FREE Swimming World Biweekly: Futures Meets Heat Up The U.S.

With all of the excitement occurring in South America with the 2016 Rio Olympic Games going on, Swimming World wanted to take a moment to highlight the accomplishments of those swimming state-side. Leading up to the beginning of the Games and continuing into them multiple meets have occurred featuring young stars like Zane Grothe (cover) of Badger Swim Club. The first August issue of Swimming World Biweekly highlights the action at the U.S. Open, all four Futures Championships, and the YMCA National Championships.

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FEATURES:

008 U.S. OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALS LIVE RECAP
by Cathleen Pruden
The  full finals recap from Minneapolis, MN. Plus, Regan Smith breaks Missy Franklin’s 100 Backstroke NAG Record.

014 LOS ANGELES 2024 COMMITTEE RELEASES ARTISTIC RENDERINGS OF AQUATIC CENTER AND COLISEUM
by Taylor Brien
The Los Angeles 2024 candidature committee has released artistic renderings of two major athletic complexes, including a temporary aquatics facility that would sit on USC’s Dedaux Field and host three of the aquatic disciplines at the 2024 Olympic Games.

015 LOBINTSEV, MOROZOV CLEARED FOR COMPETITION AT RIO OLYMPICS BY IOC, CAS
by Taylor Brien
After appearing before the Independent Panel of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) it was ruled today that Russian swimmers Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev would be allowed to participate in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

016 MICHAEL PHELPS SELECTED AS TEAM USA’S FLAG BEARER FOR RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES
by Brent Rutemiller
Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was selected as Team USA’s flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games.

017 TROJAN SWIM CLUB ANNOUNCES SUSPENSION OF INTERNATIONAL SWIMMERS
by Taylor Brien
Head coach of the Trojan Swim Club and USC’s men’s and women’s swimming teams, Dave Salo, announced that going forward all international athletes will be suspended from participation with the Trojan Swim Club.

018 MATT GREVERS, CAITLIN LEVERENZ HEADED TO MAUI WITH JUNIOR PAN PACS TEAM
by Cathleen Pruden
Matt Grevers and Caitlin Leverenz will be traveling to Maui with the National Junior Team this August.

020 THE IOC HAS LOST THE MORAL RIGHT TO ‘GUARD’ THE OLYMPIC IDEAL
Commentary by John Leonard
The IOC has lost the moral right to ‘guard’ the Olympic Ideal. It must be replaced.

022 DIFFERENCE MAKERS KOSUKE HAGINO LOOKING FOR ELUSIVE GOLD MEDAL IN MEN’S 400 IM
by David Rieder
For the fourth straight Olympics, the swimming finals in Rio begin with the men’s 400 IM—but the U.S. win streak that goes back even further American swimmers have won gold in this event five straight times going back to 1996.

024 FUTURES CHAMPIONSHIPS: AUSTIN, TEXAS
by Cristian Corbett

026 FUTURES CHAMPIONSHIPS: ATLANTA, GEORGIA
by Erin Himes

028 FUTURES CHAMPIONSHIPS: STANFORD, CALIFORNIA
by Alison Murtagh

030 FUTURES CHAMPIONSHIPS: COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND
by Allison Pierce, Bri Groves

032 YMCA LONG COURSE NATIONALS
by Cathleen Pruden

ON THE COVER
U.S. Open 400 & 800 Freestyle champion Zane Grothe of Badger Swim Club. [Photo by Peter H. Bick]

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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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