Saving Atlanta: The Battle Against Illegal Drugs

PHOENIX, Arizona, August 8. TOP 10 Countdown: Triumphs & Tragedies. This month #6: Saving Atlanta: The Battle against Illegal Drugs.

Chuck Warner writes about the fight to keep the Atlanta Olympic Games free of performance enhancing drugs. Download this issue and read all the behind the scene challenges that went on in the years leading up to the games.

Very interesting insight into the high stake games being played and the unsuccessful attempts by the Chinese to avoid detection.

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CaelebDressel of Clay High School (Green Cove Springs, Fla) is Swimming World’s Male High School Swimmer of the Year. He led the country in the 50 and 200 yard freestyles, and also set the overall national high school record in the 50 and national public school record in the 100 fly-After the high school season, swimming for his club team, the Bolles Sharks, he became the first 18-and-under swimmer to break 19 seconds in the 50 yard free. (See story, page 22). Photo by Peter Bick



012 From Fun to Fast

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by Michael J. Stott

Summer league is just as much about friends, fun and personalities as it is about swimming and competition.

018 The Complete Package

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by Jason Marsteller

Katie Ledecky not only is Swimming World Magazine’s Female High School Swimmer of the Year-and among the best women’s distance freestylers of all time-but she’s also “a great kid who truly cares about her community.”

022 Life in the Fast Lane

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by Shoshanna Rutemiller

CaelebDressel is the quickest in high school ever in the 50 yard free as well as the public school record holder in the 100 fly-reasons that swimming World Magazine named him its Male High School Swimmer of the Year.

025 Abundant Talent

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by Jason Marsteller and Shoshanna Rutemiller

Besides Katie Ledecky and CaelebDressel, who were named Swimming World Magazine’s 2014 Female and Male High School Swimmers of the Year, there were several deserving swimmers who were in the hunt for the magazine’s top high school individual award.

029 Virtual Swimming

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by Jeff Commings

Even though the world’s top swimmers won’t compete head-to-head this year, the next best thing is to predict what might happen in a virtual showdown between swimmers at the Pan Pacifics and Europeans, with both championships taking place in August.

033 Top 10 Triumphs & Tragedies

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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: #6 saving Atlanta: The Battle against Illegal Drugs.


010 Technique: Breathing of the Fly

by Jeff Commings

Before Michael Phelps came into international prominence, coaches never advised their swimmers to breathe every stroke in butterfly. “The Greatest Olympian of All Time” has spawned a generation of every-stroke breathers, but is that always the best way to swim a butterfly race?

014 Swimming Misconceptions: The Catch Phase

by Rod Havriluk

A common swimming technique misconception is that the catch is a “phase” of the stroke cycle. A more appropriate definition is a “transition point.”


019 Katie Ledecky’s Favorite Sets

by Jeff Commings and Bruce Gemmell

040 Q&A With Coach Sue Chen

by Michael J. Stott

041 How They Train Morgan Hill

by Michael j. Stott


037 Dryside Training: 4 Exercises for a Stronger Back

by J.R. Rosania

038 Nutrition: Balance Your Energy Sources

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

039 Ask Dr. Shannon

by Shannon McBride

Last month’s column presented four upper body stretches for pregnant women that can be performed before and/or after swimming. This month, Dr Shannon demonstrates four lower body stretches.


016 Goldminds: Make Every Day Count

by Wayne Goldsmith

Here’s what a successful swimmer’s day should look like from “dawn to yawn”.

043 Fund Raising: Show Me The Money!

by Maureen Rankin

Finding ways to make money for a swim club has always been difficult. However, clubs-big or small-can learn how to become financially successful simply by looking at some of the most financially sound and successful teams in USA Swimming.

045 Up & Comers


008 A Voice for the Sport

046 Gutter Talk

048 Parting Shot