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SW Biweekly February 21, 2020 - The Definitive History of The Step Over Relay Starts On The Wedge

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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about the full history of where step-over relay starts- a relay start using the wedge- originated; Ryan Murphy is confident and ready for the 2020 Olympic campaign; Cate Campbell breaks her silence on the real reason she finished 6th in the race that Australia expected her to win; Michael Phelps shares how the USOC leadership responded with silence when he revealed the nature and depth of his struggle with depression and mental-health issues during his career; Coronavirus causes China an Olympic Swimming Trials postponement; The International Swimming Hall of Fame announced that the 2020 Honoree Induction Ceremony will be dedicated to senior swimmer Nicholas Dworet, who was among the 17 victims shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL; Swimming World’s 2020 Swim Camp Directory; and much more


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FEATURES

008 FOUR TAKEAWAYS FROM FLORIDA OT QUALIFIER: LOCHTE, DRESSEL, MASSE AND MORE
by Matthew De George
Orlando hosted a low-key Olympic Trials qualifier that attracted top swimmers such as Caeleb Dressel, Ryan Lochte and Kylie Masse. It also produced two 14-year-olds who turned in fast times.

010 STANFORD WOMEN FINISH DUAL MEET SEASON UNDEFEATED FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT YEAR
by Matthew De George
In the two schools’ final dual meet of the 2019-20 season, Stanford beat San Francisco Bay-area rival  Cal 193-104 to complete its fifth straight undefeated dual meet season. Cal was the mid-season favorite to win NCAAs, but Stanford showed why they have won the last three titles, setting themselves up for what will be an exciting championships in March.

012 CATE CAMPBELL BREAKS HER SILENCE TO SHED FURTHER LIGHT ON THAT FATEFUL NIGHT IN RIO
by Ian Hanson
Australia’s Cate Campbell, the world record holder in the women’s 100 meter free heading into the Rio Olympics, shared with sportswriter Wayne Smith of The Australian the “real reason” she finished sixth in a race that seemingly all Australia had expected her to win.

015 ERIKA FAIRWEATHER STAKES HER CLAIM FOR TOKYO TICKET
by Dave Crampton
Sixteen-year-old Erika Fairweather became only the second swimmer from New Zealand to achieve an Olympic Games qualifying standard for Tokyo 2020 when she won the women’s 400 meter free in 4:07.23 at the recent Victoria Open Championships in Australia.

016 RYAN MURPHY READY AND REFOCUSED FOR 2020 OLYMPIC CAMPAIGN
by David Rieder
At last year’s World Championships in Gwangju,  Ryan Murphy came home with three silver medals, but his first individual long course World title still eluded him. With his focus now set on the 2020 Olympic summer, the 100 back world record holder and 2016 triple Olympic gold medalist is looking ahead to Tokyo with confidence.

019 ISHOF WILL DEDICATE INDUCTION CEREMONY TO SWIMMER NICHOLAS DWORET
by Meg Keller-Marvin
The International Swimming Hall of Fame announced that this year’s 56th annual Honoree Induction Ceremony will be dedicated to senior swimmer Nicholas Dworet, who was among the 17 victims shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. two years ago in what became the deadliest shooting at a high school in United States history.

020 WHY I SHOULDN’T HAVE QUIT SWIMMING
by Nicholas Zhu
In hindsight, Nicholas Zhu believes he should have continued swimming in college. It was only after he made the decision to quit that he realized that athletics kept him in check and that his swimming teammates became his friends, and those friends became family. He learned that there’s something indescribably connective about the shared pursuit of athletic improvement.

022 PAIR OF NCAA RECORDS CAPS WOMEN’S D-III CONFERENCE SEASON
by Andy Ross
St. Catherine sophomore Jordyn Wentzel broke the NCAA Division III record in the 200 yard breast with a 2:11.85 at the MIAC Championships, while Kenyon junior Crile Hart lowered the 200 IM mark to 1:58.04 at the NCAC Championships.

023 DAVID CURTISS GOES 19.42, SETS NATIONAL PREP RECORD IN 50 FREE
by Matthew De George
With a 19.42 in the 50 yard free, Pennington School (N.J.) junior David Curtiss took down Ryan Murphy’s eight-year-old national independent school record of 19.54 when the three-time Olympic gold medalist and world record holder (100 back) swam for Bolles (Fla.).

024 CARMEL GIRLS WIN 34th STRAIGHT INDIANA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE
by Chandler Brandes
Carmel High School (Ind.) used its impressive depth to earn its 34th consecutive girls’ state high school championship, winning all three relays and two individual titles, and scoring 426.5 points—fourth most on its all-time list of points scored.

026 WHERE DID THE STEP-OVER RELAY STARTS ORIGINATE?
by Andy Ross
North Carolina State head coach Braden Holloway says the idea of a relay start using the wedge was first used in the summer of 2012. By the 2014 NCAAs, only two schools were doing it consistently: NC State and Texas. Louisville joined the group in the fall of 2014. And today, the start has expanded to other countries.

028 MICHAEL PHELPS SLAMS USOC FOR SILENCE IN FACE OF HIS REVELATIONS OF DEPRESSION
by Craig Lord

In an interview with Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post, Michael Phelps shares how the USOC leadership responded with silence when he revealed the nature and depth of his struggle with depression and mental-health issues that dogged him during his career as the most decorated Olympian of all-time, all sports.

029 CAELEB DRESSEL AND SARAH SJOSTROM WIN 2019 FINA BEST ATHLETES AWARDS
by Liz Byrnes

030 CORONAVIRUS CAUSES CHINA OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS POSTPONEMENT
by Craig Lord
The Chinese Olympic Swimming Trials and National Championships have been postponed as a result of the Coronavirus emergency. The event, due to have taken place from March 28 to April 4, has been provisionally rescheduled for May 10-16 in hopes that the outbreak of the virus will have been sufficiently contained by then.

032 SWIMMING WORLD’S 2020 SWIM CAMP DIRECTORY

040 PARTING SHOT

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