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A Few Changes (JanuaryFebruary 2018)

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by , December 30th, 2017 at 04:31 PM (2571 Views)
You might notice a few changes in the issue of SWIMMER youre holding (or viewing through your My USMS account).

For starters, art director Annie Sidesinger has made subtle tweaks to give the 2018 book a fresh look while retaining its elegance and simplicity. (Get-out swim if you can spot the changesjust tell your coach I said it was OK.)

Because were all about brawn and brains as well as beauty, weve adjusted a few departments and columns, based on reader feedback. Many readersof all interests and abilitiesrely on the Training and Technique department for swimming advice, so weve expanded it again.

A new T&T column, Psych Sheet, will focus on the less-tangible aspects of training. Whether you swim for fun and fitness or are racing for records, a significant factor in swimming well has nothing to do with how high your elbows are. You might need coping skills to overcome prerace anxiety or motivation to stop hitting the snooze button at 5 a.m. Marty Munson, a content strategist whos written and edited for Dr. Oz The Good Life, Shape, Prevention, and many other publications, will be seeking advice from mental health and performance experts and bringing it to you on page 6.

Were bringing the 2-Minute Tune-upa quick-hit topic that can be read in 2 minutes and remembered for your next trip to the poolback to T&T. Yes, it takes more than 2 minutes to make the changes once you get there, but youre in good hands with veteran swimmer and journalist Jeff Commings. A former NCAA All-American and longtime Masters swimmer, hell be sharing his accumulated wisdomand a practice set to go with iton page 7.

Bo Hickey, a strength and conditioning specialist with Ritter Sports Performance, will be breaking down dryland exercises that are good for swimmers and showing you how to do them correctly and safely in Dryland Difference on page 11. Everyones favorite science writer Jim Thornton will be contributing our physiology features in 2018, in addition to his Healthy Swimmer column, Check-up, now on page 12.

And managing editor Daniel Paulling will be uncovering inspirational stories and writing about everyday swimmers in Swimming Life, which youll find on page 46. Were excited to be adding new writers to our already deep talent pool and grateful for the opportunity to bring you the best swimming magazine possible.

Always, thanks for reading.

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