SW Biweekly – George Haines and Mark Schubert: How They Built Santa Clara and Mission Viejo Into High School Swimming Dynasties

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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about how George Haines and Mark Schubert started out in the 1960s and built the high school swimming dynasties that are Santa Clara and Mission Viejo. Also featured is USA Swimming’s new Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council and Black Leadership in Aquatics Coalition: USA Swimming also announces a partnership with U.S. Equestrian to bring an insurance option to club coaches; The 1976 Montreal Olympics story of Jim Montgomery and Jonty Skinner; Regan Smith adapting to the new normal at home in her deferred enrollment period; Two lies and a truth: how individuals can view the sport; Open water Olympian Haley Anderson to join Cali Condors; Does chlorine hurt more than it helps?; UC Davis coach Daniel Leyson brings musical harmony to Aggie water polo; and 4 ways to successfully communicate with your coach

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008 USA SWIMMING ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION COUNCIL AND BLACK LEADERSHIP IN AQUATICS COALITION
by Andy Ross
USA Swimming announced the formation of two diverse leadership groups—DEI Council and Team BLAC. The DEI Council’s purpose is to bring together a group of diverse individuals to consult, deliberate and provide strategic feedback to USA Swimming regarding diversity, equity and inclusion. Team BLAC’s mission is to be the aquatics leaders of the Black voice and to impact the sport of swimming through exposure, resources and mentorship.

010 USA SWIMMING BRINGING INSURANCE OPTION TO CLUB COACHES
by Dan D’Addona
USA Swimming is partnering with U.S. Equestrian to provide insurance to swim coaches around the country. Program enrollment runs from Oct. 5-14, with four different enrollment periods each year, beginning in January 2021.

012 WHEN JIM AND JONTY CHASED SUB-50:  A UNIQUE SUMMER PURSUIT
by John Lohn
Politics interfered at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, preventing South Africa’s Jonty Skinner from competing head-to-head against the USA’s Jim Montgomery in the men’s 100 freestyle. But that summer, they became the first two swimmers to break the 50-second barrier in the event, with Montgomery clocking 49.99 at Montreal, followed by Skinner three weeks later with a 49.44 at the AAU Nationals.

018 THE GOLDEN YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING: SANTA CLARA AND MISSION VIEJO
by David Rieder
Public schools Santa Clara and Mission Viejo built high school swimming dynasties from the 1960s through the early 1980s. Not only did they dominate high school swimming, but unlike today, they also produced many of the swimmers from that era who competed in the Olympics.

022 REGAN SMITH ADAPTING TO  NEW NORMAL AT HOME IN ADJUSTED  OLYMPIC YEAR
by Andy Ross
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, freshman Regan Smith decided to defer her enrollment to Stanford earlier this summer and to train one more year at her home in Minnesota with Coach Mike Parratto of the Riptide Swim Team. The decision to defer was a difficult one, but one that Smith believes is the right move for her as she trains for what would be her first Olympic Games. Stanford is a member of the Pac-12 Conference, which has canceled all sports until at least Jan. 1.

023 TWO LIES AND A TRUTH: HOW INDIVIDUALS CAN VIEW THE SPORT
by Jamie Kolar
Don’t let negative thoughts bring you down. Remember: the best is yet to come.

024 OPEN WATER OLYMPIAN HALEY ANDERSON TO JOIN CALI CONDORS
by Andy Ross
Three-time open water Olympian Haley Anderson will be making her International Swimming League debut this year with the Cali Condors. Anderson, who won the silver medal in the 10K at the 2012 Olympics, joins a stacked Condors team that boasted the top women’s team points in 2019.

025 TWO-TIME OLYMPIAN LIA NEAL SIGNS WITH CALI CONDORS
by Andy Ross
Two-time Olympian Lia Neal signed with the Cali Condors of the International Swimming League after spending her first season with the New York Breakers. The 2017 Stanford graduate will provide depth to the Condors in the sprint freestyle events and relays. In 2012, she earned an Olympic bronze medal in the women’s 400 freestyle relay. Four years later, she collected a silver medal in the same event after swimming in the preliminary heats.

026 THE SILENT ASSASSIN: IS CHLORINE HURTING SWIMMERS MORE THAN IT IS HELPING?
by Olivia McKelvey
Distinctly recognizable with its pungent, bleach-like odor, chlorine is worn as a swimmer’s “perfume” whether they like it or not. Yet these chlorinated scents wafting off of swimmers’ bodies is not the only side effect these athletes deal with—the chemical has quite the reputation on the pool deck for other complications.

028 UC DAVIS WATER POLO COACH DANIEL LEYSON BRINGS HARMONY TO AGGIE WATER POLO
by Michael Randazzo
Daniel Leyson, the UC Davis head men’s water polo coach, isn’t shy about showcasing his musical talents. Whether it be to raise money for his nationally ranked men’s team, or using a song to bring his team closer together in the pursuit of excellence, Leyson is as talented with his six-string as he is coaching six players in the pool!

030 4 WAYS TO SUCCESSFULLY COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR COACH
by Emma Foster
Coaches. They are some of the most influential people in a swimmer’s life. While their primary role is centered around developing fast swimmers, many coaches are much more than that. Spending time with athletes for as many hours as our sport requires often creates strong bonds between coaches and athletes that last long after the swimmer’s last race is swum.

032 PARTING SHOT

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