Swimming World Biweekly Showcases International Swimming Hall of Fame 2018 Induction Weekend

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This issue is dedicated to the incoming 2018 International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees, Paragon Award Winners, and ISHOF Specialty Award Winners.  Also included are stories on coaching changes, training tips, and a celebration to the life of Ed Kirk – first African Black American to become an All-America swimmer in high school

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SWIMMING WORLD BIWEEKLY FEATURES

INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES: CLASS OF 2018
by Bruce Wigo

010 – Amanda Beard, USA: Seven-time Olympic medalist (two gold, four silver, one bronze)

012 – Rebecca Adlington, GBR: Britain’s most decorated female Olympic swimmer

014 – Libby Lenton Tricket, AUS: Four-time Olympic gold medalist

016 – Joy Cushman, USA: Pioneer Synchronized Swimmer

017 – Miho Takeda, JPN: Shares title as most decorated Japanese female Olympian

018 – Brenda Villa, USA: Most decorated player in the history of women’s water polo

020 – Bill Sweetenham, AUS: International coaching legend who learned first-hand what it takes to be a winner in life, both in and out of the pool

021 – Petar Stoychev, BUL: First swimmer to cross the English Channel in under 70 minutes and one of open water swimming’s most versatile swimmers

022 – Irina Lashko, RUS: Three-time Olympic medalist in diving

023 – Ian Crocker, USA: Five-time Olympic medalist (three gold, one silver, one bronze) and Class of 2017 inductee to be recognized in 2018

026 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2018 PARAGON AWARD RECIPIENTS
by Bruce Wigo
Sponsored by Pentair Aquatic Systems, ISHOF presents the Paragon Awards annually to individuals or organizations for outstanding contributions to aquatics in six categories: Frank Bush (Competitive Swimming), Bob Corb (Water Polo), Dr. Ben Rubin (Competitive Diving), Jill White (Aquatic Safety), Jennifer Gray (Synchronized Swimming) and David Bell (Recreational Swimming).

028 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2018 SPECIALTY AWARDS
by Brent Rutemiller
The ISHOF Specialty Awards are presented annually to individuals for outstanding contributions to aquatics: Lana Whitehead (Judge G. Harold Martin Award), Anthony Ervin and Constantine Markides (Buck Dawson Author Award), Kathy Bateman (John K. Williams Jr. Adapted Aquatics Award), Johnny Johnson (Virginia Hunt Newman International Award), Gay DeMario (ISHOF Service Award) and Bob Ingram (Al Schoenfield Media Award).

031 TIFFANY COHEN—1984 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST—TO BE ISHOF MASTER OF INDUCTION CEREMONIES
by Brent Rutemiller
Tiffany Cohen Lalonde, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, 14-time national champion and 1996 ISHOF inductee, will serve as this year’s Master of Ceremonies for the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s 2018 Induction Class of Honorees.

032 AFTER CAL APPRENTICESHIP, YURI SUGUIYAMA GETS HIS CHANCE AT WISCONSIN
by David Rieder
After coaching Katie Ledecky to a stunning Olympic upset over hometown favorite Rebecca Adlington in the 800 free in 2012, and after serving as an assistant coach and associate head coach at Cal the last five years (one national title and four runner-up finishes), Yuri Suguiyama will become the next head swimming coach at the University of Wisconsin.

036 THE LATEST BUZZ ON THE NCAA SWIM COACHING CAROUSEL
by David Rieder
This season’s ride around the NCAA swim coaching carousel started early this year, with numerous coaches moving on to new schools or announcing their retirement. And the coaching community can expect more changes on the horizon.

038 SERGIO LOPEZ NAMED HEAD COACH AT VIRGINIA TECH
Sergio Lopez Miro has agreed to serve as head coach of the Virginia Tech swimming and diving program after spending the past two seasons as the associate head coach at Auburn University.

039 GREGG TROY RETIRES AS FLORIDA COACH
Gregg Troy, who has led the University of Florida to a national championship, eight Southeastern Conference titles and saw 47 Gators represent their country in Olympic competition, announced his retirement from collegiate coaching to focus on developing elite athletes for the Olympics.

040 PASSAGES: ED KIRK, FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN ALL-AMERICA SWIMMER, DIES AT 87
by Bruce Wigo

042 HOW THEY TRAIN: SAM POSTMUS
by Michael J. Stott

044 PARTING SHOT

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