SW Biweekly – Alex Walsh: Among Next-Gen Superstars Changing The Landscape of College Swimming – On sale now!

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The latest issue of Swimming World Biweekly
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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about swimmer Alex Walsh, who helped lead the Virginia Cavaliers to their first NCAA Championship win, and is being considered one of today’s top next-gen athletes that are changing the landscape of college swimming. Also featured is Michael Andrew, who turned in the fastest 200 IM time of the year at the TYR Pro Swim Series, and is still on track for Trials; Texas Longhorn diver Jordan Windle is focused on the 10-meter platform and helping his teammates win another NCAA title; Swimmer Jasmine Nocentini is looking forward to competing at the women’s NCAAs as the lone swimmer for FIU and Conference USA; Swimming World’s own Brent Rutemiller on swimming 6,500 yards on his 65th birthday; The 2021 Swim Camp Directory, and much, much more!


SW Biweekly 3-21-2021 - Alex Walsh - COVER[ON THE COVER: ALEX WALSH, PHOTO COURTESY: NCAA MEDIA]

 


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FEATURES

USA NEWS

008 USA SWIMMING EXTENDS CONTRACT OF PRESIDENT & CEO TIM HINCHEY
by Matthew De George
USA Swimming announced that the contract for its president and CEO, Tim Hinchey, has been extended four years through 2025.

009 WIN IN 200 IM AT PRO SWIM SERIES REINFORCES MICHAEL ANDREW’S TRIALS PLAN
by Matthew De George
Michael Andrew turned in a winning 200 IM time of 1:58.05 at the TYR Pro Swim Series for the fastest time in the world this year.

010 USA SWIMMING REMINDER OF TECH SUIT RULES FOR 12-AND-UNDER ATHLETES
On Sept. 1, 2020, USA Swimming’s Age Group Development Committee put certain restrictions in place as to the types of suits that are allowed for competition for 12-and-under athletes. With competition ramping up around the country, Swimming World shares USA Swimming’s Tech Suit Q&A to clarify what is permissible.

WORLD NEWS

012 CAMPBELL SISTERS, HORTON AND McKEON HEADLINE NSW STATE CHAMPS
by Ian Hanson
In a classic case of déjà vu, Olympic hopefuls will return to the same pool they left 12 months ago when the doors were locked behind them on the final night of the 2020 Championships because of COVID-19.

014 OLYMPIC GAMES IN TOKYO SET TO TAKE PLACE WITHOUT OVERSEAS SPECTATORS
by Liz Byrnes
The Kyodo News agency reported that overseas fans will not be allowed to travel and watch the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. The Japanese government and the organizing committee are expected to meet with the IOC later this month to make a formal decision over the absence of overseas visitors.

015 SUN YANG ORDERED TO PAY WADA LEGAL COSTS WITH DATE FOR RETRIAL STILL NOT SET
by Liz Byrnes
The Swiss Federal Tribunal announced that Sun Yang must pay the World Anti-Doping Agency’s legal costs that were accumulated defending the Chinese swimmer’s appeal against an eight-year ban that was subsequently overturned in December 2020.

016 CUNHA AND OLIVIER TAKE VICTORIES IN MARATHON SWIM WORLD SERIES IN DOHA
by Liz Byrnes
Five-time world champion Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil and two-time world champion/2016 Olympic bronze medalist Marc-Antoine Olivier of France won the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series in Doha. The event was the first international marathon race for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COLLEGE NEWS

018 OLYMPIC DREAM LEADS USC’S ANICKA DELGADO TO SCRATCH NCAAs
by Matthew De George
USC’s Anicka Delgado, who qualified for the 50-100 free and 100 fly at NCAAs, scratched her events so she can swim at the South American Championships and follow her dream of qualifying for the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo to represent Ecuador. Delgado, who swam at the World Championships in 2019, will return to USC next fall.

020 NCAA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS: YOUTH MOVEMENT SETS THE BAR HIGH
by David Rieder
While this year’s NCAA Championships saw a massive (but expected) shift in the team competition, there was a bit more literal of a changing of the guard. Of all the women competing, half were at NCAAs for the first time.

022 ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP STOLEN: REFLECTIONS OF A DIVISION III SWIMMER
by Megan Balbo
In this commentary, swimmer Megan Balbo has learned some tough lessons after two national championships have been canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic. With one year left in her swimming career, she plans to do her best to have fun and enjoy the ride instead of dwelling on what could have been.

023 JORDAN WINDLE POISED FOR HIGHEST PLATFORM AS TEXAS AIMS FOR TITLE
by Dan D’Addona
After missing the opportunity for an epic showdown between Texas and Cal at last year’s men’s NCAA Championships because of the pandemic, Longhorn diver Jordan Windle—the 2019 10-meter platform champion and nine-time All-American—is now focused on his goal to help his Texas teammates win another NCAA team title.

 024 14 MONTHS INTO HECTIC COLLEGE CAREER, FIU’s JASMINE NOCENTINI READY FOR FIRST NCAAs
by Matthew De George
Because of COVID-19, Florida International’s Jasmine Nocentini had been out of the water for four months and unable to see her family in Italy for seven months. She’s now looking forward to competing at women’s NCAAs as the lone swimmer for FIU and Conference USA.

025 FOLLOWING BIG TEN WIN, KRISTEN ROMANO, OHIO STATE BUILDING TO NCAAs
by Dan D’Addona
After Ohio State captured back-to-back Big Ten team titles, swimmer Kristen Romano believes her Buckeye teammates can surprise some people at women’s NCAAs.

WATER POLO NEWS

026 USA WATER POLO ANNOUNCES 2021 HALL OF FAME CLASS
USA Water Polo recently announced the 37th induction class for the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame. All those from this year’s five-member class are Olympic athletes who have combined to win nine medals while competing in a total of 15 Olympic Games.

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

030 2021 SWIM CAMP DIRECTORY

038 THOUGHTS WHILE SWIMMING 6,500 YARDS IN BIRTHDAY SUIT
by Brent Rutemiller
Brent Rutemiller celebrated his birthday by swimming sixty-five hundred yards non-stop…for many reasons.

040 PARTING SHOT

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