November-December 2011 Issue

November-December 2011 Cover COVER STORY:

Marisa Churchill

Greek Goddess of Kitchen and Block

by Elaine Howley

This San Francisco Masters swimmer is on the go outside of the pool promoting her new cookbook, “Sweet & Skinny.” Elaine Howley catches up with Marisa Churchill and we get the skinny on her run on Bravo’s reality show, “Top Chef.” Howley, who brought you her adventures in veganism in the September-October issue, also reviews “Sweet & Skinny,” including her favorite recipes as she cooks her way through the book.


Backstroke Kick Drills
Don't Forget the Legs
by Cokie Lepinski >>> Photos by Peter Bick

Coach Cokie Lepinski of the Marin Pirates Masters drills down six powerful kick drills for improving your backstroke. Complete with detailed photos showing the correct and incorrect forms of the drills. Photographed by Peter Bick.

2011 Summer Nationals
Fast Swimming, Southern Style
by Susan Dawson-Cook

Susan Dawson-Cook wraps up Summer Nationals in “Fast Swimming, Southern Style.” The 2011 USMS Summer Nationals was a small, cozy meet with plenty of fun and fast times. As always, she meets some inspirational competitors and delves into the many reasons why people travel to participate in our national meets.

Stand Up for Your Life PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Prolonged Sitting is Hazardous to Your Health
by Jim Harper

Do you sit at computer desk for a large part of your workday? Sure, you’re probably pretty healthy, being a Masters swimmer and all. What you may not realize is that sitting all day can negate a lot of the positive things your swimming brings. Jim Harper uncovers what is starting to make its way into the mainstream media: Prolonged sitting is bad for you. He includes some interesting alternatives and some simple solutions for any office space.

From the Editor
What's Your Word? by Laura Hamel read>>
The Great Divide by Pamela Shepard, Kathie Villard, Robert Roth
Going Vegan by Keith Wellman, Rodolfo Palma, Heather Moore
Flippin' Out by Raymond Hakomaki, Keith Crompton, Steve Collier
Both Sides of the Lane Line
Achilles Heel Resolved by Eric Heffelfinger
Grow A Pair by Bill Brenner
Training & Technique
The Dryland Difference: DIY Massage by Laura Jones
On Deck With ... Chris Campbell by Laura Jones PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
From the Center Lanes: Ronnie Kamphausen by Laura Jones
Out in the Open: Rob Dumouchel by Laura Jones
Healthy Swimmer
Swimming Through the Winter Blues by Laura Jones
Swim Bag
In-Water Resistance Training by Laura Hamel PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Inside USMS
Volunteer Profile: Bill Lotz by Laura Jones
Swimming Life
From the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands by Laura Jones
Recently Read: South With the Sun by Laura Jones
Greywatch by Laura Jones
Seeking Resistance in the Pool by Bill Edwards