Ranomi Kromowidjojo Earns First Swimming World Cover in July Issue

PHOENIX, Arizona, July 1. IN an issue jam packed with Olympic previews and analysis, The Netherlands' Ranomi Kromowidjojo drew the cover honor this month for Swimming World Magazine.

Senior writer John Lohn profiles Kromowidjojo, who is the latest in a long line of sprint royalty from The Netherlands, which includes such names as Inge de Bruijn and Pieter van den Hoogenband.

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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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