Download Swimming World Biweekly: Are You Feeling Hungary?

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The 2017 U.S. Nationals splashed through Indianapolis last week and the five-day meet determined who would be representing Team USA in Budapest later this month. Among those who highlighted the competition were distance-ace Katie Ledecky, IMer Chase Kalisz, and backstroker Matt Grevers.

Swimming World staff was on hand all week producing recaps, features, and photos on all of the action and excitement and are proud to present the USA Nationals Special Edition Biweekly, available now for free download! Peter H. Bick was on hand throughout the meet capturing stunning photos, while David Rieder produced features on Madisyn Cox, Leah Smith, True Sweetser, and more!

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FEATURES:

008 U.S. NATIONALS PHOTO GALLERY
by Peter H. Bick
See the meet up-close and personal through the lens of Swimming World photographer Peter H. Bick in our mega gallery from Indianapolis.

034 U.S. NATIONALS MEET RUNDOWN
by Andy Ross
Andy Ross gives you the rundown on the 16 races from U.S. Nationals that you need to know about. Featuring Katie Ledecky, Nathan Adrian, Caeleb Dressel, Lilly King, and more.

043 ANNUAL AQUATIC DIRECTORY
All the information on aquatic products and services from the best manufacturers and providers in the business.

054 EVEN AFTER UNPRECEDENTED SUCCESS, MALLORY COMERFORD STILL HUMBLE AND HUNGRY
by David Rieder
It was the most stunning, surreal moment of the NCAA season: Mallory Comerford, the inexperienced 19-year-old from the University of Louisville, was running down the great Katie Ledecky in one of her signature events…

056 FOR BETHANY GALAT AND NIC FINK, THE REBOUND IS ALL THE MORE SWEET
by David Rieder
Bethany Galat might have been the happiest third-place finisher at Olympic Trials–even though she endured that heartbreaking result twice in a six-day span…

058 HEARTBREAKING DQ OPENS DOOR FOR ELIZABETH BEISEL TO LEAD TEAM USA ONCE AGAIN
by David Rieder
With 100 meters left, Elizabeth Beisel’s 11-year streak was cooked. Turning from breaststroke to freestyle in the women’s 400 IM final at U.S. Nationals, Leah Smith had built up a big lead, and Ella Eastin was a solid second…

060 THE LOCHTE RULE: WHY ALL THE DQS AND WHAT COULD CHANGE
by David Rieder
Of the 48 swimmers who raced in an A, B, or C final of the 400 IM at U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, four – or 8.3 percent – were disqualified for “swimming more than one-quarter of the race in a style of backstroke.” The so-called Lochte rule had been triggered.

061 CAELEB DRESSEL BREAKING OUT OF SPRINTER MOLD
by David Rieder
At the Olympics in Rio, the U.S. Olympic coaching staff entrusted a 19-year-old to set the tone in one of the Games’ most anticipated races. In his very first Olympic swim, Caeleb Dressel would lead off the men’s 400 free relay…

062 ONE YEAR LATER, MATT GREVERS REDEEMS HIMSELF AND SMILES
by David Rieder
For Matt Grevers, the pain of finishing third at Olympic Trials never went away. It didn’t matter that it was an incredible field that included the eventual Olympic gold and bronze medalists…

064 ABBEY WEITZEIL’S TOUGH YEARS CULMINATES WITH A SPOT IN BUDAPEST
by David Rieder
On the sixth night of Olympic Trials last summer, Abbey Weitzeil had achieved her ultimate goal, the one she had put her life on hold for a year to pursue. She had made the Olympic team…

066 WHERE THE AMERICAN SWIM TEAM GOT STRONGER AT NATIONALS
by David Rieder
Looking back on the five days of racing at U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, there was no bigger shock performance-wise than Leah Smith posting the world’s third-fastest time on her way to victory in the 400 IM…

068 TRUE SWEETSER LOOKS LIKE THE MILER THE U.S. NEEDS
by David Rieder
The American team needed an answer in the men’s 1500 free. Connor Jaeger was retired and Jordan Wilimovsky was focusing on open water, and in their stead, no one entered in the event at this year’s U.S. Nationals had ever previously broken the 15:00 mark in the event…

070 WHAT MADISYN COX OVERCAME DAYS BEFORE THE RACE OF HER LIFE
by David Rieder
Madisyn Cox was staring at her best shot to make the U.S. World Championships team. She had neve rswum at an Olympics or a long course World Champs meet before, but now she was the No. 2 qualifier for the women’s 200 IM final at U.S. Nationals.

072 THE PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY OF SWIMMING
by Caitlin Daday
Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. once said, “I think swimming is a wonderful thing.” Roosevelt’s father, Franklin D. Roosevelt (the 32nd President of the United States), swam a great deal during his lifetime. But FDR was not the only one of our Commanders-in-Chief who enjoyed swimming…

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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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