July-August 2010 Issue

July-August 2010 Cover COVER STORY:

Tech Suits Add Flavor, But Swimmers Bring the Juice PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>

by Laura Hamel >>> Photos by Allison Tolpa

Olympians and other top-level competitors filled Georgia Tech’s Aquatic Center this spring for what may have been their last chance as Masters swimmers to gain a competitive edge with full-length, high-tech swimsuits. They set lots of records and still had time to socialize on deck, and in downtown Atlanta, with their friends and families.


Once Larger Than Life, Now Living Large

by Elaine Howley

After slacking off her training, internationally ranked synchro swimmer Ali Vincent discovered that her swimmer’s appetite persisted. She nearly doubled her body weight, and kept on those extra pounds until she finally accepted the challenge of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” Now, Vincent is a fit and trim Masters swimmer on a mission to help others find healthy lifestyles.

IM Transitions
Don't Get "Sucked In"
by Craig Keller >>> Photos by Peter Poby, Creative Photographers, Inc.

When you approach the wall to turn, don’t slow down. Attack! Powering into the wall and assuming a streamlined position gives you strength when you leave the wall to start the next leg of your race. Asphalt Green Masters Coach Craig Keller explains how momentum and avoiding drag are keys to success in individual medleys.

Every Breath You Take
What is VO2 Max Anyway?
by Phillip Whitten

There is still debate over whether maximizing oxygen will help you win a swimming event, but VO2 max testing is still one of the best ways to determine your fitness level. Learn how VO2 max testing and hypoxic training can help you make sure you are keeping your competitive edge.

From the Editor
Happy Anniversary USMS by Laura Hamel read>>
The Butterfrog Debate Continues by Peter Crumbine, Jim Becker, F H Ted Haartz, Michael Skarpelos
Yay! SWIMMER by Herb Janecek, Elaine Krugman, Sian Nimkoff
Both Sides of the Lane Line
Strong Local Clubs Make a Strong Organization by Sarah Groff-Palermo
Regional Teams Are Good for Growth by Al Prescott
Training & Technique
Out in the Open: Vito Bialla by Laura Hamel
Two-Minute Tune-Up: Watch the Fast Swimmers by Laura Hamel
Gadget Watch: Swimming Apps for Smart Phones by Laura Hamel
From the Center Lanes: Lo Knapp by Laura Hamel
Web Workout by Chad Durieux, Laura Hamel PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
My Favorite Practice
Recently Read: Shape Up! by Laura Hamel
Healthy Swimmer
Train in the Swamps. Compete in the Clouds by Bill Edwards
Sleeping Healthily by Bill Edwards
Train Your Brain by Nancy Kryka
 Web Extras:

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Swim Bag
Tech Suits by Laura Hamel PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Inside USMS
Volunteer Profile: Barry Fasbender by Laura Hamel >>> Illustrated by Edward Colley
Lynn Hazlewood Receives Ransom Arthur Award by Laura Hamel
Swimming Life
Swimming in Thin Air by Bill Edwards
Recently Read: Trizophrenia - Inside the Minds of a Triathlete by Laura Hamel
Underwater Training Films - An Elusive History by Bill Edwards