The April 2015 Swimming World Magazine Now Available: The World Masters Swimmers Issue

 

Darian Townsend: One of Swimming Worlds 2014 World Masters Swimmers

PHOENIX-The April 2015 Issue of Swimming World Magazine features the 2014 World Masters Swimmers of the Year. On the Cover: Darian Townsend is an Olympic gold medalist, a world record holder, an NCAA champion and one of Swimming World’s 2014 Top 12 World Masters Swimmers of the Year. He’s represented South Africa internationally for years and was a member of South Africa’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay that upset the United States men for Olympic gold at Athens in 2004. After becoming a U.S. citizen last summer, the 30-year-old will now focus his attention on swimming fast for the United States. A natural leader, he already captained his first U.S. national team in January at Australia Swimming’s Super Series. The 30-year-old is now viewed as a veteran and a leader for the Red, White and Blue. (See stories, pages 12 and 26, plus related story, page 37.)

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APRIL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

FEATURES

012 Darian Townsend: Captain Amercia
by Annie Grevers
Darian Townsend was a member of South Africa’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay that upset the United States men for Olympic gold at Athens in 2004. Just last summer, he became a U.S. citizen, and the 30-year-old is now viewed as a veteran and a leader for the Red, White and Blue.


016 Event Specialization: What to look for, When to do it
by Michael J Stott


026 2014 Top 12 World Masters Swimmers of the Year
by Jeff Commings, Annie Grevers, Jason Marsteller and Emily Sampl


035 What is a “Master”?
by Jeff Commings
Masters swimmers come in all shapes and sizes. Some are ultra-competitive; others are in it just to stay fit and possibly live longer. Swimming World profiles three different types of Masters swimmers and they all seem to agree on one thing: Masters swimming is a lifelong sport.

COACHING
010 Lessons With the Legends: Nort Thornton

020 Swimming Technique Misconceptions: Butterfly Undulation
by Rod Havriluk

022 Teaching Dolphin Kick
by Bridger Bell
Dolphin kick appears in all four strokes-including starts and turns. The following program can help swimmers of any aptitude learn to execute effectively what may be the fastest movement in competitive swimming: the dolphin kick.

025 Technique: Breathing During Backstroke

042 Q & A With Coach Jason Weber
by Michael J. Stott

042 How They Train Jenny Hill
by Michael J. Stott

TRAINING
013 Dryside Training: Sprint Freestyle Set
by J.R. Rosania

JUNIOR SWIMMER
028 Goldminds: Swimming’s Most Importatnt Lessons (Part 1: #’s 1-15)
by Wayne Goldsmith
Here is a summary of the most important lessons the author has learned in the business of helping swimmers and coaches realize their potential-a personal journey 25 years in the making!

045 Up & Comers

COLUMNS
008 A Voice For The Sport

040 Moms at Meets
by Annie Grevers
Swimming World presents a quarterly series that showcases moms and dads of swimmers from around the country.

046 Gutter Talk

048 Parting Shot

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