Digital Splash: Sept.-Oct. issue now online


The Sept.-Oct. 2012 issue of Splash is now available online and as a mobile app for your iPad and iPhone.

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In the Sept.-Oct. Issue

The Sept.-Oct. issue of Splash takes a look back at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Here’s a look at some of the features you’ll find in this issue: 
Olympic Recap 
The 2012 Olympic Games in London will go down as one of the most successful in history for Team USA. The U.S. won 31 medals in the swimming competition, including 16 gold, 9 silver and 6 bronze. Take a look back at the highlights from each day.


Splash Online Extra: Watch the swimming finals from each night of Olympic competition on nbcolympics.com. 
London 2012 by the Numbers
Streaks continued. Records were broken. Over 100 medals were awarded. Here’s a look back at the 2012 Olympic swimming competition, by the numbers.


Call Me Maybe 
During their pre-Olympic training camp in Vichy, France, members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic swimming team got together to make one of the most popular videos on YouTube, a parody of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.” The video went viral within days, and has reached over 7 million hits. Olympian Kathleen Hersey, the video’s director, and teammate Alyssa Anderson, the producer, gave us a behind-the-scenes look at the project.


Splash Online Extra: Watch Team USA’s parody of “Call Me Maybe.” 
Capitalizing on Olympic Success
Like clockwork, Lake Forest Swim Club Assistant Head Coach Michael Lawrence sees it every four years. While members of his team gather in groups to watch and celebrate American swimmers’ domination of the rest of the world at the Olympic Games, the next Michael Phelps or Missy Franklin takes it all in, becoming inspired to chase their own Olympic dreams.


Other Features and Departments:

Mike Gustafson: A New Swimming Vocabulary 
Technique: Training & Racing Distance Freestyle  
Nutrition: Hitting the Wall and Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadillas 
Conditioning Corner: Olympian-Like Effort (With video demonstration)  
Mental Tips: Lessons Learned from London  
Training With: Nick Thoman  
Keys to Success: Nick Thoman  
Athletic Foodie: More than Just Basic Sustenance 

Your Photo  
Swim Nut Zeke  
Getting to Know: Tyler McGill 
Olympic Playlist: Chloe Sutton