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Ray Looze, Indiana University (L) and Arthur Albiero, University of Louisville (R) [PHOTO CREDIT: BROOKE WRIGHT]

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Guttertalk:
How Will Fifth-Year Swimmers Impact This College Season?

By David Rieder

 

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Swimming World November 2021 - Guttertalk - How Will Fifth-Year Swimmers Impact This College Season - Arthur Albiero

 

ARTHUR ALBIERO
Head Coach, University of Louisville
[PHOTO BY BROOKE WRIGHT]

Unquestionably, it will create an even deeper field for NCAAs.

 

 

 

 

Swimming World November 2021 - Guttertalk - How Will Fifth-Year Swimmers Impact This College Season - Carol Capitani

CAROL CAPITANI
Women’s Head Coach, University of Texas
[PHOTO BY TEXAS ATHLETICS]

I haven’t paid much attention to what studs are using their fifth year and who retired.
The landscape will definitely change moving forward with the extra COVID year affecting the next three NCAAs.

 

 

 

 

 

Swimming World November 2021 - Guttertalk - How Will Fifth-Year Swimmers Impact This College Season - Tyler Fenwick

TYLER FENWICK
Associate Head Coach, University of Virginia
[PHOTO BY UVA ATHLETICS]

There’s two areas of impact that I see in the NCAA this season for fifth years:
• First, the depth of teams will be affected at the conference level. Conference meets are about the bottom third of your roster as much as the top third. Multiple fifth-year returners could add a huge boost to teams 1-18 in February. It’s potentially a game changer.
• Next is star power at NCAAs. We’ve seen NCAA championships won with eight swimmers on a roster. It’s evident the power that one star can have on an otherwise ordinary roster. Returning scorers are a big deal and could really shake up the top 10 in March.

 

 

Swimming World November 2021 - Guttertalk - How Will Fifth-Year Swimmers Impact This College Season - Wyatt CollinsWYATT COLLINS
Men’s Assistant Coach, University of Texas
[PHOTO BY PETER H. BICK]

I have a feeling that having the number of swimmers back for their fifth year will end up translating into one of—if not the—fastest NCAA meets we’ve ever seen.

The sheer talent that is coming back in a variety of events is pretty staggering. Add to that another year of maturation and improvement, and it’ll end up being an NCAAs for the ages.

 

 

 

Swimming World November 2021 - Guttertalk - How Will Fifth-Year Swimmers Impact This College Season - Braden HollowayBRADEN HOLLOWAY
Head Coach, North Carolina State
[ PHOTO BY PETER H. BICK ]

Potentially a huge impact. I can see many top-end performers going another season so the top eight and 16 at NCAAs could be even deeper. Many will use this opportunity to potentially add a master’s degree or another major or even add a minor.

Let them swim another year, and many teams’ lineup just gets enhanced. It will get harder down the line as teams will then have to figure out the payment of these fifth years if they get the opportunity or opt into the extra year.

 

 

Swimming World November 2021 - Guttertalk - How Will Fifth-Year Swimmers Impact This College Season - Ray Looze

 

RAY LOOZE
Head Coach, Indiana University
[PHOTO BY BROOKE WRIGHT]

NCAAs will be remarkably faster and deeper. This could be the most electric and competitive season ever.

 

 

 

 

Swimming World November 2021 - Guttertalk - How Will Fifth-Year Swimmers Impact This College Season - Greg MeehanGREG MEEHAN
Women’s Head Coach, Stanford University
[PHOTO BY DAN D’ADDONA]

From a broader perspective, it certainly seems as though fifth-year swimmers and divers will impact conference and NCAA results. It’s difficult to know exactly what that will look like, but experience and motivation (to come back for an extra year) are two pretty good
places to start.

 

 

 

 


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FEATURES

012 2021 OPEN WATER SWIMMERS OF THE YEAR
by Dan D’Addona and David Rieder
Brazil’s Ana Marcela Cunha and Germany’s Florian Wellbrock both captured Olympic gold in Tokyo and repeated as the world’s elite open water swimmers in both 2019 and 2021.

014 2021 OPEN WATER HIGHLIGHTS
by Dan D’Addona
Although the Tokyo Olympic Games commanded the spotlight in 2021, there were many other open water highlights throughout the year.

018 ISHOF FEATURE: AQUATOTS MURDER CASE—THE KATHY TONGAY STORY (Part 2)
by Bruce Wigo
This is the second of a three-part story about “The Aquatots Murder Case” that first appeared in the October issue of Swimming World. It is about Kathy Tongay, a little girl whose father, Russell, had been training her almost from birth to be an expert diver and swimmer. When she died at the age of 5, her father was arrested for murdering his daughter.

022 PERHAPS OVERLOOKED…BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
by John Lohn
As we creep closer to signing off on this Olympic year, Swimming World offers a look at six athletes—all members of the International Swimming Hall of Fame—who hold a special place in history, even if they are not always at the forefront of the mind.

025 CONTINUING TO MAKE AN IMPACT
by David Rieder
Anthony Nesty’s accomplishments as a swimmer in the late 1980s and ’90s made him a national icon. But decades after that, he is still making a huge impact on the sport from a different vantage point—as a coach.

028 MENTAL PREP: BEFORE THE BEEP WITH DAVID CURTISS
by Shoshanna Rutemiller

030 NUTRITION: THE IMPORTANCE OF IRON—LOW MEANS SLOW!
by Dawn Weatherwax
Iron is a mineral that directly impacts performance.

COACHING

016 COACHING IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT (Part 1)
by Michael J. Stott
In the first of two articles, Swimming World explores how coaches and administrators coped with the recent unpleasantness of COVID-19.

036 SPECIAL SETS: AUDREY DERIVAUX—KILLER QUEEN
by Michael J. Stott
Young Audrey Derivaux of Jersey Wahoos has turned in comparable times to the 11-12 age group superstars who have excelled before her.

040 SWIMMING TECHNIQUE CONCEPTS: DISTRUST IN SWIMMING SCIENCE IS NOT A MYSTERY
by Rod Havriluk
The fact that general scientific information is routinely ignored provides some perspective about the difficulty in applying science to the sport of swimming. While a single technique element cannot guarantee success, American Lydia Jacoby’s Olympic victory suggests that using science can provide a competitive advantage.

042 SPECIAL SETS: DANIEL DIEHL—DEFINITELY DRIVEN
by Michael J. Stott
Daniel Diehl, 15, of the Cumberland YMCA Sea Otters is Maryland’s—and the nation’s—top-ranked male swimmer in the Class of 2024. In recent months, he has either broken or knocked on the door of several national age group records. In October, as the youngest male on the U.S. National Junior Team, he notched seven top 10 individual finishes at the FINA World Cup meets in Germany and Hungary.

044 Q&A WITH SWIM IRELAND’S NATIONAL PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR JON RUDD
by Michael J. Stott

045 HOW THEY TRAIN IRISH OLYMPIAN DARRAGH GREENE
by Michael J. Stott

TRAINING

039 DRYSIDE TRAINING: BACK TO BASICS (Part 2)
by J.R. Rosania

JUNIOR SWIMMER

047 | UP & COMERS: AVA BUHRMAN
by Shoshanna Rutemiller

COLUMNS & SPECIAL SECTIONS

007 THE OFFICIAL WORD

008 A VOICE FOR THE SPORT

009 DID YOU KNOW: ABOUT “DO YOU KNOW THAT….”?

032 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

048 GUTTERTALK

049 PARTING SHOT

 

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