Swimming World Presents “Tips & Techniques From Olympic Open Water Swimmer Haley Anderson”

Swimming World July 2019 Beyond the Yards Haley Anderson

Beyond the Yards:
Tips & Techniques From Haley Anderson

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BUILDING OFF THE MOMENTUM OF A SUCCESSFUL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
After a great meet, you can either sink or swim. The pressure of improving can cloud your focus, or you can ride the momentum of your success and build off it. As we approach the 2019 World Championships and close in on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, it’s crunch time for athletes.

Olympic open water swimmer Haley Anderson is feeling the heat—however, she’s using her victorious swim at the USA Open Water National Championships in May to fuel her motivation.

Anderson finished in second place among Americans—and third overall—at the Open Water National Championships this May, punching her ticket to the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea this summer. Though it was a successful swim, her race strategy was different than her normal approach. Generally, Haley tends to hang out in the back of the group for a bit and gradually work her way up to the front, but in this race, she started at the front of the pack and held her spot through the finish.

“It’s good to know that I can be successful with different race strategies,” she said, “which is really important in open water swimming because you can have an idea of what you want to do in a race, but (if) that goes out the window, you need a plan B, C or D.”

Leading up to that race in May, Haley’s training was going well so she was excited to compete, but she’s since shifted her focus to prepare for Worlds. Haley is self-motivated by nature, but knows that 2019 is a pivotal year in open water swimming leading up to the 2020 Olympics. She holds herself accountable to get herself to the pool and give it her all, but also knows when to cut herself some slack.

“I’ve learned over the years how to stay focused when I need to, and how to relax when I need to. It’s all about balance,” Haley explained.

To view swimming tips and techniques from Haley Anderson,
check out the full July 2019 issue of Swimming World Magazine, available now!

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FEATURES

019 CRUNCH TIME!
by Michael Randazzo
With the Olympic Games a little more than a year away, the U.S. men’s water polo team—whose head coach predicted a gold medal in Tokyo—has yet to qualify. They’ll get a chance to punch their ticket if they can finish first at the Pan American Games next month in Lima, Peru.

023 THE VALUE OF AQUATIC SPORTS: TEDDY CANN SAVES THE MAY
by Bruce Wigo
While serving as a seaman onboard the USS May in November 1917, Tedford “Teddy” Cann, an elite swimmer, water polo player and all-around athlete, risked his life to find—and fix—a leak in a flooded compartment, thereby saving the ship.

026 DESTINED FOR GREATNESS
by David Rieder
Perhaps it was always meant to be that Kyle Chalmers would be a champion swimmer. Despite his childhood dreams of playing professional football, he eventually decided to pursue swimming seriously in 2015. The next year, at 18, he won Olympic gold in the men’s 100 free. After undergoing heart surgery in 2017, he rebounded in 2018 to win a combined nine medals (five gold) at the Pan Pacs and Commonwealth Games. Now, all eyes are on Chalmers to win gold at this month’s World Championships.

COACHING

010 LESSONS WITH THE LEGENDS: RATKO RUDIC
by Michael J. Stott

014 SWIMMING TECHNIQUE CONCEPTS: PREVIEW OF THE INTERNATIONAL SWIM COACHES ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME SUMMIT
by Rod Havriluk
The ISCA Hall of Fame Summit, Aug. 27-30, in Clearwater Beach, Fla., will once again include a wide variety of topics, international presenters and participants from many countries. The presentations will emphasize the WHY (the scientific basis) as well as the HOW (the strategies for applying the science) to improve swimmer performance.

016 PLAN B: COLLEGE CLUB TEAM OPTION (Part 2)
by Michael J. Stott
College Club Swimming has been offering more and more athletes the opportunity to continue participating in the sport they love. In Part 2 of this two-part series, Swimming World explores more personal perspectives from swimmers pursuing their aquatic passion while enjoying a college experience unencumbered by the demands of a varsity athlete.

020 SPECIAL SETS: WORKOUTS OF A WORLD CHAMPION
by Michael J. Stott
In 2017, Coach Gregg Troy put together a plan to maximize Caeleb Dressel’s opportunities at the World Championships in Budapest. Following are eight workouts done by Dressel in his preparation for what resulted in a record seven gold medals.

043 Q&A WITH COACH ANTHONY NESTY
by Michael J. Stott

044 HOW THEY TRAIN ROBERT FINKE
by Michael J. Stott

TRAINING

013 DRYSIDE TRAINING: EXERCISE EQUIPMENT SERIES—MULTI-EQUIPMENT PROGRAM FOR STRENGTH AND POWER
by J.R. Rosania

JUNIOR SWIMMER

046 UP & COMERS: RAQUEL MALDONADO
by Shoshanna Rutemiller

COLUMNS

008 A VOICE FOR THE SPORT

009 BEYOND THE YARDS

022 OFFICIAL WORD

025 DID YOU KNOW? MARK SPITZ & PIETER VAN DEN HOOGENBAND

030 2019 AQUATIC DIRECTORY

042 DADS ON DECK

047 GUTTER TALK

048 PARTING SHOT

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