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In this Issue - May 1999

On our Cover

Fanck Esposito, FRA, Swims 4th Fastest 200 Fly Time Ever With 1:56.17

5 About this Issue
By Nick Thierry
This month we have coverage of the French and German Championships as well as the Canadian Youth and SWAD Championships. We have an interview with new Etobicoke Head Coach Kevin Thorburn. Russ Ewald has an interview with the Lake Erie Silver Dolphins' coach Jerry Holtree and gives us a report on the clubs impressive record of developing long distance swimmers. Karin Helstaedt has an interview with German swimmer Dagmar Hase about her loss at the Atlanta Olympics to Michelle Smith de Bruin.

4 Ask Judy
By Judy Goss, Ph.D.
How To Stay Focused

6 1999 Youth / SWAD Championships
By Nick J. Thierry
Jennifer Fratesi and Brian Johns Top Performers

8 Pam American Games History
By Jack Kelso
Best Showing by Canadians Was In 1997 With 28 Medals

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

13 French Championships
By Nick J. Thierry
1:56.17 For Esposito In the 200 Fly

14 U.S. Club Spotlight
By Russ Ewald
What Makes Lake Erie Unique Is The Intensity Of Its Workouts

16-17 Poster: Diana Munz, USA
By Marco Chiesa

18 Coaching Personality: Kevin Thorburn
By Nick J. Thierry
Thorburn Appointed Etobicoke Head Coach

20 German Championships
By Karin Helmstaedt
Solid Swims by Sandra Volker and Thomas Rupprath

29 Poolside
By Karin Helmstaedt
The Final Strike OutÉÉ Maybe

29 How Dagmar Hase Lost to Michelle Smith in Atlanta
By Karin Helmstaedt

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

International Meet Results


5 Calendar
10 TOP (Tiny Olympic Prospects)
11-18 TAG (Top 50 Short Course Performances)
22-27 TAG (Top 25 Age Group Times)
28 Marketplace