Swimming World Celebrates Open Water Swimming in November 2017 Issue

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This month is our annual open water issue. In addition to naming this year’s World Open Water Swimmers of the Year—France’s Aurelie Muller and the Netherlands’ Ferry Weertman (pages 18-20), Swimming World discusses some of the controversial issues facing open water swimming (pages 22-23).

We also take a look at the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and how they have affected open water races in the southeastern United States, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean (pages 24-25); the English Channel—its history (pages 28-29) and a recent crossing by an Arizona swim coach (pages 26-27); and the idea of adding open water relays at the 2020 Olympics (page 21).

Check out the November 2017 issue of Swimming World Magazine to learn more, available now!

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FEATURES

2017 OPEN WATER SWIMMERS OF THE YEAR
by Annie Grevers
Swimming World’s Open Water Swimmers of the Year for 2017 are both two-time winners, with France’s Aurelie Muller also having won the title in 2015, and the Neth­erlands’ Ferry Weertman taking the honor in back-to-back years.

A PROPOSITION: OPEN WATER RELAYS AT THE OLYMPICS
by Annie Grevers
Open water relays are already part of the swimming schedule at the World Champi­onships. Why not add a 5K team event to the Olympics?

2017: A TIME TO REFLECT
by David Rieder
Water temperatures, water quality and athlete safety are still hot topics in open water swimming.

HURRICANE AFTERMATH: PICKING UP THE PIECES
by David Rieder
Most people who reside in the southeastern United States and Caribbean live their lives hoping to avoid hurricanes, but this year’s batch of storms proved especially devastat­ing. However, everyone in the area hosting swimming events intends to be back up and running again soon.

THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE
by David Rieder
Joe Zemaitis was looking for a challenge, a worthy goal. So, this past summer—after a year of planning and training—the head swim coach at Swim Neptune in Scottsdale, Ariz. accomplished that goal by crossing the English Channel from England to France in 12-1/2 hours.

SWIMMING THE ENGLISH CHANNEL: A LOOK BACK IN TIME
by Bruce Wigo
Legend has it that in 55 B.C., when Roman General Julius Caesar stood on a beach in Gaul, plotting his conquest of Britain, he looked across the sea, saw the white cliffs of Dover and asked one of his men: “Do you think we could swim it?” His subordinate replied, “I think we should take boats.” They did, but an idea was born even though it would hibernate in the minds of men for nearly two millenia.

MENTAL PREP: BEFORE THE BEEP WITH LEAH SMITH
by Annie Grevers

COACHING

010 LESSONS WITH THE LEGENDS: FRANK BUSCH
by Michael J. Stott

COLLEGE RECRUITING: HOW IT’S DONE
by Michael J. Stott
In the first of a multi-part series, Swimming World explores the basic elements of the college swimming courtship.

SWIMMING TECHNIQUE MISCONCEPTIONS: FRONT QUADRANT SWIMMING
by Rod Havriluk
A common misconception is that front quadrant swimming (FQS) is an effective freestyle technique. It is not. While FQS has been used by top swimmers, that is not justification for promoting that strategy. FQS produces an arm coordination that is counterproductive to fast swimming.

SPECIAL SETS: THE (SWIMMING) DISTANCE FORMULA
by Michael J. Stott
Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.) swept the women’s and men’s swimming and diving titles at this year’s NAIA Championships—in part because of its outstanding distance freestyle performances. Here, Coach Scott Teeters shares some of his training methods for ONU’s highly successful distance program.

042 Q&A WITH COACH JON JOLLEY
by Michael J. Stott

043 HOW THEY TRAIN ROSS DANT
by Michael J. Stott

TRAINING

039 DRYSIDE TRAINING: BUILDING A STRONGER SWIMMER
by J.R. Rosania

JUNIOR SWIMMER

036 GOLDMINDS: RELAX…IT’S ONLY SWIMMING
by Wayne Goldsmith
Stressed? Tense? Anxious? Not to worry…just…relax

045 UP & COMERS
by Taylor Brien

COLUMNS & SPECIAL SECTIONS

008 A VOICE FOR THE SPORT
030 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
046 GUTTER TALK
048 PARTING SHOT

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Taylor Brien is the Circulation and Operations Manager 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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