Swimming World Biweekly: Seeing Stars in Santa Clara, Now Available!

The latest issue of Swimming World Biweekly is now available for download in the Swimming World Vault!  Non-Subscribers can click here to download For FREE – (Limited Time Offer)

Read about the swimmers of the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series in Santa Clara, California, catch up with some of your favorites in the water, take a look back in swimming history, and meet 2018’s recipients of The Cutino Awards for water polo.

Special features include highlights of Katie Ledecky’s transition into professional swimming, a comparison of Caeleb Dressel to Michelangelo, and Hannah Stevens’ retirement from swimming.

Also included in this issue is a full spread of photos from the TYR Pro Swim Series in Santa Clara, courtesy of photographer Becca Wyant.

SW biweekly 6-21-18 cover

PHOTO COURTESY: BECCA WYANT

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010  TYR PRO SWIM SERIES – SANTA CLARA PHOTO GALLERY
by Becca Wyant

024  2018 TYR PRO SWIM SERIES – SANTA CLARA – FULL FINALS RECAPS
by Diana Pimer, Chandler Brandes and Dan D’Addona
Full event-by-event coverage of all four nights, June 7-10, at the George F. Haines International Swim Center.

032  KATIE LEDECKY QUICK TO FIGURE OUT PRO SWIMMING
by David Rieder

Swimming might be Katie Ledecky’s job now, but she won’t think of the sport any differently than she did before. Already, in two months, she’s mastered the essence of professional swimming—and that means you need to be on record-lookout any time she’s entered in a race.

034  CAELEB DRESSEL FOLLOWING IN FOOTSTEPS OF MICHELANGELO
by David Rieder

Michelangelo, known primarily as a sculptor in the early 1500s, mastered a medium in which he was unfamiliar and inexperienced: he painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Five hundred years later, Caeleb Dressel has already mastered sprint freestyle and butterfly. Now, he’s beginning to take on several other “off” events and is excelling in them as well.

037  NATIONAL TEAM MEMBER HANNAH STEVENS RETIRES FROM SWIMMING
by Taylor Brien

Hannah Stevens, a 14-time NCAA All-American at the University of Missouri and a 2017 U.S. national champion in the 50 meter back, announced her retirement from the sport of swimming, citing recurring back problems as the major driving force for her decision.

038  MISSY FRANKLIN’S VICTORY AT MARE NOSTRUM SERIES WAS SIMPLY HER RETURN
by Dan D’Addona

Missy Franklin, five-time Olympic gold medalist and current world record holder in the women’s 200 back, didn’t win any events during the Mare Nostrum Swim Series…but the fact that she’s back competing in the sport after a two-year absence due to depression and surgery on both shoulders is more of a victory than anything she could have done in the pool.

039  DEATH OF BODE MILLER’S DAUGHTER REITERATES NEED FOR DROWNING PREVENTION KNOWLEDGE
by Dan D’Addona

U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller’s 19-month-old daughter, Emeline, recently drowned in a Southern California swimming pool. Here are some important things to know about drowning prevention, according to healthychildren.org: what you should do in a drowning emergency and knowing the warning signs.

040  THE FANTASTIC FOUR SWIMMERS WHO MADE HISTORY AT NCAA DI MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS
by Grant Anger

Only four men in the history of swimming have won NCAA Division I titles in the 100 and 200 of their stroke four years in a row: John Naber, Pablo Morales, Brendan Hansen and Ryan Murphy.

042  LAKE FOREST SWIM CLUB: WINNING IN THE WATER SINCE 1958
by Kelsey Mitchell

The Lake Forest Swim Club of Illinois—founded by Ray Essick, the first executive director of USA Swimming…and previous home to Olympians Conor Dwyer, Matt Grevers and Puerto Rico’s Doug Lennox—is celebrating its 60th birthday this year.

044  THE CUTINO AWARDS: WHY WATER POLO IS BEST IN THE WEST
by Michael Randazzo

Cal’s Luca Cupido and USC’s Amanda Longan were recently named winners of the Peter J. Cutino Award, considered the most prestigious individual award in American collegiate water polo. More than 200 people, including some of the most accomplished and influential Americans in the sport, attended the 19th annual event, held at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

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Author: Taylor Brien

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Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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