Comeback Queens: Hardy and Hoff Overcome Injuries

Comeback Queens: Hardy and Hoff Overcome Injuries

PHOENIX-Olympic medalist and world champions Katie Hoff and Jessica Hardy share their stories of returning to their swimming careers full force after battling injuries.
After dealing with two blood clots in her lungs, Katie Hoff has returned to competitive swimming. She is not living for swimming but she is swimming because she’s having fun and it makes her feel more alive.
Jessica Hardy has dealt with her injuries (shoulder, ribs, knee) by focusing on the mantra “Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting”. More to this article on page 26 of the June 2015 Issue of Swimming World Magazine. (By- Annie Grevers, Photo by-Christinne Muschi, Reuters)

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JUNE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

FEATURES

014 Rockstar Seliskar
by Annie Grevers
Andrew Seliskar of Nation’s Capital Swim Club is headed to Cal this fall as the No. 1 college recruit in the country. His club coach, John Flanagan, is quick to add, “That talent is coupled with really great character traits”.

025 Getting To Know Nicole Johnson, The Future Mrs. Phelps
by Annie Grevers
Swimming World Magazine had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Phelps’ gracious fiancée during the Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa, Ariz.

026 Summer Swimming’s Stepping Stones?
by Jeff Commings
Two international meets are being held this July that could possibly foretell future success at next year’s Olympic Games in Rio.

028 Comeback Queens
by Annie Grevers
Olympic medalists and world champions Katie Hoff and Jessica Hardy share their stories of returning to swimming after injury.

030 Pooling Team Excellence
by Annie Grevers
Swimming World Magazine reached out to some seasoned talents to find out what makes the water in certain team environments more inviting and more productive.

COACHING
010 Lessons With the Legends: Jon Urbanchek
by Michael J. Stott

018 Basics of Butterfly Training: 100 vs. 200 FLY
by Michael J. Stott
Training for the 100 and 200 fly today is a lot different than the way swimmers used to train for the two events in years past.

022 Swimming Technique Misconceptions: Breaststroke Breathing
by Rod Havriluk
A common swimming technique misconception is that a breaststroke should not change the angle at the neck to breathe. Typical advice is to maintain the non-breathing neck angle when breathing to avoid straining the neck and causing resistance by dropping the hips. However, swimmers can actually minimize resistance without neck injury by using the full range of motion of the neck to breathe.

033 2015 Aquatic Directory (Click Here To View)

052 Q & A With Coach Chris Plumb
by Michael J. Stott

053 How They Train Amy Bilquist, Claire Adams and Veronica Burchill
by Michael J. Stott

TRAINING
013 Dryside Training: On-land Swim Stroke Movements-Breastroke
by J.R. Rosania

JUNIOR SWIMMER
046 Up & Comers

COLUMNS
008 A Voice For The Sport
033 2015 Aquatic Directory
047 Gutter Talk
048 Parting Shot

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Author: Maureen Rankin

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Maureen Rankin is a All-American swimmer from the Multnomah Athletic Club and swam at the University of Arizona. She was a member of USA Swimming Junior National Team and a former Coach for the Phoenix Swim Club. She is a USMS Member and serves as Age Group Chair for Arizona Swimming.

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