May-June 2012 Issue

May-June 2012 Cover COVER STORY:

London Calling

Selecting the Lords and Ladies of Swimming

by Elaine Howley

You asked for it: updates on swimmers outside the Masters world. Elaine K. Howley takes a look at the preparations under way to assemble one of the most impressive Olympic swimming rosters ever. We also talk with some USMS members who will be competing at Trials.


Story Gold
Marc Middleton tells the Stories of the Bolder Generation
by Jim Harper

Marc Middleton goes boldy wherever Masters swimmers go. You've seen him on deck at USMS national championship meets, often with a video camera, collecting stories about Masters swimmers for his entrepreneurial multimedia company, Growing Bolder. Middleton is also growing bolder in the pool, rekindling a love of swimming 35 years dormant and setting records along the way.

Flip Turns: The Basics

by Chad Durieux >>> Photos by Peter H. Bick

New to Masters swimming? Or maybe you've been swimming a long time but have less-than-impressive flip turns? Chad Durieux of Rose Bowl Masters, and the USMS Speedo Coach of the Year in 2011, breaks it down to the basics. Several drills and some important dos and don'ts are included.

The Dark Side of Sport
Overtraining and Excercise Addiction
by Laura Jones >>> Illustrated by Foust

Wrapped up in the excitement of finding a healthy lifestyle and the great social opportunities Masters swimming offers, it's easy to forget that too much of anything is not a good thing. Staff writer Laura S. Jones looks at overtraining and exercise addiction, the warning signs, and what treatments can help.

Editor's Note
Olympic Moments by Laura Hamel read>>
From the Editor
Chlorine and Cancer by Thomas Gilmore
Different Memories by Georgia Miller, Melanie Sellers
Praise for Open Water Issue by Scott Richards
Both Sides by Suzie Dods, Barbara Held
Weighty Omission by Andrew Platek
Both Sides of the Lane Line
200 Breast is harder than the 100 by Jeff Commings
No way, the 100 is much harder by Steve West
Training & Technique
Out in the Open, Try, Try Again by Elaine Howley
From The Center Lanes: John Kortheuer by Laura Jones
Ask the Coach: Cathy Shonkwiler by Laura Jones
The Dryland Difference: Kettlebells by Laura Jones
Healthy Swimmer
Knee Pain: Breastroke and Beyond by Laura Jones
Mastering Nutrition by Bill Edwards
Swim Bag
Tech Suits by Laura Hamel PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Inside USMS
Volunteer Profile:  Marcia Anziano by Laura Jones
Swimming Life
Wonder Woman Teri Griege by Laura Jones
Swimmer Writers Publish Works by Laura Hamel
Getting It Straight by Phillip Whitten, Bill Edwards