Swimming World Magazine March 2015 Issue- PDF ONLY



Swimming World Magazine March 2015 Issue

In this issue:


Stanford’s Simone Manuel has continued her reign as sprint queen throughout her first college season.  Her teammates, coaches and the swimming world may not articulate what her performances forebode, but everyone anticipates greatness from the freshman at her first NCAAs to be held later this month in Greensboro, N.C. ” My parents always say “DYB” before my races,” says Simone.  The ancronym stands for DO YOUR BEST.  She adds, “Whether my best is good or bad, it’s all anyone can ask for.” (See story, page 14, and related stories, page 18).



011 The Perfect Practice Environmant

by Michael J. Stott

Whether it’s at the age group, college or post-grad levels, training groups can be an important factor in an individual’s or team’s success.

014 So Much More!

 by Annie Grevers

There’s no denying that Stanfords Simone Manuel is an amazing athlete.  Her accomplishments alone–including setting an American record last year in the 100 yard free three times–support that fact.  But her coaches, teammates, family and firends also know that she is… so much more!

018 Two-Team Tussle

by Jeff Commings

Defending champion Georgia and the University of California should contend for this year’s women’s NCAA Division I team title, with Cal claiming the trophy it was expected to win last year.

021 Prepared to Repeat

by Jeff Commings

California and Texas appear ready to renew their rivalry from last year’s NCAA Division I Championships as the top two teams.

026 Top Team Remain In The Hunt

Last year’s champions and cintenders at the NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA and NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships are also among this year’s favorites.


007 Technique: Backstroke Breakout

008 Lessons With The Legends: Richard Quick

040 Q & A With Coach Mike Koleber

 by Michael J. Stott

042 How They Train Taylor Abbott And Tate Jackson

by Michael J. Stott


013 Dryside Training: On-Land Swim Storke Movements–Freestyle

 by J.R. Rosania


028 Goldminds: Swimming 101–Back To The Basics

by Wayne Goldsmith

Here are the seven basic swimming skills that are at the core of all great swimming performances.  The accompanying Do’s and Dont’s will guide you to faster swimming.

044 Up & Comers


006 A Voice For The Sport

030 2015 Swim Camp Directory

045 Gutter Talk

046 Parting Shot