The Anchor Concept In Swimming

Phoenix- Swimming Technique Misconceptions: The Anchor Concept In Swimming A Common swimming technique misconceptions that the arm “anchors” at the beginning of the pull. An “anchored” arm implies a non-moving object to assist the pull, which can delay the beginning of force generation and inaccurately depict arm motion. (Story on page 14-15) by Rod Havriluk
Dr. Rod Havriluk is a sports scientist and consultant who specializes in swimming technique instruction and analysis. His unique strategies provide rapid improvement while avoiding injury. He can be reached at the website for Swimming Technology Research (Tallahassee, Fla.).

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After winning the women’s 400 IM at this summer’s U.S. nationals, Elizabeth Beisel, 22, received a hug from her mom, Joanie—a USA Swimming official who presented the awards for the event. Two weeks later, Elizabeth led a 1-2 USA finish in the medley at the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia. The 2012 Olympic silver (400 IM) and bronze (200 back) medalist is the second Fastest American in history in the 400 IM and the world’s ninth-fastest performer. (See stories, pages 30 and 40)



013 Breathtaking!

by Michael J. Stott
Four coaches share their thoughts on optimal breathing patterns for, perhaps, the most exciting race in swimming: the 50 free.

018 2014 Open Water Swimmers of the Year

by Steven Munatones
The Netherlands’ Sharon van Rouwendaal and the USA’s Andrew Gemmell earned Swimming World Magazine’s honor as its 2014 Open Water Swimmers of the Year.

020 Open Water: Top Stories of 2014
by Jeff Commings
This past year witnessed historic English Channel crossings, a changing of the guard at the European Championships and a changing of the venue for the Pan Pacific Championships that saw the United states continue its dominance since 2006.

022 From Sea to Shining Sea
by Jason Marsteller
Pan Pacs 10K champion Andrew Gemmell certainly racked up plenty of frequent flyer miles this summer while competing for Team USA in Australia, then Hawaii, during a three-week period in August.

024 Ocean’s Seven No Problem for Super Six
by Jason Marsteller
Only six swimmers have completed the Ocean’s Seven challenge, a series of long-distance open water adventures around the world that tests one’s endurance and fortitude.

030 She Stands Out From the Crowd
by Jeff Commings
Elizabeth Beisel is full of energy, fun-loving, encouraging, a favorite among members of the USA Swimming national team, hard- working, extremely talented… and focused on Olympic gold in 2016 at Rio de Janeiro.

033 Among the Nation’s Best
by Erin Quinn
Marilyn Mangels and John Flanagan-vetran coaches at the Tysons Corner site (Va.) of the Nation’s Capital Swim Club—know what it takes to help their swimmers continually produce stellar performances.

036 Top 10 Triumphs & Tragedies
by Chuck Warner
Beginning in its April issue and continuing monthly through February 2015, Swimming World Magazine is counting down the top 10 triumphs and tragedies in the history of swimming. This month: #4 Michael Phelps Changes the Sport of Swimming.


010 Lessons With the Legends: Bob Steele
by Michael Stott

012Technique: Recovering From A Missed Turn
by Jeff Commings & Graham Bodner
Every swimmer has botched a freestyle or backstroke turn in his or her swimming career. One reason is because every pool is different. Swimming World asked Graham Bodner to share his thoughts on what swimmers should do if they don’t execute their flip turns accurately.

016Swimming Technique Misconceptions: The Anchor Concept In Swimming
by Rod Havriluk
A common swimming technique misconception is that the arm “anchors” at the beginning of the pull. An “anchored” arm implies a non-moving object to assist the pull, which can delay the beginning of force generation and inaccurately depict are motion.

035 Coach John Flanagan’s Favorite Sets
by Jeff Commings & John Flanagan

038 Q & A With Coach Ned Skinner
by Michael J. Stott

042 How They Train Collin Higgins
by Michael J. Stott



045Up & Comers


029 Dryside Training: Connecting the Extremities for Better Swimming
by J.R. Rosania



008 A Voice For The Sport

026 Holiday Gift Guide

046 Gutter Talk

048 Parting Shot


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