Swimming World Magazine June 2014 Issue – Print Edition



Swimming World Magazine June 2014 Issue

In this issue:


Michael Andrew, who just turned 15 in April, has already set 57 U.S. national age group records in his young career.  He is trained by his father, Peter Andrew, perhaps the USA’s foremost practitioner of a new training system called Ultra-Short-Race-Pace Training (known as USRPT).  Michael is the youngest male swimmer ever to turn professional! (See stories, pages 16,17,22 and 25). [photo by Mike Lewis ]



010 When it’s Time, It’s Time

by Michael J. Stott

Last month, Swimming World provided information for parents on how to pick the best age group program for their children.  This month, we offer a parent’s guide to changing age group programs.

016 All About Michael Andrew

 by Shoshanna Rutemiller

Meet Michael Andrew: NAG record holder extraordinaire, home-school scholar, professional swimmer…and he only just turned 15 years old!

022 The NAG Records Phenomena

by Emily Sampl

National age group standards in the United States are falling at a faster pace than ever before.

025 A New Way to Train

by Michael J. Stott

Coaches, scientists and swimmers weigh in on Ultra Short Race-Pace Training, also known as USRPT.

030 Indoor Air Quality 

by Ralph Kittler

Causes and solutions are discussed for IAQ and breathing issues in natatoriums.

 034 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: #8 The Carliles-A Love Affair.


008 Butterfly, Backstroke, Freestyle Breakouts

 by Jeff Commings

The breakout after a turn is a very important element of every race.  Whether you’re swimming 50 or 1500 meters, the breakout determines the speed you carry into the first strokes and sets the tone for that particular length.

012 Swimming Technique Misconceptions

 by Rod Havriluk

The misconception that butterfly and breastroke are considered “short-axis” strokes is based on classifying strokes as “short” or “long” axis according to the direction of the most prominent body rotation.

017 Michael Andrew’s Favorite Sets

 by Peter Andrew

040 Q & A with Coach Braden Halloway

 by Michael J. Stott

041 How They Train Stephen Coetzer

by Michael j. Stott


037 Dryside Training: The Basic Four

 by J.R. Rosania

Here are four very basic resistance strength exercises that will strengthen the shoulder, leg, core and side abdominal (demonstrated by Maureen Rankin)

038 Ask Dr. Shannon

 by Shannon McBride

There are other ways besides stretching to alleviate post-workout soreness.  Foam rolling is a very effective method of self-massage that can also aid in faster recovery after workouts.

039 Nutrition: Improve Your Diet Quality

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


014 Goldminds: The Swimming Zones

by Wayne Goldsmith

There are five “zones” in swimming-the preparation, power, practice, performance and post-pool zones-and each one of them plays an important role in your swimming success story.

043 Up & Comers


006 A Voice for the Sport

044 Gutter Talk

046 Parting Shot