PHOENIX, Arizona, March 12. MEL Stewart, former 200 butterfly world record holder and 1992 Olympic gold medalist, visited the Toyota Southern California Grand Prix in Long Beach, Calif., in January on a mission to discover the secret behind the success of many of swimming's superstars.
What impressed Stewart most was the size of the athletes today compared to his era in the 1990s, and even the vast difference in body composition in the 30 years since Mark Spitz's Olympic achievements.
Watch Stewart flex his way through this fun SwimmingWorld.TV interview with coaches Mark Schubert and David Marsh, as well as a few of the more muscular swimmers, such as Erik Vendt and Peter Vanderkaay. The interview can be found by Premium members on page 41 of the March issue of Swimming World.
It's part of the trend that today's athlete wants to be "bigger, stronger, faster," according to Vanderkaay. You'll see a few swimmers strike a pose to prove that point.
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The March issue contains the following SwimmingWorld.TV interviews:
* Paul Yetter, Sean Hutchison
* Arizona's Albert Subirats
* USA Diving's Debbie Hesse
* Rick DeMont
* Look into impact of strength and conditioning on the sport
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March 2008 Issue
Contents of The March issue:
3 NIKE TECHNIQUE TIP: Breaststroke Breath by Glenn Mills
8 PICK SIX by John Lohn
Auburn, under new head coach Richard Quick, will try to win an NCAA record-tying sixth straight men's team title.
13 THIRD TIME'S A CHARM? by Jason Marsteller
Arizona's women were picked to win all the marbles the last two years, but didn't. Swimming World Magazine still believes the Wildcats have the firepower to take it all.
18 VANDERKAAY DYNASTY by John Lohn
Christian, Peter, Alex and Dane Vanderkaay are leaving their mark in the pool.
20 2008 OLYMPIC PREVIEW: SOUTH AMERICA by Jason Marsteller
22 2007 DISABLED SWIMMERS OF THE YEAR:
Valerie Grand'Maison and Matthew Cowdrey
6 A VOICE for the SPORT
43 35th ANNUAL CAMP DIRECTORY
55 FOR THE RECORD
62 PARTING SHOT
In the Swimming Technique portion of the magazine you will find the following:
30 Q&A WITH COACH CYNDI GALLAGHER by Michael J. Stott
Bruin blue through-and-through, UCLA Coach Cyndi Gallagher directs an aquatic program defined by academic and competitive excellence.
33 HOW THEY TRAIN: Kim Vandenberg by Michael J. Stott
34 CATCHING A WAVE by Michael J. Stott
Some of the sport's best college coaches share their insights on how to win an NCAA team championship.
37 IMPROVING PERFORMANCE IN SWIMMING:
Technology and Learning Strategies by Rod Havriluk
Coaches have found that a comprehensive program of instruction and analysis can substantially improve technique and performance.
In the SWIM portion of the magazine you will find the following:
25 THE POOL'S EDGE PRESENTED BY VIEW: Where's Your Head? by Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen
Achieving a neutral head position in each of your strokes is extremely important if you want to become a better swimmer.
26 DRYSIDE TRAINING: The Everyday Ab Routine by J.R. Rosania
28 5 BREASTSTROKE ESSENTIALS by Wayne Goldsmith and Helen Morris
In the Junior Swimmer portion of the magazine you will find the following:
39 NATIONAL AGE GROUP RECORD SETTER: Brady Fox
41 SPEEDO AMERICAN RELAY
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