September-October 2013 Issue

September-October 2013 Cover COVER STORY:

Jeeyoon Kim PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>

A Fitness Swimmer in Four Movements

by Jim Harper

Concert Pianist Jeeyoon Kim had never swum in a meet before when her teammates talked her into signing up for Spring Nationals.  But this seasoned performer took it all in stride. She considers herself a fitness swimmer, and she loves what swimming does for her piano playing.


Freestyle Breathing
Five Common Mistakes
by Stuart Kahn >>> Photos by Peter Bick

Coach Stu Kahn is back in this issue with five of the most common mistakes that vex freestylers during the breathing part of the stroke. Whether you're just learning to swim or are a seasoned pro, these tips will have you breathing easier in no time.

The Case for Fitness
Two Masters swimmers share why they swim beyond competition.
by Elaine Howley

The term "fitness swimmer" can have a lot of different meanings to different people.  Associate editor Elaine K. Howley talks with a few swimmers who are not competing currently to find out what they think.  Chair of the USMS Fitness Education Committee, Marcia Anziano, weighs in as well.

Smile, You're At Pan Ams!
Smiling faces from near and far lit up the first North American editiion of the Pan-American Masters Championships.
by Jim Harper >>> Photos by Dean Dye

The Pan-American Masters Championships was held, for the first time in the United States, in Sarasota, Fl., in June.  Writer Jim Harper and photographer Dean Dye were there, and they captured the spirit and camaraderie of this amazing event, which included swimmers of all abilities from all over the world.

Editor's Note
Classification by Laura Hamel read>>
Shoe Review Missing One by Ann Svenson
Paddle vs. Propeller by Jack (John) Salvatore
Kudos to Coaches by Benjamin Schwessinger, Karen Duggan
Losing Fat and Gaining Speed by Marian Stevens
Downs Swimmers by Denise Webb
The Doughnut Shop?! by Drew Scheidenhelm
Both Sides of the Lane Line
Competition for the Curious by Alex McNair
GTD is for the individual by John Kuzmkowski
Training & Technique
Out in the Open: So You Want to Try an Open Water Swim? by Elaine Howley
Ask the Coach: Laura Schuster by Elaine Howley
From the Center Lanes: Rich Burns burns up the competition by Elaine Howley
The Dryland Difference: Restoring Rubber Ankles by Elaine Howley
Healthy Swimmer
Are You Dense? Not your brain, silly, your breasts. by Elaine Howley
Mastering Nutrition: World's Healthiest Meal...Or Is It? by Elaine Howley
Swim Bag
Snorkels, Nose Clips, and Earplugs by Laura Hamel PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Inside USMS
Volunteer Profile: Patty Miller by Elaine Howley
Swimming Life
In Good Company by Kristin Bender
A Short History of "Athlons" by Bill Edwards