SW Biweekly – Kathleen Baker Triumphs Over Adversity As She Aims For Tokyo

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In this issue of SW Biweekly read about Kathleen Baker, whose struggles with Crohn’s disease have been a source of courage and inspiration for many swimmers battling more than just competition. Also featured is a new batch of Olympic Trials cuts from the TYR Spring Cup, namely Torri Huske, Sara Stolter, Ella Bathurst, Annika McEnroe, Henry Bethel, Evan Keogh, Luke Shourds, and Holden Smith; Former ACU champion Molly Sullivan on distance DQs, bad basketball, and swim parenting; Sarah Sjostrom eyes return to competition at the Mare Nostrum Series; Caeleb Dressel and Lilly King among 500 swimmers to sign up for ISL draft; Chinese Federation opens door for Sun Yang to race at Tokyo; Swimming World’s latest world female rankings; Indian River claims 47th consecutive men’s title and 39th straight women’s title; La Salle reinstates men’s swimming; Sarah Bacon wins first 3m diving medal for U.S. in 30 years; Michael Hixon, Andrew Capobianco, Kassidy Cook, and Sarah Bacon secure 3m synchro Olympic quota; and more!


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FEATURES

USA NEWS

008 TORRI HUSKE GOES 1:58 IN 200 FREE AT TYR 18U SPRING CUP
by Matthew De George
Torri Huske attained an Olympic Trials cut with her 1:58.09 in the 200 meter freestyle at the Richmond section of the TYR 18U Spring Cup. The meet was held at four locations—Richmond, Orlando, Irvine and Des Moines—for the top 18-and-under swimmers in the nation.

009 ORLANDO SECTION OF TYR 18U SPRING CUP PRODUCES GLUT OF TRIALS CUTS
by Matthew De George
Six swimmers picked up new Olympic Trials cuts at the Orlando section of the TYR18U Spring Cup. The Orlando section is one of four quadrants of the TYR 18U Spring Cup across the country, offering the top youth talent a chance to qualify for Trials or upgrade which wave of Trials they make.

010 KATHLEEN BAKER CONTINUES TO BE FACE OF TRIUMPH OVER OBSTACLES AS SHE AIMS FOR SECOND OLYMPIC TEAM
by Dan D’Addona
When Kathleen Baker qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, she shared her story and her struggles with Crohn’s disease on the global platform. Now, aiming for her second Olympic team, Baker has been a source of courage and inspiration for many young swimmers who are battling more than just the competition.

014 OLYMPIC CHAMPION RYAN MURPHY OPENS UP ABOUT BATTLES WITH MIGRAINE HEADACHES
by Dan D’Addona
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy has been in an ongoing fight with migraine headaches over the years, which get worse with stress, making competition even more difficult than simply facing off against the nation’s best.

015 OUT OF THE POOL: MOLLY SULLIVAN ON DISTANCE DQs, BAD BASKETBALL AND SWIM PARENTING
by Matthew De George
Molly Sullivan, a University of North Carolina graduate and former ACC swimming champion, chatted with Swimming World about her 15-year career in journalism, which has taken her from the sidelines of UNLV men’s and women’s basketball to nearly a decade on broadcasts in Philadelphia to network coverage of the NBA and NFL.

018 ONCE AN ALL-AMERICA SWIMMER, COLLEEN FOTSCH PURSUING OLYMPIC DREAM IN BOBSLED
by Matthew De George
At 31, Colleen Fotsch is embarking on the third chapter of her athletic career. At Cal, she was an All-American and NCAA champion. After swimming, she discovered a love for CrossFit, where she competed for the last six years. Now, 13 years after she vied for an Olympic spot in the pool, she’s again trying to get to Beijing—this time as a member of the U.S. Olympic bobsled team in 2022.

WORLD NEWS

022 SARAH SJOSTROM EYES RETURN TO COMPETITION AT MARE NOSTRUM SERIES
by Dan D’Addona
Olympic champion Sarah Sjostrom is looking ahead to the Tokyo Olympics, but the injured star is not looking too far ahead. Now three months post-op from her elbow surgery in February, she’s targeted a return date of June 1-2 at the Canet stop of the Mare Nostrum Series.

024 DRESSEL AND KING AMONG 500 SWIMMERS TO SIGN UP FOR ISL DRAFT
by Liz Byrnes
After the International Swimming League announced two weeks ago that it would include a swimmer draft for the next season that would enhance the parity of competition among the teams, 300 swimmers signed up within 72 hours, with the number now standing at 500.

025 CHINESE FEDERATION OPENS DOOR FOR SUN YANG TO RACE AT TOKYO OLYMPICS
As the Chinese Olympic Trials started last week, the controversial Sun Yang was missing from action. Yet, the Chinese Swimming Federation has instituted a measure that will enable Sun to race at the Olympics if he is deemed eligible following his upcoming retrial with the Court of Arbitration for Sport on a doping violation.

 026 SWIMMING WORLD’S LATEST WORLD FEMALE RANKINGS AS OLYMPIC GAMES APPROACH
by David Rieder

COLLEGE NEWS

030 AUBURN NAMES ALUM RYAN WOCHOMURKA AS NEW HEAD COACH
by Matthew De George
Auburn University announced the hiring of Ryan Wochomurka as the school’s new head swimming and diving coach. The former U.S. national teamer was a 21-time All-American at Auburn from 2002-05, winning three national championships with the Tigers.

032 NJCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: INDIAN RIVER CLAIMS 47th CONSECUTIVE MEN’S TITLE, 39th STRAIGHT WOMEN’S TITLE
by Dan D’Addona

033 LA SALLE UNIVERSITY REINSTATES MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING
La Salle men’s swimming was cut last September, one of seven programs cut by the school, citing budget concerns. On May 3, the school’s board of trustees reinstated the men’s swimming and diving as a varsity program, effective immediately.

DIVING NEWS

034 MICHAEL HIXON, ANDREW CAPOBIANCO CLINCH OLYMPIC QUOTA SPOT IN 3-METER SYNCHRO
by Matthew De George

035 KASSIDY COOK, SARAH BACON SECURE WOMEN’S 3-METER SYNCHRO OLYMPIC QUOTA SPOT

036 SARAH BACON WINS FIRST 3-METER DIVING MEDAL FOR U.S. IN 30 YEARS AT WORLD CUP EVENT
In capturing the silver medal in women’s 3-meter diving at the FINA World Cup behind China’s Yiwen Chen, Sarah Bacon became the first American female to medal in the event at a World Cup since Kelly McCormick won a bronze medal in 1989.

SPECIAL FEATURES

037 HOW THEY TRAIN: CHARLOTTE SHAMIA
by Michael J. Stott

038 PARTING SHOT

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