Dagny Knutson's Journey: How a Troubling Eating Disorder Consumes a Rising Star PHOENIX, Arizona. THE entire swimming community perked up its ears as news started spreading that twenty-year-old Dagny Knutson, reigning World Champion in the 800 freestyle relay, was skipping out on 2012 Olympic Trials. It couldn't be true.
Kiphuth's Ride to the Medal of Freedom: Part VII; Building A Taj Mahal for Swimming NEW HAVEN, Connecticut. AS Bob Kiphuth drove across the border from Connecticut into New York on his way toward Washington D.C. for the ceremony with President Johnson, he might have thought back to his first Olympic experience at the 1928 Games hosted by The Netherlands in Amsterdam. There were many firsts at those Olympics. Thirty-four years had passed since that time and he had been right in the middle of many changes in the sport.
Junior Pan Pacific Championships: Akihiro Yamaguchi Nudges U.S. Open Record HONOLULU, Hawaii. WHILE there was a smattering of swift swims throughout the first three evenings at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships, the assembled swimmers decided to leave everything at the pool with a barrage of jaw-dropping swims to conclude pool swimming at the meet
Jose Finkel Trophy: Nicholas Dos Santos Clips Cesar Cielo in 50 Fly to Conclude Meet SAO PAULO, Brazil. SHORT course competition came to a close at the Jose Finkel Trophy meet, which was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil this week on the heels of the 2012 London Olympics.
Dryland Tip: Hamstring Compact Position With Exercise Ball SANTA CLARA, California. THIS week's Dryland Tip from Dr. G. John Mullen helps swimmers focus on their compact hamstring position while differentiating their hips from their core.
Let's Tweak the Olympic Schedule PHOENIX, Arizona. THERE is no perfect schedule for a weeklong meet that avoids all potential conflicts. For versatile swimmers like Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps or Missy Franklin, there have always been difficult choices in choosing an Olympic schedule.
ISHOF Announces Class of 2013 FORT LAUDERDALE, USA--The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) earlier this week announced 10 honorees who will be inducted into the hall next year. Coach honors for 2013 go to Alberto Castagnetti, who was an Italian national team coach from 1987 through to his death in 2009.
What's Next for FINA? Priorities Should Include Women's 1500 Free, Underwater Video Judging at Olympics; IOC Not Considering 50s No THE Olympic flame was extinguished more than a week ago, but that doesn't mean it's time for FINA, the international governing body for aquatic sports, to take a vacation. The Rio de Janeiro Olympics, after all, are only 1,443 days away.
Kevin Cordes' Only Goal in Sophomore Year: Keep Getting Faster PHOENIX, Arizona. THE University of Arizona swim teams gathered for the first time today in their quest to achieve big things this collegiate season, and among those anxious to start the new season is NCAA champion Kevin Cordes.
AT&T National Diving Championships: Steele Johnson, Gracia Ledyon-Mahoney Put on Show on Final Day GREENSBORO, North Carolina. STEELE Johnson (Carmel, Ind.) earned 10s on two of his six dives to cruise to a victory in the men's 10-meter platform final Sunday at the AT&T National Diving Championships. Other winners were Gracia Leydon-Mahoney (Newton, Mass.) in women's 3-meter, Dwight Dumais (Ventura, Calif.) and Justin Dumais (Ventura, Calif.) in men's synchronized 3-meter, and Anna James (Midland, Texas) and Jessica Parratto (Dover, N.H.) in women's synchronized 10-meter.
What you'll find in the August 2012 issue of Swimming World
Feature Articles: Male High School Swimmer of the Year: Not only did Jack Conger have a record-setting high school season on his way to being named Swimming World s Male High School Swimmer of the Year, but the junior from Our Lady of Good Counsel in Maryland went on to final in both backstroke events at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Female High School Swimmer of the Year: After deciding to keep her amateur status, Missy Franklin, a junior at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colo., was named Swimming World s Female High School Swimmer of the Year.
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