Mike Ross, 40, Breaks Four Masters USMS Records; Talks About College Years at Princeton in Swimming World Magazine

PHOENIX, Arizona, July 5. IN 1989 and 1990, Mike Ross was part of Princeton University's surprise wins in the 200 medley relay at the NCAA Championships.

Now 40 years old, Ross is still shocking swimming crowds, this time in Masters swimming. At the recent nationals held in Austin, Texas, Ross swam some of the fastest times of his career, breaking four national records.

In an interview with Swimming World Radio embedded on page 29 of Swimming World Magazine, Ross talks about those relay victories at Princeton and his life after college. He moved to Fort Lauderdale to train, but didn't perform to expectations at the 1992 or 1996 Olympic Trials.

Rehabilitation from back surgery got Ross back in the water in 2004 after an eight-year absence. In one of his first Masters meets, he broke a national record, and since then he's set dozens of world and national records in the butterfly, backstroke and freestyle events.

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* Mike Ross Interview
* Rick DeMont Interview
* Tracy Caulkins/Katie Hoff Interview

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July 2008 Issue
Contents of The July issue:


3 TECHNIQUE TIP: Shoulder Shrug Style of Breaststroke demonstrated by Kaitlin Sandeno
7 STILL KICKING: Sippy Woodhead by Emily Sampl
8 ONWARD TO BEIJING by Steven Munatones
Twenty-eight of the 50 Olympic qualifiers for the inaugural 10K race in Beijing were selected at the FINA World Open Water Championships
10 ONE LAST CHANCE by Steven Munatones
Chloe Sutton was given a second chance and made the most of it, earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic open water team.
12 RAISING THE BAR by Jeff Commings
Swimming competition at the XII FINA World Masters Championships in Perth, Australia, was blazing fast, with 54 world records broken.
16 FINAL COUNTDOWN by Jason Marsteller
American athletes from synchronized swimming, water polo and diving will pursue their Olympic dreams next month in Beijing.
19 COLLEGE RECRUITING MADE EASY by Jason Marsteller
Swimming World Magazine's College Recruit Rankings is now powered by Take Your Marks.
20 CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIPS by Judy Jacob

DEPARTMENTS:
6 A VOICE for the SPORT
52 FOR THE RECORD
59 CALENDAR
62 PARTING SHOT
SWIMMING WORLD
TV AND RADIO
17, 29, 43, 51

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

31 Q&A WITH COACH RICH DeSELM by Michael J. Stott
34 HOW THEY TRAIN: Chip Peterson, Joe Kinderwater and Whitney Sprague
by Michael J. Stott
35 FAST TWITCH/SLOW TWITCH MUSCLE FIBERS by Dr. Daniel Carl
37 FAST POOLS, FAST TIMES by Justin Caron
A world-class aquatic facility can help provide the ideal conditions for swimmers to perform their best.
40 USSSA: The "Heart" of Exceptional Teachers by Leslie Ziegler
42 SWIMMING THE 1650 by Michael J. Stott

In the SWIM portion of the magazine you will find the following:

21 THE POOL'S EDGE, PRESENTED BY VIEW: The Power of the Pull-Up by Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen
Incorporate pull-ups to your training program, and you may soon be on your way to a more powerful pull.
22 TAKING RECORDS BY THE HORNS by Jeff Commings
A record 132 USMS national standards fell at its short course championships in Austin, Texas
24 THE LAST RACE by Wayne Goldsmith
When it's time for you to swim your last race and retire from swimming, you life will be full of cherished memories and lessons that will last a lifetime.
26 LANE LEADERS: Suzanne Heim-Bowen by Emily Sampl
27 THE WORKOUT CARD: What Good Is Holding Your Breath? by Chuck Burr
29 BOOK REVIEW: Mark Spitz: The Extraordinary Life of an Olympic Champion by Richard J. Foster

In the Junior Swimmer portion of the magazine you will find the following:
45 NATIONAL AGE GROUP RECORD SETTER: Connor Signorin by Judy Jacob
46 SPEEDO AMERICAN RELAY by Judy Jacob
47 TYR AGE GROUP SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Linda Ferguson
49 GOLDMINDS: 10 Myths of Swimming by Wayne Goldsmith

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