PHOENIX, Arizona, May 2. THE NCAA Championships provide annually some of the sport's most competitive and dramatic performances. This year's competitions proved no different. Keyed by close team races as well as jaw-dropping individual swims, the action was non-stop.
In the May issue, in-depth coverage of the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Championships are presented. Through words as well as dramatic photography, Swimming World once again brings to life for its readers all of the excitement of the Division I collegiate championship competition.
Coverage of the rest of the national collegiate championships will occur in the June issue.
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May 2009 Issue
Contents of the May issue:
8 HISTORY IN THE MAKING by Jason Marsteller
Not only did the University of California win its first-ever women's NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving championship, but its coach, Teri McKeever, also became the first female coach to win an NCAA title in the sport.
12 AUBURN WINS ONE FOR QUICK by John Lohn
Auburn's men pulled off an emotional triumph at the men's NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving championship, and dedicated the team victory to their absentee coach, Richard Quick, who is battling inoperable brain cancer.
18 CELEBRATING 50+ YEARS IN AQUATICS: 1973-76 by Jeff Commings
As we celebrate 50+ years in aquatics, Swimming World Magazine will be taking a trip through history, highlighting some of the top moments of the magazine's existence.
20 THEN AND NOW by Jeff Commings
As a leader of the U.S. women's swimming team over the last quadrennium, Natalie Coughlin is reminding many people of the role Shirley Babashoff played in the mid-1970s.
22 GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Eric Velazquez
Accomplished UCLA skipper Adam Krikorian becomes the new U.S. women's head water polo coach, inheriting the most successful women's water polo program in the world.
6 A VOICE for the SPORT
51 FOR THE RECORD
62 PARTING SHOT
In the Swimming Technique portion of the magazine you will find the following:
31 Q&A WITH COACH TED SALLADE, POSEIDON SWIMMING by Michael J. Stott
33 HOW THEY TRAIN: Stuart Ferguson by Michael J. Stott
34 BEING RELAY SPECIAL by Michael J. Stott
Relay dominance is not a birthright, but one cultivated in training excellence, team pride and camaraderie.
36 TALENT IDENTIFICATION by Dr. Daniel Carl
A controversial topic now being discussed in the swimming community is the identification of swimming talent through genetic testing.
38 TRAINING THE UNDERWATER SWIMMER: Fluid Dynamics by Michael J. Stott
Many coaches consider underwater swimming to be the fifth stroke, realizing its importance in developing faster and more effective swimmers.
In the SWIM portion of the magazine you will find the following:
25 THE POOL'S EDGE: Always Something New! by Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen
Take an inventory of your stroke and see if there are changes—big or small—that you can try to help improve your freestyle.
26 LANE LEADERS: Dennis Baker by Emily Sampl
28 THE WORKOUT CARD: Something for Everyone by Kerry O'Brien
In the Junior Swimmer portion of the magazine you will find the following:
40 NATIONAL AGE GROUP RECORD SETTER: Kylie Stewart
41 SPEEDO AMERICAN RELAY by Judy Jacob
42 TYR AGE GROUP SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Grant House
43 SPEEDO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES SECTIONALS by Jason Marsteller
46 HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Faster than Ever by Sarah Eckersley
48 NCSA JUNIOR NATIONALS: Supernova by Judy Jacob
Nova of Virginia Aquatics won all three team titles—combined, women's and men's—at the NCSA Junior National Swimming Championships in March.
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