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Breaststroke: Quick tips

Breaststroke: Quick tips Streamlining (Fig. 1) As Anita pushes off the wall, she is angled slightly downward, her head lower than her hips. Her eyes are looking down, and her body is perfectly streamlined: one hand is on top of the other, elbows are as close together as possible, biceps against her ears. She has […]

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Sexy lady

Sexy lady Christiansen, Ann Lindner Not only is Sweden’s Therese Alshammar considered “the sexiest woman in Sweden,” but she is also just as hot in the water as she sets her sights on Sydney. When you’re selected “the sexiest woman in Sweden”-in a country known for its beautiful women-what more could you possibly want? How […]

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Shoot-out at the ok corral

Shoot-out at the ok corral Lydersen, Kari The 50 yard freestyle “shoot-out” highlighted the Kerr-McGee Nike Pro-Am, as elite swimmers from around the country gathered in Oklahoma City for prize money and fast swimming. Ashley Tappin received a nice birthday present at the Kerr-McGee Nike Pro-Am on Dec. 18, just as she has the past […]

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SwimInfo Named World’s Best Swimming Website

SwimInfo Named World’s Best Swimming Website Swimlnfo.com-the website for Swimming World, Swimming Technique and SMM magazines-was honored by PC Magazine with its “Best of the Internet” award. The announcement was made in PC Magazine’s newly released book, entitled, “PC Magazine Best of the Internet.” The booklists the 1,000 best websites in the world, divided into […]

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Why am I so tired?

Why am I so tired? Melina, Lois Fatigue is part of every serious athlete’s life, but sometimes, it can be more than the natural consequence of hard training. Up at 5 a.m. to swim a few thousand yards before school. Back in the pool after school for a few more thousand yards. Can’t go to […]

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Speedo AMERICAN RELAY

Speedo AMERICAN RELAY The Glacier Swim Club stole the show at the 2004 Mike Smithers Southeastern Alaska Championships in Juneau, Feb. 6-8. Glacier swept all three team categories, winning the women’s competition by over 200 points, the men’s by almost 150 points and the combined team race by over 400 points. Glacier totaled 1,357.5 points, […]

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American relay

American relay We want to share the latest news you have about outstanding swimmers on your team or your team s latest accomplishments. and your letter, press release or team newsletter to Swimming World, P.O. Box 202 27, Sedona, AZ 8641; fax 920-284-2477. Photos welcome! Arizona Scottsdale Aquatic Club’s 11-12 girls relay of (from left) […]

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U.S. olympic relay teams

U.S. olympic relay teams Whitten, Phillip erhaps nothing is more coveted in the sport of swimming than a spot on a U.S. relay team at the Olympic Games. It is almost a guarantee of a medal, most likely of the golden variety. And, these days, a gold medal often translates into golden opportunities worth hundreds […]

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inspiring!

inspiring! Whitten, Phillip “Sizzling!” That’s the title of our article in this issue on some hot swimming at the USA Swimming National Championships in Austin. In particular, it’s an apt word to describe the world record performances of Michael Phelps, Ed Moses and Anthony Robinson. But there’s another national championship coming up later this month. […]

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Strength training to prevent swimmer’s shoulder

Strength training to prevent swimmer’s shoulder Weil, Wendy W The emphasis of the exercises demonstrated in this article are the scapular stabilizers and posterior shoulder muscles. This is the second in a two-part series on preventing swimmer’s shoulder by Wendy Weil. The specific rotator cuff exercises with theraband or tubing should not be done until […]