SW Biweekly – Cavalier Charge: Are Alex Walsh & Virginia a Threat to Stanford’s Dominance? – Available Now!

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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about the rivalry taking shape between Virginia and Stanford women’s swimming. Virginia is this year’s NCAA women’s champions, and Stanford has won the three previous national titles. Also featured is Matt Sates as the breakout new South African star after the FINA World Cup in Berlin; Mike Unger to leave USA Swimming to become FINA’s Director of Sports Competition; Lilly King helps dedicate new aquatic center named in her honor; USA Swimming restructures House of Delegates; Iowa settles Title IX lawsuit by adding women’s wrestling; Elizabeth Beisel completed the Block Island Swim while raising $130,000 for cancer research; Klete Keller pleads guilty to felony charge over Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection; Tim Hinchey outlines USA Swimming State of the Sport report for 2021; Mark Schubert steps down as head coach at Mission Viejo Nadadores; Natalie Coughlin inducted into Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame; The 2021 Holiday Gift Guide AND Prep School Directory; and much more!


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FEATURES

008 MATT SATES BREAKING OUT AS THE NEXT SOUTH AFRICAN STAR
by David Rieder
After three days of head-turning racing at the FINA World Cup in Berlin, 17-year-old Matt Sates has the swimming world wondering if he will become the next burgeoning swimming star that South Africa has produced.

010 MIKE UNGER TO LEAVE USA SWIMMING TO BECOME FINA’S DIRECTOR OF SPORTS COMPETITION
by David Rieder
For more than a decade, Mike Unger has been the No. 2 figure at USA Swimming, first behind Chuck Wielgus and for the last five years as Tim Hinchey’s chief lieutenant. But Unger, who first joined the organization in 1993, will now work for FINA as its director of sports competition beginning in January 2022.

011 LILLY KING HELPS DEDICATE NEW AQUATIC CENTER; POOL NAMED IN OLYMPIAN’S HONOR
by David Rieder
Olympian Lilly King recently helped dedicate the Deaconess Aquatic Center in her hometown of Evansville, Ind., and participated with nine youth swimmers in a ceremonial first race across the pool. The facility includes a 50-meter pool plus diving boards as well as areas for lessons and recreation.

012 USA SWIMMING RESTRUCTURES HOUSE OF DELEGATES TO COMPLY WITH NEW LEGISLATION
by David Rieder
The USA Swimming House of Delegates recently voted to approve a planned restructuring to bring the organization into compliance with the latest amendment of the Amateur Sports Act, first passed in 1978 and better known as the Ted Stevens Act.

013 IOWA SETTLES TITLE IX LAWSUIT BY ADDING WOMEN’S WRESTLING TEAM
by Matthew De George
The University of Iowa announced a settlement with female athletes that sued the institution, alleging violation of Title IX gender equity protections. As a result of the suit, which was led by swimmers, the university is adding a women’s wrestling team. It had already reversed course on cutting the women’s swimming and diving team in February.

014 ELIZABETH BEISEL COMPLETES BLOCK ISLAND SWIM, RAISES MORE THAN $130,000 FOR CANCER RESEARCH
by Matthew De George
Olympic swimmer Elizabeth Beisel became the first woman to swim to Block Island, a 10.4-mile trip. The Block Cancer swim, done in memory of her late father, had raised more than $130,000 for cancer research and awareness via a partnership with Swim Across America.

015 KLETE KELLER PLEADS GUILTY TO FELONY CHARGE OVER JAN. 6 CAPITOL INSURRECTION
by Matthew De George
Olympic swimmer Klete Keller pleaded guilty to a felony charge of acting to obstruct an official proceeding stemming from his presence in the United States Capitol as part of the Jan. 6 insurrection. The 39-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of his seven-count indictment and is entering a cooperation agreement with the government in return for the Department of Justice dropping the six other counts and receiving a sentencing recommendation.

016 TIM HINCHEY OUTLINES USA SWIMMING STATE OF THE SPORT REPORT FOR 2021
by Dan D’Addona
USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey recently gave his state of the sport report for 2021 and the Tokyo quadrennial, outlining the positives and negatives from the past Olympic cycles as well as the aim for the next quad.

018 MARK SCHUBERT STEPS DOWN AS HEAD COACH AT MISSION VIEJO NADADORES
by Matthew De George
Legendary coach Mark Schubert recently resigned as the head coach of Mission Viejo Nadadores, the club at which he made his name in the 1970s as one of the world’s premier swim coaches and where he returned in 2016 to keep Mission Viejo atop the American swimming world. Saying that “it just seemed like the right time (to retire)”—but leaving the door open for possible future opportunities—he is looking to spend more time with his wife and grandchildren.

020 NATALIE COUGHLIN INDUCTED INTO BAY AREA SPORTS HALL OF FAME AS PART OF STAR-STUDDED CLASS
by Dan D’Addona
Natalie Coughlin, a 12-time Olympic medalist—tied for the most by a U.S. female in any sport in history—was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame at Oracle Park in San Francisco. The Class of 2021 inductees include former San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, former Oakland A’s MLB Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson, former San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Bryant Young and Olympic sailor Paul Cayard.

022 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

026 VIRGINIA VS. STANFORD: NEW RIVALRY IN WOMEN’S COLLEGE SWIMMING TAKING SHAPE
by David Rieder
The new signature rivalry in women’s college swimming appears to be between two schools separated by an entire country and almost 3,000 miles: Virginia, this year’s NCAA women’s champions, and Stanford, the team that had won the three previous national titles.

028 HOW THEY TRAIN: MAGGIE McGUIRE & JACK NUGENT
by Michael J. Stott

029 SHAINE CASAS TO TURN PRO AND TRAIN AT TEXAS WITH EDDIE REESE
by David Rieder
Shaine Casas will forego his senior year of college eligibility, leaving his training base at Texas A&M and relocating to the University of Texas to train with Coach Eddie Reese and focus on his professional career.

 030 2021 PREP SCHOOL DIRECTORY

038 PARTING SHOT

 

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