SwimmingWorldMagazine.com Weekly Channel Recap: April 21, 2007

PHOENIX, Arizona, April 21. WITH the Virginia Tech tragedy weighing down the week for most of the United States, SwimmingWorldMagazine.com wants to take this opportunity to again send its condolences to the Virginia Tech community and family and friends of loved ones who were senselessly killed during the events of Monday morning.

Unfortunately, the killing spree claimed a member of the swimming community as Daniel Perez Cueva, a 21-year-old member of the Peruvian Swimming Federation, was killed while attending French class at the university.

In another piece of sad news, Brazilian Olympic trailblazer Maria Lenk passed away. The Brazilian Swimming Federation, however, took immediate steps to memorialize her by naming its spring long course championships after her.

Meanwhile, the swimming world still kept moving on – as it should be in the face of such pointless violence.

This past week, managing editor Jason Marsteller analyzed the world and American record progressions from the initial three months of competition this year, while senior writer John Lohn kept a close eye on the Swimming South Africa saga in which the federation seems to be penalizing U.S.-trained swimmers such as Roland Schoeman.

Additionally, Stanford concluded its investigation into Media Guide Gate with a two-month suspension without pay of Skip Kenney due to intentionally changing Stanford's media guide to leave out former swimmers that left on bad terms with Kenney.

In other news, Gary Hall Jr. inked a three-year deal with Speedo, while a bunch of national records fell throughout the globe.

Also, if you think a piece of news has not been covered, please make sure to e-mail SwimmingWorldMagazine.com by clicking here.

Amazing First Quarter of Swimming Produces Many World and American Record Times — April 15, 2007 by Jason Marsteller

World Channel
Mirco Di Tora Sets Italian Record in 100 Back — April 20, 2007
Beijing Olympic Tickets Now on Sale — April 19, 2007
Industry News: Gary Hall Jr. Signs Three-Year Deal with Speedo — April 18, 2007
Michael Phelps to Appear on The Tonight Show — April 18, 2007
Roland Schoeman Exploring Options in Saga with Swimming South Africa — April 18, 2007 by John Lohn
Three National Records Fall at Spanish Long Course Championships — April 18, 2007
Six National Records Fall at German Championships — April 18, 2007
Jessica Long Highlights Great GTAC Disability Open/National Deaf Games Meet — April 17, 2007
South African Championships End with National Mark from Jessica Pengelly in 400 I.M. — April 16, 2007
Taormina Given Jim Thorpe Award — April 16, 2007
Van Biljon Breaks South African Record in 200 I.M. — April 14, 2007
Chicago Selected as U.S. Bid City for 2016 Olympics — April 14, 2007

Masters Channel
Farrer Park Aquatic Center Selected as Venue for Singapore Masters Championships — April 20, 2007
Swimming World Magazine Announces Top 12 World Masters of 2006 — April 19, 2007
Brazilian Swimming Federation Names Long Course Spring Championships After Maria Lenk — April 19, 2007
Brazilian Olympian Maria Lenk Passes Away — April 16, 2007
Host of YMCA National Records Fall at 2007 YMCA Masters National Championships — April 16, 2007

Club Channel
USA Swimming Diversity Select Camp Rosters Announced — April 20, 2007

College Channel
Wochomurka Hired As Louisville Assistant — April 21, 2007
Michael Neubacher Signs With LSU Diving — April 20, 2007
Skip Kenney Suspended for Two Months Without Pay for Media Guide Mishap — April 20, 2007
Vanderbilt Signs Jennifer Molchan — April 19, 2007
IU Diving Signs Landon Marzullo to National Letter of Intent — April 19, 2007
UC Davis Signs Two Student-Athletes to Letters Of Intent — April 19, 2007
Minnesota Signs Jared White To National Letter of Intent — April 19, 2007
Colonial Athletic Association Announces Annual Awards — April 19, 2007
Update on NCAA Ruling; Overturn of Interpretation on Bylaw Not a Done Deal — April 18, 2007
NCAA May Overturn Bylaw That Prohibits College/High School Intermingling; Not a Done Deal — April 18, 2007
Virginia Tech Victim a Member of Peruvian Swimming Federation — April 17, 2007
Denver Sweeps CSCAA Academic All-American Honors — April 17, 2007
Paul Schiffel Named Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Swimming Coach; L-R To Add Program 2007-08 — April 16, 2007
Colorado Wins Second Straight ASA U. Title — April 16, 2007
Coalition to Save Our Sports Meets with Rutgers Board of Governors — April 14, 2007

Polo=Diving-Synchro Channel
Colwill and Tarantino Win Three-Meter Synchro Event at USA Diving Nationals — April 20, 2007
Yarrison, Colwill Win One-Meter Crowns at Spring Diving Champs — April 19, 2007
USA Water Polo Hires Keith Walker as Director of Marketing and Communication — April 18, 2007