SW Biweekly – Pushing Forward: Ally McHugh Aims To Keep Momentum Pushing Toward 2021

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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about Ally McHugh, who put together her best year in the water in 2019, and was looking to continue that momentum into an Olympic year. Now, she’s trying to find ways to do that without being in the water. Also featured is Katie Ledecky, Lilly Rose, and other high-profile swimmers part of a U.S. launched virtual doping test during social distancing restrictions; Bob Bowman admits “I don’t know” is the new catch phrase for when the Tokyo Olympics will be safe to reschedule; Trinidad and Tobago’s Dylan Carter hopes the 2021 World Championships will be in April/May to leave the Olympic games the pinnacle of the season; Bronte Campbell counts the Olympic delay as a blessing; Top distance swimmer Grant Shoult is granted an extra year of eligibility for Stanford Cardinal; Russia is lambasted for leveraging coronavirus in a plea deal in doping ban; CSCAA unveils All-Americans with adjusted criteria; and much more news from the wide world of swimming!

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008 ALLY McHUGH AIMS TO KEEP MOMENTUM PUSHING TOWARD 2021
by Dan D’Addona
Ally McHugh put together her best year in the water in 2019, winning the mile at NCAAs as a senior for Penn State, then placing sixth in the 400 IM at her first World Championships. Now, after leaving her training home in Madison, Wis., to return home to Philadelphia, she is trying to find ways to continue that momentum by staying in shape and keeping her rhythm going without being in the water.

010 KATIE LEDECKY, LILLY KING PART OF U.S. LAUNCH OF VIRTUAL DOPING TESTS
by Matthew De George
Because of the social distancing restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. is piloting virtual doping tests, and high-profile swimmers are at the forefront of the program.

011 BOB BOWMAN: “WE’RE COMFORTABLE NOW WITH ‘I DON’T KNOW’”
by Andy Ross
Even with the Olympics rescheduled for 2021, it is still unclear when it will be safe to hold large gatherings, let alone have people fly from all over the world to Tokyo, which has had a recent spike in COVID-19 cases. The new catch phrase to everyone’s questions seems to be: “I don’t know.”

012 “OPTIMISTIC” DYLAN CARTER  HOPING FOR 2021 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN APRIL/MAY
by Matthew De George
As Trinidad & Tobago’s Dylan Carter starts to shift his training view toward 2021, he’s come out in support of seeing the 2021 FINA World Championships rescheduled to April or May—before the Tokyo Olympic Games. That would position the Olympics as the pinnacle of the season rather than having Worlds “piggy-back” it.

014 BRONTE CAMPBELL COUNTS BLESSINGS OF OLYMPIC DELAY THAT GRANT INJURIES MORE TIME TO HEAL
by Craig Lord
Australia’s Bronte Campbell has a history of shoulder, neck and hip injuries, and the 2019 season had a lot to do with rehabilitation and recovery. Now, the 25-year-old former World champion freestyler is grateful to have been given extra time to prepare for next year’s Olympic Games. The delay has stopped the clock she was racing against to qualify at what would have been the Australian Trials in June.

015 GRANT SHOULTS WILL HAVE EXTRA YEAR OF ELIGIBILITY FOR STANFORD CARDINAL
by Andy Ross
Stanford’s Grant Shoults, one of the top distance swimmers in the nation, has been given an extra year of college eligibility after he underwent shoulder surgery in his junior season, which prevented him from competing for the Cardinal during the second semester of 2019.

016 WORLD SWIMMING COACHES LAMBAST RUSSIA FOR USING CORONAVIRUS AS A PLEA BARGAIN IN DOPING BAN
by Craig Lord
Russia made attempts to use the global coronavirus pandemic as a plea-bargain tool to have the country’s Olympic ban dropped and open the doors to staging canceled and postponed events in Russia because sport should “be together” at a time of crisis. The WSCA, however, declared that the world “can band together to fight the scourge of this virus…and we can band together to fight the scourge of doping.”

017 ANTON CHUPKOV NAMED AS FINALIST TO RUSSIAN FORBES’ 30 UNDER 30 LIST
by Andy Ross
World champion and world record holder Anton Chupkov was named as a finalist in the sports category to the 30 under 30 list by Russian Forbes Magazine. He became the first Russian to hold the 200 breast world record since 2003, and he is the two-time reigning World champ in the event as well as the reigning Olympic bronze medalist.

018 MACK HORTON & FAMILY ON LIFE UNDER SIEGE DUE TO CALLING OUT ON SUN YANG’S DOPING
by Craig Lord
Australian swimmer Mack Horton and his parents Cheryl and Andrew have faced constant harassment since Horton called out Sun Yang’s doping.

020 TIME TOGETHER AT AUBURN A RESPITE FOR BUTTERFLYERS SANTIAGO GRASSI, LUIS MARTINEZ
by Matthew De George

024 CSCAA UNVEILS COLLEGE SWIMMING ALL-AMERICANS WITH ADJUSTED CRITERIA
by Dan D’Addona
The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America selected its All-America teams for the 2019-20 season with an unprecedented number of selections because of how the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on the winter championship season. The CSCAA Board adjusted the selection criteria because of the cancellation of championship meets.

025 USA SWIMMING OLYMPIC TRIALS RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 2021 IN OMAHA

026 FEDERICA PELLEGRINI RESETS FOCUS TO FIFTH OLYMPICS 17 YEARS AFTER DEBUT
by Liz Byrnes

028 SWIMMING WORLD SEEKING NEXT CLASS OF SUMMER INTERNS FOR JOURNALISM AND SOCIAL MEDIA

031 PARTING SHOT

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