Swimming World Biweekly: Ariarne Titmus

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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about why many consider Australia’s Ariarne Titmus to be the first 400 freestyler capable of challenging Katie Ledecky in six years. Also featured is Becca Meyers, 24 year old two-time Paralympian, activist, and dreamer, Grant Shoults working his way through shoulder surgery recovery to make Olympic Trials, a full Finals recap of the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series Knoxville, and Derek Ellingson, new head coach of women’s water polo at Princeton. Plus, figure out which style of college team is for you, and ways to prevent and reduce competitive swimming burnout!

008 WHAT I LEARNED IN THE OPEN WATER
by Kat Hall
Author Kat Hall, who didn’t take swimming lessons until she was in graduate school, shares her ups and downs of swimming open water…and how it allowed her to get in touch with herself and overcome her fear and insecurity.

010 BECCA MEYERS: PARALYMPIAN, ACTIVIST AND DREAMER
by Jasmine Rose DeLeon
Becca Meyers, 24, a two-time Paralympian and winner of the 2017 ESPN ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability, believes that just because you have a disability, it doesn’t have to hold you back.

012 JIM WOOD REMEMBERED AT SPEEDO WINTER INVITATIONAL
by David Rieder
James “Jim” Martin Wood, 68, the longtime Berkeley Aquatic Club (N.J.) head coach who had passed away Jan. 4, left behind a legacy that few will ever match.

014 AFTER SHOULDER SURGERY, GRANT SHOULTS DETERMINED TO FIGHT BACK
by David Rieder
After shoulder surgery in early January, Grant Shoults still has his confidence—his staunch belief—that he will make it back to his former level in plenty of time for Olympic Trials.

017 WHICH STYLE OF COLLEGE TEAM IS FOR YOU?
by Kate Santilena
Whether you swim for a combined college men’s and women’s swimming team or a separate team is a matter of preference. No matter the style of team you choose, swimming on a university team is an exciting experience—one that is unique, challenging and altogether unforgettable.

018 ARIARNE TITMUS CAPABLE OF POSING A THREAT TO KATIE LEDECKY
by David Rieder
With her ability to focus and mentally be in tune with herself—not to mention her undeniable talent— Australia’s Ariarne Titmus possesses the right formula to become what swimming has missed for six years: a 400 freestyler capable of challenging the great Katie Ledecky.

020 2019 TYR PRO SWIM SERIES KNOXVILLE – FULL FINALS RECAP
by Andy Ross, Dan D’Addona, David Rieder and Diana Pimer
Full event-by-event coverage of all four nights, Jan. 9-12, at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

030 FIVE QUESTIONS FOR DEREK ELLINGSON, NEW HEAD WOMEN’S WATER POLO COACH AT PRINCETON
by Michael Randazzo
During Princeton’s first week of practice, new head women’s water polo coach Derek Ellingson responded to SW Biweekly’s questions about a 14-year career at Princeton, the prospects for his team and how the new arrangement as head women’s coach and assistant men’s coach has worked out.

032 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING HALL OF FAME UNVEILS NEW LOGO
The International Swimming Hall of Fame unveils a new look with a freshly designed, modern logo that reflects the organization’s place on the Olympic stage as a shrine to aquatic sports as well as its merger with Swimming World Magazine media group.

033 THE STRUGGLE IS REAL: BURNOUT IN COMPETITIVE SWIMMING
by Lianne McCluskey
Burnout is a common occurrence in any sport, but for many reasons, it is prominent in competitive swimming. Certainly, there are risk factors that can lead to a physical and emotional exhaustion or a reduced sense of accomplishment, but there are also changes that can be made to help reduce the risk of burnout.

036 BOB HORN, U.S. OLYMPIC AND UCLA MEN’S SWIMMING AND WATER POLO COACH, PASSES AWAY AT 87
by Michael Randazzo

038 PARTING SHOT

 

 

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