Laughter is always good medicine, so if your funny bone is (literally) sticking out, you'll want to tickle it with Paul McGhee's "Pyramids, Pythons, and Pigs" (page 30), illustrated by Ed Colley
, which introduces creative vocabulary terms to describe swim practice sets.
Also in "The Shallow End," you'll see a new comic strip, "Coach," by Ed Colley, cartoonist and official caricaturist of our "Volunteer Profile" column; the strip depicts life in the sometimes not-so-fast lane of coaching Masters swimmers.
Two years ago New England Masters swimmer Ed Colley
, whom I had never met, sent me a caricature of … me.
started rendering the USMS volunteers we profile in Inside USMS.
This led to illustrations for feature articles ("Early Masters Swimmers," March-April 2011, among others) and for The Healthy Swimmer.
(in a self-caricature below) started swimming Masters at the age of 73.