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In this Issue - March 1999

On our Cover

Canadian Butterfly Champion, Shamek Pietucha

4 About this Issue
By Nick Thierry
This month we have coverage of the Canadian Nationals from Victoria and short profiles on swimmers Erin Gammel, Rick Say and Trevor Brekke. We have a profile on US swimmer Kristy Kowal and her move from contender to champion. We also have profiles on swimmers Stev Theloke GER and Mark Foster GBR. We have reports on World Cups 11 and 12 and a book review by Jack Kelso on Cecil Colwin's latest book Swimming Dynamics.

5-8 Canadian Maritime Life Spring Nationals
By Nick J. Thierry
Malar Stars with Commonwealth Record in the 400 I.M.

7 Personality: Trevor Brekke
By Nick J. Thierry
Medal Winner at First Nationals

8 Personality: Rick Say
By Nick J. Thierry
Late Start Could Be His Advantage

14BACKWASH - Gossip and rumours behind the news
Features short clips, gossip, letters, opinions and the rumours behind the news.

18 Personality: Erin Gammel
By Nick J. Thierry
How Good It Feels to Just Go For It

20-21 Poster: Joanne Malar, Canada
By Marco Chiesa

22 American Personality: Kristy Kowal
By Russ Ewald
From Contender to World Champion

33 FINA World Cup 11
By Nick J. Thierry
German Record for Hoffman at Arena Festival

34 FINA World Cup 12
By Nick J. Thierry
Fast Times by Agnes Kovacs Closes Four Month Series

35 World Cup Commentary
By Karin Helmstaedt
World Cup Watered Down

36 German Personality: Stev Theloke
By Karin Helmstaedt
One of Germany's Best Hopes

36 German Trials
By Karin Helmstaedt
Frischke Wins in Labour Court

37 British Personality: Mark Foster
By Anita Lonsbrough
Doing It My Way

37 Book Review
By Jack Kelso
Swimming Dynamics, Winning Techniques and Strategies

46 Making Waves
Features some of Canada's Top Age Group Performers.

Meet Results


4 Calendar
12 Record Setters at Spring Nationals
16 Top Plus (10 & under Canadian Rankings)
17 Olympic Standards
25 Marketplace
26-31 Canadian TAG (Top 25 Age Group Times)