Counting Her Blessings

Photo Courtesy: Kayla Redig

Counting Her Blessings

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Swimmer Kayla Redig was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 24. Now 27, cancer survivor Kayla is helping countless others by sharing her own experiences through her blog, a documentary to be released next spring and through numerous articles that have been written about her.

Swimming World’s Annie Grevers documents Redig’s journey with immense detail and grace. Redig’s story is one of overcoming the odds and finding passion in life. To read more check out the October issue today!

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FEATURES

Frank Busch

009 NO WORRIES!
by Jeff Commings
Despite opinions to the contrary, Frank Busch, the national team director of USA Swimming, is confident that the Americans should continue their history of success at next year’s Olympics.

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012 STUCK!
by Michael J. Stott
Older swimmers, seniors through Masters, address stagnant performance on a routine basis. But what about younger athletes? Swimming World asked some veteran coaches how they help 12-and-unders navigate the perils of age group plateaus.

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014 “IT’S JUST SWIMMING…”
by Annie Grevers
Eighteen-year-old Katie McLaughlin shows that her laid-back approach to the sport she loves can breed some serious speed!

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018 SUMMER TAKEAWAYS
by Jeff Commings
This summer’s meets offered us many refreshing details about the global state of swimming leading into the 2016 Olympics, mostly showing us that the world’s best are coming from virtually every corner of the globe.

Pink ribbons were originally established represent breast cancer awareness in 1993, but the Susan G. Koman Foundation used the ribbons in 1991 to hand out to participants in the New York City race for breast cancer survivors. (Courtesy graphic)

026 COUNTING HER BLESSINGS
by Annie Grevers
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Swimmer Kayla Redig was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 24. Now 27, cancer survivor Kayla is helping countless others by sharing her own experiences through her blog, a documentary to be released next spring and through numerous articles that have been written about her.

COACHING
010 LESSONS WITH THE LEGENDS: BOB GILLETT
by Michael J. Stott

030 SWIMMING TECHNIQUE MISCONCEPTIONS: PROPULSION
by Rod Havriluk
A number of sources have stressed the importance of minimizing resistance to swim faster. An increase in propulsion may, however, be an even more important key to swimming faster. This article explains how one of the world’s fastest sprinters can adjust a critical technique limitation to increase propulsion and swim much faster.

042 Q&A WITH COACH JAMIE RUDISILL
by Michael J. Stott
043 HOW THEY TRAIN VICTOR POLYAKOV
by Michael J. Stott

JUNIOR SWIMMER
032 GOLDMINDS: 30 POINTS TO POP YOUR PERFORMANCE PLATEAU
by Wayne Goldsmith
045 UP & COMERS

COLUMNS & SPECIAL SECTIONS
008 A Voice for the Sport
021 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
035 PREP SCHOOL DIRECTORY
046 Gutter Talk
048 Parting Shot

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Author: Taylor Brien

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Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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