SW Biweekly – Supersonic: NCAA Men’s 50 Freestyle… Is Sub-18 Within Reach? – On Sale Now!

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[On the Cover: Jordan Crooks | Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick]

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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about the speed that’s been on display in the NCAA Men’s 50 freestyle- of the top 25 all time performers in the 50 free, seven will be in action during this college campaign… is a sub-18 within reach? Also featured is Swimming World and ISHOF’s announcement of the official partnership with the “Inside With Brett Hawke” podcast; Ahmed Hafnaoui ruled ineligible for NCAA season due to academic reasons; Leon Marchand is in the Sun Devil spotlight for his sophomore year; Adam Peaty to compete at World Short Course Championships; A look at how NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) has impacted college swimming; Led by David Popovici, a look at the sport’s rising youth stars around the world; Katie Ledecky receives Athletes For Hope Community Hero Award; Matt Grevers inducted into Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame; The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide; The 2022 Prep School Directory; and How They Train with LSU’s Brooks Curry and Ian Grum


SWB 10-7-22 Supersonic - NCAA Men's 50 Freestyle - Is Sub-18 Within Reach - COVER[On the Cover: Jordan Crooks | Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick]


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FEATURES

008 SWIMMING WORLD AND ISHOF ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL PARTNERSHIP WITH “INSIDE WITH BRETT HAWKE” PODCAST
by John Lohn
Swimming World and the International Swimming Hall of Fame reached an exciting milestone by announcing an official partnership with two-time Australian Olympian Brett Hawke and his highly successful podcast, “Inside with Brett Hawke.” This partnership will elevate the exposure of the Swimming World/ISHOF brand and Hawke’s podcast, while enhancing the spotlight on the athletes who are the centerpiece of the sport.

009 AHMED HAFNAOUI RULED INELIGIBLE FOR NCAA SEASON; WILL NOT COMPETE AT INDIANA UNTIL FALL 2023
by David Rieder
Tunisia’s Ahmed Hafnaoui, who won the men’s 400 freestyle from Lane 8 at the Tokyo Olympics, announced soon after that he would compete for Indiana University beginning with the 2022-23 season. However, IU head coach Ray Looze reported that Hafnaoui is not eligible to compete this season for academic reasons, but expects him to compete beginning in the fall of 2023.

010 AFTER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS DOMINATION, LEON MARCHAND SET FOR SUN DEVIL SOPHOMORE SPOTLIGHT
by David Rieder
The brilliance that ASU’s Leon Marchand has produced over the last 12 months has placed him in the spotlight as a potential face of the 2024 Olympics in Paris for the home nation. For now, all eyes will be on the clock for Marchand’s collegiate results. Such is the price of success that Americans Caeleb Dressel, Ryan Murphy and Bobby Finke all experienced in recent years in their post-international-breakthrough returns to college swimming.

012 ADAM PEATY TO COMPETE AT WORLD SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN DECEMBER
by Liz Byrnes
Hampered by a foot injury and lack of competition this summer, Adam Peaty is now preparing for the World Swimming Championships (25m) in Melbourne, Australia, Dec. 13-18. It will mark the first short course Worlds for Peaty since Doha 2014, where he won three silver medals.

014 A LOOK AT HOW NIL HAS IMPACTED COLLEGE SWIMMING
by Cooper VanDriessche
Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) has brought significant changes to the NCAA in all sports. It is more commonly looked at in the sports of football and basketball, but it has also brought significance to the realm of college swimming. Through NIL, athletes are able to partner with brands to help market themselves, which under previous NCAA rules was not allowed.

016 LED BY DAVID POPOVICI, A LOOK AT THE SPORT’S RISING YOUTH STARS AROUND THE WORLD
by David Rieder
An influx of rising stars is powering the sport, with swimmers from around the world making their mark during a packed schedule of international racing over the past four months.

020 KATIE LEDECKY RECEIVES ATHLETES FOR HOPE COMMUNITY HERO AWARD
by Dan D’Addona
Katie Ledecky recently received the Community Hero of 2022 award at the Athletes for Hope—Play for Good ceremony, held at The St. James sports complex in Springfield, Va. Athletes For Hope is an organization founded in 2006 by a group of athletes who all share a common bond: a deep commitment to helping others.

021 MATT GREVERS INDUCTED INTO CHICAGOLAND SPORTS HALL OF FAME
by Dan D’Addona
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers was recently inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Grevers grew up in Lake Forest, Ill., and swam at Northwestern University just outside Chicago.

022 SPEED ON DISPLAY IN NCAA MEN’S 50 FREESTYLE IS SOMETHING TO BEHOLD; IS SUB-18 WITHIN REACH?
by John Lohn
The speed we’ve already witnessed during the first few weeks of the college season suggests a spectacular campaign awaits, punctuated by the NCAA Championships in March. Of the top 25 all-time performers in the 50 freestyle, seven will be in action during this college campaign. SW Biweekly takes a look at the event’s leading contenders.

024 2022 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

026 2022 PREP SCHOOL DIRECTORY

032 HOW THEY TRAIN: BROOKS CURRY & IAN GRUM
by Michael J. Stott

033 PARTING SHOT

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