Swimming World Presents “How NAIA and NJCAA Completed Their Championships Before Shutdown”

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Timing Is Everything: Both NAIA and NJCAA Championships Complete Their Meets Before Shutdown

By David Rieder

Everyone knows how important timing is—races can be won or lost by hundredths of a second. For swimmers competing at the NAIA and NJCAA Championships, the most important timing was measured in days. Both organizations were able to complete their championship meets just before other major sports championships were being canceled due to the threat of coronavirus.

NAIA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Allan Jones Aquatic Center
Knoxville, Tenn.
March 4-7

Women’s Team Champions: Savannah College of Art and Design
Men’s Team Champions: Keiser University

The Savannah College of Art and Design won its third straight women’s NAIA title, finishing as the all-around superior team in every facet of the meet by winning six out of 13 individual swimming events and all three free relays. SCAD scored 767.5 points to clobber the 624 of runner-up Keiser. University of the Cumberlands (386), Olivet Nazarene (286) and Life University (219) rounded out the top five.

In the men’s meet, Keiser also won its third straight NAIA championship—in just its fourth year with a swim team. In a much closer finish, Keiser scored 743 points to beat out SCAD’s 681, with Lindsey Wilson College (267), Midland University (255) and College of Idaho (237) completing the top five.

NJCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex
Indian River State College
Fort Pierce, Fla.
March 4-7

Women’s and Men’s Team Champions:
Indian River State College

Another year, two more team titles for Indian River State College at the NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. The winning streaks for both Pioneer teams are legendary: now 38 years for the women’s team and 46 years for the men. IRSC won the women’s meet with 1,262 points, more than doubling any other team. Barton Community College finished second with 623, followed by Southwestern Oregon (545), Iowa Central (515) and South Georgia (493).

Indian River’s women actually won every single event at the meet! Savanna Best took victories in the 50 breast (28.91), 400 IM (4:26.44), 100 breast (1:03.95) and 200 breast (2:17.39), while Hannah Kiely won the 200 IM (2:03.38), 50 back (26.12), 100 back (56.45) and 200 back (2:03.98). Emma Colvin also won four events, the 50 free (23.42), 100 fly (55.09), 100 IM (59.15) and 50 fly (24.85), and Victoria Ortiz won three, the 1000 (10:10.93), 200 (1:52.01) and 500 free (4:57.17).

Charlise Oberholzer won the 1650 free (17:05.76), Camryn Hudson won both the 200 fly (2:02.55) and 100 free (52.25), and Gabby Tolento won both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events. Best, Oberholzer, Hudson, Ortiz, Kiely and Colvin combined to win all five relays.

As for the men, Indian River won by merely 301 points, with 1,112.5. Barton finished second with 811.5, and the top five also included Iowa Central (797.5), Southwestern Oregon (582) and Monroe (224).

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Swimming World Magazine May 2020 Issue

FEATURES

016 TOSSED INTO TURMOIL
by Dan D’Addona
The spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had a far-reaching impact not only on everyday life, but also on the sport of swimming across the globe.

018 TIMING IS EVERYTHING
by David Rieder
Everyone knows how important timing is—races can be won or lost by hundredths of a second. For swimmers competing at the NAIA and NJCAA Championships, the most important timing was measured in days. Both associations were able to complete their championship meets just before other major sports championships were being canceled due to the threat of coronavirus.

022 SILVER LINING COULD TURN TO GOLD
by Michael Randazzo
The Olympic postponement was hardly perceived as a positive, but it could lead to hope and opportunity for any men’s or women’s water polo team that aspires to Olympic competition—including the United States’ national teams.

024 MENTAL PREP: BEFORE THE BEEP WITH ASHLEY TWICHELL
by Shoshanna Rutemiller

026 IMPACTING LIVES THROUGH COACHING
by David Rieder
Dave Durden, University of California and U.S. national team coach, simply refers to himself as a swim coach. But he’s also a leader, an expert at maximizing performance, removing doubt, instilling confidence and navigating young men through demanding situations.

030 TAKEOFF TO TOKYO:  T ‘N’ T—A FRIENDLY RIVALRY FOR A DYNAMITE DUO
by John Lohn
During the Olympic campaign of 2000, Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres—complete opposites out of the pool, but with few differences as competitors—were engaged in a friendly, but not-so-easy rivalry—one that brought out the best in both swimmers.

034 ISHOF: A DUKE, A MERMAID, A WAR AND THE FLU
by Bruce Wigo
COVID-19 isn’t the first pandemic disease to have brought the world of competitive swimming to a halt, and the 2020 Olympic Games are not the first to be postponed or canceled. This is the story of the years between 1914 and 1918, when the world was suddenly and unexpectedly turned upside down by events not so different from what our sport is experiencing today.

COACHING

014 SWIMMING TECHNIQUE CONCEPTS: THE VALUE OF HAND FORCE ANALYSIS: PART II—BACKSTROKE
by Rod Havriluk
Synchronized video and hand force data is an essential tool for optimizing technique. A coach can use the force data to pinpoint limitations, refer to the corresponding video images to explain changes and monitor a swimmer’s progress in improving technique.

038 MOTIVATING SWIMMERS TO NEW HEIGHTS
by Michael J. Stott
Memorable are the sporting events where an athlete or team is “on fire.” Swimming World checks in with two high school and two age group coaches for insight into how that happens. Spoiler alert: the common denominator is “buy-in” from athletes who connect with a coach.

042 SPECIAL SETS:  CHANGE-OF-PACE FUN
by Michael J. Stott
USA Swimming master coach consultant Bob Steele provides some favorite change-of-pace exercises that are designed to insert spice and fun into in-season training.

046 Q&A WITH COACH DOUG FONDER
by Michael J. Stott

047 HOW THEY TRAIN OLIVIA BRAY
by Michael J. Stott

TRAINING

012 DRYSIDE TRAINING: STROKE STRENGTH SERIES—FREESTYLE
by J.R. Rosania

JUNIOR SWIMMER

049 UP & COMERS: FINN CONLEY
by Shoshanna Rutemiller

COLUMNS

010 A VOICE FOR THE SPORT

011 BEYOND THE YARDS

036 DID YOU KNOW? 1920 U.S. WOMEN’S OLYMPIC TEAM

044 THE OFFICIAL WORD

050 GUTTERTALK

051 PARTING SHOT

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