July-August 2005 Issue

July-August 2005 Cover COVER STORY:

Better Freestyle Starts

Open a 'Hole' in the Water and Streamline for Speed

by Clay Britt >>> Photos by David Balch

Diving into a pool from a starting block can be an intimidating experience for the new Masters swimmer and a challenge for even the most experienced swimmer. Clay Britt, coach of the Montgomery Ancient Mariners Masters, offers insights and technique tips to help swimmers at all levels feel more comfortable on the blocks.


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Indiana Masters Swimmer Recalls Ultimate Distance Journey
by Raena Alexis Latina

An engineer by training, a family man and an Indiana Masters swimmer, Dimitar Kalchev has traveled a good distance since his upbringing in Communist-controlled Bulgaria. In fact, few would ever guess that on Aug. 8, 1971, Kalchev swam 11 hours in the Black Sea to escape Bulgaria, risking his life to start anew.

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We All Hear the Warnings, But Are We Really Listening?
by Jody Welborn, M.D.

Each summer you hear the warnings about sun exposure and the importance of skin protection, but are you really listening? More than 70 percent of American adults don't protect themselves from the sun's dangerous rays. Swimmers especially need to take heed and follow these easy steps for safely enjoying the sun.

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Managing Yourself, Managing Your Mindset
by Alice Phillips >>> Illustrated by Rick Gutierrez

An overflowing calendar of work and family activities can conspire to keep you away from the pool and gym. But as USMS members point out, managing yourself and your mindset will help you develop and stick with a healthy exercise routine.

From the Editor
Celebrating a Diverse Community by Bill Volckening
Executive Address
World Stage for Swimming Comes to U.S. in 2006 by Jim Miller
Training & Technique
Web Workout by Jacki Hirsty PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Go The Mile
 Web Extras: Distance Training
Sprinter or Distance Swimmer? Try the Vertical Jump Test
Readers Ask: Solution for Tired Legs
My Favorite Set by Errol Graham
 Web Extras: My Favorite Set Bonus
Are You Getting the Most From Your Weight Workout?
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More than 5 Million Americans Have Diabetes But Don't Know It
Osteoporosis Patients Tend to Discontinue Treatment That Can Help
High-Altitude Living May be Fountain of Youth
Exercise May Trump Pills for Pain Management
Finding the Right Weight for Optimum Health
Food & Nutrition
Live Longer -- Go Mediterranean!
Readers Ask: Lose Weight, Not Energy
Raw Foods Gain Popularity as Health Agents
Reader Recipe: English Toffee by Michael Heather
Swim Bag
Hair / Skin Care
A Fitting Memorial, a Powerful Tool for Swimming Advancement
Bozeman Masters Receives Nike Grant
Meet the USMS Officer Candidates
Streamlines Newsletter Provides USMS Details
Swimming Life
Student and Masters Swimmer Lands Coaching Spot at Michigan
F-15 Flyover Planned for Oregon Patriot Games
Pioneer Awards Acknowledge Past and Present Leaders
Seven Individual Records Highlight One-Hour Swim
Bober Appointed Aquatics Director
Haartz Receives Lifetime Service Award
International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame Inducts New Members
Records Fall at YMCA Nationals
Records Topple at USMS Short Course Nationals in Fort Lauderdale
Ransom Arthur Award Presented
On Deck
The Powerful Call of the Open Water by Virginia Sowers PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>