SW Biweekly – Amy Bilquist Looking To Build On Her First ISL Victory

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Amy Bilquist on the cover of SW Biweekly [PHOTO CREDIT: MINE KASAPOGLU/ISL] 

The latest issue of Swimming World Biweekly
is now available for download in the Swimming World Vault

In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about Amy Bilquist, who joined the International Swimming League’s DC Trident Team this season. In her first race in the DC Trident red, she won the 200 back in 2:02.23, the first win of her ISL career. Also featured is Michelle Rogalski and her recent open water journey around the island of Alcatraz; Olympic fly medalist Steve Parry talks on his fears of the impact of pool closures; The east coast water polo report; Natalie Coughlin gives birth to her second child; The ideal strategy for pacing the 200 free; Dick Shoulberg reflects on the death of Fran Crippen; Australia’s coach Don Talbot dies at 87; Full finals recap of the ISL Match 6; and Swimming World’s Holiday Gift Guide!


SW Biweekly - Building Momentum - Amy Bilquist - Cover
[PHOTO CREDIT: MINE KASAPOGLU/ISL]


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FEATURES

008 SWIMMING THROUGH SMOKE: MICHELLE ROGALSKI’S JOURNEY AROUND ALCATRAZ
by Michelle Rogalski
Open water swimmers train to be ready for any possible scenario, but few would have ever imagined the recent conditions while swimming around the island of Alcatraz: dense fog and smoky air with wildfires ablaze just a few miles south of San Francisco…during a global pandemic!

009 OLYMPIC FLY MEDALIST STEVE PARRY FEARS IMPACT OF POOL CLOSURES; SPEEDO BACKS CAMPAIGN
by Liz Byrnes
Following the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases across England, a four-week national lockdown was ordered from Nov. 5 through Dec. 2 during which time all indoor leisure facilities will be forced to close. Olympic 200 fly bronze medalist Steve Parry fears more pools will be lost as a result of the lockdown and argues that people swimming in COVID-secure environments is key to maintaining the physical and mental health of the nation.

012 EAST COAST POLO REPORT: AZEVEDO IN CONNECTICUT; NORTH ALLEGHENY IN STATES; CAPITAL AND NAVY IN ANNAPOLIS
by Michael Randazzo
COVID-19 restrictions have drastically limited water polo competition throughout the country. But in the Eastern U.S., polo play has endured, an encouraging sign for the sport during a challenging period.

016 NATALIE COUGHLIN GIVES BIRTH TO SECOND CHILD—OZZIE JOINS FAMILY 11 DAYS AFTER DUE DATE
by Dan D’Addona
Natalie Coughlin, a three-time Olympian and 12-time Olympic medalist, gave birth to her second child, Ozzie, 11 days past her due date. She and her husband, Ethan Hall, also have a daughter, Zennie, who was born in 2018.

017 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

024 PACING THE 200 FREESTYLE: IS THERE AN IDEAL STRATEGY?
by Daniel Zeng
There are multiple strategies for swimming the 200 free. To determine which is best for you, you should adjust how you pace the event in practice and at meets to figure out what works best. It all depends on what kind of swimmer you are.

028 THE DEATH OF FRAN CRIPPEN: DICK SHOULDBERG REFLECTS ON A SPECIAL PERSON
by Andy Ross
Oct. 23, 2010 changed Coach Dick Shoulberg’s life forever. It was on that day that Fran Crippen lost his life at age 26 during an open water race in hot water off the coast of Dubai. Now at the 10-year mark from Fran’s tragic death, Shoulberg—who coached all four siblings of the Crippen family—is reminded once again of the horrible event, and he has spent every day of his life since then hoping it never happens again.

030 PASSAGES: AUSTRALIA’S DON TALBOT, A GIANT IN COACHING, DIES AT 87
by John Lohn
The swimming world lost a legend from its coaching ranks, Nov. 3, as Australia’s Don Talbot died at the age of 87. A 1979 inductee into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, Talbot is regarded as one of the greatest coaching minds in history. He was known as a taskmaster, but his success also warranted tremendous respect and appreciation for his coaching skills.

032 AMY BILQUIST LOOKING TO BUILD ON HER FIRST ISL VICTORY FOR DC TRIDENT
by Dan D’Addona
Amy Bilquist joined the DC Trident this year because she saw the team’s energy in the inaugural International Swimming League (ISL) season and wanted to be a part of it. But with Katie Ledecky, Natalie Coughlin and Cody Miller out for the season, Bilquist immediately became one of the faces of the Trident. Bilquist, who won the U.S. national title in the 100 back in 2019, didn’t disappoint: In her first race in the DC Trident red, she won the 200 back in 2:02.23, the first win of her ISL career.

034 ISL MATCH 6: FULL FINALS RECAP
by Dan D’Addona and Andy Ross
Full event coverage of ISL Match 6, Nov. 1-2, from Budapest, Hungary: Energy Standard 609/Toronto Titans 448/NY Breakers 354.5/Aqua Centurions 290.5

040 PARTING SHOT

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