PHOENIX, Arizona, December 31. WE average more than 3,000 news items posted a year here at Swimming World, and 2012 proved to be a particularly prolific year with nearly 4,000 items posts. With the end of the year coming, we're going to look back at the most read items from the previous year. Today, we look at the most read news items from November and December.

1. 7 THINGS SUCCESSFUL SWIMMERS DO DIFFERENTLY -- December 4, 2012
2. BOLLES SCHOOL MAKES HISTORY, SWEEPS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL RELAY RECORDS; SCHOOLING BREAKS 100 FLY MARK-- November 12, 2012

3. HISTORIC PHOENIX SWIM CLUB FACILITY UP FOR DEMOLITION -- December 11, 2012
4. MICHAEL PHELPS, MISSY FRANKLIN WIN ATHLETES OF THE YEAR AT GOLDEN GOGGLES -- November 19, 2012
5. MICHAEL PHELPS NAMED ASSOCIATED PRESS MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR -- December 20, 2012
6. WISH YOU WERE HERE: RYAN MURPHY'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS JOURNAL -- December 21, 2012
7. RYAN LOCHTE CRUSHES 1:50 BARRIER IN 200 IM FOR WORLD RECORD -- December 14, 2012
8. ALLIE SZEKELY, REECE WHITLEY, JACK CONGER, NCAP WITH U.S. NATIONAL AGE GROUP RECORDS AT TOM DOLAN -- December 9, 2012
9. RYAN LOCHTE FINISHES WITH EIGHT MEDALS, SIX GOLDS; ZHAO JING, RIKKE MOELLER PEDERSEN, KAZUYA KINEDA SET MEET MARKS -- December 16, 2012
10. THE SCIENTIFIC BASIS AND BENEFITS OF REDUCED TRAINING DISTANCE -- November 22, 2012