PHOENIX, Arizona, November 6. FIND out about the seven essential steps involved in producing great performances in the 50 freestyle. If you believe you can achieve success in this event by simply approaching it without a plan, or seeing it merely as a mad dash, this article is a must read! Put the seven steps to a better 50 freestyle to work for you today.
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Dr. Daniel Carl, associate professor of exercise physiology and a senior assistant coach with the Cincinnati Marlins writes about how blood lactate testing can be used at the club level. In this article, Dr. Carl urges coaches who are interested in this topic to give it a try and discover what your team can learn from it.
Lactate testing can provide another channel of communication between coach and athlete. The testing also provides for another piece of data for determining optimum training sets.
Meet Seeding and Scouting Secrets rounds out the article portion of the Swimming Technique section for November.
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November 2008 Issue
Contents of The November issue:
3 TECH TIP: Winning Relay Start demonstrated by Jason Lezak
8 EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED by Steven Munatones
Trent Grimsey's gamble paid off—$10,000 to be exact—as the Australian navigated a course away from the main pack to win the 9th Annual RCP Tiburon Mile by 14 seconds.
12 A CHANCE TO GIVE BACK
The International Swimming Hall of Fame has fallen on hard times, and the worldwide swimming family has an opportunity to support the Hall in its time of need.
16 SIZZLING SUMMER SWIMS by Jason Marsteller
Besides the Olympics, there were several other meets back in the States that produced sizzling times, including some performances that could have medaled in Beijing.
20 POST-BEIJING SYNDROME by John Lohn
As our favorite Olympic athletes look ahead to the future, we can take satisfaction in exploring some of the many swimming storylines that have arisen since Beijing.
6 A VOICE for the SPORT
32 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
55 FOR THE RECORD
62 PARTING SHOT
In the Swimming Technique portion of the magazine you will find the following:
35 Q&A WITH COACH JOEL SHINOFIELD by Michael J. Stott
38 HOW THEY TRAIN: Alex Sweet and Tim McGlaston by Michael J. Stott
40 FASTER FREE: The 7-Step Approach to the Ultimate 50 by Wayne Goldsmith
The seven essential steps in a fast, fantastic free are relax, focus, power, flow, rhythm, fight and control.
42 BLOOD LACTATE TESTING by Dr. Daniel Carl
44 MEET SEEDING AND SCOUTING SECRETS by Michael J. Stott
For those who place an importance on the dual meet season, there are numerous ways to get a leg up on the competition.
46 USSSA: Taking the Baby to the Water by Judy Reynolds
"Parent and Baby" classes are ideal to accomplish the initial love of water while providing elementary skills.
In the SWIM portion of the magazine you will find the following:
23 THE POOL'S EDGE, PRESENTED BY VIEW: Warm It Up! by Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen
Obviously, it is hard to swim smooth and relaxed when you are freezing, so here are 10 tips to help you stay warm at your next meet.
24 DRYSIDE TRAINING: Dryland Tips for Better Butterfly by J.R. Rosania
26 HEALTH WAVES: Recipe for Recovery by Brandy-Joe Milliron and Kathleen Woolf
27 A SPECIAL BREED by Jeff Commings
More than 1,100 Masters swimmers braved the triple-digit temperatures last August in Oregon and set 56 Masters world records at the USMS Long Course Nationals.
29 THE WORKOUT CARD: Practices for All Levels of Ability by Ahelee Sue Osborn
In the Junior Swimmer portion of the magazine you will find the following:
48 NATIONAL AGE GROUP RECORD SETTERS:
Lake Oswego 13-14 Boys 200 Meter Freestyle Relay by Judy Jacob
49 SPEEDO AMERICAN RELAY by Judy Jacob
50 TYR AGE GROUP SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Kara Kopcso
52 GOLDMINDS: Flying into Fly by Wayne Goldsmith
Find five fun fabulous fantastic fast fly fitness factors—and work on them every day!
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