The April issue of Swimming World features a dynamic figure within the sport of water polo as we debut our first water polo cover since 2009. Who will be the water polo player featured on the cover?
The April issue also showcases our annual World Masters Swimmers of The Year. Each year, the staff at Swimming World enjoys celebrating the many accomplishments of masters swimmers by crowning the Top 12 World Masters Swimmers of the Year.
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AMERICAN SWIMMING TEAM (Part V): FUTURE—THE CORE AND BASE OF THE TEAM by Chuck Warner
In this fifth of a six-part series, Swimming World takes a look into the possible future of the American Swimming Team, beginning with learn-to-swim programs and progressing through more challenging levels of training that stress the importance of excellent technique, cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance and a strong self-image.
2016 TOP 12 WORLD MASTERS SWIMMERS OF THE YEAR by Taylor Brien, David Rieder and Annie Grevers
MENTAL PREP: BEFORE THE BEEP WITH BRADLEY TANDY by Annie Grevers
None of Bradley Tandy’s success is accidental. Every step of his day leading up to a big race revolves around visions of future moments of triumph. Here’s a glimpse into the mind of South African Olympian Bradley Tandy on race day.
NAME TO BE REVEALED ON APRIL 1 – THE RELUCTANT OLYMPIAN by Annie Grevers and Tasija Korosas
Most Olympians dream about competing in the Olympics by the time they’re 10 years old. But this water polo player didn’t start thinking about it until the year before Rio. Subscribe to learn who this person is!
NUTRITION: AROUND THE TABLE WITH MICHAEL CHADWICK by Annie Grevers
After being part of an American record-setting 4×100 free relay in his international debut at the 2015 Duel in the Pool, then winning four medals at last December’s World Short Course Championships, University of Missouri senior Michael Chadwick is hungry for more collegiate and global swimming success. Let’s see what this sprinting stud consumes to keep his body moving at lightning speeds.
SPECIAL SETS: SHORT COURSE TO LONG COURSE TRAINING by Michael J. Stott
Moving from short course to long course training presents challenges for swimmers and coaches alike. With long course on the horizon, it now becomes incumbent on coaches to ease swimmers effectively and seamlessly from one season to the next.
LESSONS WITH THE LEGENDS: JOZSEF NAGY by Michael J. Stott
SWIMMING TECHNIQUE MISCONCEPTIONS: TRAINING DISTANCE by Rod Havriluk
This month’s misconception is that “total training distance” is the best indicator of the value of a training session. In reality, the total distance typically includes many strokes executed with a less than optimal technique that do not comply with the coach’s instructions.
WHOOP! (THERE IT IS) by Michael J. Stott
College coaches are examining a new way to help change habits and alter the way they and their athletes look at sleep. The device, in bracelet form, is called WHOOP. It was used by some American Olympians in Rio, and has found favor with more than 50 college sports programs across the United States.
Q&A WITH COACH JESSEN BOOK by Michael J. Stott
HOW THEY TRAIN ARTHUR CONOVER by Michael J. Stott
DRYSIDE TRAINING: HOW’S YOUR KICK? by J.R. Rosania
GOLDMINDS: SWIMMING AND NEUROSCIENCE—TRAIN THE BRAIN TO WIN IN THE LANE by Wayne Goldsmith
Neuroscience is a fancy way of saying that your brain and your body can—and should—work together as a team in helping you to realize your full potential.
UP & COMERS: AGE GROUP DIVER OF THE MONTH by Taylor Brien
A VOICE FOR THE SPORT
MOMS AT MEETS
NOTE: Complete coverage of NCAA Championships will be featured in the May issue of Swimming World Magazine.