SwimmingWorldMagazine.com Weekly Channel Recap: December 30, 2006

PHOENIX, Arizona, December 30. IN the final SwimmingWorldMagazine.com Channel Recap of 2006, we take a look back at the previous week before heading into the New Year.

The aquatics sports community mourned the passing of two giants within swimming and water polo. With President Gerald Ford passing, the International Swimming Hall of Fame paid tribute to its honorary director. Meanwhile, Mirko Sandic – a legend in water polo, passed away this week.

On a positive note, Swimming World Magazine publisher Brent Rutemiller went old school with a reading of an inspirational story on Christmas that reminded many listeners of the story narrations on the radio of long ago.

In premium news, Chuck Kroll checked out the first ISHOF Dedication and Honoree Class of 1965.

We also check out the top stories of this previous year in our Year in Review.

To take a look back at the previous week of SwimmingWorldMagazine.com stories, please click on the following links.

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

Premium Articles
Exclusive: This Week in Swimming History: 1965 The First ISHOF Dedication & Honoree Class — December 29, 2006 by Chuck Kroll

A Rankings Mishap in South Korea — December 29, 2006

Swimming World Radio
A True Holiday Story About How One Coach Changed a Boy's Life Forever — December 25, 2006

Year in Review
2006 Swimming World Magazine Covers in Review — December 30, 2006
Flash! Stories of 2006 – November-December — December 29, 2006
Flash! Stories of 2006 – September-October — December 28, 2006
Flash! Stories of 2006 – July-August — December 27, 2006
Flash! Stories of 2006 – May-June — December 26, 2006
Flash! Stories of 2006 – March-April — December 24, 2006
Flash! Stories of 2006 – January-February — December 23, 2006

World Channel
Texas Newspaper Highlights Pair of Swimming Events — December 30, 2006
Balfour Named British Swimming Board's Olympic Athlete of the Year — December 29, 2006
Ford, Honorary Director of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, Dies at 93 — December 27, 2006
Convenience Store Chain Lends Hand to Pennsylvania Community — December 27, 2006
Sweetenham Says Tougher Approach is the Norm — December 27, 2006
Israeli National Swimming Coach Fired — December 27, 2006
Financial Misunderstanding in New Zealand — December 27, 2006
Gusmao Gives Up Spot for Delaroli to Complete Brazil World Championships Roster — December 26, 2006
Italy Names World Championships Team — December 26, 2006
Industry News: Fast Track Given Manchester 2008 World Champs Marketing Contract — December 26, 2006

Masters Channel
Swimming World Magazine Announces Additions to SWIM Team — December 25, 2006

Polo-Diving-Synchro Channel
Water Polo Legend Sandic Passes Away — December 27, 2006
Japanese Coach to Take Over China's Olympic Synchro Team — December 26, 2006
Jones, Hodgens Named to UC Davis Water Polo Staff — December 26, 2006

College Channel
Wikholm, Former UC San Diego Academic All-American, Killed in Hit-and-Run — December 28, 2006
Penn State Signs 14 Recruits — December 28, 2006