PHOENIX, Arizona, June 5. The June 2014 issue of Swimming World Magazine is now available for download to Total Access Subscribers!
On Page 6 of Swimming World Magazine, A Voice for the Sport: Swimming World Magazine Remains Timeless
Inside the June issue of Swimming World Magazine, readers will find timeless content relative to aquatic sports. I purposely use the term, “timeless,” to differentiate the type of content that readers find on today’s Internet as opposed to content that our readers will find in print.
Let me backtrack a bit…. Content today can be divided into three areas: news content, social media content and magazine content.
News is free content that must be reported immediately over the Internet either on SwimmingWorld.com or via our @SwimmingWorld Twitter account. However, Internet news reports are no longer unique to one outlet. A “scoop” is only unique for minutes. It only takes other outlets seconds to pick up a breaking story. It is often rewritten to their standards and then repackaged with a different headline and photo in an attempt to make it their own. It is an important platform for information, but in many cases, the content is rarely unique.
Social media content is in the same boat. It is an important platform for information, but rarely goes deep enough and is often fleeting. It is more about lifestyle, sharing stories and less about breaking news, perspectives and in-depth analysis.
Internet content cycles off pages too quickly, whereas Swimming World Magazine is the perfect platform for important timeless articles that many readers may have missed on the Internet. More importantly, our magazine continues to offer unique insights, photos and information that only a magazine can do.
The June issue of Swimming World Magazine best illustrates how unique and diverse the magazine has evolved over the years to remain a thriving and respected media platform for the aquatic community. The current issue features timeless content on technique, training and nutrition. Inside you will also find new perspectives on controversial subjects such as Ultra-Short Race-Pace Training, indoor pool air quality and the avalanche of national age group records.
Unique historical perspectives showcasing past triumphs and tragedies that help shape our sport today, important tips on mental preparation, misconceptions on technique, and Q&A articles with coaches and athletes can be found within the issue. These articles, along with spotlights on successful clubs, coaches and athletes, round out the magazine’s timeless content.
Swimming World recognizes that readers want to get information on all platforms, and Swimming World will continue to deliver.
In the upcoming months, readers of Swimming World will continue to see diverse content delivered to a very diverse audience on diverse platforms. We will be bringing teams of writers, reporters and social media contributors on board to give our readers what they want in the form that they like.
We can’t reveal all of our plans, but we are confident that our readers will be excited with the direction of Swimming World over the next few months.
Enjoy this “timeless” issue of Swimming World Magazine, and look for us on the Internet and in social media.
(Publisher of Swimming World Magazine Brent T. Rutemiller)
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June Swimming World Magazine Table of Contents:
On The June Cover Michael Andrew
Michael Andrew, who just turned 15 in April, has already set 57 U.S. national age group records in his young career. He is trained by his father, Peter Andrew, perhaps the USA’s foremost practitioner of a training system called Ultra-Short Race-Pace Training (known as USRPT). And Michael is also the youngest male swimmer ever to turn professional! (See stories pages 16, 17, 22 and 25) (Photo by Azaria Basile)
010 When it’s Time, It’s Time by Michael J. Stott
Last month, Swimming World provided information for parents on how to pick the best age group program for their children. This month, we offer a parent’s guide to changing age group programs.
016 All About Michael Andrew by Shoshanna Rutemiller
Meet Michael Andrew: NAG record holder extraordinaire, home-school scholar, professional swimmer…and he only just turned 15 years old!
022 The NAG Records Phenomena by Emily Sampl
National age group standards in the United States are falling at a faster pace than ever before.
025 A New Way to Train by Michael J. Stott
Coaches, scientists and swimmers weigh in on Ultra-Short Race-Pace Training, also known as USRPT.
030 Indoor Air Quality by Ralph Kittler
Causes and solutions are discussed for IAQ and breathing issues in natatoriums.
034 Top 10 Triumphs & Tragedies by Chuck Warner
Beginning in its April issue and continuing monthly through January 2015, Swimming World Magazine is counting down the top 10 triumphs and tragedies in the history of swimming. This month: #8 The Carliles-A Love Affair.
008 Butterfly, Backstroke, Freestyle Breakouts by Jeff Commings
The breakout after a turn is a very important element of every race. Whether you’re swimming 50 or 1500 meters, the breakout determines the speed you carry into the first strokes and sets the tone for that particular length.
012 Swimming Technique Misconceptions by Rod Havriluk
The misconception that butterfly and breaststroke are considered “short-axis” strokes is based on classifying strokes as “short” or “long” axis according to the direction of the most prominent body rotation.
017 Michael Andrew’s Favorite Sets by Peter Andrew
040 Q & A with Coach Braden Halloway by Michael J. Stott
041 How They Train Stephen Coetzer by Michael J. Stott
037 Dryside Training: The Basic Four by J.R. Rosania
Here are four very basic resistance strength exercises that will strengthen the shoulder, leg, core and side abdominal (demonstrated by Maureen Rankin)
038 Ask Dr. Shannon by Shannon McBride
There are other ways besides stretching to alleviate post-workout soreness. Foam rolling is a very effective method of self-massage that can also aid in faster recovery after workouts.
039 Nutrition: Improve Your Diet Quality Republished with permission of VeloPress from “Racing Weight Cookbook: Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes”
014 Goldminds: The Swimming Zones by Wayne Goldsmith
There are five “zones” in swimming-the preparation, power, practice, performance and post-pool zones-and each one of them plays an important role in your swimming success story.
043 Up & Comers
006 A Voice for the Sport
044 Gutter Talk
046 Parting Shot