Zane Grothe Lights Up Newest Swimming World Biweekly; Download FREE Now!

Zane Grothe established himself as the man to watch in American distance swimming this past weekend at the 2017 AT&T Winter National Championships in Columbus, Ohio. While there he posted new American records in both the 500-yard and 1650-yard freestyles. Additional highlights from the weekend include a NAG record set by Reese Whitley in the men’s 200 breaststroke.

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Also featured in this issue of the Swimming World Biweekly is full photo coverage of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Water Polo Championships, plus coverage of both the Georgia Fall Invitational and Texas Invite.

006 2017 AT&T WINTER NATIONALS FULL FINALS RECAP
by Andy Ross
Action got underway on night 1 in Columbus, Ohio with just relays being contested as the 2017 AT&T Winter Nationals, held Nov. 29-Dec. 2, commenced.

014 ZANE GROTHE’S CAREER REVIVAL CULMINATES IN AMERICAN RECORD
by David Rieder
Three years ago, Zane Grothe asked himself: Why would he keep swimming? After finishing his solid NCAA career at Auburn in 2014, Grothe trained for one more year and got no faster…

016 THE LEGEND OF ZANE GROTHE GROWS WITH RECORD-CRUSHING MILE
by David Rieder
Remember that 1650 free from last year’s NCAA championships, considered one of the greatest collegiate races ever? Four men—Clark Smith, Felix Auboeck, Akram Mahmoud and Jordan Wilimovsky—all swam faster than anyone ever had before…

017 REECE WHITLEY DOWNS SCY 200 BREAST 17-18 NAG RECORD
by Taylor Brien
Reece Whitley posted several strong swims over the course of the 2017 USA Swimming AT&T Winter Nationals. On night three he succeeded in posting a 100 breast time of 51.81…

018 MICHIGAN WOMEN, CAL MEN WIN GEORGIA FALL INVITATIONAL
by Dan D’addona
The Michigan women took a first-day lead at the annual Georgia Fall Invitational. The Wolverines totaled 296.5 points, followed by Cal (271.5), Georgia (22), Virginia (187.5), UCLA (50), Harvard (45.5) and Auburn (19), with the last three schools participating in just diving…

020 2017 TEXAS INVITATIONAL FULL FINALS RECAP
by Jason Tillotston
After just the 800 freestyle and 200 medley relays on night one, the nation’s fastest collegiate swimmers were anxious to dive in on night two of the 2017 Texas Hall of Fame Invitational. Amongst the college athletes were some of the nation’s fastest professional swimmers like Matt Grevers and Madisyn Cox…

024 2017 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

031 DEAR SWIMMING
by Chandler Brandes
Dear Swimming,
I remember the first time we met…

035 2017 MEN’S NCAA WATER POLO CHAMPIONSHIP PHOTO GALLERY
photos by Catharyn Hayne/KLC fotos

HOW THEY TRAIN: SARA DAHER
by Michael J. Stott

042 AFTER LOSING COACH, HER HUSBAND AND DAUGHTER LEAD XAVIER TO STATE TITLE
by David Rieder
Mia Rankin, a 14-year-old freshman at all-girls Xavier College Prep, was racing for a state title. In the 500 free final at the Arizona Division I girls’ state meet, she was neck-and-neck with Chandler High School’s Destiny Kling…

045 OLYMPIAN CIERRA RUNGE NO LONGER WITH WISCONSIN SWIMMING PROGRAM
by David Rieder
Cierra Runge, a gold medalist as a part of the U.S. women’s 800 free relay at the Rio Olympics as well as the 2015 and 2017 World Championships, has left the Wisconsin swimming program..

046 BOB BOWMAN’S ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS BECOMING COMPETITIVE
by David Rieder
Two and a half years ago, Bob Bowman committed to lead an Arizona State swimming program that had previously been the doormat of the Pac-12 conference, a team that was largely noncompetitive and, at least on the men’s side, just seven years removed from near-extinction…

048 KATIE LEDECKY NAMED FEMALE OLYMPIC ATHLETE OF THE YEAR BY USOC
by Dan D’addona
Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md./Stanford Swimming) was honored by the United States Olympic Committee as the winner of the Female Olympic Athlete of the Year at the 2017 Team USA Awards, Best of the Year.

050 RUSSIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE SUSPENDED; ATHLETES CAN STILL COMPETE AT WINTER OLYMPICS
by David Rieder
The International Olympic Committee has come down on Russia as punishment for the country’s systematic doping scandal…

052 2017 GOLDEN GOGGLES AWARD WINNERS
by Taylor Brien

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Author: Taylor Brien

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Taylor Brien is the Circulation and Operations Manager at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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