November-December 2007 Issue

November-December 2007 Cover COVER STORY:

Swimming with Polar Bears and Penguins PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>

How to Survive a Dip in the World's Coldest Waters

by Bill Edwards

Below-freezing water temperatures don't deter cold-water swimming enthusiasts. These brave souls defy science, challenge nature and tempt fate to go for a dip in the North Pole and swim from Alaska to the Soviet Union - among other mind-numbing feats.


Size and Timing
Two Factors Essential to a Good Kick in Butterfly
by Dennis Baker >>> Photos by David Balch

Two of the most common challenges in perfecting the butterfly technique? The size and timing of the kicks. Through drills and do's and don'ts, Masters multiple world record holder Dennis Baker demonstrates how to address these issues and perform a picture-perfect butterfly.

Olympian, Wife and Mother PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
A Profile of Susan von der Lippe
by Amy Wu >>> Photos by David Balch

Swimmer, soccer mom, sister, friend - Susan von der Lippe does it all, and does it well. Training with Loveland Masters is preparing von der Lippe for her next endeavor: the 2008 Olympic Trials in Omaha. Still, the 42-year-old Olympian says family is what means the most to her.

AUSSIES and the Art of Swimming PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
AUSSI Encourages Members to Swim for Fitness and Compete
by Jeff Commings

Despite their Down Under distinctions, Australian Masters swimmers share similarities with their stateside counterparts. Read on to discover the Aussies' diverse Masters population, organizational structure and inspiring motto - all reminiscent of USMS principles.

From the Editor
The Most Positive Influence by Bill Volckening
Executive Address
Strangers Become Friends at Pan Am Championships by Rob Copeland
Training & Technique
Five Fast Facts: 200 Breaststroke
Boost Your Butterfly
Faster Breaststroke Turns
Stay Fit All Winter
Readers Ask: USMS Prohibits "Pacing Devices"
Pull Buoy Addiction
Web Workout by Hermine Terhorst PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
My Favorite Practice by Raena Alexis Latina-Lawson
Healthy Swimmer PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Healthy Sweets
Reader Recipe: Baked Sweet Potatoes
Readers Ask: Is Spicy Food Healthy?
Choosing the Right Massage
Hot Drinks for Cold Athletes
Updated Physical Activity Guidelines Released
Postal Preview
31st Annual National Championship One Hour Postal Swim
Swim Bag
Warmup Jackets
Toys for the Holidays
Inside USMS
USMS Renews Leadership at Convention
USMS Announces Plans for 2008 Rule Book
Members Honored at Annual Convention
One Hour Postal Entry
Swimming Life
USMS 1-3 Mile Open Water Championships
Gee Inducted in Howard University Hall of Fame
Masters Swimmers Highlight 2007 IMSHOF Inductees
Four Open Water Swims - In IM Order
Recently Read: Swimmers: Courage and Triumph
Scalise Receives Yorzyk Award
Swimmers Shine at Pan American Champs
2007 USMS All-Americans: Short Course Yards
On Deck
The First All-Female Olympic Swim Team by Melissa Minetola PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>