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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read our final words on the much-anticipated and long delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Summer Games. Also featured is the newly announced 2021-22 National Team Roster by USA Swimming; Bethany Galat announces retirement from swimming; Matt Sates wins 11 events at the South African Short Course Championships; Bobby Finke earns distinction as best breakout performer of Tokyo 2020 for his 800 and 1500 freestyles; The non-Olympians turning heads in ISL Season 3; Former ISL executives claim the league has its share of unpaid bills; WADA to review the status of marijuana as a banned substance; Texas swimmer Carson Foster signs deal with Mizuno Swim; Katie Ledecky joins University of Florida as volunteer assistant coach, to train for 2024 in Gainesville; The shock value that Ahmed Hafnaoui and Lydia Jacoby brought to Tokyo; Colin Kennedy named Age Group Coach of the Year at ASCA Swim Clinic; Duncan Scott remains consistently excellent; The difference between college and high school swimming


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[COVER PHOTO: LYDIA JACOBY BY ROB SCHUMACHER/USA TODAY SPORTS]

 

 

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FEATURES

008 USA SWIMMING ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL 2021-22 NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER
by Dan D’Addona

009 BETHANY GALAT ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM SWIMMING
by Matthew De George
After nearly 20 years of competitive swimming, former Texas A&M standout Bethany Galat announced her retirement on Instagram. The SEC champion and silver medalist at the 2017 LC World Championships, 2018 SC World Championships and 2019 Pan Ams just missed qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, finishing fourth in both breaststroke events..

010 MATT SATES WINS 11 EVENTS IN DOMINATION OF SOUTH AFRICAN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
by Matthew De George
Seventeen-year-old Matt Sates displayed his versatility at the South African Short Course Championships in Pietermaritzburg, winning five freestyle events from 50 meters to 800 plus the 100 breast, 50-100 fly, 200-400 IM and the 200 freestyle relay.

011 RESPECT FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES DISTANCE DOUBLE OF BOBBY FINKE
by Dan D’Addona
American Bobby Finke dominated the 800 and 1500 freestyles—highlighted by his fast finishes—earning him the distinction as the breakout performer of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

012 NO TOKYO, NO PROBLEM: THE NON-OLYMPIANS TURNING HEADS IN ISL SEASON 3
by Matthew De George
The International Swimming League is giving swimmers who missed the Tokyo Olympics a way to showcase their abilities on the global stage and to make money doing it. Through six matches in ISL Season 3, the fastest times in no fewer than eight events belong to non-Olympians, highlighted by Coleman Stewart’s world record in the men’s 100 SCM backstroke (48.33).

014 NOTHING HAS CHANGED: FORMER ISL EXECUTIVES CLAIM LEAGUE STILL HAS UNPAID BILLS
by David Rieder
While the meets have been exciting to watch and clearly a fun experience for the swimmers in attendance, former ISL executives claim the league appears to have its share of problems.

015 WADA WILL REVIEW STATUS OF MARIJUANA AS BANNED SUBSTANCE
by Dan D’Addona
Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is currently prohibited in competition and will continue to be in 2022. But beyond that will depend on the research of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Executive Committee, which will begin a review of the drug as a banned substance.

016 TEXAS SWIMMER CARSON FOSTER SIGNS DEAL WITH MIZUNO SWIM
by Matthew De George
Carson Foster, a sophomore at the University of Texas, has signed with Mizuno Swim, becoming the first college swimmer added to Mizuno’s roster of athletes. The 19-year-old is among a growing number of elite swimmers availing themselves of new NCAA rules allowing them to profit off their name, image and likeness (NIL).

017 KATIE LEDECKY JOINS UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA AS VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH, WILL TRAIN FOR 2024 IN GAINESVILLE
by Dan D’Addona
Seven-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky announced she has joined the Florida swimming and diving program as a volunteer swimming coach and will train for the 2024 Olympics in Gainesville with Florida head coach Anthony Nesty, who was an assistant coach for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics.

018 SURPRISE! AHMED HAFNAOUI AND LYDIA JACOBY BROUGHT SHOCK VALUE TO THE GAMES
by John Lohn
Prior to the start of the Tokyo Games, few experts—if any—had Tunisia’s Ahmed Hafnaoui and American Lydia Jacoby standing on the top step of the podium. Yet, that is where they stood after their prime events, Hafnaoui the champion of the 400 free and Jacoby the gold medalist of the 100 breast.

020 AFTER A YEARLONG DELAY, THE EXTRAORDINARY TOKYO GAMES DELIVERED!
by John Lohn
There has never been an Olympics like the one held in Tokyo from July 23 through Aug. 8. Even the Games themselves were known as the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games despite the fact that the actual event was held a year later! Yet, once the competition got started—at venues without any spectators—the XXXII Olympiad provided all of the anticipated emotions, surprises, goal fulfillments and more.

026 COLIN KENNEDY NAMED AGE GROUP COACH OF THE YEAR AT ASCA SWIM CLINIC
by Matthew De George
Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club (Texas) coach Colin Kennedy was named the 2021 Age Group Coach of the Year by the American Swimming Coaches Association and Fitter and Faster. The selection was made at the ASCA World Clinic in Orlando, where the inductees for the organization’s hall of fame—Charlie Kennedy, Ray Looze and Cyndi Gallagher—as well as Coach of the Year Gregg Troy were also unveiled.

028 FROM OLYMPICS TO ISL, BRITISH STAR DUNCAN SCOTT HAS BEEN CONSISTENTLY EXCELLENT
by David Rieder
Duncan Scott is about as steady and solid as they come. For Great Britain, he has always delivered his best on all-important relays and has learned to excel in World Championship and Olympic finals, including a gold and three silver medals this past summer in Tokyo. And for ISL’s London Roar, he can do just about anything they ask in order to put together a match-winning combination.

030 THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING
by Alyssa Blair
Here are a few things to expect if you’re making the transition from high school to becoming a college student-athlete.

031 PARTING SHOT

 

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