SW Biweekly – Sophomore Surge: Carson Foster Carrying Summer Momentum Into Blazing Sophomore Season for Texas – On Sale Now!

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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about University of Texas’s Carson Foster. After just missing the U.S. Olympic team, he later turned in a faster time in the 400m IM than Chase Kalisz’s gold medal-winning mark—and the world’s fastest time in 2021. Since then, Foster turned in an early-season time in the 400 yard IM that is believed to be the quickest dual meet time ever. Also featured are five male and five female swimmers to watch for as midseason invitationals get underway; Erica Sullivan talks 2021 adversity, 2024 plans for “Just Women’s Sports” podcast; Caeleb Dressel announces coaching shift to Anthony Nesty; Shaine Casas records the fastest 200 IM time so far this season; Wyatt Collins promoted to associate head coach at University of Texas; Lydia Jacoby wins two titles at Alaska State Champs; Allegations of abuse levied at Hungarian coach Gyorgy Turi; ISL Playoffs start out as a dud; Matthew Sates and Emma McKeon crowned 2021 FINA World Cup Champs; The 2021 Holiday Gift Guide; and much more!


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FEATURES

008 SWIMMERS TO WATCH AS MIDSEASON INVITATIONALS GET UNDERWAY
by Jesse Marsh
Swimming World takes a look at five male and five female swimmers to watch as midseason invitationals begin to get underway across the country.

012 CARSON FOSTER CARRYING MOMENTUM INTO BLAZING SOPHOMORE SURGE FOR TEXAS
by David Rieder
After just missing making the U.S. Olympic team, Carson Foster later turned in a faster time in the 400 meter IM than Chase Kalisz’s gold medal-winning mark—and the world’s fastest time in 2021. Since then, the 20-year-old has carried that momentum into his sophomore season at the University of Texas, turning in an early-season time in the 400 yard IM that is believed to be the quickest dual meet time ever.

014 ERICA SULLIVAN TALKS 2021 ADVERSITY, 2024 PLANS ON “JUST  WOMEN’S SPORTS” PODCAST
by Matthew De George
Olympic silver medalist Erica Sullivan has talked about her path to the Tokyo Games—through the death of her father, her battles with mental health and three deferments of college eligibility. Recently on a “Just Women’s Sports” podcast, she detailed her bout with COVID-19 in December 2020 that set back her training heading into the Olympic year.

015 CAELEB DRESSEL ANNOUNCES COACHING SHIFT TO ANTHONY NESTY IN GAINESVILLE
by Matthew De George
Five-time Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel is changing up his training, though he’ll remain at the University of Florida. He recently announced via Instagram that he will be moving to the Florida Gators training group to work with Anthony Nesty and Steve Jungbluth, meaning he would be moving away from his long-time mentor, Coach Gregg Troy.

016 SHAINE CASAS SWIMS 1:42.96 200 IM AT ART ADAMSON INVITATIONAL
by David Rieder
One year after Shaine Casas broke out during his junior season at Texas A&M, he is no longer a member of the Aggies’ swim team after he revealed plans to move to Austin and swim in the University of Texas pro group under legendary coach Eddie Reese. However, Casas made an appearance at Texas A&M’s annual mid-season Art Adamson Invitational, where he recorded the fastest 200 IM time so far this NCAA season.

017 WYATT COLLINS PROMOTED TO ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH AT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
Wyatt Collins, who served as assistant coach for the Texas men’s swimming and diving program the last five seasons, was promoted to associate head coach. In his seven years on UT’s staff—five as an assistant and two as a volunteer coach—Collins has been an integral part of the Longhorns success, which has included five national team championships and two runners-up.

018 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

022 LYDIA JACOBY WINS TWO TITLES, GOES 59.66 IN 100 BREAST AT ALASKAN STATE CHAMPS
by Matthew De George
Olympic gold medalist Lydia Jacoby added hardware of a slightly different type to her collection, winning a pair of championships at the Alaskan School Activites Association Championships. Swimming for Seward High, Jacoby won the girls 200 yard IM in 2:05.70 and clocked 59.66 to break her own state record.

023 ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE LEVIED BY LASZLO CSEH, OTHERS AT HUNGARIAN COACH GYORGY TURI
by Matthew De George
Hungarian Swimming is dealing with a crisis after five-time Olympian Laszlo Cseh leveled charges of an abusive training environment at former coach Gyorgy Turi. Cseh’s revelations led others to come forward, and Turi, known on deck as “the Tsar,” has acknowledged some of the criticism, though he’s denied any abuse or sexual wrongdoing.

024 ISL PLAYOFFS MISSING STARS AND DRAMA, MARRED BY PREDETERMINED OUTCOMES AND COVID
by David Rieder
For the International Swimming League (ISL), the start to this year’s playoffs have been a total dud. The world’s best swimmer is absent, multiple teams are dealing with positive COVID-19 cases, and with two weeks and four matches left prior to the ISL final, it’s already a fait accompli which teams will be moving on.

026 KELSI DAHLIA TAKES DOWN ISL RECORD IN 100 BUTTERFLY, JUST MISSES AMERICAN RECORD
by David Rieder
The Cali Condors’ Kelsi Dahlia crushed her own ISL league record of 55.22 in the women’s 100 fly (SCM) with a 54.89 during the fourth match of the ISL playoffs. She was only 5-hundredths off her American record and 23-hundredths shy of Sarah Sjostrom’s world record.

027 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ANNOUNCER JOHN WENDT REFLECTS AT THE END OF IMPRESSIVE CAREER
by David Rieder
For as long as the University of Minnesota has sponsored a women’s swimming program, the voice of the Golden Gophers’ meets has been John Wendt. He started in 1973, then took on the role of announcer for the men’s team a few years later. Wendt, who was inducted into the University of Minnesota Aquatics Hall of Fame in 2007, recently completed his streak of almost a half-century behind the microphone, making Wendt one of the country’s longest active announcers at any level of swimming.

029 MATTHEW SATES, EMMA McKEON CROWNED 2021 FINA WORLD CUP CHAMPS
by Matthew De George
South Africa’s Matthew Sates and Australian Emma McKeon were the top point-getters at the 2021 FINA World Cup. Over the four legs of the event in Berlin, Budapest, Doha and Kazan, FINA awarded $1.452 million. As high-point champs, Sates and McKeon earned $100,000 each, bringing their respective total earnings to $140,000 and $144,000.

030 AFTER OLYMPIC STRUGGLES, DAIYA SETO BOUNCING BACK
by Miguel Caballero
Japan’s Daiya Seto, considered the gold-medal favorite in the 400 IM and a contender for multiple medals at last summer’s Olympics, left Tokyo without any hardware. However, in the months since, he has rebounded with outstanding performances at the 2021 FINA World Cup, winning eight gold medals in eight events.

031 PARTING SHOT

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