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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about how and why Short Course Worlds remain considered as a secondary championship. Among the world’s top swimmers, coaches and decision-makers, it’s very clear that the World Short Course Championships is considered insignificant. Also featured is Coleman Stewart, discussing his frustrations with being snubbed for Short Course Worlds, despite crushing the world record in the 100 backstroke; Mark Schubert named as head coach of Swim El Toro; Katie Ledecky competed as an exhibition swimmer against men at the Florida-Georgia Dual Meet; A look at the USA Swimming roster for World Short Course Champs; Why Texas and California remain the standard in men’s swimming; Caeleb Dressel and Simone Manuel announced as co-recipients of the James E. Sullivan Award; Jack Matthews and Daryn Wright to lead USA Diving Squad for Junior Worlds and Junior Pan Ams; Tips on cutting time; Michele Mitchell to lead Mission Viejo Nadadores Foundation; The 2021 Holiday Gift Guide; and much more!


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FEATURES

008 MARK SCHUBERT BECOMES HEAD COACH OF SWIM EL TORO SWIM TEAM
by David Rieder
Just weeks after departing as head coach of the Mission Viejo Nadadores, legendary coach Mark Schubert was named head coach of the Swim El Toro (SET) Swim Team in Southern California. The team is owned by 1996 U.S. Olympian Brad Schumacher.

009 KATIE LEDECKY RACES EXHIBITION AT FLORIDA-GEORGIA DUAL MEET AGAINST MEN, CLOCKS 4:30 IN 500 FREE
by David Rieder
After training with the University of Florida for a few weeks, Katie Ledecky competed as an exhibition swimmer in the men’s 200 and 500 yard freestyle events. She swam the 12th-fastest time of the meet in both events, but she beat some of the men and ended up recording times not far off her best.

010 A LOOK AT THE USA SWIMMING ROSTER FOR WORLD SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
by Dan D’Addona
USA Swimming announced its list of athletes who will represent the U.S. at the 2021 FINA World Swimming Championships (SCM) and the 2021 FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in December.

011 COLEMAN STEWART “CANNOT UNDERSTAND USA SWIMMING’S REASONING” FOR SHORT COURSE  WORLDS SNUB
by David Rieder
In his first ISL match of the season, Coleman Stewart crushed the world record in the short course meters 100 backstroke. However, he was not named to USA Swimming’s team for the Short Course World Championships at Abu Dhabi, and Stewart is not being shy about his frustrations with the process that left him without a chance at a world title.

013 WITHOUT FULL ATHLETE BUY-IN, SHORT COURSE WORLDS REMAIN A SECONDARY CHAMPIONSHIP
by David Rieder
Among the world’s top swimmers, coaches and decision-makers, it’s very clear that the World Short Course Championships is considered insignificant—especially compared to the long course version of the meet.

016 11 YEARS LATER, TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA REMAIN THE STANDARD IN MEN’S COLLEGE SWIMMING
by David Rieder
Coach Eddie Reese at Texas is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA swimming history with 15 national titles. Cal’s Dave Durden, entering just his 14th season, already has four titles plus seven second-place finishes at the national level. These two elite coaches are both guiding two elite men’s programs, the cream of the crop in the sport for an unprecedented period of time.

018 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

022 CAELEB DRESSEL ANNOUNCED AS CO-RECIPIENT OF JAMES E. SULLIVAN AWARD; SHARES HONOR WITH SIMONE BILES
by David Rieder
Five-time Olympic medalist at Tokyo, Caeleb Dressel was named one of two athletes as winners of the James E. Sullivan Award, recognizing the top athlete in the United States in any sport. Gymnast Simone Biles, who overcame significant mental health obstacles to win two medals this past summer, was named a co-recipient of the award. Dressel is the first swimmer to win the Sullivan since Missy Franklin in 2012.

023 HOW CAN YOU BENEFIT FROM A STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR COACH?
by Jonathan Edwards
A good swimmer-coach relationship involves connection, communication and trust. When you’re able to develop all three of these aspects, your relationship will become stronger, which could lead to faster swimming.

024 JACK MATTHEWS, DARYN WRIGHT LEAD USA DIVING SQUAD FOR JUNIOR WORLDS, JUNIOR PAN AMS
by Matthew De George
Jack Matthews and Daryn Wright will be part of an eight-athlete team competing in the 2021 Junior Pan Ams in Cali, Colombia, Nov. 25-Dec. 5, followed by the World Juniors in Kiev, Dec. 2-9. Dan Laak, USA Diving’s High Performance Director, believes “the future of diving in the U.S. is looking bright.”

025 CUTTING TIME: TIPS FOR IMPROVING TURNS, UNDERWATERS AND BREAKOUTS
by Carly McAdam
One of the easiest ways to drop time quickly is to improve your turns, underwaters and breakouts. Sloppy transitions can easily add time to a race. Here are some tips and tricks to improve these areas of your swimming during training and in a race.

027 OLYMPIC MEDALIST MICHELE MITCHELL TO LEAD MISSION VIEJO NADADORES FOUNDATION
by Matthew De George
Michele Mitchell has been named the executive director of the Mission Viejo Nadadores Foundation. She will begin in January 2022 and will oversee the Nadadores’ swimming and diving programs. The four-time All-American from the University of Arizona won silver medals in the 10-meter platform event at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics and was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1995.

028 LOUISVILLE CANCELS HOME MEET AGAINST NOTRE DAME AND MIAMI DUE TO COVID-19 CASES
by David Rieder

029 ANTHONY ERVIN HONORS LATE FATHER WITH SWIM AROUND CHARLESTON TO RAISE MONEY FOR VETERANS
by Dan D’Addona

030 HOW THEY TRAIN IRISH OLYMPIAN DARRAGH GREENE
by Michael J. Stott

031 PARTING SHOT

 

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