Swimming World Presents – Up & Comers: Eagle Aquatics’ Erika Pelaez – Sponsored By Spectrum Aquatics

SW December 2020 - Up and Comers - Erika Pelaez
Erika Pelaez of Eagle Aquatics

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Up & Comers: Eagle Aquatics’ Erika Pelaez

By Shoshanna Rutemiller

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Last February, 13-year-old Erika Pelaez of Eagle Aquatics (Fla.) became the youngest person to qualify for the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials, turning in times of 56.03 in the 100 meter freestyle and 1:02.65 in the 100 back. Her 100 free time is likely the fastest recorded for any 13-year-old U.S. swimmer, even beating Missy Franklin’s 2008 Olympic Trials time of 56.14.

“Erika is very determined and does not like to lose even if she is racing against boys or girls twice her age,” says Eagle Aquatics coach Adam Madarassy. “She has a very great work ethic, and she is very consistent. She knows what her goals are, what it takes to get there…and she is willing to do the work for it.”

SWIMMING WORLD: What is the best thing you do in swimming?
ERIKA PELAEZ: I keep myself focused on my goals no matter what’s going on. This year has been really hard for everyone, but I was able to prove to myself that I could stay motivated and still train hard even with the lack of access to a training facility and with all of the unfortunate events going on this year.

SW: What are some of the toughest workouts/sets you’ve done?
EP: Six rounds of 4×100 all-out, followed by a 400 all-out:
#1: fly and IM
#3: back and IM
#5: breast and IM
#s 2, 4 and 6: all free

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Swimming World Magazine December 2020 Issue

FEATURES

012 SWIMMERS OF THE MILLENNIUM’S FIRST 20 YEARS (2000-19)
by John Lohn, David Rieder, Andy Ross and Dan D’Addona
World & American: Michael Phelps & Katie Ledecky
European: Pieter van den Hoogenband & Inge de Bruijn
Pacific Rim: Ian Thorpe & Leisel Jones
African: Chad le Clos & Kirsty Coventry

019 PROVING THEIR METTLE
by Andy Ross
After the South African media made several disparaging comments about the women’s swimming team in 2016 when none of their swimmers had qualified for the Rio Olympics, Tatjana Schoenmaker and her South African teammates have been supporting one another and working together to show just how good they can be.

021 FIT TO BE TIED
by John Lohn
At the 1972 Munich Olympics, Sweden’s Gunnar Larsson was awarded the gold medal in the men’s 400 IM, edging USA’s Tim McKee by 2-thousandths of a second. Subsequently, international swimming rules were changed to record results to 1-hundredth of a second, allowing for ties among swimmers with identical times.

034 MENTAL PREP: BEFORE THE BEEP WITH CLAIRE CURZAN
by Shoshanna Rutemiller

COACHING

010 TOUGHEST WORKOUTS (Part 2)
by Michael J. Stott
Swimming has had its share of taskmasters over the years. In the second of a two-part series on workouts designed to push swimmers to their limits are some sets from respected authoritative figures at Germantown, Arden Hills, Bluefish and Florida who have trained exceptional athletes that have excelled on the international stage.

038 SWIMMING TECHNIQUE CONCEPTS: BREASTSTROKE BREATHING HEAD TIMING DELAY
by Rod Havriluk
In breaststroke, most swimmers learn to synchronize their head and arm motions to breathe and to recover to the non-012 breathing position. However, a delay in the head motion both to breathe and to recover affords benefits of less resistance, more propulsion and a faster stroke rate.

040 SPECIAL SETS: DAVE SALO—THE MAN AND THE METHOD
by Michael J. Stott
Dave Salo has represented the United States as an Olympic, World Championships and Pan Pacific Championships coach and has guided the USC Trojans to 18 NCAA Top 10 finishes in 14 years. But his enduring legacy will most likely be his training mindset that emphasizes race-pace training and quality over quantity.

043 Q&A WITH COACH MICHAEL BROOKS
by Michael J. Stott

044 HOW THEY TRAIN THOMAS HAGAR
by Michael J. Stott

TRAINING

037 DRYSIDE TRAINING: POSSIBLY THE 5 BEST DRYLAND EXERCISES EVER!
by J.R. Rosania
If done properly and regulary, these exercises can enhance your stroke, technique, power and speed.

JUNIOR SWIMMER

047 UP & COMERS: ERIKA PELAEZ
by Shoshanna Rutemiller

COLUMNS & SPECIAL SECTIONS

008 A VOICE FOR THE SPORT

009 DID YOU KNOW: ABOUT THE ART OF SWIMMING?

026 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

036 DADS ON DECK

046 HASTY HIGH POINTERS

048 GUTTERTALK

049 PARTING SHOT

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