Swimming World Magazine August 2014 Issue – Print Edition



Swimming World Magazine August 2014 Issue

In this issue:


Caeleb Dressel of Clay High School (Green Cove Springs, Fla) is Swimming World’s Male High School Swimmer of the Year.  He led the country in the 50 and 200 yard freestyles, and also set the overall national high school record in the 50 and national public school record in teh 100 fly-After the high school season, swimming for his club team, the Bolles Sharks, he became the first 18-and-under swimmer to break 19 seconds in the 50 yard free.  (See story, page 22). Photo by Peter Bick



012 From Fun to Fast

by Michael J. Stott

Summer league is just as much about friends, fun and personalities as it is about swimming and competition.

018 The Complete Package

 by Jason Marsteller

Katie Ledecky not only is Swimming World Magazine’s Female High School Swimmer of the Year-and among the best women’s distance freestylers of all time-but she’s also “a great kid who truly cares about her community.”

022 Life in the Fast Lane

by Shoshanna Rutemiller

Caeleb Dressel is the quickest in high school ever in the 50 yard free as well as the public school record holder in the 100 fly-reasons that Swimming World Magazine named him its Male High School Swimmer of the Year.

025 Abundant Talent

by Jason Marsteller and Shoshanna Rutemiller

Besides Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel, who were named Swimming World Magazine’s 2014 Female and Male High School Swimmers of the Year, there were several deserving swimmers who were in the hunt for the magazine’s top high school individual award.

029 Virtual Swimming

by Jeff Commings

Even though the world’s top swimmers won’t compete head-to-head this year, the next best thing is to predict what might happen in a virtual showdown between swimmers at the Pan Pacifics and Europeans, with both championships taking place in August.

 033 Top 10 Triumphs & Tragedies

 by Chuck Warner

Beginning in its April issue and continuing monthly through January 2015, Swimming World Magazine is counting down the top 10 triumphs and tragedies in the history of swimming.  This month: #6 saving Atlanta: The Battle against Illegal Drugs.


010 Technique: Breathing of the Fly

 by Jeff Commings

Before Michael Phelps came into international prominence, coaches never advised their swimmers to breathe every stroke in butterfly.  “The Greatest Olympian of All Time” has spawned a generation of every-stroke breathers, but is that always the best way to swim a butterfly race?

014 Swimming Misconceptions: The Catch Phase

 by Rod Havriluk

A common swimming technique misconception is that the catch is a “phase” of the stroke cycle.  A more appropriate definition is a “transition point.”

019 Katie Ledecky’s Favorite Sets

 by Jeff Commings and Bruce Gemmell

040 Q&A With Coach Sue Chen

 by Michael J. Stott

041 How They Train Morgan Hill

by Michael j. Stott


037 Dryside Training: 4 Exercises for a Stronger Back

 by J.R. Rosania

038 Nutrition: Balance Your Energy Sources

Republished with permission of VeloPress from “Racing Weight Cookbook: Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes”

039 Ask Dr. Shannon

by Shannon McBride

Last month’s column presented four upper body stretches for pregnant women that can be performed before and/or after swimming.  This month, Dr Shannon dempnstrates four lower body stretches.


016 Goldminds: Make Every Day Count

by Wayne Goldsmith

Here’s what a successful swimmer’s day should look like from “dawn to yawn”.

043 Fund Raising: Show Me The Money!

by Maureen Rankin

Finding ways to make money for a swim club has always been difficult.  However, clubs-big or small-can learn how to become financially successful simply by looking at some of the most financially sound and successful teams in USA Swimming.

045 Up & Comers


008 A Voice for the Sport

046 Gutter Talk

048 Parting Shot