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How Training Has Changed Since the Onset of the Covid-19 Pandemic

How Training Has Changed Since the Onset of the Covid-19 Pandemic Four years removed from the worldwide shutdown due to COVID-19, aquatics has re-established a rhythm of training and championships. Paris beckons the world for a second Olympics since, and coaches have resumed mentoring their charges ...

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Remembering a First Glance at Katie Ledecky - Circa 2011

Remembering a First Glance at Katie Ledecky - Circa 2011 Veteran Swimming World contributor Mike Stott penned this piece back at the 2016 United States Olympic Trials. As Katie Ledecky pushes toward a fourth Olympic Games, the piece is an enjoyable trip down Memory Lane. While the name Katie Ledecky...

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Q&A With Seton School Coach Jim Koehr; Building a Successful Program

Q&A With Seton School Coach Jim Koehr Exposure to swimming changed the trajectory of Jim Koehr’s life. As such, this entrepreneur/swim coach has made swimming the Seton School’s (Manassas, Virginia) most popular and successful sport. Jim Koehr Head Swim and Dive Coach The Seton School Manassas, Virg...

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How They Train: The Work of Former William & Mary Standout Anna Kenna

How They Train: The Work of Former William & Mary Standout Anna Kenna Anna Kenna graduated from William & Mary in 2022. As a four-year varsity swimmer, she compiled quite a résumé. In 2019, she was named freshman swimmer of the year, and in 2021, team MVP. She was a seven-time Coastal Athletic Assoc...

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How They Train: The Work of St. Xavier/Lakeside Standout Johnny Crush

How They Train: The Work of St. Xavier/Lakeside Standout Johnny Crush Johnny Crush, a St. Xavier High School (Ky.) senior bound for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point this coming fall, is the Class of 2024’s No. 1 recruit in Kentucky and No. 6 nationally (according to Swimcloud). He is a seven-...

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Q&A With McKendree University Coach Jimmy Tierney

Q&A With McKendree University Coach Jimmy Tierney Born into a swimming family, Jimmy Tierney has never strayed far from his aquatic roots. A longtime Northwestern women’s coach, he is now in his ninth year directing NCAA Division II powerhouse McKendree University. His service to the sport includes ...

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How They Train: The Work of Division II Record-Holder Jackson Lustig

How They Train: The Work of Division II Record-Holder Jackson Lustig When Jackson Lustig hit the McKendree University (Ill.) campus in September of 2021, he had already compiled a healthy aquatic résumé. As a senior, he led his Greenfield (Wis.) High School team to a second-place Division 1 state ch...