SW Biweekly: The Sydney 6 – On Sale Now!

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The latest issue of Swimming World Biweekly
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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about the men of “The Sydney 6”, the team of 6 American teens at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia who broke through to become major players and define a new era in swimming: Michael Phelps, Ian Crocker, Klete Keller, Anthony Ervin, Erik Vendt, and Aaron Peirsol. Also featured is Hali Flickinger on her move to Arizona State; Sun Yang’s urine watcher changes his story about his qualifications for the job; WADA to decide whether Russian athletes will compete at Tokyo 2020; Daniel Worth crushes Jeff Commings’ 28 year old record; Keaton Jones breaks a national age group record in the 200M backstroke; The ISL is already hinting at expansion after the Tokyo Olympics; Minna Atherton was tipped $30K as a world-record bonus; USA Swimming found Not Negligent in California sexual assault case; Australian ABC cancels Olympic live radio broadcasts for Tokyo 2020 for the first time since 1952, and Olympic boss Matt Carroll responds with bid to talk. And much more!


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FEATURES

009 HALI FLICKINGER ON MOVE TO ARIZONA STATE: “I JUST NEEDED A CHANGE”
by Dan D’Addona
After training with the Athens Bulldog Swim Club since graduating from Georgia in 2016, Hali Flickinger joined the post-grad program at Arizona State with Coach Bob Bowman and will be training alongside another former Bulldog in Allison Schmitt.

010 THE SYDNEY SIX: THEY WERE YOUNG; THEY WERE TALENTED; THEY DEFINED AN ERA
by John Lohn
At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, six American male teenagers broke through during their first Olympic foray and remained major players in the sport in the years ahead.

014 SUN YANG URINE WATCHER CHANGES HIS STORY: “I WAS NEVER TRAINED,” DESPITE SIGNING TO SAY HE WAS
by Craig Lord
The Chinese Doping Control Assistant tasked with witnessing Sun Yang produce a urine sample on what turned into an acrimonious four-hour dispute through the night with a team of international out-of-competition testers last year, is reported by state media in China as having changed his story.

017 WADA BOSSES TO DECIDE FATE OF RUSSIAN SPORT AT DEC. 9 COMPLIANCE MEETING
by Craig Lord
Russian athletes are due to be heard as to whether they’ll be able to compete in the Tokyo 2020
Olympic Games. The World Anti-Doping Agency Executive Committee will meet Dec. 9 to decide their fate, including a possible whole-nation ban, after considering formal recommendations from the organization’s independent Compliance Review Committee.

018 DANIEL WORTH CRUSHES JEFF COMMINGS’ 28-YEAR-OLD STATE RECORD AT MISSOURI BOYS CLASS 2 MEET
by Chandler Brandes
Daniel Worth, a junior at Lee’s Summit North High School, was a part of three Missouri Boys Class 2 state records, Nov. 16, including a 53.53 100 yard breast that shattered Jeff Comming’s state record of 54.78 set back in 1991.

019 KEATON JONES BREAKS NATIONAL AGE GROUP RECORD IN 13-14 200 METER BACKSTROKE
by Andy Ross
Keaton Jones, 14, of Swim Neptune in Arizona recently broke the 13-14 NAG record in the 200 meter backstroke (LC) with a 2:00.28, bettering Josh Zuchowski’s previous mark of 2:00.97 set earlier  this year.

020 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE ALREADY HINTING AT EXPANSION AFTER TOKYO OLYMPICS
by Andy Ross
ISL founder Konstantin Grigorishin told the Washington Post that he is committed to expanding the League following next summer’s Tokyo Olympic Games, despite the financial struggles within its  first year.

022 MINNA ATHERTON TIPPED FOR $30,000 WORLD-RECORD BONUS FROM LEAGUE AFTER 54.89 BACKSTROKE MARK
by Craig Lord
Pending approval from the International Swimming League, Australia’s Minna Atherton, swimming for ISL’s London Roar, may earn a performance bonus of $30,000 for the world record she set in the SCM 100 backstroke (54.89) in Budapest last month. It would be the second largest single amount awarded as a world-record bonus in the pool.

024 JURY FINDS USA SWIMMING NOT NEGLIGENT IN CALIFORNIA SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE

026 2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

032 AUSTRALIAN ABC PULLS PLUG ON OLYMPIC LIVE RADIO BROADCASTS FOR TOKYO 2020
by Craig Lord
If a decision by Australian ABC to prohibit Olympic radio broadcasts for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is upheld, there will be live-radio silence Down Under from an Olympic Games for the first time since 1952.

 034 “LET’S TALK,” SAYS AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC BOSS MATT CARROLL IN RESPONSE TO ABC “RADIO SILENCE”
by Ian Hanson

036 ADAM PEATY: SUN YANG’S ATHLETES’-CHAMPION CLAIM IS “AN ABSOLUTE JOKE”
by Craig Lord

039 RYAN LOCHTE TELLS ALEX RODRIGUEZ’S BACK IN THE GAME SHOW HOW RIO 2016 “MISTAKE CHANGED MY ENTIRE LIFE”
by Andy Ross

040 HOW THEY TRAIN: NOAH CORBITT
by Michael J. Stott

042 PARTING SHOT

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