PHOENIX, Arizona, February 17. THE March issue of Swimming World Magazine features the always popular NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Championship predictions.
While we will keep you in suspense on exactly who Swimming World is picking to win the men's and women's titles, we can say that John Lohn and Jason Marsteller made some tough selections for the Top 10. Last year, both went 9-for-10 in predicting teams that would finish in the Top 10. The men and women of Indiana University were the only teams to surprise us in 2008.
Meanwhile, Jeff Commings continues Swimming World's 50+ celebration with a rewind back to 1965-68. He also compares then's Claudia Kolb to now's Katie Hoff.
Taylor Payne of USA Synchronized Swimming completes a stocked World Swimming section with a look into the exciting sport.
In SWIM, the incredible Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen looks at how taper works with the older athlete. Guest contributor Dan Stephenson writes a first person account of a scary office visit through the eyes of a swimmer, while Ken DeMont provides this month's Workout Card. Emily Sampl also features Bob Strand in the latest of the Lane Leader series.
In Swimming Technique, the always productive Michael J. Stott interviews Steve Bultman of Texas A&M University, the hosts of the 2009 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Championships. The pair also look at how Kristen Heiss, a student intern at Swimming World Magazine, trains as a world-class athlete. Stott returns with a look at how to deal with pain, while also talking to top-level swimmers and coaches about how to deal with disappointing swims. Genadijus Sokolovas dives deep into the numbers when comparing performances for U.S. swimmers from Trials to the Olympics.
In Junior Swimmer, Nick Silverthorn is the featured National Age Group Record Setter, while Emma Blackwood earned the TYR Age Group Swimmer of the Month award. Meanwhile, Judy Jacob takes a tour through the country in the Speedo American Relay.