Swimming Technique April – June 2004 Issue


This issue of Swimming Technique features April through June of 2004, includes IM training with Michael Phelps and Yana Klochkova, and breaststroke tips from Amanda Beard.

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Swimming Technique April – June 2004 Issue


04  Editor’s Note – Technique: Every Day (A Chat with Coach Nina Kozuch)
By  Phillip Whitten

06 Training for Gold
By Helen Chervitz
Yana Klochkova, the world’s most dominant female individual medley swimmer, is intent on defending her Olympic titles in both IMs at Athens this summer.

8 What It Takes to Be a World-Class Medley Swimmer
By Bob Bowman
The IM—and, in particular, the 400 IM—has progressed to the point where you need to be technically proficient in all four strokes, have superb endurance, great speed and power, and the ability to think strategically.

13 The Long and Short of It
By Ed Odeven
Coaches Bob Gillett and Dick Shoulberg explain how they train their swimmers for long course competition by using short course pools.

17 Not Your Grandma’s Workout
By J.R. Rosania
It is important to evaluate the biomechanical movements of a swimmer during his or her activity before developing a proper exercise program that will meet specific, individual needs.

22 USSA: Teaching Freestyle
By Gilbert Legaspi

24 Best of “Tips on Technique” The Drop Push, Freestyle Flip Turns and Breaststroke/Butterfly Turns

30 TECH Tips
Amanda Beard’s Breaststroke