PHOENIX, Arizona, November 7. SID Cassidy, FINA's chairman of the technical committee for open water, joins Brent Rutemiller for this special SwimmingWorld.TV interview from the recent American Swimming Coaches Association World Clinic in Las Vegas. The interview appears on page 51 of the digital November issue of Swimming World Magazine.
Click play below for a multimedia look Inside Swimming World Magazine as presented by The Morning Swim Show's Peter Busch:
Though open water swimming is enjoying a resurgence due to the inaugural 10K swims at the Olympics, Cassidy reminds viewers that open water swimming has been around since the first modern Olympic Games, when the first swimming events were held in the Aegean Sea because pools were not common place for another 30 years.
Cassidy gives his impressions of the first marathon swim in the Olympics, giving props to the Chinese hosts and the venue, a man-made reservoir used primarily for the rowing events.
Cassidy says open water swimming will only get bigger internationally. The United States is hosting two open water World Cup races, and the British are preparing for a big open water Olympic swim.
Click here for a preview of the other multimedia items available in the November issue.
This issue is truly interactive with nearly 100 links for Premium Subscribers to get the rest of the story, results or even visit the web sites of Swimming World Magazine's advertisers.
Become a Premium Member Today to take advantage of these great digital versions of Swimming World Magazine.
November 2008 Issue
Contents of The November issue:
3 TECH TIP: Winning Relay Start demonstrated by Jason Lezak
8 EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED by Steven Munatones
Trent Grimsey's gamble paid off—$10,000 to be exact—as the Australian navigated a course away from the main pack to win the 9th Annual RCP Tiburon Mile by 14 seconds.
12 A CHANCE TO GIVE BACK
The International Swimming Hall of Fame has fallen on hard times, and the worldwide swimming family has an opportunity to support the Hall in its time of need.
16 SIZZLING SUMMER SWIMS by Jason Marsteller
Besides the Olympics, there were several other meets back in the States that produced sizzling times, including some performances that could have medaled in Beijing.
20 POST-BEIJING SYNDROME by John Lohn
As our favorite Olympic athletes look ahead to the future, we can take satisfaction in exploring some of the many swimming storylines that have arisen since Beijing.
6 A VOICE for the SPORT
32 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
55 FOR THE RECORD
62 PARTING SHOT
In the Swimming Technique portion of the magazine you will find the following:
35 Q&A WITH COACH JOEL SHINOFIELD by Michael J. Stott
38 HOW THEY TRAIN: Alex Sweet and Tim McGlaston by Michael J. Stott
40 FASTER FREE: The 7-Step Approach to the Ultimate 50 by Wayne Goldsmith
The seven essential steps in a fast, fantastic free are relax, focus, power, flow, rhythm, fight and control.
42 BLOOD LACTATE TESTING by Dr. Daniel Carl
44 MEET SEEDING AND SCOUTING SECRETS by Michael J. Stott
For those who place an importance on the dual meet season, there are numerous ways to get a leg up on the competition.
46 USSSA: Taking the Baby to the Water by Judy Reynolds
"Parent and Baby" classes are ideal to accomplish the initial love of water while providing elementary skills.
In the SWIM portion of the magazine you will find the following:
23 THE POOL'S EDGE, PRESENTED BY VIEW: Warm It Up! by Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen
Obviously, it is hard to swim smooth and relaxed when you are freezing, so here are 10 tips to help you stay warm at your next meet.
24 DRYSIDE TRAINING: Dryland Tips for Better Butterfly by J.R. Rosania
26 HEALTH WAVES: Recipe for Recovery by Brandy-Joe Milliron and Kathleen Woolf
27 A SPECIAL BREED by Jeff Commings
More than 1,100 Masters swimmers braved the triple-digit temperatures last August in Oregon and set 56 Masters world records at the USMS Long Course Nationals.
29 THE WORKOUT CARD: Practices for All Levels of Ability by Ahelee Sue Osborn
In the Junior Swimmer portion of the magazine you will find the following:
48 NATIONAL AGE GROUP RECORD SETTERS:
Lake Oswego 13-14 Boys 200 Meter Freestyle Relay by Judy Jacob
49 SPEEDO AMERICAN RELAY by Judy Jacob
50 TYR AGE GROUP SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Kara Kopcso
52 GOLDMINDS: Flying into Fly by Wayne Goldsmith
Find five fun fabulous fantastic fast fly fitness factors—and work on them every day!
Free Shipping in the USA