January-February 2018 Issue

January-February 2018 Cover COVER STORY:

Suspension Training for Swimmers

Improve your performance with these six exercises

Suspension training is one of the fastest-growing exercise routines, and it's easy to see why it appeals to swimmers. Allan Phillips provides several exercises you can do on the pool deck or at the gym to improve your performance.


Making A New Life
Venezuelan immigrant Manuel Gutierrez adapts to life in the U.S. with some help from his teammates and coaches
by Carol Brzozowski

Gold Coast Masters swimmer Manuel Gurierrez immigrated to the United States from his home country of Venezuela. Carol Brzozowski tells the story of how swimming helped Gutierrez transtion to his new home.

Building the Right Workout Plan
Should you go high volume or high intensity?
by James Thornton

There's something of a debate when it comes to swim training: high volume like Michael Phelps or high intensity like Michael Andrew. Jim Thornton explores the science behind both approaches and how they benefit swimmers.

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Start Your Engines!
by Jeff Commings

With the New Year starting it's time for you to plan your competition travel schedule for 2018. The 2018 Nationwide U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championship heads to Indianapolis in May.

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Distance Derring-Do in 2018: Can you swim all the long distance and open water national championships?
by Elaine Howley

With the New Year starting it's time for you to plan your competition travel schedule for 2018. There's a slate of six open water national championships.

Editor's Note
A Few Changes by Laura Hamel read>>
The Shallow End
Lens: College Club Swimming >>> Photos by Peter H. Bick
Hot Tub: Fear and Loathing in the Main Set by Stuart Lewis
Hot Tub: Dysfunctional Lane by Marcia Benjamin
Coach >>> Illustrated by Edward Colley
Training & Technique
Psych Sheet: Is Mental Toughness Overrated? by Marty Munson
2-Minute Tune-Up: Sprint Your Way to the Perfect 200 IM by Jeff Commings
Ask the Coach: Successful Solo Swimming by Terry Heggy
Out in the Open: Fresh or Salty? by Elaine Howley
From the Center Lanes: Penny Noyes by Terry Heggy
The Dryland Difference: Save Your Shoulders by Bo Hickey
Healthy Swimmer
Check-Up: Can You Exercise Too Much? by James Thornton
Mastering Nutrition: Nutrition Tips From the Elites by Sarah Koszyk
Nationals Preview
Swim Bag
Racing Goggles by Daniel Paulling >>> Photos by Laura Hamel PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Inside USMS
Volunteer Profile: Rand Vaillancourt by Kristina Henry
Swimming Life
Dyeing to Help: Columbia Masters swimmers help teammate grow business by Daniel Paulling
Revolution Evolution: A brief history of the flip turn by Elaine Howley