Swimming World Presents the “Top 5 Stories of 2017”

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Top 5 Stories of 2017

There were many stories to be told in 2017, but there were some that rose above the rest. Swimming World’s David Rieder compiled a list of the “Top 5 Stories of 2017,” including shining moments from athletes Caeleb Dressel and the Stanford Cardinal. Also included in the top five countdown were new leadership announcements for USA Swimming and new events being added to the Olympic schedule for the 2020 Tokyo Games.

To learn more about the top five stories of 2017, check out the January 2018 issue of Swimming World Magazineavailable now!

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FEATURES

018 2017 ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
by Taylor Brien, Erin Keaveny and Michael Randazzo
Diving: Shi Tingmao & Ilya Zakharov
Water Polo: Maggie Steffens & Márton Vámos
Synchro: Svetlana Kolesnichenko
Disabled: Sophie Pascoe & Vincenzo Boni

020 TOP 5 STORIES OF 2017
by David Rieder

023 THE GREATEST AMERICAN WOMAN SWIMMER YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF!
by Bruce Wigo
She’s not in the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Until recently, the Hall didn’t even have a file on her. Yet for most of the decade of the 1940s, Nancy Merki was the most famous female competitive swimmer in America.

026 A PERFECT FIT
by David Rieder
Before last summer’s World Championships in Budapest, 15-year-old Regan Smith had doubted her place on U.S. team trips, ques­tioning if she really deserved to be there. After her quick transition from wide-eyed rookie to composed and confident World Championship finalist, she knows now that she definitely belongs.

030 MAKING AN IMPACT
by Annie Grevers
Canada’s Kylie Masse is a world record holder in the 100 meter backstroke and the first Canadian female swimmer ever to win a world title, and she realizes the importance—and privilege—of motivat­ing young Canadian swimmers who now aspire to be like Kylie.

034 2017 WORLD & AMERICAN RECORD PROGRESSION
by Taylor Brien

036 NUTRITION: AROUND THE TABLE WITH NATHAN ADRIAN
by Annie Grevers and Dawn Weatherwax
Raw, stragegic, consistent—words that describe Nathan Adrian…and his diet! To have power, a swimmer needs premium fuel in their tank. Adrian recently shared a few typical post-practice meals with Swimming World.

COACHING

010 LESSONS WITH THE LEGENDS: JACK ROACH
by Michael J. Stott

013 COLLEGE RECRUITING: SOCIAL MEDIA AND EARLY COMMITMENT
by Michael J. Stott
In the third of a multi-part series, Swimming World looks at early commitments and the way social media is altering (for better or for worse) how prospects are navigating the college recruiting process.

016 SWIMMING TECHNIQUE MISCONCEPTIONS: SCIENCE IS RISKY
by Rod Havriluk
According to conventional wisdom, per­formance—not science—is the ultimate criterion measure. Unfortunately, this ap­proach guarantees staying in the past and requires being satisfied with relatively small improvements. Applying science, on the other hand, may seem risky, but offers the potential for much bigger improvements much sooner.

041 Q&A WITH COACH LARS JORGENSEN
by Michael J. Stott

042 HOW THEY TRAIN DANIELLE GALYER
by Michael J. Stott

TRAINING

033 DRYSIDE TRAINING: “FAST START” TO THE NEW YEAR
by J.R. Rosania

JUNIOR SWIMMER

045 UP & COMERS
by Taylor Brien

COLUMNS

008 A VOICE FOR THE SPORT
047 GUTTER TALK
048 PARTING SHOT

3 Comments

3 comments

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    Lane Four

    For me, the best story was Dressel’s 100 fly from Worlds. It kills me that we still cannot see the race on Youtube. I need to see that race again!

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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