PHOENIX, Arizona, January 16. THE February issue of Swimming World Magazine is slated to be packed with quality content throughout the entire publication.
U.S. Women's Water Polo standout Brenda Villa is featured in a cover story by USA Water Polo's Greg Mescall. Meanwhile, senior writer John Lohn continues Swimming World's 50+ celebration with a look back to the sport in 1960-64. Lohn also features our founding fathers, Robert Kiphuth and Peter Daland.
Managing editor Jason Marsteller rounds up some of the top swims from the short course yard winter invitationals in the States, while also recapping a stunning meet at the European Short Course Championships.
In SWIM, Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen gives some tips on a better backstroke, while Emily Sampl profiles Erik Hochstein in a Lane Leader article. Terry Laughlin provides this month's workout card on energy-conscious swimming, while J.R. Rosania gives dryland tips to improve your freestyle.
In Swimming Technique, Michael J. Stott definitely proves to be a busy guy. He interviews Chuck Batchelor of Bluefish and looks at how Olympian Elizabeth Beisel trains. He also checked into the benefits of off-event swimming as well as reviewed Richard Quick's DVD "Faster Fast Sprint Freestyle."
Genadijus Sokolovas provides research into the depth of swimming performances in the U.S., while Marla Blauman writes about the magic of learn to swim programs.
In Junior Swimmer, Sarah Eckersley rounds up U.S. high school swimming in the fall, while Judy Jacob features some of the top age group swims in the nation in Speedo American Relay. Madison White also is named the TYR Age Group Swimmer of the Month.