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Swimming World Biweekly: Seeing European; Best Stories of 2017

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Swimming World Biweekly: Seeing European; Best Stories of 2017

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007 EUROPEAN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS – PHOTO GALLERY
Photos Courtesy: Andrea Staccioli & Giorgio Scala Insidefoto / Deepbluemedia

020 2017 EUROPEAN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS – FULL FINALS RECAP
by Cathleen Pruden, David Rieder & Jason Tillotson
All the finals action from all five nights at the 2017 European Short Course Championships in Copenhagen

028 IN NCAA SWIMMING, CAELEB DRESSEL’S VERSATILITY IS WASTED
by David Rieder
Before Caeleb Dressel mastered long course to the tune of seven World Championship gold medals, his short course abilities had already reached legend status…

030 OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

BEST OF 2017

038 THE ULTIMATE DISPLAY OF TEAMWORK

by Maddie Strasen & Chandler Brandes
The bond teammates have is something that can neverbe broken. Your team is there with you through the good and the bad, and experiences shared with your teammates are moments that will never be forgotten…

040 ONE YEAR AFTER BREAKOUT ACCs, MALLORY COMERFORD STILL ON THE UPSWING
by David Rieder
Preparing for her debut swim at the biggest meet of her life (to that point, anyway), Mallory Comerford stepped up onto the blocks in a key spot. In the first event of the 2016 ACC championships, Kelsi Worrell had given Comerford a lead of two tenths of a second for the anchor leg of Louisville’s 200 medley relay…

042 WHAT ELLA EASTIN LEARNED FROM THE NCAA TITLES AND THE ADVERSITY OF TRIALS
by David Rieder
Ella Eastin arrived at Stanford in September 2015 having won titles at just about every Junior-level meet—Junior Nationals, Junior Pan Pacs and even the Junior World Championships…

045 LEDECKY & SMITH A DOMINANT AND STUNNING 1-2 PUNCH
by Dan D’Addona
Katie Ledecky didn’t need to use her legs much to cruise to a top seed in the 500 preliminaries at the NCAA women’s championships. What a difference her legs made in the finals…

046 LONGHORNS DOMINATE FOR THIRD STRAIGHT NCAA TITLE
by Dan D’Addona
With no team within striking distance on the final day of the NCAA Division I men’s championship, the Longhorns capped a week of stellar performances by capturing their third consecutive national championship…

048 THE GREATEST NCAA DISTANCE RACE EVER
by David Rieder
Long before four men touched the wall with the four fastest times in history, all of those watching the 1650 free at the men’s NCAA championships realized that they were being treated to an epic showdown.

050 CHUCK WIELGUS PASSES AWAY AT AGE 67
by David Rieder & Brent Rutemiller
Chuck Wielgus, the Chief Executive Officer for USA Swimming, passed away April 23, 2017. Wielgus announced his retirement earlier this year…

051 THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SWIM TEAM NEVER TURNED ITS BACK ON ITS COMMUNITY
by Mike Stromberg
Mike Stromberg, former student-athlete and head coach at the University of North Dakota Swim Team, recently penned a letter expressing his disappointment over the swimming and diving teams being cut…

054 THE NIGHT CAELEB DRESSEL BECAME A SUPERSTAR
by David Rieder
Caeleb Dressel was hyped as the next great American sprinter. As for the hype, well, he earned it. But that’s a lot to live up to…

058 AFTER OLYMPIC LETDOWN, CATE CAMPBELL FINDS BALANCE
by David Rieder
Cate Campbell arrived in Budapest last month confident that her 100 free world record was about to go down, and there was nothing she could do about it…

061 DAVE DURDEN ENGINEERING CONSISTENTLY FAST SWIMMING
by David Rieder
Entering his 11th season as the head men’s coach at Cal, Dave Durden’s teams have finished in the top two at the NCAA championships each of the previous eight years…

064 AFTER XAVIER COACH RANKIN PASSES AWAY, HER HUSBAND AND DAUGHTER LEAD TEAM TO STATE TITLE
by David Rieder
Mia Rankin, a 14-year-old freshman at all-girls Xavier College Prep, was racing for a state title. In the 500 free final at the Arizona Division I girls’ state meet, she was neck-and-neck with Chandler High School’s Destiny Kling…

067 KATIE LEDECKY NAMED FEMALE OLYMPIC ATHLETE OF THE YEAR BY USOC
by Dan D’Addona
Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md./Stanford Swimming) was honored by the United States Olympic Committee as the winner of the Female Olympic Athlete of the Year.