Morris County’s Vinny Marciano Featured as U.S. National Age Group Holder in July Issue

PHOENIX, Arizona, July 15. EVERY month, Swimming World puts the spotlight on a National Age Group holder. This month, we profile Morris County Swim Club's Vinny Marciano. Marciano is the U.S. National Age Group holder in the boys 10-and-under 50-meter backstroke.

In his final try as a 10-year-old at the May Meters Long Course Swim Meet in West Nyack, N.Y., Marciano posted a 32.07 in the sprint back, lowering the previous record of 32.58 set by Destin Lasko, which was set the previous day. Previously, Michael Andrew held the record with a 32.72 from 2010.

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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

DEPARTMENTS
6 A Voice for the Sport
36 Lane 9/Gutter Talk
37 For the Record
43 Calendar
46 Parting Shot

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