Swimming World Presents “Up & Comers: SOLO Aquatics’ Ryan Hogan” – Sponsored By Spectrum Aquatics

Swimming World December 2019 Swimmers of the Year - Up and Comers - SOLO Aquatics Ryan Hogan

Up & Comers: SOLO Aquatics’ Ryan Hogan

By Shoshanna Rutemiller

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Ryan Hogan, 16, of SOLO Aquatics in New England was selected to participate in the 2019 National Select Camp after dropping seven seconds in his 400 meter IM this summer to 4:27.80. The New Hampshire swimmer also boosted his IMX power-point score to sixth best in the country.

“One thing Ryan does is that he gives 100% with everything he does,” says his coach, Meghan Feran. “He pushes himself to failure all of the time, and is not afraid to do this, which takes him to the next level.”

Even Ryan’s volunteer work is focused on continuing to make the sport of swimming the best, safest and most enjoyable sport it can be! He is a junior coach for SOLO’s 8-10 age groupers. And he was selected as a USA Swimming Safe Sport team representative for SOLO.

Swimming World: What is the best thing you do in swimming?
Ryan Hogan: Probably being able to have fun with the sport and keeping a positive attitude at both meets and practice. I am a strong believer that if you are not having fun with what you are doing, it will be a lot harder to continue to work at it and become the best possible version of yourself.

To read more about Up & Comer Ryan Hogan,
Check out the December issue of Swimming World Magazine, available now!

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FEATURES

016 THE TOP 10 PERFORMANCES OF 2019
by David Rieder
This year’s list of top performances in swimming comes exclusively from the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, where world records went down, the world’s best swimmers established themselves with signature performances, and teenagers took down legends in their best events. The list includes the top five performances for both female and male swimmers, with all swimmers eligible to appear only once.

020 2019 SWIMMERS OF THE YEAR
by John Lohn, Dan D’Addona, Craig Lord and David Rieder
World & American: Regan Smith & Caeleb Dressel, European: Katinka Hosszu & Adam Peaty, Pacific Rim: Ariarne Titmus & Daiya Seto, African: Tatjana Schoenmaker & Chad le Clos

026 TAKEOFF TO TOKYO: WHEN BACKSTROKE WENT ROGUE
by John Lohn
It’s been more than 30 years since the underwater dolphin kick altered the landscape of the backstroke event, and never more so than at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul did it play a greater role.

COACHING

010 LESSONS WITH THE LEGENDS: XU YIMING
by Michael J. Stott

014 SWIMMING TECHNIQUE CONCEPTS: THE VERTICAL JUMP TEST FOR EVENT SELECTION
by Rod Havriluk
The vertical jump is a relatively simple test that reflects a swimmer’s muscle fiber composition, which, in turn, can help select a swimmer’s most competitive events. Using the VJ test to identify swimmers likely to excel in sprint or distance events may not only improve performance at an early age, but also avoid losing sprinters who are averse to distance training and distance swimmers who are discouraged by sprinting.

041 Q&A WITH COACH BYRON MacDONALD
by Michael J. Stott

042 HOW THEY TRAIN KYLIE MASSE
by Michael J. Stott

TRAINING

013 DRYSIDE TRAINING: HOLIDAY TRAINING
by J.R. Rosania

JUNIOR SWIMMER

038 GOLDMINDS: WHAT MAKES GOOD COACHES GREAT?
by Wayne Goldsmith
Coaches change lives. They can inspire ordinary people to achieve remarkable and extraordinary things.

045 UP & COMERS: RYAN HOGAN
by Shoshanna Rutemiller

COLUMNS& SPECIAL SECTIONS

008 A VOICE FOR THE SPORT

009 BEYOND THE YARDS

029 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

044 HASTY HIGH POINTERS

046 DADS ON DECK

047 GUTTERTALK

048 PARTING SHOT