January-February 2009 Issue

January-February 2009 Cover COVER STORY:

Hope and Reality

Dave Denniston Has the Strength to Manage Both

by Bill Edwards

This is a story partly about tragedy, partly about struggle, partly about recovery and partly about changing direction. But mostly, it is a story about hope — not “false hope,” which is a term Dave Denniston despises. Denniston believes hope isn’t related to a person’s odds for succeeding. Hope is what keeps people going despite the odds.


Kiinesthetic Cues
Sticking It for Freestyle Success
by Beth Baker >>> Photos by David Balch

Beth Baker says it takes some¬thing tangible to remind swimmers of the proper technique for their stroke. In this feature, Baker’s son, Ryan, demonstrates how to use just such a “kinesthetic cue” in a catch-up drill for freestyle swimmers. Reaching for the cue helps freestylers elongate their bodies and rotate properly.

Genadijus Sokolovas PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Scientist Helps Swimmers Reach for Perfection
by Raena Latina

After eight years and two successful Olympics, Genadijus Sokolovas has hung up his towel as director of physiology and sport science for USA Swimming. In this interview, Sokolovas talks about how he is taking his training and testing methods into the public arena for all swimmers to use.

Stress Relief
How Does Swimming Compare with Other Sports?
by Elise Oberliesen

As a nurse in a psychiatric unit, Carolyn Boak says clear thinking is a must. Her secret? Swimming. Read about how swimmers use their sport for stress reduction and a sense of well-being.

Short Course Nationals
Clovis Swim Club and Pacific Masters Prepare for a Big One
by Amy Wu

This year, Clovis Swim Club and Pacific Masters will host the U.S. Masters Swimming National Short Course Championship, scheduled for May 7-10. Immediately after the SCY meet, the Clovis Swim Club will stage the USMS 1-mile Open Water National Championship in Millerton Lake north of Fresno.

From the Editor
Improving SWIMMER by Bill Volckening
Flying Arm Turn by Tom Woods
It's All About Fun by Susan Hinrichs
Swimming Unprotected is Reckless by Bart Selby
Legitimate Reasons for Wetsuits by Terence J. Hart
A Triathlete Weighs In by Michael Meyer
Executive Address
Club & Coach Services Will Be a Key Resource
Training & Technique
Five Fast Facts: Fast Turns
Readers Ask: Using Paddles
Clear, Clean Goggles
Recently Read
Gadget Watch: The Alignment Kickboard
Web Workout: Short Axis Combo - Breaststroke and Butterfly PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
My Favorite Practice by Lori Payne
Healthy Swimmer PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
In Season: Carrots
Reader Recipe: Spiced Carrot Soup
Rules, Etiquette Keep You Safe and Sane
Clean Hands Keep You Healthier
Olympian Nall Promotes Healthy, Whole Foods
Readers Ask: Back Alignment
Intel Develops Electronic House Calls
Swim Bag
Stationary Training
Inside USMS
2010 Long Distance Championships
2010 Pool Championships
USMS Develops Clubs, Plans National Clinic
Renew Online
Learn the Rules
The Ransom J. Arthur Award
Convention News: Membership - It's Up to Us
Swimming Life
Pipes-Neilsen Highlights Zurich International
Davidson Wins Kirchner Memorial Award
Records Fall at Walnut Creek
Whitten Receives Schoenfield Award
Oyakawa Shines in Indy
U.S. Masters Swimming Reaches 48,000
Nessel Publishes New Book
Features Showcase: Members at USMS.org
On Deck
Adolph and Tex: Backstroke Flip Turn* by Kari Jones PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>