Splash - March/April 2012 - (Page 4)

i N t his is s u e harry how/Getty IMaGes eric Friedland is looking to help Texas reach an NCAA title. Coverage begins on page 28. FeAtuRes 28 NCAA ChAmpioNship preview Most swimmers have their sights and training plans set towards Olympic Team Trials this summer, but that doesn’t mean the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships will be a letdown. In fact, the competition here will set the stage for July as the competitors gain the momentum they’ll need for the summer. ColleGe swimmiNG DyNAsties Depending upon whom you ask, establishing a dynasty in sports requires winning multiple consecutive championships – some say a minimum of four – whether they be divisional, conference, national or world. Many teams have accomplished this feat in the time that records and titles have been recorded, and swimming is no stranger to this phenomenon. But what elements make these teams so successful for so many years? 34 No Cow, No CreAm How important is college swimming? Irreplaceable. The combination of camaraderie, competition and academics is nearly impossible to match in any other forum. But the longevity of many men’s programs at the Division I level is in doubt. Even women’s programs, once believed to be invulnerable due to Title IX and its rules regarding gender equity, have an uncertain future. Ah, the memories! Four years between Olympic Team Trials may seem like an eternity to some swimmers, but for others, that time can provide an opportunity for reflection as well as anticipation. The following are some fond memories and stories from those who experienced past Olympic Trials from behind the blocks. 32 36 DepArtmeNts 5 mailbag 6 mike gustafson starting blocks 8 swim briefs/justin case 9 top ten tweets/point-counterpoint 10 technique 12 nutrition 14 strength & conditioning 16 mental tips 17 grand prix update 18 training with 20 keys to success 22 club excellence profile 24 athletic foodie 25 your photo FeAtures 26 trials pool finds a home 38 top 10 list - LCM swim KiDs 50 interactive 52 getting to know 54 swim nut zeke 55 a swimmer you may know 56 eight songs/best race ever 57 plugged in 58 america’s swim team athletes 4 sPLAsH • March/April 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Splash - March/April 2012

Splash - March/april 2012
Contents
Mailbag
Mike Gustafson
Swim Briefs/Justin Case
Top Ten Tweets/Point-Counterpoint
Technique
Nutrition
Strength & Conditioning
Mental Tips
Grand Prix Update
Training With
Keys to Success
Club Excellence Profile
Athletic Foodie
Your Photo
Trials Pool Finds a Home
Ah, the Memories!
NCAA Championship Preview
College Swimming Dynasties
No Cow, No Cream
Top 10 List - LCM
Interactive
Getting to Know
Swim Nut Zeke
A Swimmer You May Know
Eight Songs/best Race Ever
Plugged In
America’s Swim Team Athletes

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