December SW Magazine Names World and Regional Swimmers of the Year

PHOENIX, Arizona, December 1. THE December issue of Swimming World Magazine is now available for download for Total Access Subscribers!

Every year, Swimming World Magazine uses the December issue to name the our World and Regional Swimmers of the Year. This year, Katie Ledecky was voted Female World Swimmer of the Year for her incredible performance, as part of Team USA, at the 2013 Barcelona World Championships.

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December issue of Swimming World Magazine? Watch this month’s Inside Swimming World video to find out!

Check out the December cover, featuring Katie Ledecky:

December Swimming World Magazine Table of Contents:

8 STRIPPED! by Jason Marsteller

In an unprecedented move since Swimming World first recognized the year’s best swimmers nearly 50 years ago, the magazine is vacating 11 World Swimmer of the Year awards as well as 17 European titles from non East German female swimmers.

10 10 Best Performances of 2013 by Jeff Commings

12 2013 Swimmers of the Year by Jeff Commings and Jason Marsteller

World/American Female: Katie Ledecky 

World/Pacific Rim Male: Sun Yang
Pacific Rim Female: Cate Campbell 

American Male: Ryan Lochte 

European: Katinka Hosszu, Daniel Gyurta 

African: Karin Prinsloo, Chad le Clos

20 Diving, Water Polo, Synchronized Swimming & Disabled Swimming Award Winners

Diving: He Zi, He Chong 

Water Polo: Jennifer Pareja, Viktor Nagy 

Synchronized Swimming: Svetlana Romashina 

Disabled Swimming: Sophie Pascoe, Daniel Dias

22 2013 World & American Record Progression by Jason Marsteller

32 Dryside Training: Holiday Game Plan

34 Ask Dr. Shannon: Stretches while Sitting Down

35 Q&A with Coach Carol Capitani by Michael J. Stott

36 How They Train Sarah Denninghoff by Michael J. Stott

39 Stratigic Pacing Distance Events by Michael J. Stott

There are many different strategies in distance swimming. The key is to determine which works best to give the swimmer the optimum opportunity to be successful.

6 A Voice for the Sport 

24 Holiday Gift Guide 

43 Up and Comers 

44 Gutter Talk 

46 Parting Shot