September-October 2007 Issue

September-October 2007 Cover COVER STORY:

It Takes a Village to Build a Team PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>

Thriving on Community Spirit

by Amy Wu >>> Photos by Ted Washington , Scott Campbell

Some Masters teams just come together like birds in a flock. But The Woodlands Masters was painstakingly built through hard work, love for swimming and perhaps a few stubborn streaks among its members. Here's the story behind the success of this team, which has grown stronger because of its struggles.


Water Polo Fundamentals
Cross-Training Drills to Enhance Your Swimming Strength
by Cav Cavanaugh, Michael Heather >>> Photos by Peter Bick

Besides being an invigorating Olympic sport, water polo is viewed as effective crosstraining for swimming, and often provides a relief from routine team workouts. The moves with water polo use a wide variety of muscle groups, making the sport a valuable workout alternative for Masters swimmers of all types.

Speed and Grace PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Charlotte Davis is a Master of Synchro and Racing
by Raena Alexis Latina-Lawson >>> Photos by David Balch

Most of us are happy to splash around to some degree in just one of the four main aquatic sports. But Seattle native Charlotte Davis excels at two: synchronized swimming and racing. SWIMMER profiles this USMS member's life of coaching, competition and community service.

Don't Go Head-to-Head With a Sailfish PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
What are the Fastest Swimmers on Earth?
by Jim W. Harper

"You swim like a fish" seems the right thing to say to natural-born swimmers, but with 30,000 species of fish, the compliment leaves much to the imagination. Some fish are fast; some are not. So if you really want to compliment a swimmer, tell her she swims like a sailfish.

From the Editor
SWIMMER is for Swimmers by Bill Volckening
Executive Address
Trends for Our Future by Rob Copeland
Training & Technique
Five Fast Facts -- 100 Freestyle
Pace Yourself
Keep Your Goggles On!
Slippery Situation
Readers Ask: When to Hit the Gym
Training Boost
Web Workout by Roma Hunter PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
My Favorite Practice by Margie Hutinger
Healthy Swimmer PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Perfect Protein
Reader Recipe: Black Bean Hummus
Bathroom Scale vs. Tape Measure
Combat Headaches with Exercise, Relaxation
Back-to-School Cleaning
Join the USMS Health Network
Swim Bag
In-Pool Training
Inside USMS
USMS Holds Strategic Planning Workshop
Anziano Named USMS Fitness Chair
SWIMMER Holds Annual Planning Meeting
Columbus Sharks Win NIKE Grant
Swimming Life
One-Mile Open Water Championships
Swimmers Shine in USMS 5K Open Water Championships at Fort Myers Beach, Fla.
Torres Breaks American Record
Swimming Together to Make a Difference
10K open water Championships
LumberJax Toast Teammate's 80th
Selden Sets USMS 2-Mile Cable Record
All in the Family
On Deck
Fleishhacker Pool: An Extravagant History by Melissa Minetola PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>