SW Biweekly: Regan Smith’s Early Season Scorcher at the TYR Pro Swim Series Stop in Knoxville – On Sale Now!

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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about Regan Smith’s scorching 58.26 performance in the 100 backstroke at the TYR Pro Series stop in Knoxville, fueling massive expectations around this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. Also featured is a recap of the first full weekend of the NCAA Women’s Water Polo season; Amy Bilquist speaks about her knee recovery after 2019 dealt her 3 major injuries; Sydney Pickrem ended Katinka Hosszu’s 7 year unbeaten run in the 200m Medley; Notre Dame set two pool records while sweeping Northwestern; Luca Urlando revealing his dislocated shoulder prompted Swimming World to find out from an expert just what that might mean; Four important guidelines to follow when training on dryland to improve fitness and performance in the water; A judge ordered the closure of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, home of the last stand of Michael Phelps, due to safety reasons; USA Swimming’s Top 18 & Under World 100 lists included more than 600 American swimmers; And of course much, much more news from the wide world of swimming!


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FEATURES

008 UPSETS APLENTY ON FIRST FULL WEEKEND OF NCAA WOMEN’S WATER POLO SEASON
by Michael Randazzo
The first full weekend of NCAA women’s varsity water polo action saw a theme repeated from the men’s season, when a string of early upsets portended an upending of the usual hierarchy of teams—a scenario that continued throughout the 2019 campaign.

010 AMY BILQUIST ON KNEE RECOVERY:  “WHEN THE TIME COMES, I WILL BE ABLE TO THROW DOWN”
by Dan D’Addona
2019 was the most successful year in Amy Bilquist’s career as a swimmer. But she also dealt with not one, but three major injuries.

012 DAVE SALO ANNOUNCES THIS IS HIS LAST SEASON AS SOUTHERN CAL HEAD COACH
by Andy Ross
Although Dave Salo announced he will be stepping down as USC’s head swimming coach, he said he will continue to coach the various Olympic hopeful swimmers at Trojan Swim Club through the 2020 Olympics.

014 SYDNEY PICKREM ENDS KATINKA HOSSZU’S SEVEN-YEAR UNBEATEN BULL-RUN OVER 200M MEDLEY
by Craig Lord
Canadian Sydney Pickrem brought Katinka Hosszu’s bull-run of wins over 200m medley to an end with a win over the Hungarian Olympic and World champion as the two-day Beijing leg of the FINA Champions’ Series came to a close.

016 REGAN SMITH SCORCHES 58.26 FOR 100 BACKSTROKE GOLD IN KNOXVILLE
by John Lohn
Regan Smith’s performances at the TYR Pro Series stop in Knoxville only fueled the massive expectations surrounding her and what she might accomplish at this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

018 NOTRE DAME SETS TWO POOL RECORDS IN SWEEPING NORTHWESTERN
In Notre Dame’s first home dual meet of 2020, the Fighting Irish beat Northwestern’s men, 151-92, and the Wildcats’ women, 169-74.

020 JUDGE ORDERS CLOSURE OF RIO 2016 OLYMPIC PARK ON SAFETY GROUNDS
by Craig Lord
A Brazilian judge has ordered the closure of Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Park on safety grounds. The complex includes the abandoned site of the pool in which the world witnessed the last stand of Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time.

021 WHAT A DISLOCATED SHOULDER CAN MEAN AS LUCA URLANDO BEGINS HEALING PROCESS
by Craig Lord
After U.S. Olympic hopeful Luca Urlando revealed that he has a dislocated shoulder, Swimming World turned to medical expert, Kipp Dye, MSPT, to find out what that may mean in general when it comes to shoulder injuries.

028 FOUR WAYS SWIM-SPECIFIC DRYLAND TRAINING IMPROVES PERFORMANCE
by Ashleigh Shay
Here are four important guidelines that swimmers can focus on during their dryland training that will help them improve their overall fitness as well as their performance in the water.

031 CAL’S CASSIDY BAYER TO TAKE TIME OFF FROM SWIMMING
by Matthew De George
University of California sophomore Cassidy Bayer, who at the age of 16 finished third and fourth in the butterfly events at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, announced she is taking a hiatus from swimming to treat an eating disorder.

032 WADA PROVISIONALLY SUSPENDS MOSCOW ANTI-DOPING LABORATORY APPROVED STATUS
by Craig Lord
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has  provisionally removed the official approved status of the National Anti-Doping Laboratory of Moscow in Russia, “with immediate effect, pending formal disciplinary action.”

033 UNIVERSITY INVESTIGATION LED TO JOE SPAHN’S DISMISSAL AT PEPPERDINE
by Matthew De George
Joe Spahn, women’s head swimming coach at Pepperdine University in Southern California, was placed on administrative leave and eventually replaced after the university received complaints from members of the team about their coach.

034 ALLISON SCHMITT’S APPROACH TO A FOURTH OLYMPICS AT 30 PART OF CAREER TRANSITION
by Craig Lord
Allison Schmitt, the 2012 Olympic champion in the 200 meter free who also claimed silver in the 400, talks about life back in school and training with Arizona State’s swimmers under the guidance of long-term coach Bob Bowman.

035 USA SWIMMING WELL-REPRESENTED IN THE FEDERATION’S 18-&-UNDER WORLD 100 LISTS
by Matthew De George
USA Swimming’s release of the top 18 & under swimmers in the world in 2019 includes more than 600 American swimmers across both genders. The federation’s top 100 lists include 299 American boys and 338 girls, including swimmers who rank first in nine of 28 total events.

036 PARTING SHOT