Swimming World Presents “A Case For High School Swimming: All For One, One For All”

Swimming World October 2019 A Case FOr High School Swimming One For All All For One Michael J Stott

A Case For High School Swimming: All For One, One For All

By Michael J. Stott

The verdict is unanimous: high school swimming adds immeasurable value to the career and experience of a young athlete.

From a macro perspective, high school swimming offers innumerable benefits. “Among them are excitement, success, peer recognition and, perhaps, a prolonged aquatic career,” notes Joel Shinofield, a winning club, college and high school coach and now managing director of sport development for USA Swimming.

Kate Lundsten is head coach of the Aquajets Swim Team in Eden Prairie, Minn. She has mentored an Olympian, has been a USA Swimming national and national junior team assistant coach, and has won four high school state championships.

“In high school, kids just swim well because they are doing so for a higher purpose than themselves,” she says. “In high school, you have an automatic team, and if you are new to the school, you have a set of teammates. It’s almost impossible to bring that feeling to a club team, although I keep trying. And there is nothing quite as exciting as a high school state meet!”

Lundsten will get no disagreement from Dan Flack, head coach of The Baylor School, Baylor Swim Club and the only high school coach on USA Swimming’s 2019 national team coaches list.

“Twice at Baylor, we have had relays win state championships where, on paper, the final leg of our relay should not have been able to hang on,” recalls Flack. “But through execution and heart, we got our hand on the wall first! On those occasions, that crazy energy for the school was enough to win races that ranked those relays first in the country.

High school swimming simply offers a very different level of camaraderie because everyone is working for their school. The great vibes and spirit of school transcends the pool; it impacts such a bigger common good and sense of community.”

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FEATURES

024 MYSTERIES OF OUR MUSEUM: A MYSTERIOUS MEDAL
by Bruce Wigo
A beautiful bronze medal commemorating a Japan-USA-Denmark International Swimming Meet led to the story of the best all-around woman swimmer from the early 1950s who also became one of the best Masters swimmers ever: Gail Peters Roper.

026 TAKEOFF TO TOKYO: DAWN OF GREATNESS
by John Lohn
When the 2020 Olympic Games open next July, there will be no round-number anniversary of what Australian Dawn Fraser accomplished 56 years earlier in 1964. Rather, it is the site of the Olympiad that resonates. As Tokyo prepares to host the world’s finest athletes, it also serves as the place where Fraser became the first swimmer ever to win Olympic gold in the same event at three consecutive Games—a feat that, even now, is wildly difficult to comprehend.

030 IT’S TIME FOR SOME RESPECT
by John Lohn
For someone to boast four World titles and seven individual medals from the World Championships, the instant assumption is that he stands out as one of the biggest names in the sport. Sure, Japan’s Daiya Seto is respected by his rivals and generally around the pool, but his exploits are greater than the recognition that has been given.

034 FASTER THAN EVER
by David Rieder
Heading into the 2020 Olympics, a young American sprint corps has turned the United States into heavy gold-medal favorites in both the 100 free and 400 free relay. However, the real contest will come at the U.S. Trials, where Olympic hopefuls must get through a cutthroat gauntlet of speed in order to earn their spots for Tokyo.

038 THE NEW “KIDS” ON THE BLOCK
by Craig Lord
This month marks the beginning of a new era in swimming with the unveiling of the International Swimming League, featuring a new and dynamic format of swimming that includes a global Pro-Team tour with some of the world’s greatest swimmers in action.

COACHING

010 LESSONS WITH THE LEGENDS: KAREN MOE HUMPHREYS
by Michael J. Stott

014 SWIMMING TECHNIQUE CONCEPTS: SHOULDER INJURY PREVENTION FOR THE FREESTYLE ARM ENTRY
by Rod Havriluk
Every team’s injury management plan should include strategies to address the freestyle arm entry and prevent shoulder injury. Major benefits also include increasing the index of coordination and, thereby, increasing swimming velocity.

016 A CASE FOR HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING: ALL FOR ONE, ONE FOR ALL
by Michael J. Stott
The verdict is unanimous: high school swimming adds immeasurable value to the career and experience of a young athlete.

051 Q&A WITH COACH TERRY JONES
by Michael J. Stott

052 HOW THEY TRAIN KAITLYNN SIMS AND LILLIE NORDMANN
by Michael J. Stott

TRAINING

013 DRYSIDE TRAINING: BUILDING LEAN MUSCLE
by J.R. Rosania

JUNIOR SWIMMER

042 GOLDMINDS: BUILDING A TEAM OF GREAT SWIMMING PARENTS
by Wayne Goldsmith
When given the opportunity to understand the importance of their role and their influence, swimming parents can become the most powerful, positive force in their child’s life.

054 UP & COMERS: KEATON JONES
by Shoshanna Rutemiller

COLUMNS & SPECIAL SECTIONS

008 A VOICE FOR THE SPORT

009 BEYOND THE YARDS

018 DID YOU KNOW? MARTHA NORELIUS

019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

044 PREP SCHOOL DIRECTORY

055 GUTTERTALK

056 PARTING SHOT

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