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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 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.
- 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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