Swimming World Magazine Covers in Review – 2019. Merry Christmas To One & All

2019 Swimming World Covers in Review

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all our readers. The Swimming World Team wishes you all a peaceful and happy day this December 25, 2019 🎄 🎅

This past year was stacked with a wealth of excitement as the swimming community celebrated boundaries being broken across several major national and international meets. Swimming World continued to produce iconic covers throughout the year beginning with Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey and concluding with USA’s Regan Smith earning Swimming World’s Female World Swimmers of the Year title.

Here’s what Bob Ingram, the Magazine Editor, Joe Johnson, Michael Stott, Brent Rutemiller and the team at Swimming World Magazine put together this year.

Relive the 2019 Swimming World covers:

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Swimming World Magazine Covers in Review – 2019

January 2019

SW January 2019 Cover


ON THE COVER:
Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey is an eight-time All-American and 11-time AA Honorable Mention. Last year, she finished second at NCAAs in the 200 yard free, fourth in the 100 and won the B-Final of the 200 IM. In 2016 at Rio, she set a Hong Kong national record in the 200 meter free and finished 13th. She was the first swimmer from her country in 64 years to make an Olympic semifinal.
[PHOTO BY DAN D’ADDONA]
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February 2019

SW February 2019 Cover


ON THE COVER:
Not many parents have the opportunity to coach their children at the elite level, so it was extra special when University of Arkansas diving coach Dale Schultz was able to present his daughter, Brooke Schultz, the trophy for winning the 3-meter diving title at last year’s NCAAs. Brooke, now a sophomore, is a three-time senior national champion as well as a gold medalist at the 2017 Junior Pan Ams and 2014 Junior Worlds as well as a silver medalist at the 2017 World University Games. After this year’s NCAAs, she hopes to qualify for her second World Championship team, with her biggest goal looming on the horizon: the 2020 Olympics.
[PHOTO BY PETER H. BICK]
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March 2019

SW March 2019 Cover


ON THE COVER:
Long known for his IM, butterfly and breaststroke abilities, Cal’s Andrew Seliskar gradually started shifting his focus toward the 200 free. Last summer at the U.S. nationals, he dropped more than two-and-a-half seconds from his best time, winning the event in 1:45.70. That secured his spot at Pan Pacs in Tokyo, his first meet as a member of the senior U.S. national team. While there, he added to his banner year by winning a gold medal in the 400 free relay and a silver in the 200 free.
[PHOTO BY PETER H. BICK ]
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April 2019

SW April 2019 Cover


ON THE COVER:
Paola Dominguez-Castro, daughter of Cuban water polo Olympian (1976, 1980) Nelson Dominguez—and niece of Nelson’s brothers, Oriel and Juan (also Olympians)—has become the most impressive polo talent to emerge from Miami since Ashleigh Johnson was backstropping Ransom Everglade High School a decade ago. Now a junior playing at Hialeah High School, the poised 17-year-old was the leading scorer in the Thoroughbreds’ run to a state title in 2018, and may make the U.S. Junior National Team that will compete next September at the FINA World Women’s Junior Championships in Funchal, Portugal.
[PHOTO BY ANNIE TWOROGER]
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May 2019

Swimming World May 2019 Cover Cal Golden Bears NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships Stanford Austin Texas


ON THE COVER:
Texas may have been grabbing the headlines in recent years for winning four straight men’s NCAA Division I team titles, but Cal has always been right there with them. Under Coach Dave Durden’s leadership, the Golden Bears have finished first or second at NCAAs in each of the last 10 years—and for nine of those 10 years, the top two teams have been Cal and Texas. In 2019, Cal captured the first-place team trophy—its fourth since 2010—with Texas finishing second, of course.
[PHOTO BY PETER H. BICK]
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June 2019

Swimming June 2019 Cover Sarah Sjostrom


ON THE COVER:
Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom was only 15 when she set her first world record at the 2009 World Championships in Rome in the semifinals of the 100 meter butterfly, and she lowered it again the next day in finals, winning her first World Championship gold medal. Ten years later, she’ll be competing in her sixth long course Worlds this July at Gwangju, South Korea. In that time, she has won seven gold medals, four silver and one bronze at five long course Worlds. In her career, she has set individual world records 14 times in the 50 and 100 fly plus the 50-100-200 free (8 LC, 6 SCM).
[PHOTO BY LAPRESSE/PROVIDED BY ARENA]
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July 2019

SW July 2019 Cover Kyle Chalmers


ON THE COVER:
Kyle Chalmers’ childhood dream was to be like his dad and play football in the Australian Football League. Swimming came into his life more as an afterthought, yet it resulted with him winning an Olympic gold medal in 2016. After undergoing heart surgery in 2017, Chalmers has battled back to become the gold-medal favorite at this month’s World Championships in the men’s 100 free and be in position to follow his dream of repeating next year as Olympic gold medalist.
[PHOTO PROVIDED BY ADIDAS]
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August 2019

Swimming World August 2019 Cover Torri Huske


ON THE COVER:
Torri Huske, a sophomore at Yorktown High School (Va.), is Swimming World’s 2019 Female High School Swimmer of the Year.
“She is still only 15 years old,” says her club coach, Evan Stiles of Arlington Aquatic Club. “She is not imposing, probably 5-6.
Super skinny, super ripped. She is all muscle. She is just explosively fast.” Huske broke the national high school record in the 100
yard fly in February, swimming a 51.29 to break Katie McLaughlin’s previous mark of 51.53 from May 2015. She also finished
the season with the nation’s top time in the 50 free with a 21.95.
[PHOTO BY EUGENE SOH]
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September 2019

SW September 2019 Cover 800x1070


ON THE COVER:
Carmel High School (Ind.), which produced an overall boys’ national championship team in 2004 and a public school title in
2017—and finished as the national runner-up the last two years—won Swimming World’s national high school championships this
year with a 157-144 victory over Cincinnati’s Sycamore High School. Carmel also finished as the top public school in the girls’ competition (third overall), with Harpeth Hall (Tenn.) beating Santa Margarita Catholic (Calif.) 168118.5 for its second straight national title.
[CARMEL PHOTO BY PETER H. BICK; INSET PHOTO OF REGAN SMITH BY BECCA WYANT]
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October 2019

Swimming World October 2019 Cover Daiya Seto


ON THE COVER:
He’s medaled at the Olympic Games and is a short course world record holder. He’s a multi-time World
champion and has captured titles at the Pan Pacs, Asian Games and World University Games. Yet it seems that the
25-year-old Daiya Seto from Japan should be celebrated on a grander scale. As the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo quickly approach,
Seto—a double gold medalist in the IMs and a silver medalist in the 200 fly at the Gwangju World Championships—will have
the opportunity to shine in his homeland and finally receive his proper due.
[PHOTO BY DELLY CARR]
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November 2019

SW November 2019 Florian Wellbrock Cover 800x1070


ON THE COVER:
Germany’s Florian Wellbrock (pictured) and Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil displayed their versatility in 2019 to be named
Swimming World’s Open Water Swimmers of the Year. Wellbrock became the first swimmer ever to capture gold at a major
international meet in both the pool and open water events when he won the 1500 meter freestyle and 10K at Worlds in Korea,
while Cunha captured the 5K and 25K at World Championships as well as the 10K at Pan Ams.
[PHOTO BY BECCA WYANT]
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December 2019

Swimming World December 2019 Cover 2019 World Swimmers of the Year Regan Smith 800x1070


ON THE COVER:
When Regan Smith finally got the chance to race at last summer’s World Championships, she immediately became the toast of her sport. For five days, she supported her teammates and wore her country’s colors with pride. But over the last three days of action in Gwangju, Korea, Smith established a pair of individual world records, was part of a world recordsetting relay and claimed the first World title of her blossoming career. For her exploits, the 17-year-old was named Swimming World’s Female World and American Swimmer of the Year.
[PHOTO BY PETER H. BICK]
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