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Swimming World Biweekly: Top 50 NCAA DI Swimmers For 2017-18 Season

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Swimming World Biweekly: Top 50 NCAA DI Swimmers For 2017-18 Season

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008 WHO ARE THE TOP 25 MEN’S SWIMMERS GOING INTO THE 2017-2018 SEASON?
by Andy Ross
Last year’s graduating class was one of the strongest in recent memory as defending champions Clark Smith of Texas, Will Licon of Texas, Chase Kalisz of Georgia, Ryan Murphy of California and Jack Conger of Texas are done competing for their respective schools….

012 WHO ARE THE TOP 25 WOMEN’S SWIMMERS GOING INTO THE 2017-2018 SEASON?
by Andy Ross
With the 2017-2018 NCAA season upon us, Swimming World has decided to rank the top 25 swimmers for the upcoming season based on last year’s performances.

016 USA SWIMMING ANNOUNCES RECHRISTENED AND UPGRADED TYR PRO SWIM SERIES
USA Swimming announced a six-meet schedule, exciting format changes and a new title sponsor for the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series.

018 A SIT-DOWN WITH CHINESE NATIONAL COACH LIU HAITAO
by Bryan Gu, Swimming World Intern
Coach Liu Haitao began coaching for the Chinese National Team as the head coach of their women’s butterfly group in 2005. Since then, Coach Liu’s athletes have seen incredible amounts of success, including a gold medal for Jiao Liuyang in the 200 butterfly at the 2012 Olympics.

020 BRADEN HOLLOWAY AND THE RISE OF NC STATE SWIMMING
by David Rieder
There was a time not too long ago when any mention of the North Carolina State swimming program reminded fans of disqualified relays. But even then, the program had major potential, and head coach Braden Holloway clearly had his team moving in the right direction.

026 USA SWIMMING ANNOUNCES GOLDEN GOGGLES NOMINEES; SIMONE MANUEL, CAELEB DRESSEL HEADLINE
The nation’s top swimmers and coaches are nominated in eight categories for the 14th Annual Golden Goggle Awards, the celebration and fundraising gala honoring the sport’s top performances of the year. This year’s event, emceed by actor, comedian and former swimmer Anders Holm.

028 BRAZILIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE PROVISIONALLY SUSPENDED; CARLOS NUZMAN SANCTIONED
by David Rieder
In response to the arrest of former Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) President Carlos Nuzman and the allegations of vote-buying in the awarding of the 2016 Olympic Games to Rio, the International Olympic Committee has suspended the COB and cut ties with Nuzman.

038 MOMENTUM SPREADS AS MORE ATHLETES SET UP THEIR OWN ORGANIZATIONS
by Taylor Brien
Momentum continues to spread as more athletes seek to set up their own organizations. The latest revolution is taking place within the German sports community as athletes attempt to set up their own group separate from the German Olympic Sports Confederation.

039 LEAH SMITH MOVING TO TUCSON TO TRAIN AT UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
by David Rieder
Leah Smith, a two-time Olympic medalist in 2016 and a three-time medalist at this summer’s World Championships, has decided to move to train at the University of Arizona, following her longtime coach Cory Chitwood.

040 HOW THEY TRAIN: EMMA BARKSDALE
by Michael J. Stott

042 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST ANTHONY ERVIN TO BE SPECIAL GUEST AT TOURETTE ASSOCIATION PREMIER GALA
by Andy Ross
Tourette Association of America (TAA), the premier national non-profit organization serving the Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorder community, today announced that four-time Olympic medalist and ambassador Anthony Ervin will be a special guest at this year’s premier gala.

046 NO MIXED FEELINGS ON THE MIXED MEDLEY RELAY
by David Rieder
Back in 2015, mixed relays were novelty events when they debuted at the World Championships. Why? Because most swimmers did not grow up swimming mixed relays on a regular basis.

048 CATCHING UP WITH TED MINNIS OF HARVARD WATER POLO
by Michael Randazzo
One of the more compelling stories of the 2016 men’s varsity water polo season was Harvard’s Cinderella-like run to the NCAA Men’s Tournament Final Four.

052 NEW JERSEY SWIMMING BANS 12-AND-UNDER TECH SUITS: UPDATED
by Diana Pimer
Swimming World sources have confirmed that New Jersey Swimming has banned tech suits for 12-and-under swimmers at all New Jersey Swimming, Inc. sanctioned or approved meets.

053 SOUTH CAROLINA SWIMMING RESTRICTS TECH SUITS FOR 10-AND-UNDERS
by David Rieder
South Carolina Swimming has joined numerous other LSCs throughout the country in issuing a ban on technical suits for 10-and-under swimmers.