March-April 2018 Issue

March-April 2018 Cover

Swimming for the Cure
Swim Across America's longtime Boston events director Kitty Tetreault swims for others
by Elaine Howley >>> Photos by John Deputy/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

New England LMSC swimmer Kitty Tetreault is an extraordinary woman, writes Elaine K. Howley. Since 1996, Tetreault has coordinated three races a year that have raised millions to fight cancer—a disease she’s beaten in that time.

Swim Your Best Open Water Race
A pro triathlete shares her secrets for open water racing
by Sara McLarty >>> Illustrated by Edward Colley

With spring and the open water season approaching, it might be time for you to venture into the unknown waters. Professional triathlete Sara McLarty provides a how-to guide, illustrated by Ed Colley, for how you can swim your best open water race.

3 Diet Myths Busted
Dodge the 'magic bullets' for weight loss and stick to the facts
by Sarah Koszyk

There’s a lot of misinformation regarding ways to lose weight, but registered dietitian Sarah Koszyk helps you steer clear of those “magic bullets” and tells you how you can really shed the pounds you want to lose.

Two USMS Clubs Teach Others to Swim
USMS clubs and workout groups are helping reduce the number of adults who can't swim
by Daniel Paulling

The Queer Utah Aquatic Club in Salt Lake City and Bozeman Masters Swim Club in Montana provide a model for other USMS clubs and workout groups that want to teach rewarding adult learn-to-swim lessons, writes Daniel Paulling.

Editor's Note
The Generosity of Swimmers by Laura Hamel read>>
The Shallow End
Lens: Swimming Vacations
Hot Tub: Still in the Slow Lane by Glenda Carroll
Hot Tub: 5-7-5 by Michael Zahn
Hot Tub: Coach, Edward Colley
Training & Technique
Psych Sheet: Keys to Conquering Open Water Anxiety by Marty Munson
2-Minute Tune-Up: Build Your Kick for Those Distance Races by Jeff Commings
Ask the Coach: Access the Air by Terry Heggy
Out in the Open: Goggles Galore by Elaine Howley
From the Center Lanes: Jeff Erwin by Terry Heggy
The Dryland Difference: Save Your Shoulders by Bo Hickey
Healthy Swimmer
Check-Up: Nothing Beats Competing by James Thornton
Mastering Nutrition: 5 Nutrition Tips for an Active Lifestyle by Sarah Koszyk
Swim Bag
Open Water Goggles by Daniel Paulling >>> Photos by Laura Hamel PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Inside USMS
Volunteer Profile: Lisa Brown by Kristina Henry
First Year of College Club Swimming a Success by Daniel Paulling
Swimming Life
Swimming Through Loss: Pastor creates ALTS program to help heal his congregation by Daniel Paulling
The Poop on Pigeons: A different kind of Twitter communicated news of English Channel swims in the 1900s by Elaine Howley