PHOENIX, Arizona, August 5. TECHNIQUE breathing on the Fly… Before Michael Phlelps 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? By Jeff Commings Learn more on page 10 of Swimming World Magazine
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ON THE COVER
CaelebDressel 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:
012 From Fun to Fast
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
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
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
by Jason Marsteller and Shoshanna Rutemiller
Besides Katie Ledecky and CaelebDressel, 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
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
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.
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
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.
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
008 A Voice for the Sport
046 Gutter Talk
048 Parting Shot