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The July-August 2014 edition of Splash Digital is now available online and as a mobile app for your iPad and iPhone.    

Here’s a look at some of the stories you’ll find in this issue:

A Select Group
Whether it’s a National Championships or a race at the local pool, National Team breaststroker B.J. Johnson prefers to view every competition as “just another meet. Every meet that is, except this summer’s Phillips 66 USA Swimming National Championships, to be held Aug. 6-10 in Irvine, Calif.  The reason for his change in perception has a lot to do with the importance of these particular Nationals, which will serve as the USA National Team selection for the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, 2014 Jr. Pan Pacific Championships, 2015 World Championships, 2015 World University Games and the 2015 Pan American Games. Here are a few storylines, match-ups, events and interesting tidbits to watch for at this summer’s National Championships.

Total Recall
This summer’s Phillips 66 National Championships and Mutual of Omaha Pan Pacific Championships will employ an underwater video review system to ensure the highest level of accuracy in officiating. Splash correspondent Meredith Roberts gives us an insider’s look at how this system works.

Beginning After the End 
Patrick Beasley never gave much thought to the end of his swimming career.  Even as his competitive days reduced to single digits, he planned for the impending change about as thoroughly as for a weekday breakfast. Beasley was hardly an exception.  Like most swimmers in his situation, to plan was to acknowledge the end, and to acknowledge the end was tantamount to pulling back on the throttle. But that day came, and Beasley, like countless other swimmers before him, found himself facing the question, “What now?”

Michael Gustafson 
Olivier Poirier-Leroy 
Garrett Weber-Gale, Athletic Foodie 

Starting Blocks
Swim Briefs/Justin Case 
Top 10 Tweets/Ask Mike 
Some Swim Stuff 
Your Photos 
Getting to Know: Emma Reaney (Splash Digital Extra: Watch highlights from Emma’s NCAA Championship swim in the 200y breast). 
Ten Songs
Best Race Ever 

Elements of Speed
Mental Training 
Racing With… Josh Davis 
Keys to Success: Breeja Larson 


Touch Pad
Swim Nut Zeke 
America’s Swim Team Athlete Focus 

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