October SW Magazine Q&A With Central Bucks Swim Team’s Stu Kukla

PHOENIX, Arizona, October 6. THE October Swimming World Magazine is now available for download for Total Access Subscribers!

Taking inspiration from Richard Shoulberg at Germantown Academy, Stu Kukla embraced the personal and professional challenge of developing the rapidly emerging Central Bucks Swim Team.

Read Kukla’s Q&A with Swimming World Magazine’s Michael J. Stott. Then learn how he trains swimmers Mike McBryan and Emily Kosten in the October issue of Swimming World Magazine.

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ON THE COVER: There were several swimmers from the U.S. Junior Nationals in August who showed promise as potential American stars of tomorrow. Among them: Gunnar Bentz, 17, of the Dynamo Swim Club in Georgia. After winning three events at juniors, he won both IMs with championship records (1:59.44, 4:14.97) at the World Junior Championships in Dubai. [Photo Credit: Peter Bick]


010 FINA World Championships: Life after Phelps by Jeff Commings
The words, “Michael Phelps” and “world records,” dominated the headlines of this summer’s World Championships, as the absence from the sport of the Greatest Olympian of All Time sometimes overshadowed the electric performances in the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.

016 USA’s Promising Talent by David Rieder

American swimmers have dominated their sport for years. But who will carry the torch internationally in the years to come? The performances at this year’s U.S. Junior Nationals in August show that there are plenty of top-notch athletes waiting in the wings. Here’s a quick look at four of those potential stars.

020 Connecting through Sport by Garrett Weber-Gale

The Maccabiah Games hosts many competitions around the world that are all focused on bringing Jewish athletes together for competition and to take part in a cultural event unlike anything else…anywhere!

027 Dryside Training: Cross-Training Activities by J.R. Rosania

028 Ask Dr. Shannon: Neck Stretches by Shannon McBride

029 Q&A with Coach Stu Kukla by Michael J. Stott

030 How They Train Mike McBryan and Emily Kosten by Michael J. Stott

031 Art of the Start by Michael J. Stott

With races decided by hundredths of a second, it’s important to practice the start on a regular basis and try to be first off the blocks.

043 The ZAC Foundation: Saving Children’s Lives by Shoshanna Rutemiller

Karen and Brian Cohn, who lost their 6-yearold son, Zac, to a drowning accident, want to ensure that no other family endures the death of a child in a water-related tragedy.

046 USSSA: Water SMART Babies by Lana Whitehead Water

SMART Babies is a program in which pediatricians actually prescribe swimming lessons for children.


008 A Voice for the Sport
022 Holiday Gift Guide
036 Prep School Listings
048 Parting Shot