Nov.-Dec. 2014 Splash Digital. (Medium)The Nov.-Dec. 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:

The Greatest Team Ever  
Since the advent of organized, competitive sport, about the year 1900, which team has been the most successful sports team in the world?  Or, as Muhammad Ali might put it: Which team is the Greatest of All Time?

As Fast as Crocodiles  
Football as war.  It’s an allusion coaches, players and writers can’t resist. 
But the connection falls short in reality.  The closest football has ever come to the front lines are makeshift games in rear areas. That’s not the case at all with swimming.   The link between the battlefield and swimming goes deep into antiquity.  

Detroit Swims  Over the last 50 years, Detroit has become an infamous city. The collapse of the automobile industry led to high unemployment rates, abandoned homes, urban decay, and over time, a large influx in crime. But hope and inspiration still lives here, and it can be found behind the walls of the Boll Family YMCA, where Nikole Constas, the Y team, and the Vanderkaay family are taking a stand for swimming education. 

2014: What a Year it Was!A lot of things went well for USA Swimming in the pool this year. Here’s a look back at the stories that shaped 2014.


Splash Digital Extra: Catch video highlights from the top moments of the year!



Mike Gustafson: Wakey Wakey 
Olivier Poirier-Leroy: 5 Tips to Help Blast Through Those Hard Workouts 
Garrett Weber-Gale, Athletic Foodie: Building Confidence

Starting Blocks

SwimBriefs/Justin Case 
Top 10 Tweets/Ask Mike 
Some Swim Stuff 
Your Photos 
Getting to Know: Sarah Denninghoff Bennett  
Ten Songs with Jessica Hardy 
My Best Race Ever 
Racing with Ryan Murphy 
Keys to Success with Ivy Martin 
Book Review: Swim Speed Strokes by Sheila Taormina 

Elements of Speed 

Mental Training 

Touch Pad

Swim Nut Zeke 
America’s Swim Team Athlete Focus  

Special Insert 


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