The 2014 Summer Championships: What Did We Learn?

PHOENIX, Arizona, October 2. ALTHOUGH 2014 might be viewed as the only “off year” in swimming’s quadrennial calendar, plenty of noise was made in July and August at three major international competitions.

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OCTOBER TABLE OF CONTENTS:

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ON THE COVER
Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time (22 medals, 18 gold), returned to international competition sporting a “water beard” during the finals of the 200 IM at this summer’s Pan Pacific Championships. The 29-year-old, who was retired from the sport for nearly two years following the 2012 Olympics, showed that he is fully motivated for success in Rio by collecting three gold and two silver medals, including a victory in the 100 fly. (See stories, pages 14 and 19.

FEATURES

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010 Still Going Strong After All These Years

by Michael J. Stott

Today’s swimmers are competing in the sport much later in life, and consequently, they have adopted different training strategies to accommodate the longer recovery process required by advancing age.

014 2014 Summer Championships: What Did We Learn

by Jeff Commings

Although 2014 might be viewed as the only “off year” in swimming’s quadrennial calendar, plenty of noise was made in July and August at three major international competitions.

017 Determined To Defy The Odds

by Jeff Commings

Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken, who severed her spinal cord last July, is focused on her goal of beating paralysis.

019 Top 10 Triumphs & Tragedies

by Chuck Warner

Beginning in its April issue and continuing monthly through January 2015, Swimming World Magazine is counting down the top 10 triumphs and tragedies in the history of swimming. This month: #4 Michael Phelps Changes the Sport of Swimming.

COACHING

008 Technique: Perfecting The Breaststroke/Butterfly Turn

by Jeff Commings

The best swimmers in the world can execute a butterfly or breaststroke turn in less than 9-tenths of a second. The quicker you can transition from touching the wall to planting your feet, the more momentum you carry into the next length of your race. The hand turn should be executed in as much of a singular motion as possible. The head, arm torso and legs should work together to get the body around, instead of working in separate phases.

012 Swimming Technique Misconceptions: It’s Too Late To Change Technique

by Rod Havriluk

A common swimming technique misconception is that it’s too late to change technique. This applies in two situations: 1) too late in a season, and 2) too late in a career.

038 Q & A With Coach Ed Brennan

by Michael J. Stott

039 How They Train Jeremy Parker

by Michael J. Stott

 

JUNIOR SWIMMER

041 Up & Comers

 

TRAINING

029 Dryside Training: My 3 New Favorite “Toys”!
by J.R. Rosania

030 Nutrition: When Is It OK To Be Hungry?
Republished with permission of VeloPress from “Racing Weight Cookbook: Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes”

 

COLUMNS & SPECIAL SECTIONS

006 A Voice For The Sport

023 USSSA: All The World’s A Pool
by Casey Barrett
Team USA may be unmatched atop the Olympic podium, but to find the biggest and best swimming schools on earth, it helps to look overseas.

025 Holiday Gift Guide

031 Prep Schools Directory

043 Gutter Talk

045 In Review

046 Parting Shot

 

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Author: Maureen Rankin

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Maureen Rankin is a All-American swimmer from the Multnomah Athletic Club and swam at the University of Arizona. She was a member of USA Swimming Junior National Team and a former Coach for the Phoenix Swim Club. She is a USMS Member and serves as Age Group Chair for Arizona Swimming.

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