The Nov.-Dec. 2012 issue of Splash should be in mailboxes soon, but if you just can't wait, check it out now online, or as a mobile app for your iPad and iPhone.
This issue is our special tribute to the greatest swimmer of all time – Michael Phelps. Here’s a look at some of the features:
Worth 2,000 Words
They say a photo is worth a thousand words. Here then are four photos of Michael Phelps, one from each of the four Olympic Games in which he swam, from Sydney in 2000 through London in 2012. To set the stage: over the course of his unparalleled career, Phelps won 22 medals overall, 18 of them gold.
Michael Phelps: By the Numbers
The stats don’t lie. Michael Phelps is the most dominant swimmer of all time. Here’s a look back at his career, by the numbers.
The List: Michael Phelps’s Most Momentous Swims
To celebrate Michael Phelps’s career, Rowdy Gaines takes on the challenging task of narrowing down all Phelps’s great races to pick the 10 most momentous—not just the wins, but those that have that Michael Phelps “wow” factor that’s made him so much fun and so inspiring over the years.
Splash Online Extra: Watch each of Michael’s top 10 races.
Memories of Michael
There’s no doubt Michael Phelps has left an indelible mark on the swimming world over the past 12-plus years. At the same time, he made a strong impression within his swimming family – and changed the sport of swimming in ways he couldn’t even imagine. Here are a few memories of Michael from some of the people who know him best.
Other Features and Departments:
Mike Gustafson: Want to Watch Some Swimming?
Swim Briefs/Justin Case
Top 10 Michael Phelps Tweets
Point/Counterpoint: Will we ever see Michael Phelps race again?
Technique: Michael Phelps, Individual Medley Master
Nutrition: Michael Phelps Gargantuan Diet Plan
Strength and Conditioning: Straight Talk with Michael Phelps’s Strength Coach
Mental Tips: The Mind of a Champion
Training With: Bob Bowman and Michael Phelps
Keys to Success with Michael Phelps
Athletic Foodie with Garrett Weber-Gale: That Race in Beijing
Swim Nut Zeke
Getting to Know: Davis Tarwater
Best Race Ever: Nathan Adrian
Ten Songs with Elizabeth Beisel
America’s Swim Team Athletes