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Unlikely champion

Unlikely champion LeBlanc, Pam There was a time when Ian Crocker was such a slow learner, his local YMCA coach relegated him to a separate pool until he learned the basics. Today, he’s got the basics down pat-with an Olympic gold medal and a world record to his credit with hopes for more come Athens […]

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Lethal Leisel

Lethal Leisel Thomas, Stephen J In Sydney, at 14, Leisel Jones became the youngest swimmer to make the Australian Olympic team in 24 years. She already has Olympic and World Championship silver medals to her credit, but she’s aiming gold come Athens. One month before the Australian Olympic Trials in May 2000, an unknown Queensland […]

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Creatine: The jury’s still out

Creatine: The jury’s still out Lowengrub, Tamara Swimming has evolved into a highly technical sport. Everyone is eager to gain a “competitive edge.” This desire to excel is not limited just to training. Swimmers are looking for any possible legitimate way to improve their performances. Whether they are NCAA champions or high school seniors in […]

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Fast and Furious

Fast and Furious Jacob, Judy The fall high school swimming season, covering meets in October and November, produced one national independent school record and lots of fast swimming. Girls Events In the very first event of the Florida 1A High School Championships, held Nov. 1 in Sebastian, the quartet of Anja Carman, Katie McGraw, Katie […]

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Hy-Tek Personal Swim Manager (PSM)

Hy-Tek Personal Swim Manager (PSM) Collins, Michael The PSM is a useful tool for competitive swimm e r s who like to keep track of their progress. It is like having a workout diary on computer, but with the resources of a program like Excel to graph and display data in various ways. The program […]

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Take time to S-t-r-e-t-c-h

Take time to S-t-r-e-t-c-h Karnaugh, Ron Daily stretching is Dr. Ron’s prescription for swimming success and longevity. At age 31, Ron Karnaugh is known as the “senior citizen” of elite swimming. This past January at the 1998 World Swimming Championships in Perth, Australia, he won a bronze medal in the 200 meter individual medley, becoming […]

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September

40 years of swimming world: September Whitten, Phillip For 40 years, Swimming World has been the “Bible” of competitive swimming, chronicling lhc the triumphs and foibles of tbe sport! ils lig personalities, its tImid advancea and its most controversial issues, i`ach month during 1999-our 40th year of publication-Swimming World looks back at some of the […]

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USA swimming honors its own

USA swimming honors its own SA Swimming announced its annual awards at the United States Aquatic Sports convention in Orlando, Fla. Lenny Krayzelburg, fresh off of winning three gold medals at the 2000 Olympic Games, was named Swimmer of the Year for the second straight time. Krayzelburg won the 100 and 200 meter backstrokes in […]

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mystery of muscle cramps, The

mystery of muscle cramps, The Lowengrub, Tamara If you have chronic muscle cramps, consult with your physician as well as your coach. You’re having the practice of your life, swimming a set of 200s faster than race pace, and you’re not even breathing hard. Then, all of a sudden, you feel as if your calf […]

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Giving back

Giving back National Team at Children’s Hospital. On April 19, four members of the USA Swimming national team-Tom Wilkens, Stacianna Stitts, Shelly Ripple and Natalie Coughlin-spent part of a day visiting with youngsters at the San Diego Children’s Hospital. The visit was set up by 1996 Olympic gold medalist Mark Henderson and former 100 meter […]