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In this issue of SW Biweekly, find out the top 25 ranked men’s swimmers in the world, post-Tokyo Olympics. Also featured is Caeleb Dressel’s exciting return to ISL; Katie McLaughlin adds an Olympic silver medal to an already unique relay legacy; Coleman Stewart sets 100 backstroke world record at ISL Match 2; Amy Bilquist retires from competitive swimming; Torri Huske embarks on her Stanford career, named Swimming World’s Girls’ High School Swimmer of the Year; Aiden Hayes is Swimming World’s Boys’ High School Swimmer of the Year; Zach Apple still proves himself as a dependable relay star; Sophia Herzog ready to enjoy her last Paralympics; David Popovici believes Paul Biedermann’s world record in the men’s 200 free is not untouchable; From redemption to sprint legend, the story of Dutch star Inge de Bruijn; The fast and furious frenzy of the ISL- and its feasible fatal flaws; How They Train with Cal’s Trenton Julian


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FEATURES

008 WITHOUT EXPECTATIONS, CAELEB DRESSEL ENJOYS ‘EXCITING’ RETURN TO ISL
by Matthew De George
The appeal of the ISL in its first post-Olympics season is not about times. It is about racing and showcasing the newfound celebrity many attained in Tokyo, with the attendant monetary benefits that are few and far between in the sport. It is simply about having fun!

010 KATIE McLAUGHLIN ADDS OLYMPIC MEDAL TO STELLAR, UNIQUE RELAY LEGACY AT ALL LEVELS OF SWIMMING
by David Rieder
At every level of her career, Katie McLaughlin has been on a big relay in a big moment. She has helped high school relays set national records, college relays set NCAA records and Team USA relays break world records. After all of her relay history the past decades, McLaughlin finally got the chance to show her relay prowess on the Olympic stage.

013 ‘SHOCKED’ COLEMAN STEWART SETS 100 BACKSTROKE WORLD RECORD AT ISL MATCH 2
by Matthew De George
Coleman Stewart was sensational for the Cali Condors in ISL’s initial meet of the season, first breaking the men’s 100 SCM backstroke American record leading off the medley relay, then setting the world record the next day in the individual event.

014 AMY BILQUIST RETIRES FROM COMPETITIVE SWIMMING, LEAVING LEGACY OF ELEGANT RESILIENCE
by Dan D’Addona
Plagued with injuries throughout her stellar career, Amy Bilquist, the 2019 national champion in the 100 meter backstroke, announced her retirement from competitive swimming following her latest surgery to correct a painful arm-numbing injury.

018 TORRI HUSKE, EMBARKING ON STANFORD CAREER, NAMED SWIMMING WORLD HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMER OF THE YEAR
by David Rieder
Torri Huske from Yorktown High School (Arlington, Va.) finished her high school career by setting national high school records in the 100 yard fly and 200 IM, and by being named Swimming World’s Female High School Swimmer of the Year for the second time (2019, 2021).

020 AIDEN HAYES IS SWIMMING WORLD’S BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMER OF THE YEAR
by Dan D’Addona
Everything appears to be OK for Norman North (Okla.) High School senior Aiden Hayes. He set two national high school records (100 fly and 50 free) this past season. He competed and gained experience at the U.S. Olympic Trials as the fastest 18-year-old in the country in butterfly. And he was named Swimming World’s Male High School Swimmer of the Year.

022 DESPITE TURBULENT TOKYO OLYMPICS, ZACH APPLE STILL PROVES HIMSELF AS DEPENDABLE RELAY STAR
by Dan D’Addona
In the span of 48 hours, Zach Apple experienced the full spectrum of emotions a swimmer can go through—from the most impressive and dramatic triumph that brings about Olympic gold, anchoring the U.S. men’s 400 free relay to victory, to the disappointment of failing to qualify in the 100 free and missing the podium in the 800 free relay.

026 AFTER EXTRA YEAR, SOPHIA HERZOG READY TO ENJOY LAST PARALYMPICS
by Matthew De George
American Sophia Herzog, a silver medalist at the 2016 Paralympic Games and a five-time medalist (two gold, one silver, two bronze) at the 2017 World Para Swimming Championships, talks about her preparation for the recent Paralympics in Tokyo, where she earned a silver medal in the women’s 100 breaststroke SB6.

027 DAVID POPOVICI BELIEVES THE 1:42.00 WORLD RECORD OF PAUL BIEDERMANN IS NOT UNTOUCHABLE
by John Lohn
The world record in the men’s 200 meter freestyle is 1:42.00, posted in 2009 by Paul Biedermann, who was aided by the now-banned polyurethane super suits. Before his performance, the record  was 1:43.86. Since 2010, when competition was returned from technology to pure skill, only one man has cracked 1:44. But with “time, patience and passion,” Romania’s David Popovici, 16, believes that standard can be broken.

028 FROM REDEMPTION TO SPRINT LEGEND: THE STORY OF DUTCH STAR INGE DE BRUIJN
by John Lohn
The 2000 Olympic Games Sydney are widely remembered for the home-nation success of Australia, which was spearheaded by teenage sensation Ian Thorpe. But the Games Down Under also served as a redemptive locale for the Netherlands’ Inge de Bruijn, who used the stage to define herself as one of the sport’s legends.

031 THE FAST AND FURIOUS FRENZY OF THE ISL—AND ITS FEASIBLE FATAL FLAWS
by David Rieder
All the ISL’s bluster about being special does not make a league successful. All the bravado in the world does not make the league more relevant. So despite the ISL’s early positive momentum in Season 3 and its exciting presentation of swimming, there’s still a long way to go to ensure—long-term—that this league will succeed and thrive.

034 POST-OLYMPICS RANKINGS: SWIMMING WORLD’S TOP 25 MALE SWIMMERS
by David Rieder

040 HOW THEY TRAIN: TRENTON JULIAN
by Michael J. Stott

041 PARTING SHOT

 

 

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