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On the Cover: Kasia Wasick [Photo Courtesy of Peter H. Bick]

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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about Poland’s Kasia Wasick, who retired after a shoulder injury six years ago and is now back and filled with newfound confidence and appreciation. Also featured is a look at the Team USA roster for the World Short Course Championships; USA Swimming revises the 2023 calendar of events; FINA World Cup Indianapolis stop releases more USA Olympians to the lineup- Katie Ledecky is expected; Katie Drabot and Madisyn Cox retire from swimming; After doping ordeal, Roland Schoeman is finding peace with a post-swimming life; Highlights from the International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony; Regan Smith, Chase Kalisz, and Simone Manuel, all training under Bob Bowman, each turn in fast early-season times; NCAA Championships to continue with timed relay finals; The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide; and the 2022 Prep School Directory


SWB 10-21-22 Kasia Wasick - Believing In Herself - COVEROn the Cover: Kasia Wasick [Photo Courtesy of Peter H. Bick]


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FEATURES

008 A LOOK AT THE TEAM USA ROSTER FOR THE WORLD SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
by Dan D’Addona
The Team USA roster for the World Short Course Championships, to be held Dec. 13-18 in Melbourne, Australia, features 16 Olympians and multiple reigning short course world champions.

009 USA SWIMMING REVISES 2023 CALENDAR OF EVENTS WITH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN INDIANAPOLIS IN JULY
by Dan D’Addona

010 FINA WORLD CUP INDIANAPOLIS STOP RELEASES MORE USA OLYMPIANS TO LINEUP; KATIE LEDECKY EXPECTED
by Dan D’Addona
The FINA World Cup will have its third and final leg of competition this year take place in Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 3-5. The competition will feature numerous international stars as well as a strong contingent of American standouts.

011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MEDALIST KATIE DRABOT RETIRES FROM SWIMMING
by Dan D’Addona
Katie Drabot, who has represented the USA in several international meets and who won a bronze medal in the 200 butterfly at the 2019 World Championships, announced her retirement from swimming. The 13-time All-American from Stanford helped the Cardinal to three consecutive NCAA Championships and was on three NCAA-title relays.

012 BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
by Dan D’Addona
That’s the lesson Polish swimmer Kasia Wasick learned after retiring from swimming six years ago because of a shoulder injury, then returning with a newfound confidence and appreciation for the sport she loves.

015 MADISYN COX, VINDICATED NATIONAL CHAMPION, RETIRES FROM SWIMMING
by Dan D’Addona
World champion swimmer Madisyn Cox, who, perhaps, had one of the most roller coaster careers in swimming history, announced her retirement from swimming. She was a world champion on a relay, world medalist and narrowly missed a spot on the Olympic team. She also was suspended for a banned substance—preventing her from competing at the U.S. Trials for the 2019 World Championships—but later vindicated during an appeal.

016 AFTER DOPING ORDEAL, ROLAND SCHOEMAN FINDING PEACE WITH POST-SWIMMING LIFE
by Matthew De George
South Africa’s Roland Schoeman had been to four Olympics, missed out on a fifth in 2016, and had his sights set on Tokyo in 2020. That changed in July of 2019 when FINA informed him that he had tested positive for a substance he strenuously maintains he hadn’t used. However, as Schoeman has turned the page on his career, he’s finding his way outside of the water, working in real estate and as a motivational speaker.

020 HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY
by John Lohn
Throughout the International Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Oct. 14-15, members of the Class of 2022 shared numerous stories during their enshrinement speeches. It was truly a celebratory event in Fort Lauderdale, the 57th of its kind. SW Biweekly shares some of the many highlights from this special evening.

022 REGAN SMITH SCORCHES SWIFT TIME IN 200 BACKSTROKE AS ARIZONA STATE PRO GROUP SHINES
During breaks of the recent ASU-Wisconsin dual meet, several members of the Arizona State pro group stepped to the blocks for time trials. Leading the way was Regan Smith, who put together a sterling time of 1:49.43 in the 200 yard backstroke. Chase Kalisz (200 breast, 1:53.83) and Simone Manuel (100 free, 48.40), who are also training with Coach Bob Bowman at ASU, turned in fast early-season times.

023 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL CONTINUE WITH TIMED RELAY FINALS
by Dan D’Addona
The NCAA recently decided to keep timed finals for all relays for the upcoming 2023 NCAA Championships. The decision not to have any relay prelims was implemented the past two seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

024 2022 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

026 2022 PREP SCHOOL DIRECTORY

033 PARTING SHOT

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