they keep going forward!
23 Pool's Edge: The Secret by Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen
There is a smarter way to swim fast times without “swimming” faster at all!
24 Lane Leaders: Noriko Inada by Emily Sampl
26 Q&A with Coach Bruce Patmos by Michael J. Stott
28 How They Train: Margo Geer by Michael J. Stott
29 Sleep for Success by Michael J. Stott
Winning requires sleep management, which has to be planned and not left to chance.
31 USSSA: “New Swimmer” Evaluations the Nitro Way by Mike Koleber
33 National Age Group Record Setter by Judy Jacob
34 American Relay by Judy Jacob
35 TYR Age Group Swimmer of the Month
6 A Voice for the Sport
36 Lane 9/Gutter Talk
37 For the Record
46 Parting Shot
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