PHOENIX, Arizona, October 7. READERS can check out why speed variation is such an important element in helping to improve your swimming. This article is presented in the special online version of the October issue of Swimming World.
According to author Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen, although it sounds contradictory, one of the best ways to swim fast is to slow down. She goes on to outline the specific drawbacks of having too little speed variation and then provides six specific benefits of swimming easy. The article concludes with an outline on how to add more easy swimming into your workouts.
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October 2008 Issue
Contents of The October issue:
3 TECHNIQUE TIP: Backstroke Start demonstrated by Aaron Peirsol
10 GREAT HAUL OF CHINA by John Lohn
Not only did Michael Phelps command the attention and admiration of billions all over the world, but this year's group of elite swimmers—with 26 world records to their credit—also helped make the Beijing Games perhaps the greatest Olympic swimming competition ever.
12 OLYMPIC SWIMMING: Day-by-Day Coverage
by John Lohn
28 NOBODY BETTER! by John Lohn
Michael Phelps put on a show that not only captured the fascination of the fans inside Beijing's Water Cube, but also left the rest of the world awestruck.
33 OLYMPIC 10K MARATHON: Hollywood Endings by Steven Munatones
Russia's Larisa Ilchenko and the Netherlands' Maarten van der Weijden captured the women's and men's 10K marathon, respectively, in dramatic fashion.
36 OLYMPIC DIVING: A Near Sweep by Jason Marsteller
China's divers won seven of the eight diving events—to the delight of their hometown fans.
38 OLYMPIC WATER POLO: Bucking the Odds by Bruce Wigo
The Dutch women and the American men defied the odds by making it into their respective Olympic championship water polo games, but only one team—the Netherlands—was able to seal the deal for gold.
42 OLYMPIC SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING: Russia Continues its Dominance by Judy Jacob
Anastasia Davydova and Anastasia Ermakova of Russia became the first-ever synchronized swimmers to repeat as Olympic champions in duet, then joined six of their teammates to capture the team competition.
The following contents are available online at www.SwimmingWorldMagazine.com as a free download:
6 A VOICE for the SPORT
44 PREP SCHOOL LISTINGS
53 FOR THE RECORD
59 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
62 PARTING SHOT
In the Swimming Technique portion of the magazine you will find the following:
68 Q&A WITH COACH TIM WELSH by Michael J. Stott
70 HOW THEY TRAIN: MacKenzie LeBlanc by Michael J. Stott
In the SWIM portion of the magazine you will find the following:
65 THE POOL'S EDGE, PRESENTED BY VIEW: Easy Street by Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen
One of the best ways to swim FAST is to SLOW down.
66 THE WORKOUT CARD: Team Training Cycle by Mark Rankin
In the Junior Swimmer portion of the magazine you will find the following:
71 SPEEDO AMERICAN RELAY by Judy Jacob
72 TYR AGE GROUP SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Barbara Caraballo
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