PHOENIX, Arizona, December 5. CHINA swept the 2012 Swimming World Magazine Pacific Rim Swimmers of the Year awards. China's Ye Shiwen took honors for the women, and Sun Yang did the same amongst the men.
Every year, a panel of international Swimming World Magazine correspondents cast their ballots for Regional and World Swimmers of the Year. This year, Ye and Sun were both ranked first on all 19 ballots. Ye earned top honors for her incredible gold-medal performances in the 200 and 400 individual medleys at the 2012 Olympics. She set a new Olympic Record in the 200 IM, and outdid herself in the 400 IM with a new World Record.
Sun earned the male Pacific Rim Swimmer of the Year award for his remarkable distance freestyle performances at the London Olympics. He won his first gold in the 400 freestyle, raced to silver in the 200, then set a new World Record, by more than three seconds, in the 1500, beating his nearest competition by eight seconds.
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Table Of Contents
World Swimmers of the Year Print and Online Issues
48 page print and online .pdf table of contents
Page 8 World and Regional Swimmers of the Year
by Shoshanna Rutemiller and Jeff Commings
Page 16 Diving, Water Polo, Synchronized Swimming & Disabled Swimming Award Winners
Page 18 10 Best Performances of 2012 by John Lohn
Page 20 Dryside Training: Holiday Tune-up by J.R. Rosania
Page 22 The Pool's Edge: Freestyle Pop Quiz by Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen
Page 28 Q&A with Coach Bryan Dedeaux by Michael J. Stott
Page 31 Water Polo as Cross-Training by Michael J. Stott
Swimming and water polo should be working together
to get more kids excited about being in the pool.
Page 33 American Relay by Judy Jacob
Page 34 TYR Age Group Swimmer of the Month by Judy Jacob
Page 41 World & American Record Progressions by Jason Marsteller
Page 44 A Final Tribute by John Lohn
As we prepare for the calendar to flip to 2013, thus officially
closing the door on the last year of the Michael Phelps era,
it seems appropriate to bid farewell one more time to the greatest
swimmer the sport has ever known.
Page 6 A Voice for the Sport
Page 23 Holiday Gift Guide
Page 36 Lane 9/Gutter Talk
Page 39 For the Record
Page 43 Calendar
Page 46 Parting Shot