Splash - September/October 2015 - (Page 4)

CONTENTS STREETER LECKA/GETTY IMAGES MATT GREVERS COMPETES IN THE MEN'S 50M BACKSTROKE AT THE 16TH FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN KAZAN, RUSSIA. DEPARTMENTS FEATURES 32 16 Tips to Make this Season the Best Ever Here are some tips and suggestions from some of current and former top swimmers to help you achieve your goals - whatever they might be - during this new swim season. 34 Celebrated Summer This summer was a busy one for most of America's top swimmers. Here's a look back at some of the highlights. 36 Thinking Fast Comparing swimmers of the modern era to those of years past is a simple matter of pulling out a record book and comparing times. The conclusion is obvious, right down to hundredths of a second. But how would Janet Evans do 4 SPLASH *SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015 if she could transform her young-adult body into the modern era? Phrased another way, are today's competitors better athletes than those of previous eras? 38 An Unstoppable Force Swimming has made more than a splash over the last 15 years, ranking second in the nation for most popular sporting activities in 2008. And while you can certainly chalk it up to Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and other big name swimmers for putting swimming on the world's radar, at the end of the day, much of the sport's success wouldn't be possible without the support of the two major organizations that make up the foundation of the sport: USA Swimming and Speedo. Columns 6 MIKE GUSTAFSON 8 OLIVIER POIRIER-LEROY 10 ATHLETIC FOODIE Starting Blocks 12 SWIM BRIEFS/JUSTIN CASE 14 TOP TEN TWEETS/ POINT-COUNTERPOINT 16 SOME SWIM STUFF 17 LETTERS 18 YOUR PHOTOS 20 GETTING TO KNOW 22 TOP TEN SONGS 24 BEST RACE EVER 26 KEYS TO SUCCESS 28 TRAINING WITH 30 MOTIVATIONAL MOMENT Elements Of Speed 40 STRENGTH & CONDITIONING 42 NUTRITION 44 TECHNIQUE 46 MENTAL TIPS The Touch Pad 48 SWIM NUT ZEKE 50 AMERICA'S SWIM TEAM ATHLETES

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