SW Presents “A Voice for the Sport,” Featuring Misty Hyman and Kara Lynn Joyce

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A Voice for the Sport – August 2018 Issue

Misty Hyman – Female HS Swimmer of the Year (1996-97)

The photo shoot for Swimming World’s High School Swimmer of the Year in 1997 was my favorite. We were invited to come to Sea World early in the morning before it opened, and I got to pose with dolphins!

I will never forget being surprised by their sheer strength and power. I was excited, but a little afraid to pose next to them. I was honored by the comparison and thrilled to grace the cover of Swimming World.

Being named High School Swimmer of the Year was an important steppingstone for me on my way to the medal podium in Sydney. I feel that honoring and celebrating success along the way plays an important role in motivating young athletes to work hard to reach the next level.

It is easy to shrug off high school swimming as unimportant or as a distraction from the USA Swimming season, but I feel that for many swimmers it can play an important role in their development. I know it did for me.

I learned a lot about team culture, leadership and performing under pressure that helped me to prepare for college swimming and beyond—but most importantly, I just had a lot of fun!

I am so happy that Swimming World continues to recognize great high school swimming performances.

Kara Lynn Joyce – Female HS Swimmer of the Year (2003)

I was honored to receive the SOTY award by Swimming World in 2003. I had been swimming competitively since first grade, and I was well aware of this award and the incredible swimmers who had won it in years past.

Winning the award was a big step forward on my journey and was the first time I genuinely believed that I could one day be an Olympian. It also boosted my confidence to pursue that dream in 2004.

Receiving this honor not only validated the love and passion I had for high school swimming, but it also validated the selflessness and hard work of so many other amazing people in my life who made it possible for me to chase my dreams.

One of the greatest things swimming taught me was just how valuable and necessary teammates are to success. I loved every aspect of being a member of a team—the camaraderie and love you gain for each other is the greatest gift sports can give you.

In 2016, I founded the Lead Sports Summit for teenage-girl swimmers. I wanted to create a space for teenage girls to hone their skills as athletes, and to help them learn just how strong and impactful they can be when they come together as a team, lean on each other, build each other up and lead together.

I look forward to cheering on this year’s award winners, and will be following their journeys in the years to come!

To read more from Hyman and Joyce, check out the August 2018 issue of Swimming World Magazine, available now! 

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FEATURES

016 THE WEISS WATCH
by David Rieder
Even when she was young, people knew that Emily Weiss had exceptional talent. With her super competitive spirit and commitment to success, her steady improvement has included a gold medal at last year’s World Junior Championships, a national high school record and now the recognition of being named Swimming World’s Female High School Swimmer of the Year.

020 ONE AND ONLY
by Annie Grevers
The sport of swimming has never seen a Reece Whitley before—not because of his ethnicity or because of his size, but because of his heart to lead, desire to fulfill his own greatest potential, and mind to reach well beyond his 7-foot wingspan to impact the lives of others through his sport.

024 TIGHT AT THE TOP
by Annie Grevers and David Rieder
The battle for Swimming World’s Female and Male High School Swimmers of the Year was extremely close, with all six of the top swimmers clocking No. 1 times during the 2017-18 season.

026 TOP HIGH SCHOOL RECRUITS
by Diana Pimer
Swimming World takes a look at the swimmers it considers to be the 10 best high school recruits from the Class of 2018 and where they’ll be attending college in the fall.

032 THE GREATEST…
by Bruce Wigo
Milton Gray Campbell may not have been the greatest high school swimmer of all time, but he was a swimmer who was among the greatest high school athletes of all time.

COACHING

010 LESSONS WITH THE LEGENDS: MATT MANN II
by Michael J. Stott

014 SWIMMING TECHNIQUE CONCEPTS: DEVELOPMENT OF AN OPTIMAL MODEL FOR TECHNIQUE: PART 2 —BODY ROTATION
by Rod Havriluk
Body size and body shape are both directly affected by body rotation. Consideration of body rotation (axis and magnitude) is vital in developing an optimal model of swimming technique.

035 DO IT RIGHT, OR DO IT OVER (PART 2)
by Michael J. Stott
This is the second installment in a multi-part series on swimmer motivation and how coaches approach the often-vexing issue of unsatisfactory practice performance. This month’s article examines the larger role of team culture and athlete response in the context of motivation and daily training.

038 SPECIAL SETS: WALK-ON, WALK-UP SWIM SETS
by Michael J. Stott
For the multitude who harbor college swim­ming aspirations but will not receive athletic money, there is still hope.

041 Q&A WITH COACH KELLY KREMER
by Michael J. Stott

042 HOW THEY TRAIN CONNER McHUGH
by Michael J. Stott

TRAINING

040 DRYSIDE TRAINING: STROKE AND DISTANCE STRENGTH SERIES—SPRINT FREESTYLE
by J.R. Rosania

JUNIOR SWIMMER

025 GOLDMINDS: YOU PLAY LIKE YOUR PLACE!
by Wayne Goldsmith
Your swim club culture—how you do the things you do—will determine much of the success you hope to achieve in the sport. It’s important, then, to find a swim club that offers a culture that gives you the environment and opportunity to experience swimming the way you want to experience it.

045 UP & COMERS: KENNEDY NOBLE
by Taylor Brien

COLUMNS

008 A VOICE FOR THE SPORT
013 BEYOND THE YARDS
044 HASTY HIGH POINTERS
046 GUTTER TALK
048 PARTING SHOT

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Author: Taylor Brien

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Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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