SW Biweekly – A New Era: Craig Lord and John Lohn Return to Swimming World

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In this issue of SW Biweekly, you can read about: Craig Lord and John Lohn returning to oversee Swimming World magazine’s media platforms, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced it has provided a first batch of cases to International Federations with respect to its Russian investigation, Rachel Stratton-Mills announced as associate head coach of Sun Devil Swimming, NCAA Champ and U.S. record holder Ella Eastin signs with arena, retired Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce spoke with Swimming World about her success and the importance of LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment & Athletic Development) in supporting young female athletes, Kathleen Baker drops the 200 IM from World Champs and Ella Eastin picked up her spot, Tritonwear Swimmer of the Month goes out to Sydney Pickrem, Steve Roush is to lead the American Swim Coaches Association, our annual Aquatic Directory, and much more from the wide world of swimming!

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FEATURES

008  CRAIG LORD AND JOHN LOHN TO LEAD SWIMMING WORLD MEDIA PLATFORMS; CELEBRATE FREEDOMS
by Brandi West
A new chapter started at Swimming World, July 4, as Independence Day was celebrated in the United States. It was only fitting that we also celebrated the freedom of the press and independent journalism by welcoming Craig Lord and John Lohn back to the fold to oversee Swimming World’s media platforms.

012  WADA PROVIDES FIRST BATCH OF CASES FROM RUSSIA INVESTIGATION TO INTERNATIONAL FEDERATIONS
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced it has provided a first batch of cases to International Federations with respect to its Russian investigation. The achievement was made possible by the WADA Executive Committee’s September 2018 decision, which reinstated the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code under strict conditions, including that RUSADA and the Russian Ministry of Sport provide WADA with required samples by a June 30 deadline, which was met.

014 RACHEL STRATTON-MILLS PROMOTED TO ARIZONA STATE SWIMMING AND DIVING ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH
ASU head swimming coach Bob Bowman announced the elevation of senior assistant coach Rachel Stratton-Mills to associate head coach of Sun Devil Swimming. The move comes as Stratton-Mills enters her third season with the program this fall.

015 ELLA EASTIN—NCAA CHAMPION, AMERICAN RECORD HOLDER—SIGNS WITH ARENA
Global sports brand, arena, added NCAA champion Ella Eastin to its North America team of sponsored athletes. Eastin, the 2019 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, is the first woman in collegiate history to win the 400 IM all four years of her collegiate career while swimming for Cal-Berkeley from 2015-19.

016 OLYMPIAN KARA LYNN JOYCE CONTINUES TO GIVE BACK TO SWIMMING
by Michael Randazzo
Three-time Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce, who continues to give back to her sport since retiring from competitive swimming following the 2012 London Games, spoke with Swimming World about her success and the importance of LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment & Athletic Development) in supporting young female athletes by teaching, empowering and cultivating an environment for leadership and confidence.

018 AMERICAN RECORD HOLDER REGAN SMITH VERBALLY COMMITS TO STANFORD
by Chandler Brandes
High school junior Regan Smith—arguably one of the most sought-out recruits in the Class of 2020—declared her verbal commitment to swim for Stanford after she graduates from high school next year. Smith, 17, is the American record holder in the women’s 200 yard back and owns multiple World Junior and NAG records.

019 KATHLEEN BAKER DROPS 200 IM FROM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS; ELLA EASTIN PICKS UP SPOT
by Andy Ross
American Kathleen Baker, who was scheduled to swim the 50, 100 and 200 back, along with the 200 IM at the upcoming World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, indicated she will not swim the 200 IM since the final falls on the same day as the 100 back semifinal. Ella Eastin, Baker’s replacement in the 200 IM, will be swimming in her first World Championships.

020 TRITONWEAR JULY SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: SYDNEY PICKREM
by Dan D’Addona

022 STEVE ROUSH TO LEAD THE AMERICAN SWIM COACHES ASSOCIATION
by John Lohn
Swimming World sources have confirmed that Steve Roush, 60, has been offered the position of chief executive officer for the American Swim Coaches Association to replace John Leonard, who will be retiring Jan. 1, 2020. Roush has been a proven advocate for elite athletes over the years through his various roles as a collegiate swim coach, executive for USA Swimming, sports partnership director for the U.S. Olympic Committee and USOC’s chief of sport performance.

023 MARATHON SWIMMER CATHERINE BREED GOES BEYOND THE BLACK LINE
by Kate Walter
In this Q&A with Swimming World, Catherine Breed talks about her transition from collegiate swimming to open water swimming as well as her goals and lessons learned as a marathon swimmer.

026  TO COOL DOWN OR NOT  TO COOL DOWN?
by Jennifer Yoo
Research has shown that future performance is heavily dependent on how well you take care of yourself in the present moment…and that includes an effective, active cool-down.

028 2019 AQUATIC DIRECTORY

040 HOW THEY TRAIN – ROBERT FINKE
by Michael J. Stott

041 PARTING SHOT

 

 

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