PHOENIX, Arizona, January 11. The February issue of Swimming World Magazine will look back at the rollercoaster ride Katie Hoff experienced in 2008 and 2009, and how she triumped over adversity to win gold at the 2010 FINA short course world championships.
Senior writer John Lohn writes about Hoff's re-emergence as a leader for the American women's team as they prepare for this summer's world championships. Also in the main section of the magazine, Jason Marsteller writes about the rich history of swimming in Australia and recaps the defining moments of the short course world championships and USA Swimming short course nationals.
In SWIM, Emily Sampl presents a profile of Masters swimmer Karen Andrus-Hughes, and J.R. Rosania continues his series on cross training for swimmers.
The Swimming Technique section features a Q&A with Coach Kirk Sanocki of Wingate University and a look at how he trains swimmers Mason Norman and Nicole Moody.
Mission Viejo Nadadores is in the spotlight in our Junior Swimmers section, as we find out more about the national age group record-setting 800-meter freestyle relay in the 13-14 boys age group. Judy Jacob offers top achievements from other junior swimmers across the United States in the American Relay.