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August 2013 Issue


August 2013 Issue of Swimming World Magazine

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ON THE COVER

Senior Olivia Smoliga of Glenbrook South High School, Ill., who set two overall national high school records this past season, is Swimming World’s Female High School Swimmer of the Year. She became the first girls’ prep swimmer to crack 22 seconds in the 50 yard free with her 21.99 and lowered the 100 back mark to 51.43. [PHOTO BY ALEXANDER RATAJCZYK]

TABLE OF CONTENTS

FEATURES

008    The First Test by Jeff Commings

The Road to Rio de Janeiro, site of the 2016 Olympics, begins with a trip to Barcelona this summer for the World Championships, where 50 swimmers who qualified for the U.S. team at nationals will have the opportunity to compete.

012    Being the Best She Can Be by Jeff Commings

In a season when 11 national high school girls’ records were broken, Olivia Smoliga was the only swimmer to set two overall marks and was named Swimming World Magazine’s Female High School Swimmer of the Year.

016    Sharing the Success by Shoshanna Rutemiller

Ryan Murphy and Jack Conger tied for this year’s title as Swimming World Magazine’s 2013 Male High School Swimmers of the Year.

020    High School Swimmers of the Year: The Runners-up by Jeff Commings and Shoshanna Rutemiller

Katie Ledecky and Abbey Weitzeil put together impressive performances this past season to finish behind Olivia Smoliga as Swimming World Magazine’s Female High School Swimmer of the Year. Meanwhile, Joseph Schooling and Steven Stumph both set overall national high school records as the Male SOY runners-up to Ryan Murphy and Jack Conger.

024    Save the Seahawks by Chelsea Howard

Thanks to the alumni, parents, student-athletes and the coaching staff of UNC-Wilmington, the school’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs were saved.

026    Battling Borderline Personality Disorder by Shoshanna Rutemiller

Swimmer Sasha Menu Courey, who was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, took her own life at the age of 20. Her parents are now seeking ways to increase public awareness of the serious mental illness.

028    Dryside Training: How Will Training with Weights Make Me a Faster Swimmer? by J.R. Rosania

030    AthleticFoodie/Let’s Live a Healthier Life: Recruiting Tips by Garrett Weber-Gale

032    Ask Dr. Shannon: Hip Stretches by Shannon McBride

034    Hypoxic Training: Got Oxygen? by Michael J. Stott

The second of a two-part article about hypoxic training explores the implementation and specific sets coaches are using with today’s swimmers.

037    Q&A with Coach Randy Reese by Michael J. Stott

039    How They Train Becca Mann by Michael J. Stott

040    USSSA: Opening the Door to Swimming by Robert Strauss

Here are eight keys for Learn-to-swim instructors to help open the door for beginning swimmers to the wonderful world of aquatics.

DEPARTMENTS

006    By the Numbers

007    Twitter Talk

041    Up & Comers

042    Gutter Talk

046    Parting Shot

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