Swimming World Magazine’s 2014 World Swimmers of the Year: Katie Ledecky and Kosuke Hagino!

PHOENIX, Arizona, December 2014. On The Cover: Fifty years after Swimming World Magazine named Don Scholander as one of its first World Swimmers of the Year in 1964, Japan’s Kosuke Hagino became the first athlete from Japan-male or female- to win the annual award. Hagino, 20, captured 12 medals between the Pan Pacific Championships and Asian Games (six gold, four silver and two bronze). He finished the year ranked No.1 in both IMs, No 2 in the 200 free and 200 back as well as fourth in the 100 back and fifth in the 400 free. (see story, page 21.)

 

2014 World Swimmers of The Year

Swimming World Magazine’s 2014 Swimmers of the Year list is sponsored by Competitor Swim.
World/American Female: Katie Ledecky. World/Pacific Rim Male: Kosuke Hagino. Pacific Rim Female: Cate Campbell. American Male: Ryan Cochrane & Tyler Clary. European: Katinka Hosszu & Adam Peaty. African: Karin Prinsloo & Chad le Clos.

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DECEMBER WORLD SWIMMERS OF THE YEAR TABLE OF CONTENTS:

FEATURES

012 Short Cut To Success?
by Michael J. Stott
Whether out of necessity or by choice, there are those who train short course for long course competition. Despite the obvious differences, swimmers can still be successful at either pool length.

020 2014 World Swimmers of the Year
by Jason Marsteller
World/American Female: Katie Ledecky. World/Pacific Rim Male: Kosuke Hagino. Pacific Rim Female: Cate Campbell. American Male: Ryan Cochrane & Tyler Clary. European: Katinka Hosszu & Adam Peaty. African: Karin Prinsloo & Chad le Clos.

028 10 Best Performances of 2014
by Jeff Commings

COACHING

010 Technique: Judging Walls Going Into Turns
by Jeff Commings
In short course competition, turns are one of the biggest factors in determining the outcome of a race.

014 Swimming Technique Misconceptions: Freestyle Straight-Arm Recovery
by Rod Havriluk
A common swimming technique misconception is that maintaining a straight arm throughout the recovery improves performance in freestyle. While some swimmers are able to improve performance with a straight-arm recovery, science clearly shows that the improvement is not, in fact, related to the recovery itself. Equally important, there are significant limitations to recovering with a straight arm.

041 Q & A With Coach John Bitter
by Michael J. Stott

042 How They Train Aidan Burns
by Michael J. Stott

TRAINING

040 Nutrition: Time Your Nutrition
Republished with permission of VeloPress from “Racing Weight Cookbook: Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes”

JUNIOR SWIMMER

016 Goldminds: Find Out Just How Good You Really Are!
by Wayne Goldsmith

045 Up & Comers

COLUMNS & SPECIAL SECTIONS

008 A Voice For The Sport

031 Holiday Gift Guide

046 Gutter Talk

048 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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