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The latest issue of Swimming World Biweekly is now available for download in the Swimming World Vault!  Non-Subscribers can click here to download For FREE – (Limited Time Offer)

Read about Phoebe Bacon’s journey to qualifying for her first U.S. junior national team, Katie Ledecky named as USA Swimmer of the Year for a record 5th time, Kathleen Baker’s World Record at Nationals, USA Swimming’s Board of Directors selection, the effects of Hurricane Florence on the swimmers and divers of UNC, IMSHOF’s class of 2018, the newly named Golden Goggle 2018 nominees, and much more!


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FEATURES

010 TEENAGER PHOEBE BACON SIZZLES AND MAKES HER MARK ON NATIONAL LEVEL
by David Rieder
Not only did Nation’s Capital’s Phoebe Bacon swim in her first-ever final at U.S. nationals this past summer, but the 16-year-old also qualified for her first U.S. junior national team that competed in Fiji at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships.

013 KATIE LEDECKY NAMED USA SWIMMER OF THE YEAR FOR RECORD-TYING FIFTH TIME
by Dan D’Addona
At the recent United States Aquatic Sports Convention in Jacksonville, Fla., USA Swimming named Katie Ledecky its USA Swimmer of the Year. With her fifth award in the last six years, she is now tied with Michael Phelps for the most titles since the award was established in 1981.

014 SANTA CLARA SWIM CLUB HEAD COACH JOHN BITTER FIRED FOR FINANCIAL IRREGULARITIES
by Andy Ross

016 DON’T MAKE THESE THREE COMMON POST-PRACTICE MISTAKES
by Grace Nordquist
Going back to bed, eating too many snacks and skipping your shower after swim workout are three common mistakes we’ve all made…and regret every time!

018 KATHLEEN BAKER’S WORLD RECORD TOPS USA SWIMMING’S ANNUAL AWARDS
Kathleen Baker’s world-record performance in the 100 meter back at this summer’s U.S. nationals highlighted the 15 awards presented by USA Swimming at the United States Aquatic Sports Convention that honored the best of American swimming in 2018.

019 USA SWIMMING SELECTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
by Dan D’Addona

024 GRACE ARIOLA TESTS POSITIVE FOR HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; FOUND OF NO FAULT
by Andy Ross
According to the United States Anti-Doping Agency, Grace Ariola, a freshman at the University of Texas, tested positive for a prohibited substance in June. Since it was an out-of-competition test, there were no results to disqualify, and since she was found without fault, she will not face a period of ineligibility.

025 CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
by Jamie Kolar
Swimming is an all-or-nothing sport—either you love it or you hate it. But when you do what you love…and love what you do…you can never go wrong.

026 FLOODED WITH HOPE: UNCW SWIM AND DIVE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE FLORENCE
by Mary Weinstein
Hurricane Florence caused extensive damage on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Although the UNCW swimmers and divers are now faced with unusual obstacles and physical setbacks in terms of training together and recruiting, the team remains determined to return stronger despite the aftermath.

028 THERE ARE NO HEROES IN SEPTEMBER
by Olivia Wile
With the start of a new swim season, college coaches agree on the importance of building a solid strength, endurance and mental base.

038 INTERNATIONAL MASTERS SWIMMING HALL OF FAME WELCOMES INDUCTION CLASS OF 2018
by Andy Ross
Nine individuals from five different countries—USA, Brazil, Germany, Japan and Austria—were recently inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame.

040 SWIMMING FOR SIX SECONDS OF HAPPINESS
by Melissa Wolf
As a 14-year-old age group swimmer, Sam Bork realized that the pressure of winning outweighed his joy of competing. So, he quit. But after returning nine weeks later, he learned the importance for swimmers to find their value in who they are and not just what they accomplish in the pool.

042 USA SWIMMING ANNOUNCES 2018 GOLDEN GOGGLE NOMINEES
The top American swimmers and coaches will be honored at USA Swimming’s 15th annual Golden Goggles Awards, Nov. 19, at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.

044 HOWARD UNIVERSITY FIGHTING THE OLDEST MYTH IN SWIMMING
By Mark McCluskey
When Howard University walks into the opposing team’s pool, there may be a few double-takes and a bit of surprise from people who have never heard of them. Why? The team is made up of almost completely of black swimmers.

046 TRITONWEAR SWIMMER OF THE MONTH—SARAH SJOSTROM

048 HOW THEY TRAIN: DANNY KOVAC
by Michael J. Stott

049 PARTING SHOT