PHOENIX, Arizona, July 30. ON the same night that Missy Franklin just became an Olympic gold medalist with her 100-meter backstroke triumph at the 2012 London Olympics, Swimming World is proud to announce that Franklin earned the High School Female of the Year award. Jeff Commings has an in-depth article featuring Franklin's high school accomplishments this past year in our August issue. Read Now For $3.95.
Her first high school season after turning down thousands of dollars on the FINA World Cup circuit, as well as potential sponsorship funding after her breakout performance at the 2011 World Championships, Franklin raced to the top of the high school heap by winning the award for females.
Jasmine Tosky, last year's co-winner with Olympic Rachel Bootsma, took second behind Franklin this year. Meanwhile, four swimmers tied for third place in the female competition. Courtney Bartholomew, Kristin Vredeveld, Chelsea Chenault and Celina Li all tied in our high school title formula.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
8 U.S. Olympic Trials: The Best is Yet to Come by John Lohn and Jason Marsteller
19 Olympic Predictions: Bring It On! by John Lohn Eight days of swimming action will unfold at the London Aquatics Centre, July 28-Aug. 4. During that time, dreams will be both realized and crushed. What we do know is this: the Olympics will feature heated, spectacular battles in all distances and strokes.
23 Male High School Swimmer of the Year: A Bright Future by Jason Marsteller Not only did Jack Conger have a record-setting high school season on his way to being named Swimming World's Male High School Swimmer of the Year, but the junior from Our Lady of Good Counsel in Maryland went on to final in both backstroke events at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
24 Female High School Swimmer of the Year: The Right Choice by Jeff Commings After deciding to keep her amateur status, Missy Franklin, a junior at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colo., was named Swimming World's Female High School Swimmer of the Year.
26 Nutrition Choices of the Stars by Jeff Commings This is the second of a three-part series on nutrition choices by some of swimming's elite athletes. This month's focus: nutrition during workout.
28 Dryside Training: Look Fit and Swim Fast! by J.R. Rosania
30 Q&A with Coach Al Boelk by Michael J. Stott
32 How They Train: Chase Gross by Michael J. Stott
34 American Relay by Judy Jacob
35 TYR Age Group Swimmer of the Month
6 A Voice for the Sport
37 For the Record
39 Lane 9/Gutter Talk
46 Parting Shot
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