SW Biweekly – European Union: Has The Center of Men’s Swimming Shifted? – On Sale Now!

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[From left: Kristof Milak (Photo Courtesy: Andrea Staccioli / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto), David Popovici (Photo Courtesy: LEN), Leon Marchand (Photo Courtesy: Andrea Staccioli / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto)]

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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about how the summer of international long course racing turned out a new powerhouse of men’s swimming- Europe. US and Australia remain the best for women’s swimming. Also featured is Caeleb Dressel, the latest to speak on the importance of mental health and self-care; Mallory Comerford and Clarke Burckle announce their engagement; Things to keep in mind when transitioning to a new coach; What is the toughest race in swimming?; 11 things that separate the good swimmer from the great swimmer; Three-time Olympic relay gold medalist Blake Pieroni announces retirement; Brooks Fail joins USC as Assistant Coach to round out Lea Maurer’s staff; Leanne Smith hopes to demonstrate to others what they’re capable of after her own seven-time gold medalist performance at the World Para Swimming Championships; How They Train with Sierra Marlins’ Brady Calkins and Erica Jaffe; and more!

 SWB 9-7-22 - European Union - Has The Center of Men's Swimming Shifted - COVER[From left: Kristof Milak (Photo Courtesy: Andrea Staccioli / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto), David Popovici
(Photo Courtesy: LEN), Leon Marchand (Photo Courtesy: Andrea Staccioli / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto)]

 


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FEATURES

008 CAELEB DRESSEL LATEST TO SHOW WAY IN RECOGNIZING IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL HEALTH, TAKING CARE OF ONE’S SELF
by David Rieder
Six-time Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel left the recent World Championships during the middle of the meet before competing in most of his main events. He realized he needed to put his own health above his swimming, and made the tough decision to prioritize himself over artificial achievements like medal counts and records.

010 3 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN TRANSITIONING TO A NEW COACH
by Taylor Padington
In the course of a swimmer’s career, it is inevitable he or she will need to switch coaches. In this first-person account, the author shares a few key principles that are effective for creating the perfect new coach-swimmer bond.

012 WHAT IS THE TOUGHEST RACE IN SWIMMING?
by Kate Santilena
Whether you are a sprinter, stroke specialist or distance swimmer, there always seems to be at least one race that seems the most difficult in swimming. Here are some of the top choices.

016 STATUS CHECK: EUROPE NEW POWERHOUSE OF MEN’S SWIMMING, AMERICANS AT CROSSROADS
by David Rieder
The busy summer of international long course racing in the year following the Tokyo Olympics saw a series of new stars take their places as the best of the world. While the traditional powerhouse nations, Australia and the United States, remain the best of women’s swimming, most of the emerging talent on the men’s side hails from Europe.

018 MALLORY COMERFORD, CLARKE BURCKLE ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT
by Dan D’Addona
One of swimming’s most recognized couples, Mallory Comerford and Clarke Burckle, announced their engagement recently, with Comerford posting on Instagram: “Forever & ever.”

020 11 THINGS THAT SEPARATE THE GOOD SWIMMER FROM THE GREAT SWIMMER
by Brittany Oxley
Much of swimming greatness is defined by mental toughness and how one tackles adversity. What does it take to become great? It takes one’s mentality, pushed to its limits. Here are 11 characteristics of great swimmers.

022 BLAKE PIERONI, THREE-TIME OLYMPIC RELAY GOLD MEDALIST, ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
by Matthew De George
Blake Pieroni, a three-time Olympic gold medalist and a valuable member in the American relay depth, announced his retirement recently via social media. He also won eight golds and 12 total medals at the World Championships (short course and long course). The 26-year-old standout at Indiana University has been battling knee injuries the last year, and he recently had knee surgery.

023 BROOKS FAIL JOINS USC AS ASSISTANT COACH TO ROUND OUT LEA MAURER’S STAFF
by Matthew De George
Brooks Fail was hired recently as an assistant coach at USC, the final hire for Lea Maurer in her first staff as full-time head coach of the Trojans. Fail is fresh off his NCAA swimming career, an 11-time All-American at the University of Arizona, where he was the school record holder in the 1650 freestyle and 400 individual medley.

024 SO MUCH MORE
by Matthew De George
Leanne Smith turned in a career-defining performance at the recent World Para Swimming Championships in Madeira, Portugal, where she won seven gold medals. As a paraswimmer, the 34-year-old now hopes to use her performances in the pool to demonstrate to others what they’re capable of.

027 HASTY HIGH POINTERS

028 HOW THEY TRAIN BRADY CALKINS & ERICA JAFFE
by Michael J. Stott

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