Swimming World Magazine December 2015 Issue – Print Edition



Swimming World Magazine December 2015 Issue

In this issue: FEATURES sylvia-poll 014 TOP 9 OLYMPIC UPSETS: #8 SYLVIA POLL by Chuck Warner Beginning with the November issue and running through July 2016—a month before the start of the Olympic swimming events in Rio on Aug. 6—Swimming World Magazine will bring you its top 9 upsets in the individual events in Olympic history—in particular, in the last 50 years. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick 016 2015 SWIMMERS OF THE YEAR by Jason Marsteller World/American Female: Katie Ledecky World/European Male: Adam Peaty European Female: Sarah Sjostrom American Male: Michael Phelps Pacific Rim: Emily Seebohm, Mitch Larkin African: Kirsty Coventry, Chad le Clos Mar 21, 2015; Greensboro, NC, USA; Kelsi Worrell after winning the 200 butterfly during NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving-Championships at Greensboro Aquatic Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Pike-USA TODAY Sports 024 10 BEST PERFORMANCES OF 2015 by Jeff Commings The year before the Olympics often features some breakthrough swims that get fans excited about the upcoming Olympics. The performances we saw in 2015 did that in a big way, prompting many to believe that what took place in the pool around the world this year will be tough to top in 2016. Adam Peaty 027 “LET’S GIVE IT SOME!” by Annie Grevers With Coach Bill Furniss at the helm, the culture of British Swimming is changing from its athletes striving to be not just the best in the nation, but the best in the world. Leading the surge is the fearsome British breaststroke contingent. COACHING 010 LESSONS WITH THE LEGENDS: BILL BOOMER by Michael J. Stott 012 SWIMMING TECHNIQUE MISCONCEPTIONS: ARM COORDINATION (Part II of II) by Rod Havriluk In the second of a two-part series, Dr. Havriluk continues to explain how the typical arm coordination (based on conventional wisdom) limits velocity and how a unique arm coordination can result in much faster swimming. 041 Q&A WITH COACH COACH JACK CAUSINO by Michael J. Stott 042 HOW THEY TRAIN TYLER KAUTH by Michael J. Stott TRAINING 030 DRYSIDE TRAINING: ON-LAND SWIM STROKE MOVEMENTS—BACKSTROKE by J.R. Rosania JUNIOR SWIMMER 045 UP & COMERS by Taylor Brien COLUMNS & SPECIAL SECTIONS 008 A VOICE FOR THE SPORT 031 DADS ON DECK 032 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 046 GUTTER TALK 048 PARTING SHOTSport 044 Gutter Talk 046 Parting Shot