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In the July-August Issue
The July-August issue of Splash is our special Olympic preview. Here’s a look at some of the features you’ll find in this issue:
The 2012 Olympic Games will be held July 27-Aug. 12 in London. Here are a few things you can expect from the host city and the Games themselves.
Splash Online Extra: Check out Team USA’s video series “Britain Bound, featuring seven American Olympic stars, including swimmer Rebecca Soni.
Swimming Fun Facts
As the world turns to London to celebrate athletics, here’s just a few of the triumphs and amazing feats accomplished in swimming history.
Michael Phelps: The Timeline
Michael Phelps has brought the world to swimming, and he’s brought himself into the hearts and minds of anyone who has ever dreamed of being an Olympian. This summer, the best of the best will head to London, and then he plans to ride into the sunset. With the road paved in gold, we can take a look back at the memories the best swimmer in history of has given us through the last three Games, on this, the eve of his fourth – and likely final – Olympics.
The Games: Behind the Scenes
Only a select few swimmers ever have the opportunity to represent Team USA at the Olympic Games. In just a few days, you’ll see all the television coverage. Here, Olympians Mark Gangloff and Elizabeth Beisel give Splash the inside scoop on what it’s like behind the scenes.
Top Olympic Moments
At the dawning of the 2012 London Olympic Games, Splash is listing the top 10 Olympic moments for Team USA and what these achievements can teach swimmers at the age group level. For insight, we looked to three-time Olympian and expert commentator Rowdy Gains. “A lot of these moments have common themes: It’s about never giving up and fighting the temptation to go out fast in a race.”
It’s every athlete’s dream to play on the big stage for their sport. For swimming, it’s the Olympics, and every four years, a new crop joins its veteran teammates with the goal of winning gold and creating some lasting memories in the process. The following are some of those funny, inspirational stories from past Olympic Games.
Getting to Know
Chloe Sutton will be swimming the 400m freestyle for Team USA in London. Find out a little bit more about her in this issue.
Splash Online Extra: Chloe Sutton qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team in the 400 freestyle. Watch this video interview taken right after her qualifying race.
Best Race Ever
Coming into the 2012 Olympic Games, Ryan Lochte’s best race of his life was the 200m backstroke at the 2008 Beijing Games. Read about it here.
Splash Online Extra: Watch a video of Lochte’s race in the 2008 Olympic 200 Backstroke
Mike Gustafson: 50 Reasons to be Excited about the Olympics
Technique: Tips for Swimming the 100 Butterfly
Nutrition: Fuel Up Like a Champion
Conditioning Corner: Old School vs. New Rules (with video demonstration)
Mental Tips: Staying Calm Pre-Race
Training with… Conor Dwyer
Book Review: in the water they can’t see you cry
5 Keys to Success with Olympian Elaine Breeden
Athletic Foodie: Getting Everyone Else on Board