May-June 2006 Issue

May-June 2006 Cover COVER STORY:

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The Other Wet World for Swimmers

by Amy Wu >>> Photos by David Balch

Want to improve your strength and flexibility, but shrink from the thought of a morning in the weight room? Maybe it's time to join a growing number of swimmers who are finding cross-training benefits in water exercise. Those who have blended aqua exercise with swimming say they are more efficient swimmers and better all-around athletes.


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Two Swimmers, Two Stories of Survival
by Cari Parven

No one needs to tell Karen Farnsworth Einsidler or Mike Shaffer that water is a powerful form of therapy. These Masters swimmers -- Einsidler in New Jersey and Shaffer in California -- suffered physical adversity, and with great determination, each came back even stronger. The pool, they both say, was there for them.

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Masters Swimmers on the 'Orange' Lap
by Dick Guido

Their friendship began poolside some 60-plus years ago. World War II interrupted, and Max von Isser, Dick Guido and Harry Liber each spent four years in the service, returning to finish college (but not swimming) and then carving out successful careers in civilian life. Eventually, Masters brought them back together.

Avoiding Vertical Butterfly
It Takes Rhythm, Finesse and Core Strength
by Simon Percy >>> Photos by Peter Bick

Butterfly requires timing, a feel for the water and good use of core strength. If you can achieve this, then fly can be swum with a grace and ease that is a thing of beauty to watch. So, how do you learn fly? The answer is drills, fins and short repeats.

From the Editor
Deciding to Compete -- Again by Bill Volckening
Executive Address
Let's Salute Our Coaches as Swim Season Begins by Rob Copeland
Training & Technique
Five Fast Facts: 500 Free
My Favorite Practice
Gadget Watch
Web Workout by Lia Oberstar PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Readers Ask: To Swim or to Skate, or Both?
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Reduce Daily Calories for a Healthier Heart
Reader Recipe: Super Smoothie by Richard Weinstein
Participate in the Great American Health Check
Readers Ask: Coping With Chlorine Reactions
Web Site Details Vegetarian Lifestyle
Swim Bag
Sports Drinks
Inside USMS
Take a Virtual Swim to Worlds
Championship Committee Keeps Competitions Running Smoothly
Find Competition Resources on
Committees Call for Nominations, Submittals and Bids
Swimming Life
IU Dedicates Counsilman Research Center
Bayly Honored as Woman of the Year
Congratulations to All-American and All-Star Distance Champions
USMS Names All-Americans and All-Stars for Pool Courses
On Deck
And the Games Went on Without Them by Virginia Sowers PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>