The USMS Fitness Committee produces many different types of articles about swimming, with topics ranging from swimming technique to nutrition. This year, we are establishing a new feature called Fitness Article of the Month. We are trying to feature a new article each month on the USMS Web Site. At the end of each month, these articles will become a part of the permanent archive.

The October, 2002 article of the month is called "Endurance Event Training" by Alex Kostich, who is a world-class competitor in long distance open water events. The article is about training for endurance events. It originally appeared on, and is reprinted with permission from the author.

To view this article, visit the USMS web site Fitness section at: and go to the "Articles" section.

Or, simply go to:

Bill Volckening
USMS Fitness Committee