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SLIDER 10-21-21

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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about how Kyle Chalmers is working toward a win over Caeleb Dressel. Also featured are the Golden Goggle Award nominees as announced by USA Swimming, as well as the 200 Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal clubs being recognized by their Excellence Program; Tom Shields lowers Caeleb Dressel’s 50 butterfly american record; The Olympic “Quadrennium”: A Look Back and a Look Ahead; Swimming and athletics to be the sole compulsory sports at the 2026 and 2030 Commonwealth Games; Justice for Shirley Babashoff and others? FINA to explore doping history and awarding proper medals; Matt Sates joining Hwang Sun-Woo and David Popovici as the future in 200 freestyle; University of Texas record holder Grace Ariola medically retires; USA Swimming names 43 girls and 36 boys to the 2021-22 U.S. National Junior Team; When Rebecca Soni crashed through the 2:20 barrier in the 200 breaststroke; the 2021 Holiday Gift Guide AND the 2021 Prep School Directory!


SWB 10-21-21 - Is Kyle Chalmers Caeleb Dressel's Biggest Threat - COVER[COVER PHOTO: KYLE CHALMERS BY ROB SCHUMACHER /USA TODAY SPORTS]

 

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FEATURES

008 GOLDEN GOGGLE AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED BY USA SWIMMING
by Dan D’Addona
USA Swimming will honor the top swimmers of Team USA at the 18th annual Golden Goggle Awards, set for Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Faena Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla.

010 USA SWIMMING ANNOUNCES GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE MEDAL CLUBS IN EXCELLENCE PROGRAM
by Dan D’Addona
USA Swimming announced that 200 clubs will be recognized as Gold, Silver or Bronze medal clubs in the 2021-22 Club Excellence Program, led by the TAC Titans of North Carolina.

011 TOM SHIELDS LOWERS DRESSEL’S 50 BUTTERFLY AMERICAN RECORD
by David Rieder
During the first two stops of the FINA World Cup in Berlin, then Budapest, Tom Shields won five events, with his final swim in the SCM 50 fly breaking Caeleb Dressel’s American record (22.04, set last year). The 30-year-old’s 21.96 makes him only the sixth man in history to break 22 seconds in the event.

012 THE OLYMPIC “QUADRENNIUM”: A LOOK BACK AND A LOOK AHEAD
by David Rieder
Swimming World Biweekly reflects on the last five years since the last Olympic Games in Rio and ponders the questions that lie ahead during the next three years leading up to Paris 2024.

016 SWIMMING AND ATHLETICS TO BE SOLE COMPULSORY SPORTS AT 2026 AND 2030 COMMONWEALTH GAMES
by Liz Byrnes
With swimming and athletics (track and field) designated as the only compulsory sports at the 2026 and 2030 Commonwealth Games, these hosts will be given greater flexibility to determine the program, “relevant to their nation or culture, to enhance cultural showcasing and community engagement.”

017 JUSTICE FOR SHIRLEY BABASHOFF AND OTHERS? FINA WILL EXPLORE DOPING HISTORY AND AWARDING PROPER MEDALS
Due to the systematic doping program orchestrated by East Germany during the 1970s and 1980s, many female swimmers were beaten by performance-enhanced opponents. Now, with FINA pushing for greater transparency and reform under new president Husain Al-Musallam, the governing body for aquatics has indicated it will look at past performances and how doping played a role.

018 MATT SATES JOINING HWANG SUN-WOO AND DAVID POPOVICI AS THE FUTURE IN 200 FREESTYLE
by David Rieder
Based on recent performances, teenagers Matt Sates of South Africa, Hwang Sun-Woo of South Korea and David Popovici of Romania look like the future in one of swimming’s signature races, the men’s 200 free.

020 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RECORD HOLDER GRACE ARIOLA MEDICALLY RETIRES
by Matthew De George
Grace Ariola from the University of Texas announced she is retiring from swimming for medical reasons due to a viral infection that has led to chronic fatigue syndrome. Besides being a four-time All-American, Ariola won five medals at the 2017 World Junior Championships.

022 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

026 KYLE CHALMERS STILL SUPERB, STILL SEARCHING FOR BIG WIN OVER CAELEB DRESSEL
by David Rieder

028 USA SWIMMING NAMES 43 GIRLS, 36 BOYS TO 2021-22 U.S. NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM
USA Swimming announced 79 athletes from 61 clubs and 26 states to its 2021-22 U.S. National Junior Team. Nation’s Capital Swim Club and TAC Titans each have four athletes on the team, followed by three apiece from Sandpipers of Nevada and SwimMAC Carolina. Leading the way in the most individual events was Mission Viejo’s Justina Kozan with four.

030 2021 PREP SCHOOL DIRECTORY

038 HALL OF FAME DAY: WHEN REBECCA SONI CRASHED THROUGH THE 2:20 BARRIER IN 200 BREASTSTROKE
Swimming World Biweekly takes a look back at Rebecca Soni at the London Olympics in 2012, when she became the first woman to dip below 2:20 in the 200 meter breaststroke. In October, she was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

039 PARTING SHOT

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