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In this Issue - February 1997

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Denis Pankratov, Russia, Set 4 World Records during recent World Cup Swimming Series

About this Issue - About this month's extensive FINA World Cup coverage.

Dave Johnson on Planning for the Quadrennial - Identifying the huge holes in Canadian swimming that need to be addressed.

1997 FINA World Swimming Cup - Increased participation, nine world records, and $200,000 in prize money, make it the best- ever series.

FINA World Cup 1, Hong Kong - Australia's Michael Klim off to impressive start.

Claudia Poll: Here to Compete - Short course swimming focus for 1997 season.

FINA World Cup 2, Beijing - Zhivanevskaya betters European backstroke mark.

Chinese Swimmers - Chinese swimmers make the most of the World Cup.

FINA World Cup 3, Espoo - Chinese women win nine events.

Personality: Sionn Brinn - From beach bum to world class sprinter.

FINA World Cup 4, Malmo - Denmark's Jacobsen in record form, biggest meet of series to date.

Personality: USA's Travis Myers - Having the time of his life.

FINA World Cup 5, Glasgow - First world record on the tour. China's Xue Han lowers 50 breaststroke to 30.88

Personality: Butterflyer James Hickman - A world record- holder of the future?

FINA World Cup 6, Gelsenkirchen - Pankratov and Wouda in world record form.

Personality: Tara Sloan - Tara Sloan breaks Canadian record in the 100 breaststroke.

FINA World Cup 7, Imperia - Two world records for Pankratov.

Personality: Susan Rolph - The New Susan Rolph.

FINA World Cup 8, Paris - Four world records climax end of 1997 series.

Personality: Joanne Malar - Just here to race and have fun.

International Personality: Deryk Snelling - The Brits target Australia.

Technique: What Made Kieren Great? - Dr. Ralph Richards discusses the physiology of Perkins' double Olympic success and the importance of a long- term training plan.

Coaching Accreditation - Producing winning coaches and swimmers in Australia.

BACKWASH - Gossip and rumours behind the news - Features short clips, gossip, letters, opinions and the rumours behind the news.

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