Swimming World Biweekly – Nathan Adrian: Fight the Fight

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In this issue of Swimming World Biweekly, Nathan Adrian announces he has cancer, has had surgery, and is already back in the gym. Read about why Arizona is on probation for NCAA violations, and why Sun Yang is facing a lifetime ban. Find out how open water competition is different from the pool, what to do when you have to compete against a teammate, what becoming vegan does to an athlete, and the 2019 Swim Camp Directory.  Plus much more from the wide world of swimming news!


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FEATURES

008 NATHAN ADRIAN ANNOUNCES HE HAS TESTICULAR CANCER
by Andy Ross
Nathan Adrian, a three-time Olympian and five-time Olympic gold medalist, announced via social media that he was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

009 NATHAN ADRIAN MAKES RETURN TO WEIGHT ROOM AFTER SURGERY
by Andy Ross
Nathan Adrian announced via social media that he made a return to the weight room one week after he underwent lymph node surgery.

010 OVERCOMING ADVERSITY: A TRIBUTE TO NATHAN ADRIAN
by Devin Javens
Despite the recent news of his testicular cancer diagnosis, Nathan Adrian has not given up his sights on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Like Adrian, several other swimmers have endured tremendous obstacles and much adversity, only to later achieve enormous success upon their return to the sport.

012 ARIZONA SWIMMING ON PROBATION AFTER NCAA VIOLATIONS
by Dan D’Addona
After finding multiple recruiting violations by former diving coach Omar Ojeda, the NCAA placed the University of Arizona swimming and diving program on probation for two years and took away one scholarship.

014 CHLORINE TO SALT: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF OPEN WATER SWIMMING
by Kate Santilena
Here are some things to expect when competing in open water.

016 I HAVE TO RACE WHO? WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR TEAMMATES ARE YOUR BIGGEST COMPETITION
by Olivia Wile
The sport is called competitive swimming for a reason: it’s competitive. So, if you end up swimming against one of your teammates in an important competition, don’t worry. Try to be happy for your teammates, support them…and leave your efforts and emotions in the pool.

018 UPSETS ABOUND IN NEW WOMEN’S WATER POLO SEASON, BUT TOP FOUR REMAIN CONSTANT
by Michael Randazzo
Despite several upsets so far this season in women’s water polo among the nation’s top 25 teams, one thing has remained constant: USC, Stanford, UCLA and Cal continue their positions as the top four teams in the U.S.

020 FIVE QUESTIONS FOR ADAM WRIGHT, UCLA MEN’S AND WOMEN’S WATER POLO COACH
by Michael Randazzo
In this Swimming World Q&A, Coach Adam Wright of UCLA spoke about his return to coaching the Bruin women’s team, the value UCLA puts on being decisive on defense, and a pool of NCAA contenders crowded by Stanford, USC and other rivals from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

023 SUN YANG FACING LIFETIME BAN AFTER INCIDENT WITH DRUG TESTERS
by James Sica
Olympic champion and world record holder Sun Yang may be facing a lifetime ban from competitive swimming after a run-in with anti-dooping officials collecting samples, in which Sun and his bodygard reportedly smashed a sealed vial of the swimmer’s blood with a hammer, destroying the testing sample.

024 WHAT BECOMING VEGAN DOES TO AN ATHLETE
by Mark McCluskey
As people watch what they eat, they are beginning to realize that diets such as vegetarianism and veganism are incredibly healthy ways to eat. If a new vegan researches the nutrients they need to stay strong, veganism can improve his or her performances.

026 WHY I SHOULDN’T HAVE QUIT SWIMMING
by Nicholas Zhu
Guest contributor Nicholas Zhu explains why he quit swimming, but he also makes it very clear that he made a mistake. What’s really important, he says, is the indescribable connectivity about the shared pursuit of athletic improvement with your teammates, who become your friends and family.

028 7 THINGS THAT EVERY SWIMMER FEARS ON RACE DAY
by J.P. Mortenson

031 SWIMMING WORLD’S 2019 SWIM CAMP DIRECTORY

038 YMCA VOLUNTEER KEVIN COVINGTON ON COACHING ADOLESCENTS: THE STORY OF ONE SMALL-TOWN TEAM
by Taylor Covington

040 HOW THEY TRAIN – RYAN BAKER & LAINE REED
by Michael J Stott

041 FOUR TRAVEL MEET TIPS
by Kelsey Mitchell
When traveling long distances to compete in a swim meet, remember to stay hydrated, rest up, fuel up and stay focused.

042 PARTING SHOT

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