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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about Michael Andrew, who a year ago was on the verge of a historic swim in the 200 IM at U.S. Olympic Trials, but he’d faded badly by the event’s end. If he’s to reach his potential in the 200 IM, it won’t be at World Championships this year, as he’s skipped that event to focus on the 50 free. Also featured is Cal coach Teri McKeever, facing allegations of abuse and bullying; As Title IX turns 50, details of how the statute against gender discrimination could be enforced might change; Olympians Katie Grimes and Michael Brinegar lead U.S. Delegation to Open Water Worlds; Budapest beckons- the storylines surrounding an “extraordinary” World Championships; Commentary on Evgeny Rylov’s FINA ban; Kelsi Dahlia announces retirement, joins Notre Dame as associate coach; How Michigan State’s “Unlucky 13” survived program cuts; Maggie Mac Neil to swim fifth year at LSU; USA Water Polo hires Ethan Damato as women’s ODP Academy coach; How They Train with Piper Enge; and much more!


SW Biweekly 6-7-22 Michael Andrew - Can He Reach His Potential In The 200 IM - COVER[On The Cover: Michael Andrew | Photo by Peter H. Bick]

 


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FEATURES

008 ALLEGATIONS OF VERBAL ABUSE, BULLYING LEVIED AT CAL COACH TERI McKEEVER; CAL RELEASES STATEMENT
by Matthew De George
According to an investigation by the Orange County Register, a daily newspaper in Southern California, Cal’s swim coach Teri McKeever has been accused of verbal abuse and bullying that has led to athletes contemplating and even attempting suicide.

010 AS TITLE IX TURNS 50, CHANGES LIKELY ON THE HORIZON FOR LANDMARK LAW
by Matthew De George
While the 37 words of Title IX that enshrine protection against gender discrimination into law will not change, details of how the statute could be enforced might change.

011 OLYMPIANS KATIE GRIMES, MICHAEL BRINEGAR LEAD U.S. DELEGATION TO OPEN WATER WORLDS
by Matthew De George
Led by Olympians Michael Brinegar and Katie Grimes, a nine-strong Team USA will compete at the World Open Water Championships this summer. In addition to the lone open water race of the Olympics (10K), Worlds will include competition for distances of 5K and 25K.

012 BUDAPEST BECKONS: THE STORYLINES SURROUNDING AN “EXTRAORDINARY” WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
by David Rieder
Because of the uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic that first appeared more than two years ago, the 19th edition of the World Aquatics Championships has been scheduled—and rescheduled—four times between 2021 and 2023 with two different locations (Fukuoka and Budapest). Appropriately called the “extraordinary” World Championships, the world’s best swimmers (well, most of them) will gather in Hungary later this month.

016 COMMENTARY: DON’T SHED A TEAR FOR EVGENY RYLOV, OLYMPIC CHAMP AND SUPPORTER OF MURDEROUS REGIME
by John Lohn
FINA imposed a nine-month suspension on four-time Olympic medalist Evgeny Rylov after he appeared on stage during a rally supporting Vladimir Putin’s tyrannical assault and declaration of war on Ukraine. The ban runs through Jan. 20, 2023, which makes the end date just a bit longer than the FINA ban of all Russian athletes through the end of 2022.

018 KELSI DAHLIA ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT AFTER DECORATED CAREER IN SPRINT BUTTERFLY EVENTS
by David Rieder
Kelsi Dahlia, 27, recently announced her retirement from swimming. The University of Louisville graduate, who set a world record (SCM 100 fly) last December, was a multi-time NCAA champion, 2016 Olympic champion (400 medley relay prelims) and a 2017 World Championship bronze medalist,

019 KELSI DAHLIA JOINS NOTRE DAME AS ASSOCIATE COACH
by Matthew De George
Olympic gold medalist and recently retired Kelsi (Worrell) Dahlia has joined the staff at Notre Dame as an associate coach. Dahlia swam for new Notre Dame head coach Chris Lindauer, hired in April, during her stellar career at the University of Louisville.

020 “WE’RE STILL HERE”: HOW MICHIGAN STATE’S “UNLUCKY 13” SURVIVED PROGRAM CUT
by Audrey Richardson
Author Audrey Richardson offers a first-person, behind-the-scenes account of what she and her teammates have experienced since Michigan State University announced in October 2020 that it would cut its varsity swimming and diving program after the 2020-21 season.

024 FUELED BY PHELPS, CAN MICHAEL ANDREW REACH HIS POTENTIAL IN 200 IM?
by David Rieder
Almost one year ago, Michael Andrew was on the verge of producing an historic swim as he turned at the 150-meter mark of the 200 individual medley at the U.S. Olympic Trials. He was an astounding 1.21 seconds under Ryan Lochte’s world-record pace. Andrew faded badly, his 29.96 freestyle split the slowest of all semifinalists. If he is to reach his potential, it won’t be at this year’s World Championships, as he skipped that event at Trials to focus on the 50 free.

026 MAGGIE MAC NEIL TO SWIM FIFTH YEAR AT LSU; NO LONGER HEADING TO CAL
by David Rieder
Shortly after concluding her senior-year NCAA Championships for Michigan, Olympic gold medalist Maggie Mac Neil had announced she would compete for Cal-Berkeley. However, her plans have since changed, with the fifth-year senior opting for LSU.

028 USA WATER POLO HIRES ETHAN DAMATO AS WOMEN’S ODP ACADEMY COACH
by Matthew De George
Ethan Damato, who has long been involved with USA women’s water Polo (Pan Ams, FINA Intercontinental Cup), was recently hired as a full-time women’s head Olympic Development Program Academy coach.

029 NAVY DEDICATES TRAINING POOL IN HONOR OF CHARLES JACKSON FRENCH
by Matthew De George
The surface rescue swimmer pool at Naval Base San Diego was named in honor of Steward’s Mate 1st Class Charles Jackson French, who saved 15 injured comrades by towing a raft to safety by swimming through shark-infested water for more than six hours during the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942.

030 CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE TO HOLD “SNEAK PEEK MEDIA DAY” AT AQUATIC CENTER WITH USA DIVING AND RED BULL CLIFF DIVING
by Ashleigh Shay
The event will highlight the entire spectrum of diving—from the humble beginnings of grassroots training programs to Olympians and world champion high divers.

032 HOW THEY TRAIN PIPER ENGE
by Michael J. Stott

 

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