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ISL League Cali Condors' Caeleb Dressel on the cover of SW Biweekly

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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about Caeleb Dressel, whose phenomenal success during the six-week ISL season has him poised for a chance at Olympic glory, with eight  months left to go before Tokyo 2021. Also featured is Adam Peaty, on world records, illegal dolphin kicks, lessons in defeat, and the warrior spirit; Elise Devlin debates over the hardest event in swimming; Ryan Lochte in pursuit of a fifth Olympic bid; Rookie ISL member Sherridon Dressel’s incredible performance with the Cali Condors has her focused on 2021; Olympian Kyle Chalmers undergoes surprise arthroscopic shoulder surgery in Sydney; Athletes file suit against U of Iowa for cutting Women’s Swimming; The Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act signed into law; California pauses high school sports through Jan. 1st and cancels water polo playoffs; How a simple conversation began a wave of new training for disabled athletes in the paralympics; How They Train with Thomas Hagar; and Swimming World’s December 2020 Holiday Gift Guide!


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FEATURES

008 ADAM PEATY ON WORLD RECORDS, ILLEGAL DOLPHIN KICKS, LESSONS IN DEFEAT AND THE WARRIOR SPIRIT
by Liz Byrnes
In a wide-ranging interview at the recent ISL competition in Budapest, Adam Peaty spoke to Swimming World about claiming his 12th and 13th world records, being in the unaccustomed position of not always winning, the dolphin-kick accusations leveled at Ilya Shymanovich and his family and baby son, George, who was born in September.

011 THE AGE-OLD DEBATE: WHAT IS THE HARDEST EVENT IN SWIMMING?
by Elise Devlin
After surveying her Towson University teammates, author Elise Devlin concluded that the 400 IM is the most difficult race in swimming—at least for her swim team—but the 1500 and the 200s of each stroke also received strong consideration.

012 RYAN LOCHTE FIGHTING FATHER TIME IN CHASE FOF FIFTH OLYMPIC BID
by John Lohn
The cliché says that only one individual in sports history is undefeated: Father Time. Now, Ryan Lochte is facing that opponent, and while he won’t be able to win, the 36-year-old and four-time Olympian is intent on extending the matchup as long as he can.

014 CAELEB DRESSEL PERFECTLY POSITIONED TO SURGE INTO THE OLYMPIC YEAR
by John Lohn
For all the phenomenal success Caeleb Dressel had during the six-week ISL bubble and the Grand Final in Budapest, his defining moments are still to come. With the Olympic Games now eight months away, he can count down the days until he gets his chance at glory in Japan.

016 “UNBELIEVABLE” ROOKIE ISL SEASON HAS SHERRIDON DRESSEL REFOCUSED FOR 2021
by Matthew De George
Fresh out of college, Sherridon Dressel, a 10-time All-American at the University of Florida, didn’t know what to expect in becoming a professional swimmer, but she proved to be an integral part of the Cali Condors’ ISL championships drive. She left the competition with an “unbelievable” experience and her focus sharpened for the year ahead.

018 OLYMPIC CHAMPION KYLE CHALMERS UNDERGOES SURPRISE SURGERY IN SYDNEY
by Ian Hanson
Australia’s Kyle Chalmers, the 2016 Olympic gold medalist in the 100 freestyle at Rio, recently had arthroscopic shoulder surgery in a Sydney hospital, where doctors removed a troublesome bursa and revealed he would be “good to go” for his preparations to defend his crown in Tokyo 2021.

019 ATHLETES FILE SUIT AGAINST UNIVERSITY OF IOWA FOR CUTTING WOMEN’S SWIMMING
by Matthew De George
Six female athletes—including four swimmers—have filed suit against the University of Iowa, citing gender discrimination in the school’s decision to cut women’s sports teams. The lawsuit seeks a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the cuts. The four swimmers also filed a Title IX complaint against the school in September.

022 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

030 RODCHENKOV ANTI-DOPING ACT SIGNED  INTO LAW
by Matthew De George
Outgoing American President Donald Trump signed into law the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act, which broadens the power of U.S. officials to pursue criminal prosecution for sports doping offenses. Named after Russian whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov, the enforcement is aimed not at individual athletes, but at larger actors in doping plots, opening up the possibility of fines up to $1 million and prison sentences up to 10 years.

031 CALIFORNIA PAUSES HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS THROUGH JAN. 1; WATER POLO PLAYOFFS CANCELED
by Matthew De George
The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) has postponed issuing updated guidance on high school sports in the state until at least Jan. 1, 2021. The resumption of full practices and competitions is on hold until then as the CIF waits on the California Department of Public Health to issue guidance about schools and youth sports.

032 HOW A SIMPLE CONVERSATION BEGAN A NEW WAVE OF TRAINING
by McClain Hermes
In 2007, Philip Scholz, a blind athlete, asked Loyola University of Maryland’s head coach Brian Loeffler for a chance to swim on Loyola’s team. Coach Loeffler granted his request and quickly learned of the opportunities available to disabled athletes in swimming. He has since coached numerous athletes for the Paralympic Games, where they have won a combined total of 18 medals.

034 HOW THEY TRAIN: THOMAS HAGAR
by Michael J. Stott

035 PARTING SHOT

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