The International Swimming Hall of Fame Survives: Past, Present and Future

PHOENIX, Arizona, April 3. THANK Doc Counsilman and other legendary coaches of the 1960s for starting the idea that swimming should have a Hall of Fame that could help promote the sport.

Bruce Wigo, CEO of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, talks with Swimming World Radio on page 13 of the April issue of Swimming World about the waning relationship with FINA and how the organization has been trying to foster a community among all the aquatic sports since the Amateur Athletic Union split into separate entities in the late 1970s.

Through grants, memberships and facilities rentals, ISHOF is still working to keep the spirit of the founders alive in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with induction ceremonies and special-hosted events. Wigo says, however, that the financial situation at ISHOF has been "precarious" since the organization lost control of the annual Swim-A-Thon.

The biggest problem, Wigo says, is keeping the public interested in aquatics history. "We tend to disregard the great names who made swimming the great sport that it is."

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* The International Swimming Hall of Fame Survives: Past, Present and Future
* Susan (von der Lippe) Rapp, 42, Talks About Making USA Olympic Trial Cuts
* John Leonard Talks About Upcoming Coaches Convention in Las Vegas
* USMS Looks to Hire Second Executive Director in as Many Years

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April 2008 Issue
Contents of The April issue:

3 TECHNIQUE TIP: Perfect Relay Start demonstrated by Jason Lezak
8 2008 OLYMPIC PREVIEW: EUROPE by Jason Marsteller
16 BETTER THAN EVER by John Lohn
Erik Vendt, who took a two-year leave of absence after Athens 2004, is back and looks strong in his bid for a third straight Olympiad.
18 A LASTING LEGACY by John Lohn
Over the years, and continuing today, the Crippen kids have left a mark on the swimming world—all four of them: Maddy, Fran, Claire and Teresa.
20 OMAHA FULL OF SURPRISES by Deborah Ward
If you go to Omaha this summer for the U.S. Olympic Trials, be sure to check out a swimmer who is almost six times faster than Michael Phelps!
22 OLYMPIC DIVING PREVIEW by Jennifer Lowery
departments:
6 A VOICE
for the SPORT
55 FOR THE RECORD
59 CALENDAR
62 PARTING SHOT

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

37 Q&A WITH COACH PETE MORGAN by Michael J. Stott
Pete Morgan mentors Olympians and has helped develop the Curl-Burke business model, one of the nation's premier coach-owned programs.
39 HOW THEY TRAIN: Ellyn Baumgardner by Michael J. Stott
40 BALANCING AEROBIC WITH ANAEROBIC SWIM TRAINING by Daniel Carl
42 USSSA: The Fifth Stroke by Craig K. Carson
Swim school teachers should rethink when they teach the dolphin kick, how they teach it and how much emphasis it deserves in their swimming programs.
44 HOW TO WIN A HIGH SCHOOL STATE MEET by Michael J. Stott

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

25 TOP 12 WORLD MASTERS OF 2007 by Emily Sampl and Jason Marsteller
30 THE POOL'S EDGE, PRESENTED BY VIEW: Paddling Along by Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen
There are many benefits to working out with hand paddles—and just as many choices to determine which are best for you.
31 THE WORKOUT CARD: Excite Your Swimming by Ron "Sickie" Marcikic
34 DRYSIDE TRAINING: The Backyard Workout by J.R. Rosania

In the Junior Swimmer portion of the magazine you will find the following:
46 HIGH SCHOOL RECORDS by Brian Savard
The weekend of Feb. 8-9 will long be remembered as the weekend that saw six national prep records broken at three different meets in three states.
47 SPEEDO AMERICAN RELAY by Judy Jacob
48 TYR AGE GROUP SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Lacey Locke
49 GOLDMINDS: Motivation by Alan Goldberg
52 RECRUITING: High School Class of 2008 by Jason Marsteller

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