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Swimming World Biweekly: College Season Off Like A Shot!

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Swimming World Biweekly: College Season Off Like A Shot!

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PHELPS, LEDECKY LEAD 2015 USA SWIMMING GOLDEN GOGGLES NOMINEES
by Jeff Commings
USA Swimming’s Golden Goggle awards honor the country’s best swimmers across eight categories.

KATIE LEDECKY WINS MULTIPLE HONORS AT USAS CONVENTION
by Jeff Commings
Olympic gold medalist and world record-holder Katie Ledecky was named the USA Swimming Athlete of the Year and claimed the Phillips 66 Performance Award at the USAS Convention.

6 EVERYDAY STRUGGLES OF A BREASTSTROKER
by Diana Pimer
Breaststrokers are a unique class of swimmers. Some excel at IMs, while others can swim the stroke faster than freestyle. Even with these slight differences, there are some things that all breaststrokers can relate to.

TOM DALEY PICKED AS TOP BRITISH AQUATIC SPORTS ATHLETE OF 2015
by Jeff Commings
In a year that saw Great Britain excel in all facets of aquatic sports at all levels, diver Tom Daley beat out two swimming world champions.

RULE BANNING COACHING OF SUSPENDED ATHLETES AMONG NEW USA SWIMMING LEGISLATION
by Jeff Commings
USA Swimming’s House of Delegates approved 21 new rules for the federation at the recent convention in Kansas City, including a much-discussed policy that would forbid a USA Swimming-member coach from working with an athlete currently suspended for a doping violation.

HAZE FROM INDONESIA FIRE CAUSES CANCELLATION OF A SESSION IN SINGAPORE AT FINA WORLD CUP
by Jeff Commings
A massive forest fire in nearby Indonesia brought severe haze to Singapore for the fifth stop of the FINA World Cup. The resulting poor air quality was of such concern to meet officials that a session had to be cancelled.

5 QUESTIONS FOR EVERY COLLEGE RECRUIT
by: Courtney Bartholomew
Before I committed to the University of Virginia, I took my unofficial visits to many campuses around the coun- try, trying to find where I would best fit in. I realize just how lucky I was to find the ideal university for me.

RIO OLYMPICS “HIGHEST PRIORITY” FOR ALABAMA SWIMMING
by Jeff Commings
Alabama head coach Dennis Pursley has planned a season where the target at the center of the bullseye is the Olympics.

CIERRA RUNGE TRANSFERRING TO WISCONSIN NEXT FALL
by Jeff Commings
Once she completes her year of training with Bob Bowman’s elite squad at Arizona State University, Cierra Runge will head north to the University of Wisconsin to complete her collegiate career.

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEN RETURN WITH DOMINANT BUTTERFLY GROUP INTACT
by Jeff Commings
Last season at NCAA Championships, the University of Texas placed six swimmers in the A final of the 100 Butterfly. This season, they are all back for more.

GEORGIA TECH AQUATIC CENTER GETTING NEW SCOREBOARDS, NEW NAME
by Jeff Commings
The Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, which served as the venue for swimming and diving at the 1996 Olympics, is getting a little bit of a facelift in advance of next March’s NCAA Division I championships.

GATORS OPEN SEASON WITH DOMINATING SWIMS AT ALL-FLORIDA INVITE
by Jeff Commings
The Florida Gators chomped the competition at the 2015 All-Florida Invite, opening the collegiate season with impressive swims from the men’s and women’s team.

SPECIAL DAY FOR 800 FREE RELAY WILL EXPAND NCAA DIVISION I SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS TO FOUR DAYS
by Jeff Commings
The NCAA has voted to create an extra day for the Division I swimming and diving championships, moving the 800 freestyle relay to Wednesday night. The move is expected to reduce Friday’s timeline and improve performance in the long relay.

SUMMER SWIM CHALLENGE: TRAINING IN THE OFF-SEASON
by Julia Cunningham
How do you keep in shape during the summer off-season when work demands grab your attention almost as strongly as school responsibilities? Our writer relives her experiences.

MISSY FRANKLIN CONDUCTS SWIM CLINIC IN SRI LANKA
by Jeff Commings
Missy Franklin’s time in Asia included more than racing in the FINA World Cup, as the Olympic champion traveled to southern Sri Lanka to conduct a swim clinic for young swimmers there.

BOB BOWMAN GETS FIRST WIN AS ARIZONA STATE COACH IN VICTORY OVER UNIVERSITY OF PACIFIC
by Jeff Commings
Bob Bowman officially got the first tick in his win column as head coach of the Arizona State swimming program, taking a decisive victory over the University of the Pacific men’s team in the season opener in Stockton, Calif., for both squads.

PATTY MILLER ELECTED U.S. MASTERS SWIMMING PRESIDENT
by Brent Rutemiller
Patty Miller has worn many hats in her multiple roles within United States Masters Swimming (USMS). She can now add President to her long list of contributions, taking the title her husband, Dr. Jim Miller, also held.

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