Swimming World Biweekly: Desert Storm

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Swimming World Biweekly: April 21, 2016 Issue

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006 2016 ARENA PRO SWIM SERIES MESA – FINALS RECAP
by Cathleen Pruden
The full recap from Mesa, AZ as the pros invade the desert.

012 MESA PRO SWIM SERIES PHOTO GALLERY
Photos by Peter H. Bick and others

018 MIKE LITZINGER NAMED HEAD COACH AT NOTRE DAME
by Taylor Brien
Last April Mike Litzinger was named as the head coach of the University of Notre Dame’s women’s swimming program. One year later, the University made the announcement that they would be combining the men’s and women’s programs under the watchful eye of Litzinger.

020 MEGHAN SMALL SHINES AS YORK WOMEN, SARASOTA MEN WIN YMCA NATIONALS
by Cathleen Pruden
Sarasota took home the 2016 YMCA Nationals combined team title after a week of swimming in which ten YMCA national records fell. York was victorious on the women’s side, while Sarasota won for the men.

022 THE FINAL 365 DAYS OF MY 16-YEAR SWIM CAREER
by Erin Himes
When I climbed out of the pool after the last 1650 of my junior season, my first thought was one of relief. I went a new best time, and that I finally could get some rest. But the second thought was one of panic, as I realized that one year from now, that 1650 signals the end of my 16-year swimming career.

023 MICHELE TAFOYA TO COVER SWIMMING IN RIO
by Cathleen Pruden
Michele Tafoya, one of the top NFL reporters, will be covering swimming at the 2016 Olympic Games, according to reports from Sporting News.

024 WHEN YOU THINK SWIMMING IS THIEVING YOUR YEARS AWAY
by Siobhan Dale
In swimming time is almost always strange. You trade years for seconds, and seconds for a lifetime. For that reason swimming is not the easiest sport. But in the last minute of a particularly challenging set it’s the reminder of the flexibility of time that pushes you through…

026 HISTORIC SURPRISES AT U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS: GABE WOODWARD
by Chuck Warner
After Gave Woodward graduated from USC in 2001, it seemed that his swimming career was over. For nearly two years, he didn’t race or train. But his strong faith brought him back to the sport in 2003….that’s when his dream of making the 2004 U.S. Olympic team began to unfold.

030 FAILING WITH GRACE, RISING WITH STRENGTH
by Caitlin Daday
…You hit the wall, look at the clock, and it is not what you are expecting. You didn’t get that cut. You didn’t get that medal. You didn’t even get a best time. You have failed…

031 WADA REVOKES LICENSE OF MOSCOW ANTIDOPING CENTER
by Jason Marsteller
The World Anti-Doping Agency pulled the certification of the Moscow Antidoping Center in Russia. The laboratory has been suspended since November 2015.

032 SUN SHALL SHINE: MOTHER’S CANCER BATTLE INSPIRES UK SWIMMING SIGNEE
by Jason Marsteller & Kentucky Athletics
A secret can be a frightening thing for the parents of an 18-year-old, and Shane Winstead knows her daughter Madison has them. Madison – a current senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School – is a signee pledged to join the Kentucky swimming team next season…

036 KATIE LEDECKY ON TIME’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE LIST
by Cathleen Pruden
Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky is on TIME’s 2016 100 Most Influential People List. The 19-year-old is the youngest person on the list, and one of 40 women.

037 KOSUKE KITAJIMA SHARES FINAL REFLECTIONS ON STORIED CAREER
by Cathleen Pruden
Kosuke Kitajima announced his retirement from the sport of swimming, following his fifth place finish in the 200 breaststroke at the 2016 Japanese Olympic Trials. The most decorated breaststroker of all time spoke a little bit more with the media, and became tearful at times.

038 CANADIAN OLYMPIC TRIALS RUN-DOWN
The links to stories from Canadian Olympic trials available only on swimmingworld.com.

041 RESULTS FROM OLYMPIC TRIALS AND QUALIFYING MEETS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
See results from Olympic qualifying meets around the globe including Italy, Russia, Brazil, Japan and more…

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