Swimming Technique Focuses On Early-Season Goal Setting In September Issue

PHOENIX, Arizona, September 4. AT this time of year, one of the most crucial things coach and swimmer confront is establishing goals for the season ahead. This activity sets the table for the upcoming hours of training that the swimmer will be putting in.

In this issue of Swimming Technique, author Daniel Carl outlines a system for setting seasonal and yearly goals. Five key areas for goal setting are identified and serve as the basis for setting objectives for both coach and swimmer. The suggestions put forth in this article provide a flexible and customized process whereby swimmers and coaches can more readily attain their desired outcomes.

Also in the current issue of Swimming Technique contributor Michael Stott talks with coaches at various levels, about how they prepare their teams to win important mid season dual meets. Rounding out the Swimming Technique section this month is an examination of energy drinks; what they are, side effects and do they have a role in exercise.

Also, a special sneak preview of John Lohn's stellar recap of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which will appear in print in October, is available to premium subscribers now.

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September 2008 Issue
Contents of The September issue:


3 TECHNIQUE TIP: Perfect Butterfly demonstrated by Michael Phelps
8 FIRST-TIME CHAMPIONS by Brian Savard
Yucaipa is the newest school to be added to Swimming World Magazine's long list of boys' national high school champions over the last 35 years.
14 TWICE AS NICE by Jason Marsteller
Austin Westlake became the fifth school ever to repeat as team champions in Swimming World Magazine's Girls' National High School Championships.
20 A SWIM IN PARADISE by Cristina Kessler
The annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim, which is held in the Virgin Islands on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, is one of the world's most beautiful open water races.
22 WATCH OUT, WORLD! by Jason Marsteller
Many of tomorrow's budding superstars showcased their talent at the World Youth Championships in Mexico.
32 OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS by John Lohn

DEPARTMENTS:
50 NISCA ALL-AMERICANS
57 FOR THE RECORD
59 CALENDAR
62 PARTING SHOT

In the Swimming Technique portion of the magazine you will find the following:

35 Q&A WITH COACH MARK GOLE by Michael J. Stott
38 HOW THEY TRAIN: Kate Aherne by Michael J. Stott
39 PREPARING FOR "THE BIG ONE" by Michael J. Stott
All schools have at least one every year. It's circled on the calendar: the big mid-season dual meet with their top rival. And as far as the quality of the swimming, the sportsmanship and the competition are concerned, there's nothing like it.
42 GOAL SETTING by Dr. Daniel Carl

In the SWIM portion of the magazine you will find the following:

23 THE POOL'S EDGE, PRESENTED BY VIEW: Freestyle Arm Recovery by Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen
Whatever recovery you choose, the No. 1 priority is to maintain healthy shoulders.
25 LUNCHTIME WORKOUTS by Wayne Goldsmith
27 LANE LEADERS: Tim Shead by Emily Sampl
28 THE WORKOUT CARD: Taper Week by Brian Stack
30 HEALTH WAVES: Energy Drinks by Kathleen Woolf and Amber R. Brown

In the Junior Swimmer portion of the magazine you will find the following:
45 NATIONAL AGE GROUP RECORD SETTER: Lia Neal by Judy Jacob
46 SPEEDO AMERICAN RELAY by Judy Jacob
47 TYR AGE GROUP SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Matthew Lause
48 GOLDMINDS: Time to Recover by Wayne Goldsmith
Here are 50 things you can do to recover, regenerate and re-energize between seasons.

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