Swimming World Biweekly: The Distance Debate

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Swimming World Biweekly: May 9, 2016 Issue

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006 UNITED STATE OLYMPIC TRIALS: THE PREVIEW BEGINS
Links to stories on SwimmingWorld.com as our coverage of US Olympic Trials begins.

008 SERGIO LOPEZ LEAVING SINGAPORE FOR AUBURN UNIVERSITY
by Cathleen Pruden
Sergio Lopez will be leaving his post in Singapore after the Olympics, and returning to the United States to take the Associate Head Coach position at Auburn.

010 LOGO RELEASED FOR 2020 TOKYO OLYMPICS
by Taylor Brien
The organizers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics recently chose the logo for their Summer Games choosing a design that embodies harmony.

012 SWIMMING AT THE 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES—FINALS SCHEDULE
by Brent Rutemiller
For the second time in three Games, the sessions will be conducted at unusual hours to accommodate for NBC’s preference of broadcasting finals live in prime time in the United States.

014 NEW ENGLAND LEGEND JOE BERNAL BANNED FOR LIFE BY USA SWIMMING
by Jason Marsteller
Joe Bernal, the former head coach and owner of Bernal’s Gators Swim Club in New England, has now been banned for life by USA Swimming.

015 ANTHONY ERVIN IS HEADED TO SWIMMAC
by Cathleen Pruden
Two time Olympian Anthony Ervin is headed to SwimMAC, he announced on his Facebook page.

016 AN OPEN LETTER ASKING FINA TO RECOGNIZE ALL VICTIMS DURING THE DDR OLYMPIC REIGN
by Brent Rutemiller
In December, Swimming World Magazine made the decision to strip its World and European Swimmer of the Year titles awarded to any East German (DDR) female swimmer dating back to 1973. The magazine is revisiting how it might reallocate those awards.

018 HASTY HISTORIC SURPRISES AT U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS—BREEJA LARSON
by Annie Grevers
Breeja Larson first became interested in swimming when she was in eighth grade. But she also participated in volleyball, softball and track—and it wasn’t until she was 17 that she first began to take swimming seriously. Three years later, she found herself at the U.S. Olympic Trials…

023 IOC SAYS IT IS “TOTALLY RELAXED” ABOUT THE OLYMPIC RINGS TATTOO
by Casey Barrett
The damage control arrived in my Inbox the next morning. The IOC wanted me to know that it is “totally relaxed” about Olympians wearing the rings tattoo in competition…

024 20 TO REPRESENT AUSTRALIA AT OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS
by Cathleen Pruden
Swimming Australia has announced a roster of 10 men and 10 women to represent the nation at the 2016 Oceania Championships. The meet will take place in Suva, Fiji from June 21-26.

026 THE SWIMMING MIND
by Wayne Goldsmith
It is now the era of The Swimming Mind. The past 100 years have been largely the era of the swimming body—with coaches, swimmers, sports scientists and researchers all strongly focused on swimming physiology and the development of the physical and technical aspects of swimming performance.

030 2016 TYR FRAN CRIPPEN SWIM MEET OF CHAMPIONS MEET RECAP
by Cathleen Pruden and Taylor Brien
The 2016 TYR Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions displayed some strong distance showings beginning with a scare to the women’s 800 free record…

032 THE DISTANCE DEBATE: HOW MUCH SWIM TRAINING SHOULD WE BE DOING?
by Wayne Goldsmith
I’ve discussed and debated this topic with world-class coaches and leading sports science minds in Australia, the U.S. Great Britain, France, the Netherlands and many other swimming nations…

 

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