Swimming World Magazine July 2014 Issue – Print Edition



Swimming World Magazine July 2014 Issue

In this issue:


Only two years remain until the 2016 Summer Olympics.  With that in mind, Swimming World features a story on the progress that Rio is making to host the Games as well as a biennial plan for U.S. coaches to help prepare their Olympic hopefuls.  Six rising starts who have yet to make their first Olympic team are also showcased-including Kylie Stewart (pictured on cover), 18, of Dynamo Swim Club (GA), who won the 200 back at last year’s World Junior Championships.  (See store, pages 18,26 and 28). Photo by: Peter H. Bick



010 All Aboard!

by Michael J. Stott

How do coaches get swimmers to buy into their program?

018 On the Radar

 by Shoshanna Rutemiller

Now that we are halfway between the 2012 London Olympic and the 2016 Rio Games, Swimming World showcases some young upcoming talent from around the world who will be trying to qualify for their first Olympics.

026 The 2014-16 Fast-track Calender to Rio

by Jason Marsteller

It’s two years out from the U.S. 2016 Olympic Trials, and your swimmers has dreams of making the Olympic team.  As a coach, what can you do right now to help make is happen?  Colorado Stars coach Todd Schmitz offers a biennial plan beginning this summer for his former, Missy Franklin-as if Missy were a 14-year-old!

028 Is Rio Ready?

by Jeff Commings

With none of the venues meeting the International Olympic Committee’s satisfaction, a workers’ strike halting construction and a call to Brazilians to help foot the bill, Rio de Janeiro-host of the 2016 Summer Olympics-has put itself in serious danger of creating an Olympics more known for what happened before the Olympic Torch is lit.

 030 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: #7 The Greates Olympic Team in History


008 Lessons with the Legends: Dennis Hill

 by Michael J. Stott

010 Two-Beat, Four-Beat or Six-Beat Kick in Distance Freestyle?

 by Jeff Commings

Coaches Yuri Suguiyama, Rich DeSelm and Bill Rose discuss the different freestyle kick patterns.

014 Swimming Misconceptions:  Vertical Forearm

 by Rod Havriluk

It is a misconception that the forearm is vertical at the beginning of the freestyle pull.  Instructions for chieving a vertical forearm include beginning the pull by ” bending the elbow”.  While is is productive to flex at the elbow to begin the pull, it is counterproductive to orient the forearm vertically.

019 Kylie Stewart’s Favorite Sets

 by Jason Turcotte

040 Q&A with Coach Duncan Sherrard

by Michael j. Stott

041 How They Train Robbie Swan and Thomas Nguyen

by Michael J. Stott


037 Dryside Training: Never Enough Core

 by J.R. Rosania

A strong, fit core will benefit your turns and will help maintain a good body position in the water…not to mention it will do wonders for your six-pack abdominal muscles!

038 Ask Dr. Shannon

 by Shannon McBride

Here are some upper body stretches for pregnant women that can be performed before and/or after swimming.

039 Nutrition: Manage Your Appetitie

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


016 Goldminds: All About Winning

by Wayne Goldsmith

If you’re driven by gold and glory, remember: it’s OK to think about and talk about winning!  The road to “winning” starts with winning thoughts, winning words and winning actions!

043 Up & Comers


006 A Voice for the Sport

035 USSA: The Importance of Learning Self-Control

by Kerin Morgan

Training in self-control can help young children learn to swim.

044 Gutter Talk

046 Parting Shot