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Swimming Technique February 2017 Issue

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Swimming Technique February 2017 Issue

IN THIS ISSUE:

06 PRIVATE LESSONS WITH WAYNE
by Wayne Goldsmith
Professor, swimming coach, Ph.D.? Getting your coaching B.A.S.E. right.

10 THE IMPACT OF SCIENCE ON WORLD RECORDS IN SWIMMING: PART II – THE RISE AND FALL OF SCIENCE
by Rod Havriluk, Ph.D. & Tyler Gambill
This article (Part II) covers the rise and fall of the application of science to swimming. There are many indications that the use of science had a measurable positive effect on performance from 1960 to 1980…

14 WHEN A SWIMMER PEAKS…NOW WHAT?
by Michael J. Stott
When athletes are at the point of considering retirement, conversations are never easy. They require lots of honesty, soul searching and a heavy dose of reality testing. In all cases, the retiree-to-be ultimately faces a moment of truth. That moment has both mental and physical components…

18 WHEN YOUR HEAT TURNS COLD
by Wayne Goldsmith
You’re shocked…disappointed…appalled…confused…angry…sad. You’re not even sure how you feel right now. Your coach is standing there just as flabbergasted and stunned as you are. The question now is: “How can you—and will you—swim seconds faster in the final in just a few hours?”

20 DEVELOPING MENTAL TOUGHNESS: TO SWIM LIKE A CHAMPION, FIRST THINK AND ACT LIKE ONE
by Dave Crampton
Mental toughness is one of the most important psychological aspects of swimming. Having that winning mindset not only separates the great swimmers from the good ones, it enables you to perform at your best and achieve your goals.

24 HOW SWIMMING CANADA PURSUES ITS DEFINITION OF HIGH PERFORMANCE
by Swimming Canada
Swimming Canada enjoyed some of the country’s greatest results ever at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, especially compared to previous Games, including London 2012. But the success didn’t happen overnight…

30 RETURNING TO COMPETITIVE LIFE AFTER INJURY: THREE PERSPECTIVES
by Michael J. Stott
In swimming, recovery can take several forms. Catching one’s breath after an exhausting set is one thing, but coming back from debilitating sickness or injury is quite another…

32 THE TEAM IN SWIMMING: FORM, STORM, NORM, CONFORM
by Dr. John Heil
When swimmers think “team,” they think relays. There is the shared exuberance and the thrill of victory times four. There is also a softening of defeat with the burden of sadness divided by four. But relays are just the tip of the iceberg of the team experience…PLUS – HAZING OR TEAM BUILDING pg. 33

34 THE STRAIGHTNESS BACKSTROKE KICK MAKES FAST SPEED AND INCREASED LACTATE ACID
by Takahisa Ide, William F. Johnson, Yutaka Yoshimura, Noriko Inada & Sadafumi Takise
The following articles analyzes the effect a straight knee kick has on the production of lactate acid during elite-level backstroke competitions. Using results from Lactate Pro, we concluded that with proper technique, the straight-knee butterfly kick can increase speed, and proper training will be able to mitigate the excess production of lactate acid.

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