Swimming World Biweekly: Justin Ress

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In this issue of SW Biweekly, Justin Ress switches up his game senior year and still continues to win for the Wolfpack at NC State. Youngstown State is to bring back their men’s swim team, while Oregon State cuts their swimming and diving. Ryan Harty makes it back to swimming his best times after an elbow injury, while NC head coach Rich DeSelm steps down after 12 years to treat a cancer-related mass. Lilly King sets a new 100 breast American and NCAA record, and Michael Andrew wins 4 events at Speedo Sectional. For fun, read about what happens to your body during taper, the four “R’s” of off-season, and check out the 2019 Swim Camp Directory! And of course, more news from the wide world of swimming.

 

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008  JUSTIN RESS STILL KEEPING SWIMMING FRESH IN FINAL YEAR AT NC STATE
by  Andy Ross
Since coming to NC State in the fall of 2015, Justin Ress has changed his event focus from distance to sprint, but one thing that the Wolfpack senior has kept constant in his college career is winning.

010  OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALIST JAZZ CARLIN ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
by Andy Ross
Jazz Carlin, a two-time Olympic silver medalist from Great Britain, recently announced her retirement via social media. She finished runner-up in both the 400 and 800 free at the 2016 Rio Olympics behind American great Katie Ledecky.

012 RYAN HARTY’S JOURNEY FROM ELBOW INJURY TO FINALLY SWIMMING BEST TIMES AGAIN
by Andy Ross
Texas junior Ryan Harty scored in three individual events as a freshman at the 2016 NCAAs. But in September of that year, he fell from a tree and fractured his left elbow and wrist! This past December, though, he was finally able to turn in his first best time in three years.

015 YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY TO BRING BACK ITS MEN’S SWIM TEAM
by Andy Ross
Youngstown State will bring back men’s swimming and diving for the first time since 1984. The program will begin competition in the fall, and is one of eight new men’s teams slated for the 2019-20 season.

016 LEAH STEVENS, STANFORD SENIORS AIM FOR REMARKABLE FINISH
by Dan D’Addona
The seniors on Stanford’s women’s swimming team finished the regular season by winning every dual meet in four years. In an interview with Swimming World, Leah Stevens talks about her memories and experiences with her Cardinal teammates as they try to win their third straight national team title at NCAAs later this month.

018 IAN FINNERTY FUELS INDIANA’S  FINAL STRETCH
by Dan D’Addona
Indiana University’s Ian Finnerty reflects on becoming the first person ever to break 50 seconds in the 100 yard breaststroke last year, and looks ahead to another stellar team finish at the upcoming NCAA Championships.

019  LILLY KING SETS 100 BREAST AMERICAN, NCAA RECORDS
by Diana Pimer
Indiana’s Lilly King clocked a 55.88 in the 100 yard breast at the recent Big Ten Championships to lower her American/U.S. Open records from 2018 (56.25) and NCAA record from 2017 (56.30) and become the first female swimmer to break the 56-second barrier.

020 NORTH CAROLINA HEAD COACH RICH DESELM TO STEP DOWN AS HEAD COACH TO TREAT CANCER-RELATED MASS
Due to a cancer-related mass that will require surgery later this month, Rich DeSelm announced that this will be his final season after 12 years as the University of North Carolina’s head coach.

022 WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY DURING TAPER?
by J.P. Mortenson
Several factors combined together help make tapering so effective. If done properly, a taper should lead to about a two to three percent increase in performance.

024 MICHAEL ANDREW WINS 4 EVENTS AT CARLSBAD SPEEDO SECTIONAL
by Dan D’Addona
Michael Andrew had a strong showing at the 2019 Speedo Sectional in Carlsbad, Calif., winning four events: 50 free, 100 breast, 100 fly and 200 IM.

025 USA WATER POLO ANNOUNCES 2019 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES COACHING STAFF
by Dan D’Addona
USA Water Polo has announced the coaching staffs that will lead Team USA into competition at the 30th Summer World University Games, July 3-14, in Naples, Italy. The head coaches will be Brett Ormsby (men) and James Graham (women).

026 THE FOUR “R’s” OF OFF-SEASON
by Emily Thirion
The impending off-season is a great time for both recovery and growth. Here are four of the best ways to make the most of your off-season: Range, Refine, Rehab and Recover

028 REECE WHITLEY POWERS CAL INTO PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP
by Dan D’Addona
Superstar freshman Reece Whitley reflects on his first year of college swimming at Cal, and looks ahead to his first taste of post-season collegiate swimming.

030  SWIMMING WORLD’S 2019 SWIM CAMP DIRECTORY

038 OREGON STATE TO CUT SWIMMING AND DIVING
by Andy Ross
Oregon State University recently announced that intercollegiate women’s swimming at OSU will be discontinued at the end of the 2018-19 season.

040 SWIMMING AUSTRALIA NAMES MITCH LARKIN, CAMPBELL SISTERS TO AUSTRALIAN DOLPHINS’ LEADERSHIP TEAM

042 HOW THEY TRAIN – MADDIE KAUAHI
by Michael J. Stott

043 PARTING SHOT

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