Swimming World Magazine May 2014 Issue- PDF ONLY



Swimming World Magazine May 2014 Issue

In this issue:


Swimmer of the Meet Brittany MacLean helped Geogia win its second straight and sixth overall team title at the women’s NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships.  The Canadian sophmore won both distance freestyles, upsetting Cal’s Missy Frankklin with an NCAA record in the 500 yeard free and breaking the NCAA mark in the 1650 by nearly 10 seconds. (See story, page 18 and 21.) [photo by Peter H. Bick]



010 An Olympian’s Guide to Backstroke Starts

by Jeff Commings

Matt Grevers knows how to make the most of his backstroke start, making sure he’s one of the leaders when he breaks out at the 15-meter mark.

014 The Key is Having Fun

by Michael J. Stott

Swimming World provides a parent’s guide to picking the best age group program for your child.

016 Swimming Technique Misconceptions: Butterfly Hand Path

by Rod Havriluk

018 We didn’t See That Coming!

by Jason Marsteller

In its college preview issue, Swimming World claimed Cal was a lock to win this year’s women’s NCAA Division I Team title-especially with freshman superstar Missy Franklin leading the way.  Instead, Georgia dominated in winning its second straight and sixth overall championship.

021 Brittany MacLean’s Favorite Sets

by Jeff Commings

022 More than Meets the Eye

by Jeff Commings

“Controversy”, “fabulous freshmen” and “barrier breakers” were among the additional topics of conversation that accompanied the obvious story at the men’s NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships: Cal captured its third team title in the last four yeras!

031 Can Anyone Beat These Guys?

by Jason Marsteller

The same five schools-Drury, Emory, Kenyon, Oklahoma Baptist and Indian River State College-repeated as national champions in their respective NCAA Divisions II and III, NAIA and NJCAA women’s and men’s meets.  Leading the group was Drury’s men-who earned their 10th straight DII title-and Indian River, which captured its 33rd womans and 40th men’s NJCAA championships!

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: #9 Rick DeMont-Robbed of Two Olympic Gold Medals.

037 Dryside Training: Underwater Speed

by J.R. Rosania

Here are four excersises using a TRX Suspension trainer that can help with your underwatwaters.  You will strengthen your core and low back as well as your hamstrings.

038 Ask Dr. Shannon

by Shannon McBride

Here are are three hip-opening stretches designed for people who sit the majority of the day.

039 Nutrition: Eating Just Enough

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

040 Q&A with Coach Bruce Gemell

by Michael J. Stott

042 How They Train Nation’s Capital Swim Team (Georgetown Prep Site) Middle Distance Group

by Michael J. Stott


006 A Voice for the Sport

044 Up & Comers

045 Gutter Talk

046 Parting Shot