SW Biweekly – Double Down: Katie Ledecky Crushes Pair of World Records At World Cup – On Sale Now!

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[On the Cover: Katie Ledecky - Photo Courtesy of Peter H. Bick]

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In this issue of SW Biweekly read about Katie Ledecky, who just annihilated the world record in the short course 1500 free and set an 800 split American record at the FINA World Cup in Toronto. Also featured is Louise Hansson, back to Swedish superstar status after the pandemic; The 100 IM to be held at the World Cup in Indianapolis; Shaine Casas, after dominating at the World Cup in Toronto, now focusing on qualifying for Paris 2024; Bella Sims and Katie Grimes lead promising weekend for future of U.S. Women’s Team; The pros and cons of high school swimming; Maggie Mac Neil opens up about move to LSU; Shooting Mark Spitz: How the lens of legendary photography Heinz Kluetmeier told a story; Mykhailo Romanchuk, fighting for Ukraine from the pool; How They Train with Nic Fink; and the 2022 Holiday Gift Guide!


SW Biweekly 11-7-22 - Double Down - Katie Ledecky Crushes Pair of World Records In World Cup Action - COVER [On the Cover: Katie Ledecky – Photo Courtesy of Peter H. Bick]

 


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FEATURES

008 LOUISE HANSSON REAPING BENEFITS OF MOVE TO LOUGHBOROUGH AS SHE RETURNS TO WORLD’S ELITE
by Dan D’Addona
Louise Hansson was ready to take the next step after her college career at USC, but just as she was gearing up as a professional, the pandemic changed everything. Flash forward a couple of years, and the Swedish superstar is back to the dominant performer she was as an NCAA champion—even faster.

010 THE 100 IM: POPULAR AGE-GROUP EVENT BRINGING TOGETHER THE WORLD’S BEST
by David Rieder
The 100 IM, the race that serves as an introduction to medley racing for age group swimmers—25 yards or meters of each stroke—is being held at the FINA World Cup in Indianapolis.

011 SHAINE CASAS ON HIS BURST OF SPEED IN WORLD CUP: “THE TIME TO BUCKLE DOWN IS COMING SOON”
by Dan D’Addona
Shaine Casas, who recently dominated the 2022 FINA World Cup in Toronto, is now focused on how his racing plays into the bigger picture as he sets his sights on trying to qualify for the 2024 Olympics in Paris. He admits that his perspective is different now that he is a professional swimmer.

012 BELLA SIMS, KATIE GRIMES LEAD PROMISING WEEKEND FOR FUTURE OF U.S. WOMEN’S TEAM
by David Rieder
Not a lot of landscape-shuffling swims take place in November, but at recent meets across the country, swimmers who have been lauded for their potential inched further toward international contention.

014 KATIE LEDECKY ANNIHILATES WR IN SHORT-COURSE 1500 FREESTYLE; 800 SPLIT AN AMERICAN RECORD
by John Lohn
Sometimes, a world record can be seen coming, yet rare are the days when a world record is basically a foregone conclusion, a countdown unfolding until the mark is wiped from the books and replaced with new digits. However, such was the case when Katie Ledecky stepped onto the blocks for the final of the 1500 meter freestyle at the FINA World Cup in Toronto.

015 KATIE LEDECKY DESTROYS SHORT-COURSE WORLD RECORD IN 800 FREESTYLE
by John Lohn
One week after she set a short-course world record in the 1500 meter freestyle in Toronto, Katie Ledecky added the global standard in the 800 freestyle to her lengthy list of achievements, overwhelming the field at the FINA World Cup in Indianapolis.

016 COMMENTARY: THE PROS AND CONS OF HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING
by Casey McNulty
While there are many benefits to swimming on a high school team (team camaraderie, more fun), there are also some drawbacks or challenges to consider (time commitment, shorter season).

018 MAGGIE MAC NEIL OPENS UP ABOUT MOVE TO LSU, NEARLY BREAKING WORLD RECORD AT WORLD CUP
by Dan D’Addona
With an extra year of eligibility remaining after a disappointing senior year, Michigan’s Maggie Mac Neil decided a change of scenery would be good. Originally set to transfer to Cal, she decided to change to LSU and her former coach at Michigan, Rick Bishop. It turns out that a blend of new and familiar was what it would take to get Mac Neil back on track, including almost setting a world record in the 100 fly at the World Cup in Toronto.

020 SHOOTING MARK SPITZ: HOW THE LENS OF LEGENDARY PHOTOGRAPHER HEINZ KLUETMEIER TOLD A STORY
by Bruce Wigo
While swimming constitutes just a small portion of his incredible portfolio, no photographer has meant more to swimming history and the International Swimming Hall of Fame than Heinz Kluetmeier. In this feature, the revered Sports Illustrated photographer shares some of his stories—and photos—of legendary Mark Spitz.

024 FIGHTING FOR UKRAINE
by Matthew De George
Had the Tokyo Olympics gone differently, Mykhailo Romanchuk might have contemplated ending his swimming career. A year—and an invasion of his country—later, and the competition pool has become his battlefield, his chance to contribute to Ukraine’s war effort.

027 2022 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

030 HOW THEY TRAIN: NIC FINK
by Michael J. Stott

032 PARTING SHOT

 

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