July-August 2012 Issue

July-August 2012 Cover COVER STORY:

2012 USMS Spring Nationals

Competition and Connections in North Carolina

by Susan Dawson-Cook >>> Photos by Stephanie Ganey


Andrea Kremer
Tiny Titan
by Elaine Howley

Many know Andrea Kremer as the woman who broke the gender barrier in TV sports broadcasting several times, including as the frist woman to cover football from the sidelines.  But you may not know that she was a ballet dancer at one time and is now a Masters swimmer.

Creative Uses For Traditional Gear

by Scott Bay, Stuart Kahn >>> Photos by Peter H. Bick

Coach Scott Bay of Blu Frog teams up with Novaquatics Masters swimmer Jim Dietrich to present some creative uses for the standard stuff you probably have in your swim bag.  These drills may uncover a stroke flaw or just liven things up in a dull workout.

Mommies In The Fast Lane
Can USMS mothers-to-be train safely through their pregnancies?
by Bill Edwards

Beth Baker didn't have twins in 1997, but she is earning double rewards in the years after her pregnancy-better swim times and a son who appears to be carrying on her tradition of excellence in aquatics. Many ask whether women can train safely through pregnancy and come out a multiple winner on the other side. The answer is, "Yes".

Triathletes Are Swimmers Too

by Jim Harper

One of the best things about Masters swimming is that all comers are welcome. But are you alienating an important and growing segment of our population without being aware of it? Jim Harper, experienced swimmer, coach and new triathlete, explores the relationship between triathletes and organized Masters swimming programs.

Editor's Note
Triathletes and Swimmers by Laura Hamel read>>
Quit H8ing on Wetsuit Wearers by Mark Raiford
Both Wrong
Finis Responds to Suit Review
Flipping for Flip Turns by Laura Brown, Judy Gillies
Swimming Is My Religion by William Lauer
Both Sides of the Lane Line
Let's Race 25s! by Bill Ryan
Fun, But Logistically Problematic by Tyler Blessing
Training & Technique
Out in the Open: Emily von Jentzen by Laura Jones
From The Center Lanes: Erika Braun by Laura Jones
The Dryland Difference: Taekwondo by Laura Jones
Ask the Coach: Stu Kahn by Laura Jones
Healthy Swimmer
The Power of Negative Thinking by Laura Jones
Mastering Nutrition by Laura Jones
Swim Bag
Kickboards by Laura Hamel PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Inside USMS
Volunteer Profile: Walt Reid by Laura Jones
Swimming Life
A Life Aquatic by Laura Jones
Surf Safari by Laura Jones
Is Fun Returning to Your Pool Soon?