PHOENIX, Arizona, August 2. THE August Swimming World Magazine is now available for download for Total Access Subscribers!
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The August issue of Swimming World Magazine names the top male and female high school swimmers from the 2012-13 high school season. A remarkable 25 National records fell over the course of the season, making it arguably the best high school swimming season in history. Don’t miss out on your chance to relive it in the pages of Swimming World Magazine!
Bolles School’s Ryan Murphy and Our Lady of Good Counsel’s Jack Conger tied for the title of Male High School Swimmer of the Year. Both set overall national standards during the high school championship season and racked up points for their consistently top-ranked times. The pair often went back and forth in the overall rankings. The rivals are good friends outside of the pool and are excited to take the next step into NCAA swimming as freshman Division 1 athletes.
Curious about what you’ll find inside the August issue of Swimming World Magazine? Watch this month’s Inside Swimming World video to find out!
ON THE COVER:
Senior Olivia Smoliga of Glenbrook South High School, Ill., who set two overall national high school records this past season, is Swimming World’s Female High School Swimmer of the Year. She became the first girls’ prep swimmer to crack 22 seconds in the 50 yard free with her 21.99 and lowered the 100 back mark to 51.43. [PHOTO BY ALEXANDER RATAJCZYK]
TABLE OF CONTENTS
8 The First Test by Jeff Commings
The Road to Rio de Janeiro, site of the 2016 Olympics, begins with a trip to Barcelona this summer for the World Championships, where 50 swimmers who qualified for the U.S. team at nationals will have the opportunity to compete.
12 Being the Best She Can Be by Jeff Commings
In a season when 11 national high school girls’ records were broken, Olivia Smoliga was the only swimmer to set two overall marks and was named Swimming World Magazine’s Female High School Swimmer of the Year.
16 Sharing the Success by Shoshanna Rutemiller
Ryan Murphy and Jack Conger tied for this year’s title as Swimming World Magazine’s 2013 Male High School Swimmers of the Year.
20 High School Swimmers of the Year: The Runners-up by Jeff Commings and Shoshanna Rutemiller
Katie Ledecky and Abbey Weitzeil put together impressive performances this past season to finish behind Olivia Smoliga as Swimming World Magazine’s Female High School Swimmer of the Year. Meanwhile, Joseph Schooling and Steven Stumph both set overall national high school records as the Male SOY runners-up to Ryan Murphy and Jack Conger.
24 Save the Seahawks by Chelsea Howard
Thanks to the alumni, parents, student-athletes and the coaching staff of UNC-Wilmington, the school’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs were saved.
26 Battling Borderline Personality Disorder by Shoshanna Rutemiller
Swimmer Sasha Menu Courey, who was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, took her own life at the age of 20. Her parents are now seeking ways to increase public awareness of the serious mental illness.
28 Dryside Training: How Will Training with Weights Make Me a Faster Swimmer? by J.R. Rosania
30 AthleticFoodie/Let’s Live a Healthier Life: Recruiting Tips by Garrett Weber-Gale
32 Ask Dr. Shannon: Hip Stretches by Shannon McBride
34 Hypoxic Training: Got Oxygen? by Michael J. Stott
The second of a two-part article about hypoxic training explores the implementation and specific sets coaches are using with today’s swimmers.
37 Q&A with Coach Randy Reese by Michael J. Stott
39 How They Train Becca Mann by Michael J. Stott
40 USSSA: Opening the Door to Swimming by Robert Strauss
Here are eight keys for Learn-to-swim instructors to help open the door for beginning swimmers to the wonderful world of aquatics.
6 By the Numbers
7 Twitter Talk
41 Up & Comers
42 Gutter Talk
46 Parting Shot