September-October 2006 Issue

September-October 2006 Cover COVER STORY:

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A Spirit of Good Will Prevails at International Meet

by Bill Volckening >>> Photos by Peter Bick

International flags were flying as more than 7,000 aquatics competitors gathered for the XI FINA World Masters Championships at Stanford University in August. World records fell and rose again as Masters swimmers from 75 countries exhibited extraordinary athletic ability and global esprit de corps.


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Extreme Adventures With Ironman Cathy Tibbetts
by Diane McManus >>> Photos by David Balch

Optometrist, ultra-runner and triathlete Cathy Tibbetts likes a little adventure. OK, running 150 miles across the Sahara is actually a lot of adventure. As she prepares for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, this October, Tibbetts relates how she's blended her three sports and how Masters swimming has strengthened her endgame.

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A Fish on Dryland
Focus on Strength, Stability and Core Stabilization
by Matt Wren >>> Photos by David Balch

When developing a dryland exercise program to complement your work in the pool, exercises should be as specific as possible to meet the demands of swimming. An effective dryland program should focus on three key points: strength, stability and core stabilization. A stable and properly positioned body will allow you to swim in a straight line and with greater efficiency in the water.

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USMS Katrina Relief Grants Boost Weary Southern Swimmers
by Mike Stott

A year after Hurricane Katrina, the devastation remains. A number of Masters swimmers lost their homes, but immediately after the storm, a special USMS task force went to work to raise funds to help Southern swimmers in need. Here are three of their stories.

From the Editor
The Spirit of the World Championships by Bill Volckening
Executive Address
Living the USMS Mission by Rob Copeland
Training & Technique
Five Fast Facts: 200 Free
Web Workout by Dick Pitman PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Jump Rope For Health and Fitness
Recently Read: Golden Girl
My Favorite Practice by Nan Bohl
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Mild-Mannered Blueberries Possess Super Powers
Reader Recipe: Blueberry Granita
Recently Read: The New American Heart Association Cookbook
For Spinal Safety: Feet-First Entry
Do Pesticides Contribute to Parkinson's?
Going Organic? Read the Labels
Swim Bag
Prescription Goggles
Taking Inventory
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Inside USMS
Awards Presented During World Championships
Annual Planning Meeting for SWIMMER Sets Stage for 2007
Swimming Life
USMS Open Water Championships Report
Adventurous Swimmer Appointed to Royal Geographic Society
Swimmers Break Marathon Record
Burrill Receives Honorary Doctorate
Showing on a Small Screen Near You
Stiling Brothers Join Forces at Worlds
Gay Games Draw 900 Masters Swimmers
Canyonlands Swim of 47.5 Miles May Be a First
On Deck
Clubs Built USMS From the Grassroots by Virginia Sowers PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>