November-December 2012 Issue

November-December 2012 Cover COVER STORY:

Fit Phoenix

Lisa Hiller's Story

by Elaine Howley

Lisa Hiller, 50, has success, happiness, and good health. But the challenges she faced at the halfway point in her life-an abusive marriage and a severe eating disorder-almost extinguished her flame. Now she wants her story to help others.


Prevent Shoulder Injury Now
Simple exercises to improve shoulder strength and flexibility
by Jonathan Schauss >>> Photos by Daniel Smith

Looking for more shoulder strengthening exercises to add to your regimen? Jonathan Schauss, a physical therapist and Masters swimmer in Avon, Ohio, presents some simple exercises (with the help of some of his teammates on the P.R. Tri Team) that can be done in the water or on the pool deck.  Photographed by their coach, Daniel J. Smith.

Getting Older
Two scientist-swimmers examine the inevitability of our decline
by Bill Edwards

Veteran Masters Swimmer Phil Whitten and relative newcomer Jerry Meyer--both schooled in the scientific method--take a look at the descending curve of athletic performance associated with aging. Their work reveals some promising effects from keeping up a respectable level of training intensity well into the autumn of life.

Web Extras:

Jerry Meyer's original research that inspired "Getting Older."

Take 5
Behind the scenes at five different swimming events
by Laura Jones

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at a swim meet or open water swim? Staff writer Laura jones was curious, so she interviewed event directors of five very different events to find out what it takes to create and support a successful event.

Editor's Note
Swimming in Technology by Laura Hamel read>>
Going the Distance by Jake Bright, Linda Kelsey, Richard Coreno
Read All Over by Richard Costello
No Bad Swims by Catherine Paul
The Heart of the Matter by Kurt Dickson
Swimming in the Desert by Carlton Arnold
Still Flying by Barbara (Babs) Larsen
Both Sides of the Lane Line
Swimming with the Kids by Wally Dicks
I'll Stick to Masters, Thanks! by Celeste Lind
Training & Technique
The Dryland Difference: Developing Hand Strength by Laura Jones
From the Center Lanes: Andrea Block by Laura Jones
Ask the Coach: Emmett Hines by Laura Jones
Out in the Open: Suiting Up: The Pros and Cons of Wearing a Wetsuit by Elaine Howley
Healthy Swimmer
Can Exercise Alter Your DNA? by Laura Jones
Mastering Nutrition: Is Meat Cool? by Laura Jones
Swim Bag
Swim Gadgets by Laura Hamel PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Inside USMS
Volunteer Profile: Hugh Moore by Laura Jones
Swimming Life
Ice Swimming With a Warm Heart by Laura Jones
Recently Read: The Underwater Window by Laura Hamel
Recently Read: Racing Starts by Laura Jones
GPS: A Brief History by Kristin Bender