SW Biweekly – Hali Flickinger: I Need All the Strength I Can Get!

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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about how Hali Flickinger completely transformed her body into a pillar of strength that propelled her into the Olympics and among the world’s elite swimmers. Also featured, the full Sun Yang report as released by the FINA Doping Panel and published in Australia’s Sunday Telegraph. In other news, Sun Yang requests a public hearing in dispute with anti-doping testers. Lilly King signs with TYR Sport, and Brenden Hansen joins USA Swimming as Director of Team Services. The truth behind clean (or not so clean) pools. Read an open letter to Summer League Swimming by Molly Griswald. Edward Baxter has partnered with fellow friend and teammate Adam Peaty to set up the Adam Peaty Race Clinics and sat with us for an interview about it. Find out from Elizabeth Johnson how you can give back to the community with… triathlons! And of course, don’t miss our annual 2019 Aquatic Directory!

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008  HALI FLICKINGER ON BODY TRANSFORMATION: ‘I NEED ALL THE STRENGTH I CAN GET’
by Dan D’Addona
Standing 5 feet, 5 inches and being smaller than most of her competition, Hali Flickinger knew she needed to do more to compete at the national and international levels, so she completely transformed her body into a pillar of strength. That transformation propelled her into the Olympics and among the world’s elite swimmers.

012 AUSTRALIA’S SUNDAY TELEGRAPH PUBLISHES SUN YANG FINA DOPING PANEL REPORT IN FULL
by Craig Lord
Sun Yang, the Chinese Olympic swimming champion heading for a Court of Arbitration ruling that could either end his career or salvage it, arrived at the World Championships to widespread calls from within the swimming community for him to be served a lifetime ban.

017 OLYMPIC CHAMPION LILLY KING SIGNS WITH TYR SPORT
TYR Sport is proud to announce the signing of two-time Olympic gold medalist, four-time World Championship (LC) medalist, and world and American record holder, Lilly King.

018 SUN YANG ASKS CAS TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING INTO DISPUTE WITH ANTI-DOPING TESTERS—IN SEPTEMBER
by Craig Lord
In January, the FINA Doping Panel let Sun Yang go free with a series of stern rebukes, but WADA challenged that decision in March, and a tentative September date has been set for a hearing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Sun requested the hearing to look into events and outcomes surrounding an acrimonious out-of-competition visit by anti-doping testers near his home in September 2018 to be held in public.

020 THE TRUTH BEHIND CLEAN  (OR NOT SO CLEAN) POOLS
by Claire Alongi
Despite measures to keep swimming pools squeaky clean, they are not exactly the most sanitary places to spend your time. If you mind your “pee’s” and Q’s—and follow some basic guidelines—pools will become cleaner faster than you can say, “cryptosporidiosis”!

022 AN OPEN LETTER TO SUMMER LEAGUE SWIMMING
by Molly Griswold
For many young swimmers, summer swim league entails a few weeks of pasta parties, ice cream socials, swim meets and fun. For others, it is the beginning of their swimming careers. No matter the reason for taking part, there are many lessons to be learned—including building friendships, growing courage and confidence, developing a love for the water and understanding success.

024 BRITISH SWIMMER EDWARD BAXTER STARTS RACE CLINICS WITH ADAM PEATY
by Rachel Helm
Edward Baxter, a British national champion breaststroker who also has a high success rate with his business ventures, has partnered with fellow friend and teammate Adam Peaty to set up the Adam Peaty Race Clinics. Baxter recently sat down with Swimming World to discuss all that the clinic entails.

026 MAKING A DIFFERENCE, ONE TRIATHLON AT A TIME
by Jennifer Yoo
Elizabeth Johnson, a current distance swimmer at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, has used her love for fitness to inspire others to chase after their goals and give back to the athletic community. She claims that all it takes to make a difference in your community is a humble heart, a goal-oriented mindset and a willingness to give of yourself.

028 2019 AQUATIC DIRECTORY

040 BRENDAN HANSEN HIRED BY USA SWIMMING AS DIRECTOR OF TEAM SERVICES
USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming in the United States, announced the hiring of six-time Olympic medalist Brendan Hansen as Director of Team Services. Hansen will provide leadership and support to the Sport Development Division and promote the utilization and delivery of all USA Swimming programs & services through the Team Services team.

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