PHOENIX, Arizona, October 14. FOR the first time in his career, James Magnussen has earned the right to be on the cover of Swimming World Magazine. In conjunction with a spectacular feature on Magnussen by Swimming World Australian correspondent Ian Hanson, Magnussen claimed the lion's share of coverage in the November issue.
Senior writer John Lohn takes an early look at the 2012 London Olympics with an in-depth preview starting on page 8, while open water correspondent Steve Munatones recaps the RCP Tiburon Mile and features the Open Water Swimmers of the Year starting on page 16.
Emily Sampl features Colette Crabbe as a Masters Lane Leader on page 21, while dryland correspondent J.R. Rosania checks in with another set of dryside tips.
Michael J. Stott dominates the next seven pages in the November issue. First, he chats with Brian Brown just prior to Brown moving from the Northeast to takeover at FAST in California. The pair also looks at how Daniela Rueda trains. Stott returns with a look at what a senior in high school needs to do once signing a national letter of intent to compete at the collegiate level.
G. John Mullen gets into some more heady content with an academic look at stroke mechanics, while James Rudisill provides a guest contribution looking at the benefits of including Yoga in crosstraining for swimming.
Finally, Mary Reilly-Magee is the author of this month's installment of the United States Swim School Association article with tips on helping children learn to swim.