Swimming World Crowns Female and Male High School Swimmers of the Year!

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PHOENIX, Arizona, August 1. THE August 2014 Issue of Swimming World Magazine is now available for download to Total Access Subscribers!

On the Cover of Swimming World Magazine is Caeleb Dressel of Clay High School (Green Cove Springs, Fla) is Swimming World’s Male High School Swimmer of the Year.  He led the country in the 50 and 200 yard freestyles, and also set the overall national high school record in the 50 and national public school record in the 100 fly-After the high school season, swimming for his club team, the Bolles Sharks, he became the first 18-and-under swimmer to break 19 seconds in the 50 yard free.  (See story, page 22). Photo by Peter Bick

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Curious about what you’ll find inside the August 2014 issue of Swimming World Magazine?

ON THE COVER

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Caeleb Dressel of Clay High School (Green Cove Springs, Fla) is Swimming World’s Male High School Swimmer of the Year.  He led the country in the 50 and 200 yard freestyles, and also set the overall national high school record in the 50 and national public school record in the 100 fly-After the high school season, swimming for his club team, the Bolles Sharks, he became the first 18-and-under swimmer to break 19 seconds in the 50 yard free.  (See story, page 22). Photo by Peter Bick

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

FEATURES

012 From Fun to Fast

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by Michael J. Stott

Summer league is just as much about friends, fun and personalities as it is about swimming and competition.

018 The Complete Package

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 by Jason Marsteller

Katie Ledecky not only is Swimming World Magazine’s Female High School Swimmer of the Year-and among the best women’s distance freestylers of all time-but she’s also “a great kid who truly cares about her community.”

 

022 Life in the Fast Lane

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by Shoshanna Rutemiller

CaelebDressel is the quickest in high school ever in the 50 yard free as well as the public school record holder in the 100 fly-reasons that swimming World Magazine named him its Male High School Swimmer of the Year.

025 Abundant Talent

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by Jason Marsteller and Shoshanna Rutemiller

Besides Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel, who were named Swimming World Magazine’s 2014 Female and Male High School Swimmers of the Year, there were several deserving swimmers who were in the hunt for the magazine’s top high school individual award.

029 Virtual Swimming

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by Jeff Commings

Even though the world’s top swimmers won’t compete head-to-head this year, the next best thing is to predict what might happen in a virtual showdown between swimmers at the Pan Pacifics and Europeans, with both championships taking place in August.

033 Top 10 Triumphs & Tragedies

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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: #6 saving Atlanta: The Battle against Illegal Drugs.

COACHING

010 Technique: Breathing of the Fly

 by Jeff Commings

Before Michael Phelps came into international prominence, coaches never advised their swimmers to breathe every stroke in butterfly.  “The Greatest Olympian of All Time” has spawned a generation of every-stroke breathers, but is that always the best way to swim a butterfly race?

014 Swimming Misconceptions: The Catch Phase

 by Rod Havriluk

A common swimming technique misconception is that the catch is a “phase” of the stroke cycle.  A more appropriate definition is a “transition point.”

 

019 Katie Ledecky’s Favorite Sets

 by Jeff Commings and Bruce Gemmell

040 Q&A With Coach Sue Chen

 by Michael J. Stott

041 How They Train Morgan Hill

by Michael j. Stott

TRAINING

037 Dryside Training: 4 Exercises for a Stronger Back

 by J.R. Rosania

038 Nutrition: Balance Your Energy Sources

Republished with permission of VeloPress from “Racing Weight Cookbook: Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes”

039 Ask Dr. Shannon

by Shannon McBride

Last month’s column presented four upper body stretches for pregnant women that can be performed before and/or after swimming.  This month, Dr Shannon demonstrates four lower body stretches.

JUNIOR SWIMMER

016 Goldminds: Make Every Day Count

by Wayne Goldsmith

Here’s what a successful swimmer’s day should look like from “dawn to yawn”.

043 Fund Raising: Show Me The Money!

by Maureen Rankin

Finding ways to make money for a swim club has always been difficult.  However, clubs-big or small-can learn how to become financially successful simply by looking at some of the most financially sound and successful teams in USA Swimming.

045 Up & Comers

COLUMNS

008 A Voice for the Sport

046 Gutter Talk

048 Parting Shot

 

 

 

9 Comments

9 comments

  1. Monique Anderson

    Why would people pay to subscribe when there are excellent free, content-full sites?

  2. Gold1984

    Where do you think other sites go to get there leads/news? Answer Swimming World! Swimming World works closely with all the high school coaches to officially crown the top high school swimmers. Keep up the good work!

  3. John Hardy

    To pay Swimming World for exclusive content is the best investment a swimmer can make. Less $ than a monthly Big Mac!

    • We need to quote you in our marketing material!

  4. Lisa Shepherd

    Price? come on? I pay more for a Starbucks coffee than a monthly subscription to Swimming World!

  5. Mark Loschivio

    Other so-called “websites” are nothing more than sensational headlines catering to the social media. Put that on your top 5 list! Swimming has always been the most factual and trusted.

    • Thanks, Mark! There definitely has been a trend in media to do some buzzfeed-like content. Our advertising manager Tiffany Elias has done some, but it isn’t the core of what we do here. We’ve always been The Record For The Sport, and plan on continuing to fulfill that honored role within the sport. We appreciate you!

Author: Jeff Commings

Jeff Commings is the host of several shows on SwimmingWorld.TV, including "The Morning Swim Show," which features interviews with people making headlines in aquatic sports. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and was a nine-time NCAA All-American.

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