Swimming World Presents “Up & Comers: Morgan Razewski”

Morgan Razewski - Up & Comer - Swimming World

Up & Comers Age Group Swimmer of the Month

Morgan Razewski

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Morgan Razewski, who just turned 15 the second week of April, decided at a very young age that flotation devices weren’t for her…and she nearly drowned! This prompted Morgan’s parents to place her in swim lessons at the age of 3, and they have struggled to keep her out of the water ever since.

Razewski, who represents SwimMAC Carolina in competition, continues to make a splash in the swimming community more and more each year. At 14, she…

• Was a member of two national age group (NAG) relay records
• Competed at the 2018 Long Course Junior National Championships in five events
• Qualified for the U.S. National Championships in the 1000 free
• Recently produced a dominating sweep of the 500-1000-1650 yard freestyle events at the 2019 North Carolina Age Group Championships.

Coach Kathy McKee, associate head coach of SwimMAC Carolina, shared with Swimming World,

“Razewski is a strong competitor. Before her best races, she has on her game face and is determined to strive for her goals. She also knows the importance of working hard and coming together as a team. Dryland has been a recent focus for Razewski, which has made a huge impact on her success in the pool.”

We had to have a chat with Morgan to find out what she’s about.

SWIMMING WORLD: What is the best thing you do in swimming?
Morgan Razewski: I love the competitiveness of the sport. It challenges me more than anything else that I do. I do best in freestyle and backstroke, especially distance.

SW: Who is your swimming idol… and why?
MR: Natalie Coughlin. She is a huge inspiration because of all of her achievements. She was first to break a minute in the 100 meter back, and she qualified for all the events at nationals at 16. I also admire her work ethic.

SW: What are your favorite hobbies?
MR: I enjoy baking with my mother and sister, hanging out with friends and going to movies…and, of course, swimming.

To read more about Up & Comer Morgan Razewski,
check out the May 2019 issue of Swimming World Magazine, available now!

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

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FEATURES

016 NO LEDECKY…NO MANUEL… NO PROBLEM
by Dan D’Addona, David Rieder and Andy Ross
Relying on a younger team—with 10 underclass-men—Stanford still won its third straight women’s NCAA Division I swimming and diving team title. It’s just that this year’s margin of victory was much closer than the previous two.

WOMEN’S NCAA DIVISION I MINI-FEATURES:

018 BROOKE FORDE: MAKING THE EXTRA EFFORT

019 BEATA NELSON: UN-BEATA-BLE NELSON

021 ABBEY WEITZEIL/CAL BEARS: THE OTHER CHAMPIONS

022 LILLY KING: LILLY’S LEGACY

024 WOMEN’S NCAA DIVISION I PHOTO GALLERY
photos by Peter H. Bick

026 THE COMPLETE PACKAGE
by Dan D’Addona and David Rieder
The depth of Cal’s Golden Bears was on full display at this year’s men’s NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, proving they were the best team in the nation.

MEN’S NCAA DIVISION I MINI-FEATURES:

028 DANIEL CARR: SECOND CHANCE PAYS OFF

029 SILVER LININGS FOR SECOND-PLACE TEXAS

031 DEAN FARRIS: DEAN OF THE POOL

032 MEN’S NCAA DIVISION I PHOTO GALLERY
photos by Peter H. Bick

034 STILL NO. 1
by Andy Ross, Cathleen Pruden, Olivia Wile and Grace Nordquist
All of the schools that won college national championships last year for NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA and NJCAA repeated as champions in 2019. Their winning streaks range from two to 45!

038 ’59 MICHIGAN TEAM STILL “THE GREATEST OF ’EM ALL”
by Bruce Wigo
For overall strength as well as balance in all the strokes, distances and diving, no team in history has ever dominated the men’s NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships like the 1959 University of Michigan Wolverines.

COACHING

010 LESSONS WITH THE LEGENDS: FRANK KEEFE
by Michael J. Stott

014 SWIMMING TECHNIQUE CONCEPTS: CONDITIONING TO OPTIMIZE TECHNIQUE (Part 2)
by Rod Havriluk
As explained in Part 1, there are three types of sets that are critical to emphasizing technique: skill sets, transition sets and test sets. Part 2 presents strategies to integrate these three sets into a conditioning program.

041 SPECIAL SETS: TRAINING FOR THE 200 FLY
by Michael J. Stott
Coach Sean Farrell’s recent success with distance flyers at the Cheshire YMCA/Sea Dog Swim Club in Connecticut results from having good athletes, a defined sense of how to train them and a philosophy focused on training the whole athlete.

043 Q&A WITH COACH DAN MASCOLO
by Michael J. Stott

044 HOW THEY TRAIN JULIA STEVENS
by Michael J. Stott

JUNIOR SWIMMER

046 UP & COMERS: MORGAN RAZEWSKI
by Taylor Brien

COLUMNS

008 A VOICE FOR THE SPORT

009 BEYOND THE YARDS

013 OFFICIAL WORD

040 DID YOU KNOW? ISHOF’S FIRST HONOREES: A “SPORTS SPECTACULAR”

047 GUTTER TALK

048 PARTING SHOT

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