SW Biweekly – The Pioneers of Pro-Team Swimming: Olivia Smoliga, Ian Finnerty, Ella Eastin & More – On Sale Now!

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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about the pioneers of Pro-Team swimming, like Olivia Smoliga, Ian Finnerty, Ella Eastin, Amy Bilquist, and Katie McLaughlin, who are all gearing up for the inaugural International Swimming League kick-off season. In other swimming news, Arena buys Diana brand rights, Donna de Varona receives the Olympic Torch Award, Michael and Nicole Phelps welcome their third baby, and Regan Smith wins the Phillips 66 Performance of the Year Award. Susie O’Neill breaks into tears watching herself lose to Misty Hyman in the Sydney Olympics 200 Fly Final, and Cate Campbell responds with empathy over an athlete’s deep sense of failure in a loss. Cancer-survivor Sarah Thomas pioneers four laps across the English Channel in the name of cancer survivors everywhere. Davis Marsh steps down as UCSD head coach, USCB Men’s water polo beats USC for the first time in 3 decades, plus more news from the wide world of swimming.


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008 OLIVIA SMOLIGA SAYS POST-WORLDS BREAK “PUT EVERYTHING IN PERSPECTIVE” ON WAY TO PRO-TOUR DEBUT
by Dan D’Addona
Pioneers of Pro-Team Swimming: Olivia Smoliga. Smoliga, the World champion in the women’s 50 meter backstroke, is looking forward to competing in the ISL for the Cali Condors, and believes it will bring the swimming world closer together.

010 IAN FINNERTY POISED TO MAKE MOST OF ISL—IN AND OUT OF WATER
by Dan D’Addona
Pioneers of Pro-Team Swimming: Ian Finnerty. As an athletic administration and sports management major at Indiana University, Finnerty not only is excited about racing in the new league for the DC Trident, but it has also been interesting to see the ISL as a new sports entity.

012 AMY BILQUIST BUILDING ON UNEXPECTED FIRST NATIONAL TITLE IN FIRST PRO YEAR
by Dan D’Addona
Pioneers of Pro-Team Swimming: Amy Bilquist. LA Current’s Bilquist is training like a professional swimmer and trying to use her platform to give back to the sport.

014 AFTER INTERNATIONAL RESURGENCE, KATIE McLAUGHLIN USING ISL AS “RACE PREP FOR TRIALS”
by Dan D’Addona
Pioneers of Pro-Team Swimming: Katie McLaughlin. Swimming for the LA Current in the International Swimming League, McLaughlin is looking forward to racing—just like she did at Cal.

016 ELLA EASTIN EXCITED FOR “FUTURE OF PROFESSIONAL SWIMMING” WITH ISL
by Dan D’Addona
Pioneers of Pro-Team Swimming: Ella Eastin. A 12-time NCAA champion from Stanford, Eastin is grateful for the opportunity for being part of a pioneer league and competing with former teammates and rivals on the same LA Current squad.

017 ARENA BUYS DIANA BRAND RIGHTS TO BRING TOP TWO ITALIAN SWIM BRANDS TOGETHER IN ONE POOL
by Craig Lord

018 1964 OLYMPIC CHAMPION DONNA DE VARONA RECEIVES OLYMPIC TORCH AWARD
by Andy Ross
Donna de Varona, a two-time Olympic champion, award-winning sportscaster and acclaimed athlete advocate, received the Olympic Torch Award, which annually recognizes an individual for his or her positive impact on the Olympic and Paralympic movements.

019 MICHAEL & NICOLE PHELPS WELCOME BABY NUMBER THREE
by Andy Ross

020 REGAN SMITH WINS PHILLIPS 66 PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR AWARD
by Andy Ross

021 SUSIE O’NEILL BREAKS DOWN WATCHING HER “FAILURE” TO BEAT MISTY HYMAN IN SYDNEY OLYMPICS 200 FLY FINAL
by Craig Lord
Australian Susie O’Neill broke down in tears during a live broadcast on her morning radio show after watching a video of the women’s 200 fly race from the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, in which the gold medal favorite finished runner-up to American Misty Hyman.

022 CATE CAMPBELL: “WHEN ATHLETES FAIL, WE FEEL IT MUCH MORE DEEPLY THAN ANYONE EVER COULD”
by Craig Lord
Former women’s 100 free world record holder Cate Campbell recently responded to Susie O’Neill’s tearful reaction to watching the video of O’Neill’s runner-up finish at the 2000 Olympics, and talked about the similar feelings she felt after finishing sixth in the women’s 100 free at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

025 SARAH THOMAS, CANCER SURVIVOR, SWIMS PIONEERING FOUR LAPS OF ENGLISH CHANNEL FOR “ALL THE SURVIVORS OUT THERE”
by Craig Lord
Sarah Thomas, a 37-year-old from Colorado who completed treatment for breast cancer a year ago, became the first person to swim across the English Channel four times in a row —130 miles, 54 hours!

028 DAVID MARSH EVALUATES “POOR” SUMMER; HAS NEW FOCUS AHEAD OF OLYMPIC YEAR
by Andy Ross
Feeling that the summer of 2019 was one of his “worst performances” as a coach, David Marsh has stepped down from the UCSD head coach position and is shifting his focus to his swimmers at Team Elite in San Diego.

030 UCSB MEN’S WATER POLO BEATS #1 USC FOR FIRST TIME IN THREE DECADES; GAUCHOS’ BEST START EVER
by Michael Randazzo
USC, the defending national champions and ranked No. 1, lost a water polo match in its opening weekend of play for the first time since 1996. It also came at the hands of UC Santa Barbara, which had not beaten the Trojans in nearly 30 years.

032 THE NIGHT DUNCAN ARMSTRONG BECAME THE DRAGONSLAYER AND LAURIE LAWRENCE EMBODIED A CAGED ANIMAL
by John Lohn
Ranked 46th in the world in the men’s 200 free entering the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Australia’s Duncan Armstrong was an afterthought in medal discussions. When the championship final was over, however, Armstrong was the gold medalist, and his stunning triumph set off one of the great coaching celebrations the sport has ever seen.

035 COREY MAIN—NEW ZEALAND OLYMPIAN, FORMER FLORIDA GATOR—ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

036 U.S. MASTERS SWIMMING ANNOUNCES 2021 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

037 PARTING SHOT