Three-time Olympian Nathan Adrian lights up the cover of the eleventh edition of the 2017 Swimming World Biweekly series. Adrian sprinted to the top of the men’s 100 free at the Santa Clara stop of the 2017 arena Pro Swim Series
The full finals recap of the 2017 arena Pro Swim Series Santa Clara can be found in this issue, along with full-page photo spreads of the action and excitement. Special features on Katie Ledecky, Elizabeth Beisel, and Madisyn Cox can be found in this issue, along with a special feature on Tim Hinchey, USA Swimming’s newest CEO. Additional stories include a commentary on open water temperatures, Michael Phelps joins the Medibio board of directors, and lessons on the history of butterfly.
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020 ARENA PRO SWIM SERIES SANTA CLARA PHOTO GALLERY
Photos by Stan Szeto-USA Today Sports
026 ARENA PRO SWIM SERIES SANTA CLARA FULL FINALS RECAP
by Taylor Brien, Andy Ross & Caitlin Daday
All the action from Santa Clara as the 2017 Arena Pro Swim Series makes its final stop of the year.
026 KATIE LEDECKY READY TO CHASE “AMBITIOUS” NEW GOALS
by David Rieder
Much to the chagrin of those who bought tickets, Katie Ledecky swam only two races at the Arena Pro Swim Series stop in Santa Clara, Calif. Unsurprisingly, she won both…
028 WHAT’S NEXT FOR ELIZABETH BEISEL?
by David Rieder
Elizabeth Beisel did not go to a swim meet for more than nine months. After the Olympics in Rio, she took a break from the sport, traveling the world with fellow three-time Olympian Allison Schmitt and moving back home to Rhode Island…
030 DESPITE DISAPPOINTMENTS, MADISYN COX STILL LOVES RACING
by David Rieder
Madisyn Cox was 50 meters from the finish in the biggest race of her life. In the 200 IM final at the U.S. Olympic Trials, she was in third place with just the freestyle leg to go, but she turned only two tenths behind leader Maya DiRado and just a tenth behind Caitlin Leverenz….
034 SPECIAL OLYMPICS AND CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER
by Cassidy Lavigne
When the Special Olympics came to Irvine, CA, Soka University of America, a liberal-arts school that competes with the NAIA, took the opportunity to give back to the community and integrate the NAIA’s Champions of Character values…
036 THE BUTTERFLY: A COMPLEX HISTORY FOR A COMPLEX STROKE
by Joe Buchanan
The butterfly stroke is a test of endurance, fortitude, and shoulder strength. Often regarded as the most complex stroke to learn, it has become a staple of swim meets and punishing practices…
038 SPEEDO GRAND CHALLENGE FINALS RECAP
by Caitlin Daday
The 2017 Speedo Grand Challenge kicked off at the Woollett Aquatic Center in Irvine, California. We bring you all the finals results.
040 TIM HINCHEY, FORMER MLS EXECUTIVE, NAMED USA SWIMMING CEO
Press release courtesy of USA Swimming
Tim Hinchey has been named as the new Executive Director of USA Swimming. Hinchey has spent the last six years as President of the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.
042 TIM HINCHEY BRINGS PASSION TO USA SWIMMING
by David Rieder & Brent Rutemiller
It wasn’t some grand vision for what could be that convinced Tim Hinchey to leave his post as President of the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer to become CEO of USA Swimming. He just knew he wanted to give something back to a sport he had been passionate about his entire life…
043 HERE WE GO AGAIN – FINA DISREGARDS TEMPERATURE RULE
Commentary by Brent Rutemiller
The swimming community should never forget the tragic death of USA Open Water swimmer Fran Crippen, who died in 2010 during an Open Water competition due to excessively warm water temperatures…
044 MICHAEL PHELPS ADDED TO MEDIBIO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
by Diana Pimer
According to a press release put out my Medibio, an evidence-based medical technology company located in Australia, Michael Phelps has been added to the organization’s Board of Directors.
045 USA WATER POLO WINS 2017 KUNSHAN CUP IN SHOOTOUT OVER GREECE
Press release courtesy of USA Water Polo
The 2017 Kunshan Cup came to a close June 3, with USA winning gold over Greece in a shootout. After completing the match at 8-8, the teams had three attempts to score in overtime…
046 BRUCE WIGO ANNOUNCES PLANS TO STEP DOWN AS CEO OF ISHOF
Press release courtesy of ISHOF
The International Swimming Hall of Fame announced today that Bruce Wigo will be stepping down as President/CEO, effective December 31, 2017. He has led the organization for the past 12 years.
048 5 WAYS TO TAKE A MENTAL BREAK FROM SWIMMING
by Shunichi Fujishima
Swimmers consistently need to push their bodies to find something within themselves that they never knew existed. With your body repeatedly getting pushed to the limit, recovery becomes a vital part of the whole process. “Recovery” is an essential component for anyone trying to improve in any facet of life…