Abby Bergman - (Author)

Recent

Read more0

Lia Neal Working for Change, Diversity and Inclusion in Swimming

Lia Neal and Jacob Pebley Working for Change in Swimming (From October's Swimming World Magazine) In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, elite swimmers Lia Neal and Jacob Pebley created Swimmers for Change to promote diversity and to make swimming a more inclusive sport and a more inclusive...

Read more0

Are There Too Many Events in Olympic Swimming?

Of the three new Olympic swimming events added to the program in 2017, none will draw more attention at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics than the women’s 1500 free, largely because of the woman who won the race at three straight World Championships, including by almost 15 seconds in 2015 and then more than 1...

Read more0

Great Scot(t): Duncan Scott Standing and Soaring in the Pool

Duncan Scott (from July's Swimming World Magazine) Scotland’s Duncan Scott should be an Olympic medal threat next year in the 100 and 200 free and maybe even the 200 IM, and he will be a key cog for British 800 free and 400 medley relays with gold medal aspirations. ********** In a period of unprece...

Read more9

Alex and Gretchen Walsh Chasing the Ultimate Dream... Together

Alex and Gretchen Walsh (From June's Swimming World Magazine) Alex and Gretchen Walsh have worked their way up the pecking order of American swimming, and in 2021, the talented sisters from the Nashville Aquatic Club and two-time national champion Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, Tenn., will get th...

Read more0

Dave Durden Impacting Swimming and Lives Through Coaching

Dave Durden (From May's Swimming World Magazine) Dave Durden, University of California and U.S. national team coach, simply refers to himself as a swim coach. But he’s also a leader, an expert at maximizing performance, removing doubt, instilling confidence and navigating young men through demanding...

Read more0

Louise Hansson Got Best of Both Worlds From College Swimming

Swedish swimmer Louise Hansson never envisioned herself swimming in college in the United States. But as she prepares for this month’s women’s NCAAs, the University of Southern California senior says that moving to the U.S. was the best thing she’s ever done. At her first Olympics in Rio de Janeiro,...

Read more1

Simone Manuel Collecting Medals and Making a Difference

Simone Manuel (From November's Swimming World Magazine) Through a constant drive for bettering herself, Simone Manuel has crafted a career for which she may eventually be remembered as the greatest American sprinter ever. But she has forever changed the sport, her impact reaching far beyond any meda...

Read more4

Ryan Murphy Ready and Refocused for 2020 Olympic Campaign

Ryan Murphy The January issue of Swimming World Magazine included a feature on Ryan Murphy, the triple Olympic champion from the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. The profile takes a look at Murphy's preparation for the 2020 Olympic season. The January issue can be purchased here as a PDF while subscrip...

Read more11

Zane Waddell Posts Big Upset for World Title in Men's 50 Back

World Swimming Championships Zane Waddell Gwangju 2019 Day Eight Finals Men's 50 Back Russia's Kliment Kolesnikov held the world record in the men's 50 back and posted the top time in the semifinals at 24.35. But Kolesnikov appeared to get off to a poor start and emerged well behind the field, leavi...

Read more7

Rieder’s Richter Scale: Caeleb Dressel Transcendent in Repeat Threepeat

Each day during the FINA World Swimming Championships, Swimming World will present “Rieder’s Richter Scale,” an analysis of the impact of each swimming final on the sport’s wider landscape: “1” indicates just a minor tremor, while a “10” means a race brought massive upheaval. Caeleb Dressel On July ...

Read more0

Kliment Kolesnikov Rebounds to Top 50 Back Prelims in Gwangju

World Swimming Championships Kliment Kolesnikov Gwangju 2019 Day Seven Heats Men's 50 Back Russia's Kliment Kolesnikov entered the 100 back earlier this week as a medal contender and certainly the top Russian after winning last year's European title in 52.53, but Kolesnikov finished a disappointing ...