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PHOENIX, Arizona, February 1. SWEDEN's Sarah Sjostrom earned a spot on the cover of Swimming World Magazine for the first time in her career. She spoke with Swimming World senior writer John Lohn as part of a personality feature on the burgeoning European superstar.
Sjostrom, as a teenager, twice set world records in the 100 fly at the 2009 World Championships held in Rome. In London, Sjostrom, along with veteran Therese Alshammar, will be looking to become the first female Olympic gold medalist from their country.
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February 2012 Issue
Contents of The February issue:
7 International Spotlight: South Africa by Jason Marsteller
9 Lane Lines to London sponsored by Competitor by Jason Marsteller
This month's regional Olympic preview features Africa.
12 2012 Olympic Preview: Water Polo by Emily Sampl
At this summer's London Olympics, the water polo competition looks to be a dogfight, with no clear favorites among the men or women.
14 Olympic Flashback by Jeff Commings with special contributions by Steve Johnson
Duke Kahanamoku, Aileen Riggin, Johnny Weissmuller, Yasuji Miyazaki and Hendrika Mastengroek were among the champions who competed in the Olympics between 1920 and 1936.
16 Rising above the Crowd by John Lohn
Come this summer in London, Sarah Sjöström just might have what it takes to become Sweden's first female Olympic gold medalist.
19 Defining Moments by Jason Marsteller
USA Swimming's senior and junior nationals as well as the Duel in the Pool between the United States and Europe highlighted the end-of-the-year competition.
20 Workout Card: Crimson Tide Masters by Coach Catalina Casaru
22 Q&A with Coach Sean Peters by Michael J. Stott
25 How They Train: Kayla Scott by Michael J. Stott
26 The Case for Volume by Michael J. Stott
Part I of a two-part series on volume examines the premise that mega-yardage is a requisite for distance swimming excellence.
28 USSSA: Swimming with Autism
by Tammy Anderson-Lee
35 National Age Group Record Setter by Judy Jacob
36 American Relay by Judy Jacob
37 TYR Age Group Swimmer of the Month
6 A Voice for the Sport
30 Camp Directory
39 Lane 9/Gutter Talk
40 For the Record
46 Parting Shot
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