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2019 FINA World Junior Championships full finals recap

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In this issue of SW Biweekly, check out our 2019 FINA World Junior Championships full finals recap of all six days from Budapest, Hungary. Read about the outstanding swims by Franko Grgic, Apostolos Papastamos, Lani Pallister, and Team USA that impacted World Top 10 rankings. Go on the record with Bret Bonanni, Team USA’s lead scorer in water polo at the 2016 Olympics, who left the team after Rio. In other news, Marko Pintaric named as USC head water polo coach, NCAA All-American Cameron Craig to transfer from Arizona State to Ohio State, Kyle Chalmers pulls through his third heart surgery, Taylor Ruck takes an Olympic redshirt year to train at Canada’s High Performance Center, USA Swimming names their 115 member National Team for the 201919-20 season, and Blue Raider Jessica Maldonado shares how she trains.


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FEATURES

008 GRGIC, MINAKOV, PALLISTER, PAPASTAMOS, PACKED STANDS & TEAM USA TOP THE BILL AT 2019 FINA WORLD JUNIORS
by Craig Lord
The packed stands at the Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary, for the World Junior Championships are capital proof that swimming is best hosted where the sport is loved, appreciated and understood. And the swimmers responded by turning in fast times that made an impact on the World Top 10 rankings.

010 2019 FINA WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS: FULL FINALS RECAP
by Andy Ross and Craig Lord
Full event coverage of all six days, Aug. 20-25, from Budapest, Hungary.

032 ON THE RECORD WITH BRET BONANNI: THE OLYMPIAN WHO GOT AWAY
by Michael Randazzo
In this Q&A, Bret Bonanni—Team USA’s leading scorer in water polo at the 2016 Olympics—spoke with Swimming World about his current work with Bonanni Development, his love of water polo and the difficult decision to leave Team USA after Rio when they needed him most.

037 PINTARIC NAMED USC MEN’S AND WOMEN’S WATER POLO HEAD COACH
by Michael Randazzo
Marko Pintaric, who starred for USC as a player and then served for 18 seasons as an assistant to former head coach Jovan Vavic, has been named head coach for both the Trojan men and women. In two decades with Troy, Pintaric has been part of 14 NCAA championships as a coach and was a key player in USC’s first-ever water polo title in 1998.

038 NCAA ALL-AMERICAN CAMERON CRAIG TO TRANSFER TO OHIO STATE
by Andy Ross
After earning All-America honors for Arizona State in 2017, but slumping a bit the next year, swimmer Cameron Craig took a break from swimming after the 2018 NCAAs and returned home to Michigan. Recently, he announced he would transfer to Ohio State.

039 KYLE CHALMERS HEART SURGERY: THUMBS UP FOR THIRD TIME
by Ian Hanson
Kyle Chalmers, the reigning 100 free Olympic champion who won five medals at the recent World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, recently underwent surgery for the third time to correct his supraventricular tachycardia condition—a recurrent rapid heartbeat that is normally not life-threatening. The 21-year-old is hoping for a full recovery, with his sights set on Australia’s Olympic Trials in June 2020 in his hometown of Adelaide.

040 TAYLOR RUCK ON TAKING OLYMPIC REDSHIRT: “MOST DIFFICULT DECISION I’VE EVER HAD TO MAKE”
by Dan D’Addona
Canada’s Taylor Ruck has put together quite an impressive string of performances over the last 16 months: gold at the Commonwealth Games, gold at the Pan Pac Championships, NCAA champion at Stanford and three-time medalist at the World Championships. To make sure she’ll have a similar impact next year in Tokyo, she decided to take an Olympic redshirt year from Stanford and train in Toronto at Canada’s High Performance Center through the Olympics, then return to Stanford in the fall of 2020.

041 HOW THEY TRAIN: JESSICA MACDONALD
by Michael J. Stott

042 USA SWIMMING NAMES 115-MEMBER NATIONAL TEAM FOR 2019-20 SEASON

044 PARTING SHOT