SW Biweekly: Andrew Seliskar – The Best NCAA Swimmer?

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In this issue of SW Biweekly… Is Andrew Seliskar the best NCAA Swimmer? Let’s take a look!  And while we’re at it, have a read about the 2018 U.S. Winter Nationals full Finals recap, WADA releases its independent report from the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Coach Denny Harper’s 39 year history with San Diego and seeing the Tritons move to a Division I schedule, Coach Dante Dettamanti taking a look back at the 50 years of NCAA men’s water polo, train with Aaron Buchanan and Iran Almeida, find out what makes a pool fast, and pick up a few tips on training alone during the holidays. Plus… more current news from the wide world of swimming!

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010 NCAA SWIMMING NOTEBOOK: ANDREW SELISKAR NOW THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY?
by David Rieder
Andrew Seliskar’s resurgence in 2018 leads a host of interesting story lines that have one thing in common: fast performances this season by the NCAA’s top swimmers.

013 2018 U.S. WINTER NATIONALS: FULL FINALS RECAP
by Andy Ross and David Rieder
Full event-by-event coverage of all four nights, Nov. 28-Dec. 1, in Greensboro, N.C.

020 HOW THEY TRAIN AARON BUCHANAN AND IRAN ALMEIDA
by Michael J. Stott

021 2018 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

030 39 YEARS AND COUNTING IN THE TRITON FAMILY
by Steven Munatones
After 39 years at the helm of the UC San Diego men’s water polo program, Coach Denny Harper has moved the program from a Division III schedule to consistently competing against Division I teams. Most recently, the Tritons unexpectedly played its way to the Final Four—along with UCLA, Stanford and USC—at Stanford’s home pool.

033 DANTE DETTAMANTI ON 50 YEARS OF NCAA MEN’S WATER POLO CHAMPIONSHIPS
by Michael Randazzo
The NCAA men’s water polo tournament celebrated its golden anniversary this season with the national championship being held at Stanford’s Avery Aquatic Center. Coach Dante Dettamanti, who is among the greatest coaches in the history of the sport—and the only coach in NCAA history to win championships in four different decades—takes a look back at the history of the country’s most prestigious water polo tournament.

038 FAST START, TENSE FINISH TO 2018 MEN’S WATER POLO CHAMPIONSHIP
by Michael Randazzo
USC blitzed Stanford for five goals in the first period, then had to hang on for dear life as a desperate Cardinal rally fell short, making the Trojans 14-12 victors in the 2018 Men’s NCAA Water Polo Tournament at Avery Aquatic Center.

040 FIVE TIPS TO TRAINING ALONE DURING THE HOLIDAYS
by Taylor Covington
With the holidays approaching, many swimmers may find themselves home for the break with no club team with which to train. How does the lone swimmer find the gumption to break the surface of a quieted, still pool with the lifeguards as as his/her only company? Here are five tips to successfully training alone.

042 WADA PUBLISHES INDEPENDENT REPORT FROM 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES
by Dan D’Addona
The World Anti-Doping Agency has published its Independent Observer Team’s report regarding the anti-doping program at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, held April 4-15. The report includes a number of recommendations for the Commonwealth Games Federation and WADA itself—all designed to enhance anti-doping activities at future Games.

043 WHAT MAKES A POOL FAST?
by Devin Javens
There are many factors—such as starting blocks, draining systems, depth and temperature—that contribute to fast swimming.

044 PETER VERHOEF NAMED HEAD SWIM COACH AT BOLLES
Peter Verhoef, senior coach and high performance director for SwimMAC the last three years, will replace Jon Sakovich as the next head swim coach and aquatics director for The Bolles School, with his coaching duties to begin Jan. 7.

045 PARTING SHOT