ASCA E-Newsletter
May 27, 2009

Olympian Cullen Jones Promotes Water Safety
from AP
Cullen Jones sternly barked orders to the nearly half a dozen children wading in the pool. The group of elementary-age children got a treat as the Olympic gold medalist gave them a swim lesson to launch a six-city event called 'Make a Splash with Cullen Jones.' The initiative, which is sponsored by the USA Swimming Foundation and ConocoPhillips, is aimed at reducing drownings among minority youth by promoting the availability of low or no-cost swimming lessons. More

Excessive Cola Consumption Can Lead To Super-sized Muscle Problems, Warn Doctors
from Science Daily
Doctors have issued a warning about excessive cola consumption after noticing an increase in the number of patients suffering from muscle problems, according to the June issue of IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice. More

ASU Hires Tierney-Walker as Swimming Coach
from East Valley Tribune
Dorsey Tierney-Walker is the new coach of the Arizona State men's and women's swimming and diving programs. Tierney-Walker is the second coach in ASU’s history to direct both the men and women’s swimming teams. More

Water Exercises Improve Fitness, Manage Pain
from Springfield News Sun
For those who find it difficult to perform traditional strength training or aerobic activities, water exercise just may be the answer. More

Dara Torres Sets New America 50 Fly Record in Texas
from Examiner
She set the record in the morning, and went even faster in the evening at the final to improve her time. Darra Torres just keeps raising the bar both in terms of swimming, and in terms of what a 42-year-old swimmer can do. More

Working out the Wrong Way? Six Common Workout Mistakes
from WTOL
Well, you finally decided that exercise needs to be a regular part of your life. Chances are you weighed the pros and cons of becoming more active and concluded that the benefits win out. But are your goals realistic? Do you feel a need to make up for your past inactivity? Having unrealistic or vague goals is one of the top reasons that people eventually become exercise dropouts or get injured. More

Du Toit Eyes Toughest Challenge
Swimming superstar Natalie du Toit achieved two of the three goals she set herself in 2008 and is now eyeing the third - to be able to run. More

Which Exercises Burn the Most Calories?
from Los Angeles Times
Though some activities have a higher calorie-burn rate, like running over walking, consider how long the exercise will take and aim to mix up the routine. More