Ringing in the New Year with January’s Swimming World Magazine: Anthony Ervin Sends Wishes For A Happy 2013!

PHOENIX, Arizona, January 2. HAPPY New Year! We are proud and excited to start 2013 off right by presenting swimming fans with the new version of Swimming World Magazine.

Anthony Ervin helps us “ring” in the New Year by blowing bubble rings for the cover of Swimming World Magazine's January 2013 issue. His personal story fits perfectly with the evolution and revolution of the magazine. Ervin made an incredible comeback at the London Olympics after retiring in 2003. Just as he had to prove himself, once again, to the swimming community, Swimming World Magazine hopes subscribers will enjoy the new direction of the magazine.

Check out the personal “Happy New Year!” greeting Ervin sent from the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center:

Also, Take a peek at the new design and content in this months Inside Swimming World Magazine:

Like what you see? Purchase the single January Issue, in print or the extended online version, by click this link to the the Swimming World Swim Shop. Or become a Total Access subscriber, and get a year-long print subscription and access to all of our online content!

Although we have a new look and content, the magazine will continue to focus on the two fundamentals of sport: improving athlete and coaching skills and highlighting memorable performers and performances. We will continue to maintain our standards of presenting subscribers, both online and in print, with the best swimming coverage in the world. Swim on!

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32 Page Print Table Of Contents

FEATURES:

8 Top 10 Moments from 2012

10 Back in Full Force by Shoshanna Rutemiller
After retiring from swimming in 2003, Anthony Ervin, now 31, has developed into a mature student of the sport, culminating with a return appearance at the Olympics 12 years after winning a gold medal in Sydney.

14 Trusting in Hope
Fifteen-year-old swimmer Thomas Smith, who is diagnosed with bone cancer, believes that, with hope, his dreams can become a reality.

16 Let's Live a Healthier Life by Garrett Weber-Gale
What you put into your body is what you get out of it. With the beginning of a new year, now is the perfect time to eat healthier and perform better.

18 Dryside Training: New Year's Overhaul by J.R. Rosania

21 Q&A with Coach Sean Tedesco by Michael J. Stott

DEPARTMENTS:

6 A Voice for the Sport
27 Up-and-Comers
28 Gutter Talk
30 Parting Shot

52 Page Online Table of Contents

FEATURES:

10 Top 10 Moments from 2012

12 Back in Full Force by Shoshanna Rutemiller
After retiring from swimming in 2003, Anthony Ervin, now 31, has developed into a mature student of the sport, culminating with a return appearance at the Olympics 12 years after winning a gold medal in Sydney.

16 Better Things to Come? by Jeff Commings
Although she finished out of the medal picture at the London Olympics, Katinka Hosszu is definitely setting herself up for a bright future after winning 39 gold medals during the eight-meet World Cup Series.

17 Plenty of Promise by Jeff Commings
With more than $120,000 in hand from the World Cup Series, Kenneth To now looks to the promise of 2013 and a spot on the Australian team that will compete in the Long Course World Championships.

18 Brenda Villa: Leaving Her Legacy by Shoshanna Rutemiller
Even though Brenda Villa will be absent from national team competition in 2013, her impact on U.S. women's water polo will be felt for years to come.

20 Trusting in Hope by Shoshanna Rutemiller
Fifteen-year-old swimmer Thomas Smith, who is diagnosed with bone cancer, believes that, with hope, his dreams can become a reality.

22 Let's Live a Healthier Life by Garrett Weber-Gale
What you put into your body is what you get out of it. With the beginning of a new year, now is the perfect time to eat healthier and perform better.

24 Dryside Training: New Year's Overhaul by J.R. Rosania

27 5 Ways to Improve Your Body Alignment by Hermine Terhorst

29 Q&A with Coach Sean Tedesco by Michael J. Stott

31 How They Train Frank Vita by Michael J. Stott

33 Party Hearty…or Not by Michael J. Stott
Martin Luther King's epic “Free at Last” civil rights speech was not aimed at graduating high school seniors. Yet for student-athletes with swimming in their four-year plans, such newfound freedom carries with it significant social responsibility.

DEPARTMENTS

8 A Voice for the Sport
39 Up-and-Comers
40 Gutter Talk
42 For the Record
51 Calendar
52 Parting Shot

ON THE COVER: After disappearing from the swimming spotlight for nearly a decade after retiring from the sport in 2003, Anthony Ervin returned and qualified for the U.S. Olympic team that competed in London. This time around, he approaches swimming with a newfound maturity he considered absent before. “Now, I am a swimmer, an educator and learner, but I'm also a rock-and-roller. We'll see where life takes me,” he says. [COVER PHOTO BY MIKE LEWIS, OLAVISTAPHOTOGRAPHY.COM]

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