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Swimming World Biweekly: The Importance of Female Coaches

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Swimming World Biweekly: February 10, 2016 Issue

FEATURES

008 EXPLORING THE RACIAL DISPARITIES IN COMPETITIVE SWIMMING
By Molly Lloyd
Depending on where you are, if you look around you, at the teams that you’re on, at the teams against whom you race, and even at the Olympic swimmers, you’ll realize that swimming tends to be a sport dominated by white people. Why?

010 MOUNT ST. MARY’S TO ADD MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING
Mount St. Mary’s University, based in Maryland, will add an NCAA Division I men’s swimming and diving program in the mix starting with the 2016-17 academic year. The school made the announcement in a press release.

012 A LETTER TO MY SWIMMING CLASSMATES
By Courtney Bartholomew
Walking into college, freshmen do not know whom their new friends will be or if they will feel comfortable in a new environment. While we also experienced this anxiety to some degree, we were lucky enough to have each other from the very beginning.

014 SARAH SJOSTROM RUNS ROUGHSHOD OVER SWEDISH GRAND PRIX WITH 6 WINS
By Jason Marsteller
Sarah Sjostrom uncorked a six-victory weekend at the Swedish Grand Prix in Malmo as she dominated the two-day event.

016 THE IMPORTANCE OF FEMALE COACHES
By Emma Foster
In the swimming world, which is full of female athletic superstars such as Katie Ledecky, Missy Franklin, Simone Manuel, and many others, sometimes it is easy to forget about inequality that is often perpetuated within the sports world concerning opportunities for women.

021 MICHAEL PHELPS—MATT GREVERS DUEL LEADS TO PACKED STANDS AT ASU
By Jason Marsteller
Michael Phelps, alongside some big names like training partner Allison Schmitt and Tucson Ford’s Matt Grevers, put on a show during some exhibition swims during the breaks at the Arizona State vs. Arizona dual meet.

022 LAURA VAL BREAKS 4 MASTERS WORLD RECORDS IN ONE RACE
By Annie Grevers
On January 30, 2016 Masters swimmer Laura Val broke four world records within a single race at The Olympic Club of San Francisco’s annual 1500 Meter (SCM) Meet.

024 USA SWIMMING EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CHUCK WIELGUS
By Jason Marsteller
USA Swimming has extended Executive Director Chuck Wielgus’ contract through the 2020 Olympics.

026 4 MESSAGES FOR TODAY’S TEENAGE SWIMMER
By Annie Grevers
The teenage years are not necessarily one’s most selfless stage in life. Your own swimming career grows ever more important and your swims can begin to dictate how you treat other people.

028 CHAD LE CLOS, CAMERON VAN DER BURGH TURN UP HEAT IN DURBAN
By Jason Marsteller
Chad le Clos, Cameron van der Burgh and Tatjana Schoenmaker produced a thrilling final day to the Durban leg of the SA Swimming Grand Prix.

029 29 THOUGHTS SWIMMERS HAVE DURING TAPER
By Chandler Brandes
Taper!!! The word swimmers wait all year to hear. There’s no better feeling than walking into practice after months of hard work and hearing Coach announce that taper begins today.

030 MICHAEL PHELPS PART OF ASU’S CURTAIN OF DISTRACTION (WITH VIDEO)
By Jason Marsteller
Michael Phelps continued to enjoy his time at Arizona State University as part of the vaunted student section called the Curtain of Distraction against Oregon State.

031 ALEX MEYER, RACHELE BRUNI WIN FIRST STOP OF FINA 10K MARATHON WORLD CUP
By Jason Marsteller
Alex Meyer (USA) and Rachele Bruni (ITA) were the winners of the first leg of the 2016 edition of the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup, organized in Patagones-Viedma, in Argentina.