Swimming World Presents “How They Train – Maddie Kauahi”

Event 33 - Women's 100 Free

How They Train 

Maddie Kauahi

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Well into her senior season, 5-8 sprint freestyler Madison Kauahi is an 11-time NCAA All-American. In 2018, she was named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Swimmer of the Year. Her individual wins in the 50 and 100 yard freestyles (23.30, 50.82) and anchoring four winning relays helped propel Pomona-Pitzer to its second conference title in three years.

Says her coach, Jean-Paul Gowdy,

“Maddie is the anchor for our team. She keeps us steady and allows her teammates to compete with a little more confidence. She’s been the anchor to every important women’s relay since the fall of her freshman year. She’ll tell you she gets more nervous than anyone. I try to believe that, but she always flips a switch when the race begins, and is unflappable under pressure.

KAUAHI SET
“One of her favorite sets—and best—is 10 x 25s free on 1:00. I’ve seen her hold 11.8 or 9 for the entire set,” says Gowdy. “She’ll also go 10 x 100s on 1:30 and hold 1:01s and keep up with all our distance and mid-distance women. What she does best, though, as a sprinter is consistently hit her target tempos in practice, whether at the beginning or end of a long day, before or after a lift.”

Maddie Kauahi progression of times chart

To read more about how Maddie trains with coach Jean-Paul Gowdy,
check out the full article in the March 2019 issue of Swimming World Magazine, available now!

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FEATURES

016 BUCKLE UP!
by Dan D’Addona
It has been four in a row for the Longhorns, but last year was the closest yet—with no less than three teams having a mathematical shot to win the team title heading into the final relay! Expect more of the same at this year’s men’s NCAAs.

020 STILL STANFORD
by Dan D’Addona
Stanford dominated last year’s women’s Division I NCAAs, and even though the Cardinal are favored to win their third straight championship, this year’s meet should be different.

016 BUCKLE UP!
by Dan D’Addona
It has been four in a row for the Longhorns, but last year was the closest yet—with no less than three teams having a mathematical shot to win the team title heading into the final relay! Expect more of the same at this year’s men’s NCAAs.

020 STILL STANFORD
by Dan D’Addona
Stanford dominated last year’s women’s Division I NCAAs, and even though the Cardinal are favored to win their third straight championship, this year’s meet should be different.

023 ELITE TO REPEAT?
by Andy Ross and Cathleen Pruden
In NCAA Division II and III swimming and diving, the same elite teams seem to battle it out for the national championship each year. Both the Queens women’s and men’s squads have realistic shots at winning five titles in a row at D-IIs, while in D-III, Emory’s women will be looking for their 10th straight title, and Denison’s men are poised to win their third championship in four years.

026 BLUE-COLLAR SWIMMER
by David Rieder
Cal’s Andrew Seliskar has put in the hard work to enable him to swim at a higher level. He loves the sport, and he knows that if he wants to be successful at swimming, he has to be fully invested into it.

COACHING

010 LESSONS WITH THE LEGENDS: GUS STAGER
by Michael J. Stott

014 SPECIAL SETS: SEASON-LONG AND CHAMPIONSHIP PREP FOR 10-AND-UNDERS
by Michael J. Stott
When an elite swimmer shines, sunlight occasionally falls on the athlete’s coach. In the ensuing excitement, what is often overlooked is the contribution made years earlier by the 10-and-under coach who set the foundation for success and possible stardom by teaching proper mechanics, motivation and a love of the sport.

030 WHAT COACHES CAN LEARN FROM SWIMMERS (Part 1)
by Michael J. Stott
At first blush, education might appear to be a one-way street. Teachers teach, students learn. Same with sports—coaches give instruction, athletes absorb and, hopefully, execute. But time on the job often reveals a different dynamic. In the first of a two-part series, Swimming World shares epiphanies where swimmer interaction fundamentally altered coaching behavior.

040 Q&A WITH COACH JEAN-PAUL GOWDY
by Michael J. Stott

042 HOW THEY TRAIN: MADDIE KAUAHI
by Michael J. Stott

TRAINING

013 DRYSIDE TRAINING: EXERCISE EQUIPMENT SERIES—DUMBBELLS
by J.R. Rosania

JUNIOR SWIMMER

045 UP & COMERS: DANIEL BRANON
by Taylor Brien

COLUMNS & SPECIAL SECTIONS

008 A VOICE FOR THE SPORT
009 BEYOND THE YARDS
019 OFFICIAL WORD
025 DID YOU KNOW? TRACY CAULKINS
032 2019 SWIM CAMP DIRECTORY
044 HASTY HIGH POINTERS
046 GUTTER TALK
048 PARTING SHOT

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