Watch Rick DeMont’s Recent Interview on the Morning Swim Show and Learn More in the March Issue of Swimming World

PHOENIX, Arizona, March 10. RICK DeMont has turned adversity into success in the 30 years since his news-making achievement at the 1972 Olympic Games.

In a candid interview with SwimmingWorld.TV, DeMont, now a coach at the University of Arizona, recounts the events that led to him being stripped of the gold medal he originally won in the 400-meter freestyle at the Montreal Olympics. You can watch this interview from a recent appearance on The Morning Swim Show by clicking here.

The experience of losing his medal only fueled DeMont's desire to swim fast, and at the 1973 World Championships, he became the first man to go under the four-minute mark in the 400-meter free. DeMont talks about the satisfaction he felt upon reaching that goal, but said he went through a period of mental anguish in the years leading up to the 1976 Olympics, which might have hampered his desire to make another Olympic team.

"I had a lot of bitterness and anger about the situation and I wasn't keen on representing or hanging out with those folks," he said.

But swimming isn't DeMont's only passion. He talks about his passion for art, which began with his grandmother long before he began his quest for Olympic fame, in a SwimmingWorld.TV interview that can be viewed by Premium members on page 29 of the March issue of Swimming World.

Premium subscribers who download and read the March issue of Swimming World Magazine from the Premium Section will be able to enjoy all the multimedia elements embedded in the issue.

The March issue contains the following SwimmingWorld.TV interviews:
* Paul Yetter, Sean Hutchison
* Arizona's Albert Subirats
* USA Diving's Debbie Hesse
* Rick DeMont
* Look into impact of strength and conditioning on the sport

Click here for a preview of the multimedia items available in the March issue.

This issue is truly interactive with nearly 100 links for Premium Subscribers to get the rest of the story, results or even visit the web sites of Swimming World Magazine's advertisers.

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March 2008 Issue
Contents of The March issue:

3 NIKE TECHNIQUE TIP: Breaststroke Breath by Glenn Mills
8 PICK SIX by John Lohn
Auburn, under new head coach Richard Quick, will try to win an NCAA record-tying sixth straight men's team title.
13 THIRD TIME'S A CHARM? by Jason Marsteller
Arizona's women were picked to win all the marbles the last two years, but didn't. Swimming World Magazine still believes the Wildcats have the firepower to take it all.
18 VANDERKAAY DYNASTY by John Lohn
Christian, Peter, Alex and Dane Vanderkaay are leaving their mark in the pool.
20 2008 OLYMPIC PREVIEW: SOUTH AMERICA by Jason Marsteller
22 2007 DISABLED SWIMMERS OF THE YEAR:
Valerie Grand'Maison and Matthew Cowdrey

departments:
6 A VOICE for the SPORT
43 35th ANNUAL CAMP DIRECTORY
55 FOR THE RECORD
58 CALENDAR
62 PARTING SHOT

In the Swimming Technique portion of the magazine you will find the following:

30 Q&A WITH COACH CYNDI GALLAGHER by Michael J. Stott
Bruin blue through-and-through, UCLA Coach Cyndi Gallagher directs an aquatic program defined by academic and competitive excellence.
33 HOW THEY TRAIN: Kim Vandenberg by Michael J. Stott
34 CATCHING A WAVE by Michael J. Stott
Some of the sport's best college coaches share their insights on how to win an NCAA team championship.
37 IMPROVING PERFORMANCE IN SWIMMING:
Technology and Learning Strategies by Rod Havriluk
Coaches have found that a comprehensive program of instruction and analysis can substantially improve technique and performance.

In the SWIM portion of the magazine you will find the following:

25 THE POOL'S EDGE PRESENTED BY VIEW: Where's Your Head? by Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen
Achieving a neutral head position in each of your strokes is extremely important if you want to become a better swimmer.
26 DRYSIDE TRAINING: The Everyday Ab Routine by J.R. Rosania
28 5 BREASTSTROKE ESSENTIALS by Wayne Goldsmith and Helen Morris

In the Junior Swimmer portion of the magazine you will find the following:
39 NATIONAL AGE GROUP RECORD SETTER: Brady Fox
41 SPEEDO AMERICAN RELAY

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