July-August 2006 Issue

July-August 2006 Cover COVER STORY:

A Feel For Freestyle

Are You Aligned or Are You in Need of an Adjustment?

by Mark Moore >>> Photos by Peter Bick

In symmetrical balancing activities such as swimming, if one element gets out of alignment, its counterpart will also fall out of alignment. The resulting inefficient body position will create more resistance, slow you down and result in wasted effort. To help Masters swimmers develop a better feel for proper body alignment, Mark Moore, head coach with Mission Viejo Nadadores, guides you through a number of important basics and drills.


Fountain of Youth PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Researcher Explores Relationship Between Swimming and Aging
by Raena Alexis Latina

Whether you call it four score, eight decades or even 29,200 days, if you're an American female, that's your average life expectancy. Men have on average 77.56 years to fill. How will you spend your time? Engaging in regular exercise is proving essential to a longer, healthier life. Swimming seems just the ticket.

Tales From The Deep End PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
How Masters Swimmers Can Become Ambassadors for the Sport
by Margaret Schauer >>> Photos by David Balch

Masters swimmers and other lap swimmers have been known to, err, get in each other's way. But such moments need not end in a negative fashion, or leave you with an "us versus them" feeling. With a little patience and flexibility -- and a good working knowledge of lane etiquette -- it's easy to take the high road and become an ambassador for Masters swimming.

FINA World Masters PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Aquatic Competitors Anticipate FINA Masters Championships
by Mike Ashley

The XI FINA World Masters Championships take California by storm Aug. 4-17, with swimmers, divers, synchronized swimmers and water polo competitors descending on Stanford University's Avery Aquatic Center near San Francisco.

From the Editor
Nationals at The National by Bill Volckening
Executive Address
Volunteers Make USMS a Great Community by Rob Copeland
Training & Technique
Five Fast Facts: 400 IM
Web Workout by Scott VanKuilenburg PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Taper Time!
My Favorite Practice by Yoshi Oyakawa
Gadget Watch
Healthy Swimmer PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
Stay Safe This Summer
Reader Recipe: Southern Barbecue Vinegar Chicken Marinade by Tom Ellison
Take Charge of Asthma
Readers Ask: Additional Tips on Allergic Reactions
 Web Extras: Chlorine Reaction
Contact Lenses and Swimming Don't Mix
'Super Oxygenated' Water Research Teests Placebo Effect
Swim Bag
Training Aids
Inside USMS
Call for USMS Club of the Year Award Applications
USMS Committee Strives to Promote Fitness
Take Advantage of Sports Medicine Conference at Worlds
USMS Presents Ransom Arthur Award
Share Your Ideas With USMS Leaders
Swimming Life
USMS Records Tumble at Regional Championships
Indiana Family Relates Through Relay
Virtual Swim Series Heats Up
Whitten Appointed Executive Director of the CSCAA
One Hour Swim Produces 13 Records
USMS Short Course Nationals Preps Many for Worlds
 Web Extras: Tales From a Swim Virgin
On Deck
Remembering the Boy Scout Mile Swim by Virginia Sowers PDF file - get adobe acrobat reader read>>
 Web Extras: Memory Snapshot