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In this Issue - September 1999

On our Cover

Ian Thorpe, AUS, Three World Records at Pan Pacific Championships

5 About this Issue
By Nick Thierry
This month we have extensive coverage of the Pan Pacific Championships from Sydney, Australia. We also have an interview with Mette Jacobsen and her coach Jens Glavind. We have a follow up report on the German Doping Trials and Dr. Judy Goss gives us some answers to that all important question, "To Swim or Not To Swim". We also have our regular features like Backwash and Making Waves.

4 Ask Judy
By Judy Goss
To Swim or Not to Swim?

4 German Doping Trials
By Karin Helmstaedt
Will the Big Guys Ever Pay?

13 1999 Pan Pacific Championships
By Nick J. Thierry & Paul Quinlan

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

29 1999 Pan Pacific Open Water
Report and Results

29 Olympic Countdown
By Karin Helmstaedt
Mette Jacobsen: The 24-Hour Athlete

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


5 Calendar
6-11 Pan Pac Games Results
12 Pan Pac Ratings, Medal Totals
12 Record Setters
22-27 TAG (Top 25 Age Group Times)
28 Marketplace
28 Junior National Results