Swimming World Biweekly: Ryan Held in Check after 2017, Now Available

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Find out what motivates Ryan Held, go on the record with Water Polo’s Kristin Rodriguez and Brenda Villa, get up to date with the latest in Swimming news, check out some great tips for swimmers or swim parents, plus- access our 2018 Aquatic Directory


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010 BITTER TASTE MOTIVATING RYAN HELD INTO U.S. NATIONALS
by David Rieder
After winning Olympic gold in 2016, Ryan Held thought for sure he would compete at 2017 Worlds. He did not. As he approaches nationals, Held said he’s hungry to regain his spot on USA’s No. 1 international roster.

012 GRANT HOUSE FINALLY FINDING ANSWERS IN HIS SWIMMING CAREER
by Andy Ross
After a breakout year in 2015, Grant House, who is training better than ever, is finally turning in some best times and appears to be putting the final pieces of his swimming puzzle into place.

014 ON THE RECORD WITH KRISTIN RODRIGUEZ OF USA WATER POLO
by Michael Randazzo
In this Q&A, Kristin Rodriguez, head coach for the U.S. Women’s Youth National Team, discusses the challenges her group of young players faced in the UANA Junior Pan American Water Polo Championships. She was also clear about maintaining a standard of excellence for an American women’s program that has been the world’s best since 2012.

018 ON THE RECORD WITH BRENDA VILLA OF USA WATER POLO
by Michael Randazzo
While at the UANA Junior Pan American Water Polo Championships, four-time Olympian Brenda Villa spoke with Swimming World about a variety of topics, including the growth of water polo throughout the world and what a world-class Olympic athlete does when she retires from the game that has sustained her for her entire life.

022 HOW TO RESPECTFULLY ARGUE WITH YOUR COACH
by Jamie Kolar
A healthy swimmer-coach relationship requires an open line of communication, mutual respect and some compromise at times. When you disagree with your coach, here are three things to keep in mind to help you come to a productive resolution.

024 MADISYN COX GIVEN TWO-YEAR DOPING SUSPENSION
by James Sica
Madisyn Cox, a two-time medalist at last summer’s World Championships, tested positive for the prohibited substance trimetazidine during a out-of-competition test. Acknowledging that Cox “did
not act with intention” in ingesting the drug, FINA limited her suspension to two years instead of what would normally be a four-year suspension.

026 IAN THORPE’S FORMER COACH, DOUG FROST, ASSISTS RISING NEW ZEALANDER, LEWIS CLAREBURT
by Dave Crampton
Doug Frost, coach of five-time Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe, has moved from Australia to New Zealand to work with Commonwealth Games medalist Lewis Clareburt, 19, prior to the Pan Pacific Championships.

028 ALI DeLOOF EYES ANOTHER BREAKOUT AT U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
by Dan D’Addona
Michigan’s Ali DeLoof, American record holder in the short course meter 50 back and University of Michigan graduate, didn’t qualify for the U.S. Olympic team in 2016, but she made the U.S. national team…and things started rolling for the late bloomer ever since.

030 6 SWIM PARENT STEREOTYPES THAT CAN HINDER A SWIMMER’S SUCCESS
by Bailey Duran
There are many types of swim parents—from the overzealous parent to the unsupportive parent. Bottom line: support your children and their coaches. Trust the process, and remember that what your swimmer needs most from you is love, encouragement and the opportunity to put their hard work on the line day after day.

032 FILM REVIEW: “ROWDY”— DOCUMENTARY ON ROWDY GAINES
by Andy Ross
“Rowdy,” an hour-long feature documentary by ESPN’s Hannah Storm, highlights Rowdy Gaines’ career in the 1980s, growing up in Florida, swimming at Auburn for Eddie Reese and Richard Quick, missing out on competing in the 1980 Olympics, and ultimately winning an Olympic gold medal in 1984.

034 CAELEB DRESSEL OFFICIALLY SIGNS DEAL WITH SPEEDO
by Andy Ross
Two-time Olympic gold medalist and competitive swimming phenom Caeleb Dressel has joined Team Speedo USA, marking his first endorsement since becoming a professional swimmer earlier this year.

037 2018 AQUATIC DIRECTORY

046 TOKYO 2020 LEANING TOWARD MORNING FINALS; CATE CAMPBELL SPEAKS OUT
by Taylor Brien
Despite expressions of disappointment and ongoing discussions between television networks in the United States and Japan, who each wanted the 2020 Olympic swimming finals to be aired at different times, it’s likely that the swimming schedule will be similar to that of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where finals took place in the morning.

047 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING HALL OF FAME AQUATIC COMPLEX GETS $27 MILLION RENOVATION
by Taylor Brien
After planning to modernize the swimming and diving complex in Fort Lauderdale for more than a decade, the city announced the International Swimming Hall of Fame pool—which first opened in August 1965—will undergo a $27 million renovation.

048 13 THOUGHTS EVERY SWIMMER HAS DURING PRACTICE
by Isabelle Robuck
Staring at a black line for hours can be pretty grueling. With long sets, the “alone” time gives a swimmer’s mind the chance to wander far beyond just swimming. Here are 13 thoughts that every swimmer has during practice!

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