SW Biweekly “Claire Curzan: Her First Meet Since March and She Sets Four New National Age Group Records” – On sale now!

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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about Claire Curzan, who just swam her first meet since March and set four new best times and swam faster than the National Age Group record in all four events, causing raised eyebrows all over the country at the high school junior, primed for recruiting. Also featured is five difficult decisions collegiate swimmers will be expected to make; a flashback to the 1970 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games, celebrating Karen Moras’ World Record 50 years later; Bruce Gemmell of Nation’s Capital Swim Club offers swimmers some sample sets for a smooth reentry into the pool; British swimmers used as guinea pigs testing an experimental substance that was part of a secret UK “ketone ester project” costing hundreds of thousands of pounds of the public’s money; Five impossible things to explain to a non-swimmer; Gold-medalist Grant Hackett discusses the importance of staying fully invested in Tokyo goals; The 2020 Swimming World Aquatic Directory; and much more!


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008 5 DIFFICULT DECISIONS SWIMMERS WILL BE EXPECTED TO MAKE
by Jennifer Yoo
Swimmers are constantly faced with tough choices common to the collegiate swimming experience. Whether the choice is right or wrong, the decisions we make help to shape us into the person we are today. Here are five common issues that competitive swimmers face and must choose what is best for themselves.

010 1970 EDINBURGH COMMONWEALTH GAMES FLASHBACK: CELEBRATING A KAREN MORAS WORLD RECORD 50 YEARS ON
by Ian Hanson
At the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, 16-year-old Karen Moras stole the show by taking almost seven seconds off her own world record in the 800 freestyle that she set 3-1/2 months earlier at the Australian Championships when she ended Debbie Meyer’s seven-year domination in the event.

013 PASSAGES: KERRY CROSWHITE, CHANDLER HIGH SCHOOL SWIM COACH,  DIES AFTER COVID-19 COMPLICATIONS
by Dan D’Addona
Kerry Croswhite, Chandler High School swim coach in Arizona, died on Tuesday after complications from COVID-19 at age 61.

014 CLAIRE CURZAN ANALYZES FIRST MEET SINCE MARCH; DISCUSSES CHALLENGES OF RECRUITING IN PANDEMIC
by Andy Ross
16-year-old Claire Curzan, a member of the National Junior Team, set four new best times over the weekend, and swam faster than the national age group record in all four events.

016 BRUCE GEMMELL OFFERS SETS TO AID RETURN FROM COVID-19 HIATUS
by Michael J. Stott
Bruce Gemmell, head coach at Nation’s Capital Swim Club (Georgetown Prep site in North Bethesda, Md.) provides some sample sets—and some guidelines—for when it’s time to return to the water for training.

017 TOKYO 2020 PRESIDENT REJECTS  NOTION OF HOLDING OLYMPICS WITHOUT SPECTATORS
by Liz Byrnes
Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori has dismissed the possibility the rescheduled Olympic Games could be held without spectators, with a committee set to decide whether cutting the numbers inside the stadiums might be a necessity.

018 BRITISH SWIMMERS WERE PART OF SECRET “KETONE ESTER PROJECT” ON WAY TO LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS
by Craig Lord
Prior to the 2012 Olympic Games, British swimmers were reported to be among Olympians used as “guinea pigs” to test an experimental substance “in a secret UK Sport project costing hundreds of thousands of pounds of public money.”

022 5 IMPOSSIBLE THINGS TO EXPLAIN TO THE NON-SWIMMER
by Erin Himes
Swimming is a different sport, which is why explaining things to non-swimmers can get tricky sometimes. While swimmers pretty much speak another language, here are a few of the hardest things to explain to someone who doesn’t spend their days in the pool.

023 GRANT HACKETT DISCUSSES IMPORTANCE OF STAYING FULLY INVESTED ON TOKYO GOALS
by John Lohn
The COVID-19 pandemic and postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo to next summer have severely disrupted training for athletes around the world. In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Olympic gold medalist Grant Hackett recognized the difficulty of the situation and offered his thoughts on remaining focused for a delayed Olympiad.

024 AUSSIE FANNY DURACK A PIONEER IN OLYMPIC WOMEN’S SWIMMING AS THE FIRST CHAMPION
by John Lohn
When the Olympic Games return to Tokyo next summer, one of the highlights will be a swimming schedule that is identical for men and women. But the first four editions of swimming at the Modern Olympics did not feature equality, with women not involved until 1912—at which point Fanny Durack made a major splash.

027 2020 AQUATIC DIRECTORY

038 THE TRAITS FOUND IN 6 DIFFERENT  TYPES OF SWIMMERS
by Sarah Noll
Swimmers come in all shapes, mentalities and speeds. Despite these differences, some common traits emerge among those who specialize in certain events in our sport. To celebrate their differences (and poke a little fun), here is a list of the traits found in six types of swimmers based on their events.

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