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10 GREATEST OLYMPIC UPSETS OF ALL TIME!, THE

10 GREATEST OLYMPIC UPSETS OF ALL TIME!, THE Whitten, Phillip Thanks to a hone named Upset way back in 1919, any time an underdog beats the favorite in an athletic contest, it’s called an “upset.” It’s funny how words sometimes enter the English language as personalized celebrations of an individual’s achievements. A good example is […]

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10 GREATEST RELAY RACES OF ALL TIME!, THE

10 GREATEST RELAY RACES OF ALL TIME!, THE Whitten, Phillip Daring to tread where wiser heads have sanely been reluctant to go, following is a list of what Swimming World Magazine believes can be called the W greatest relay races of all time. Fantasy football fanatics and hot stove baseball crazies have nothing on swimming […]

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TURNING ADVERSITY INTO TRIUMPH

TURNING ADVERSITY INTO TRIUMPH O’Neill, Julie With athletes such as Mikhaila Rutherford, Elizabeth Stone and Jessica Long, the United States has become a rising force in Paralympic swimming. The former Soviet Union was a sports powerhouse during its decades as a world superpower. However, when the USSR disintegrated about 15 years ago, its sports dominance […]

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Underwater BUTTERFLY KICK

Underwater BUTTERFLY KICK Me and My Shadow Shadow swimming is not a popular form of technique training. However, while reviewing a series of Misty Hyman technique DVDs produced by Co Swim Videos, Swimming World Magazine came across some shadowy photos that give a unique perspective to the underwater butterfly kick. Misty performs her underwater kick […]

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HOW I COACH

HOW I COACH O’Brien, Kerry After being on deck with the Walnut Creek Masters for only a short time, I came to the following conclusion: “Everybody wants to be treated the same, differently.” Now into my 25th year of coaching, I try to adhere to this pnnciple as a foundational piece of my coaching philosophy. […]

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“GOAL” MEDAL Performance

“GOAL” MEDAL Performance Stott, Michael J Brophy Prep (Ariz.) narrowly edges Upper Arlington (Ohio) for the title of the premier boys’ high school program in the land. One was in the Southwest, the other the Midwest, but they were enough alike to have been twins. In the preseason, they focused on goal-setting. Their seasons, driven […]

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DIFFERENT Strokes FOR DIFFERENT Folks

DIFFERENT Strokes FOR DIFFERENT Folks Samuelsohn, Dave There are all kinds of warm-ups that meet the needs of all kinds of swimmers. Whatever you do to get ready for work-out or the big meet, just make sure you get in and do it! There are a number of variables to consider when planning a warm-up. […]

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ONE MILLION SWIMMERS SOUGHT FOR THE “WORLD SWIM FOR MALARIA”

ONE MILLION SWIMMERS SOUGHT FOR THE “WORLD SWIM FOR MALARIA” Lane 9 In what organizers aim to make the biggest charity splash in history, a campaign is on its way to recruiting one million swimmers to raise millions of dollars to fight malaria, the single biggest cause of child deaths in the world. Since the […]

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COACHING TO THE BEAT OF A DIFFERENT DRUMMER

COACHING TO THE BEAT OF A DIFFERENT DRUMMER Kroll, Chuck Despite what his critics may say, Coach Dave Salo’s alternative, “minimalist” view of training for peak performance has proven extremely successful. COACH SALO Dave Salo, Head Coach Irvine Novaquatics Coach Salo has been very successful in training breaststrokers, including Amanda Beard, Dave Denniston, Jessica Hardy […]

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HOW THEY TRAIN: BRENDAN HANSEN

HOW THEY TRAIN: BRENDAN HANSEN Lohn, John Brendan Hansen likes to race. He loves competition, anywhere and everywhere. That burning desire, coupled with his athletic gifts, explains why Brendan Hansen is the fastest breaststroker in history. In a sport that can be defined by to-the-max training, Brendan Hansen might be the hardest worker in the […]