Swimming World Presents “Up & Comers: Ella Zeigert”

Ella Zeigert Up and Comer

Up & Comers
Age Group Swimmer of the Month:

Ella Zeigert

Ella Ziegert, 12, began her rise with the Boulder Swim Team, Colo. as a member of the summer league program. Since joining the club, Ziegert not only has continually swum faster, but she also won two high-point awards this past summer! She swims a variety of events, including the 200 and 500 yard free (2:00.56, 5:26.93), 100 and 200 back (59.55, 2:09.13), 100 fly (59.24) and 200 IM (2:16.44).

Head Coach Garrett McCarthy told Swimming World,

“Ziegert has amazing self-awareness for a young swimmer and really has ‘IT.’ Ella is self-motivated and a joy to coach. Her attitude and determination have an amazing effect on her teammates who show up every day to compete with each other.”

Ziegert also possesses a brave spirit, say her parents. When she was 8 years old, Ella shaved her head to raise money for kids battling cancer…and raised $1,000!

To learn more about the Age Group Swimmer of the Month Ella Zeigert, check out the January 2019 issue of Swimming World Magazine, available now!

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[PHOTO BY DAN D’ADDONA]

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FEATURES

016 THE TOP 5 STORIES OF 2018
by David Rieder

020 2018 ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
by Taylor Brien, Erin Keaveny and Michael Randazzo
Diving: Ren Qian & Yang Jian
Synchro: Svetlana Kolesnichenko
Water Polo: Sabrina van der Sloot & Aleksandar Ivovic
Disabled: Carlotta Gilli & Ihar Boki

022 READY TO MAKE THEIR MOVE
by David Rieder
With the start of a new year, several rising stars are poised to take their talents to the next level, and could very well make their mark at this summer’s World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

026 LEAVING HER LEGACY
by Dan D’Addona
Siobhan Haughey’s teammates see the University of Michigan senior as a fierce competitor, an incredible leader who leads by example as well as someone who is kind and compassionate. She’s an inspiration not only to her Wolverine teammates, but also to her people back home in Hong Kong.

028 2018 WORLD & AMERICAN RECORD PROGRESSION
by Taylor Brien

030 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND THE SCIENCE OF SWIMMING
by Bruce Wigo
Just over 50 years ago, Benjamin Franklin was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame for his “contributions” to the sport. But this article is not about what Franklin did for swimming—it is about what swimming did for Franklin.

COACHING

010 LESSONS WITH THE LEGENDS: HOBIE BILLINGSLEY
by Michael J. Stott

014 SWIMMING TECHNIQUE CONCEPTS: DEVELOPMENT OF AN OPTIMAL MODEL FOR TECHNIQUE: PART 5—BODY BASE OF SUPPORT FOR BUTTERFLY
by Rod Havriluk
During a typical butterfly stroke, the continuously changing angle of the torso seriously compromises the stability of the shoulder (the body base of support). An optimal technique model maintains a level torso with minimal vertical motion of the shoulder, so a swimmer can benefit from more propulsion, easier control of arm movements and faster swimming velocity.

025 SPECIAL SETS: TRAINING FOR A NEW YEAR
by Michael J. Stott
While the new year promises new beginnings for swimmers, it also means continued training toward season-ending championships. This month, Swimming World takes a look at how Racer X Aquatics (Cheswick, Pa.) approaches its January training.

036 INSPIRING SWIMMERS…AND TESTING LIMITS (Part 1)
by Michael J. Stott
Inspiration and motivation to complete a task in swimming, indeed life, can come from many different sources. It can come from within, a family member, coach, teammates or some other external source.

043 Q&A WITH COACH TODD DESORBO
by Michael J. Stott

044 HOW THEY TRAIN: RYAN BAKER AND LAINE REED
by Michael J. Stott

042 DRYSIDE TRAINING: HAPPY NEW “YOU”!
by J.R. Rosania

JUNIOR SWIMMER

034 GOLDMINDS: POSITIVE PARENT POINTERS (Part 1)
by Wayne Goldsmith

046 UP & COMERS: ELLA ZIEGERT
by Taylor Brien

COLUMNS

008 A VOICE FOR THE SPORT
013 BEYOND THE YARDS
019 OFFICIAL WORD
033 DID YOU KNOW?
047 GUTTER TALK
048 PARTING SHOT