September-October 2005 Issue

September-October 2005 Cover COVER STORY:

He's Back. Sort Of PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>

Olympic Gold Medalist Brian Goodell Returns to the Sport

by Christine Ennulat >>> Photos by David Balch

Olympian Brian Goodell has returned to the sport as a Masters swimmer. And he's nothing if not candid about swimming at an older age. So while we shouldn't expect big, splashy performances like his 1976 world-record-setting Olympic gold swims in the 400 and 1500 in Montreal, it's a fine thing to see the last American man to hold those world records return to the sport.


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Capitalize on Master Swimmers' Built-In Advantage
by Alex Kostich

You're fit, healthy and diligent about your training -- and yet you yearn for a little bit more from your daily routine. Maybe it's time to capitalize on Masters swimmers' built-in advantage and start training for a triathlon. You got the swimming down, so all you need are running shoes, a bicycle and a good plan to achieve your goals. Here's how to get started.

Freestyle Body Roll
It's All About Rotating the Hips and Relaxing
by John Grzeszczak >>> Photos by Peter Bick

Perfecting the body roll movement is key to a stronger freestyle stroke. And according to coach John Grzeszczak of Florida Gold Coast Masters, it's all about rotating the hips and relaxing in the water. The idea is to cruise through the water, not fight it, and Grzeszczak offers tips and drills to help master this important technique.

Head Games PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Getting Over the Hump of Training Plateaus
by Michael J. Stott >>> Illustrated by Rick Gutierrez

For some swimmers, training plateaus become rest stops on the stairway to heaven. For others, they are roadblocks on the highway to hell. To get through those ups and downs, sports psychologists and fellow Masters offer tips and insights on causes and solutions.

From the Editor
A Healthy Life Calls for Balance by Bill Volckening
Executive Address
Moving to the Next Level of Professionalism by Jim Miller
Training & Technique
Freshen That Workout: Mix Aerobics with Strength Training
 Web Extras: Strength/Power Routines
My Favorite Practice by Kris Balog
Web Workout by Whitney Hedgepeth PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Five Fast Facts: 50-Yard Freestyle
Readers Ask: Drafting in Open Water
Healthy Swimmer PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Hydrotherapy Promotes Health, Healing
Prevent Recreational Water Illness
Exercise May Slow Prostate Cancer
Few Americans Follow Guidelines for Healthy Lifestyle
More Insights on Predicting and Treating Alzheimer's
Food & Nutrition
Soy May Not Be a Superfood for Everyone
Candy Industry Targets Fitness Market
Diet Soda Makes You Fat?
Reader Recipe: Linguine in Summer Sauce by Tracy Burkholder
Swim Bag
There's Always a Place to Swim
Windrath Replaces Cath as Records and Tabulations Chair
Michigan Masters Uses Grants to Recruit New Members
SWIMMER Holds Annual Planning Meeting
USMS Convention: What's It All About?
Building a Successful Masters Swim Club
Swimming Life
USMS Open Water Championships Report
McConica Leads Fund-raising for Community
Friendly Baseball Wager Paid in the Pool
June Krauser Receives Grand Dame Award
Newell Completes 18th Swim for Cancer Charity
Swimmers Enjoy Long Course Nationals California Style
On Deck
Catching Up on the Catch-Up Stroke by Virginia Sowers PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
 Web Extras: Iowa's 1936 Team