SW Biweekly – Back in Action: The International Swimming League Returns in Budapest – Download Now!

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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about the International Swimming League, who’s entered their 2nd year as a pro sporting league and kicked off the six-week season on Friday Oct. 16, with at least nine noticeable changes from last year. Also featured is full event coverage of the ISL Match 2 in Budapest on Oct. 18-19; Caeleb Dressel and Ryan Murphy on getting back into “race shape” for the ISL season; William & Mary reinstated women’s swimming after feeling the pressure of Title IX regarding equity in participation, however the men’s team has not been reinstated- leading to a mix of emotions; Taylor Ruck is balancing Toronto training with Stanford online classes; Is 2:07 the new standard in men’s 200 breast? How did the bar get set so high? Take a look at how it has evolved over the years; Challenging 9 swimming myths; 11 things that separate the good swimmer from the great swimmer; From swimmer to “swiver” – Tara Draper on transitioning from swimming to diving; the 2020 Prep School Directory; and the 2020 Holiday Gift Guide!


SW Biweekly Cover - Back in Action - The ISL Returns in Budapest[PHOTO CREDIT: MIKE LEWIS/ISL]

 

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FEATURES

008 CITING TITLE IX PRESSURE, WILLIAM & MARY REINSTATES WOMEN’S SWIMMING
by Matthew De George
Citing the requirements of Title IX regarding equity in participation, William & Mary reversed its decision to cut three sports, reinstating women’s swimming and diving. The university also reinstated women’s gymnastics and women’s volleyball at the NCAA Division I level.

009 “THIS IS NOT WHAT WE ASKED FOR”: WILLIAM & MARY SWIMMERS REACT TO REINSTATEMENT
by Matthew De George
The women’s swimming program may have been reinstated, but the men’s program was not, which led to a mix of emotions.

010 CHALLENGING NINE SWIMMING MYTHS
by Gigi Picard

012 TAYLOR RUCK BALANCING TORONTO TRAINING WITH STANFORD ONLINE CLASSES
by Dan D’Addona
Two-time Olympic medalist and four-time Canadian record holder Taylor Ruck has spent countless hours training during her Olympic redshirt year in 2020 as she continues to work toward her goal of making the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. But now, when she is not in the water, she is taking Stanford University courses remotely this semester.

014 11 THINGS THAT SEPARATE THE GOOD SWIMMER FROM THE GREAT SWIMMER
by Brittany Oxley
The answer varies when determining the difference between good and great. But much of greatness is defined by the mental toughness of the individual and how he or she responds to adversity.

015 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

020 IS 2:07 THE NEW STANDARD IN THE MEN’S 200 BREASTSTROKE?
BY ANDY ROSS
After Japan’s 19-year-old breaststroke prodigy Shoma Sato blitzed a 2:07 in the 200 meter breast to rank him fifth all-time, the question has to be asked: How did the bar in the 200 breast get set so high? Swimming World takes a look at how the 200 breaststroke has evolved over the years.

026 FROM SWIMMER TO “SWIVER” AN INTERESTING TRANSITION
by Tara Draper
Swimmer Tara Draper has always had a fascination with the sport of diving. This year, she convinced her college coach to let her learn how to dive, which has turned out to be a lot harder than she expected. Hopefully, though, it will help improve her swimming—especially with her core strength and flexibility.

028 CAELEB DRESSEL, RYAN MURPHY CHASING “RACE SHAPE” AS 2020 ISL SEASON DAWNS
by Matthew De George
Both Caeleb Dressel (Cali Condors) and Ryan Murphy (LA Current) realize there’s a big difference between training shape and race shape. They have been able to train this summer, but sorely missed not being able to race. That’s a big reason why the two swimmers are looking forward to the 2020 International Swimming League season, even with it being isolated in a bubble in Budapest for six weeks.

031 2020 PREP SCHOOL DIRECTORY

038 ANALYZING THE INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE’S IMPROVEMENTS FROM 2019 TO 2020
by Matthew De George
The International Swimming League kicked off its six-week season on Friday, Oct. 16, at the Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary. Swimming World takes a look at nine noticeable changes from last year to this year, as the ISL begins its second year as a professional sporting league.

041 ISL MATCH 2: LONDON ROAR PULLS AWAY BEHIND ADAM PEATY, DUNCAN SCOTT
by Liz Byrnes & Dan D’Addona
Full event coverage of ISL Match 2, Oct. 18-19, from Budapest, Hungary: London Roar 610.5/Team Iron 393.5/DC Trident 351/Aqua Centurions 339

044 PARTING SHOT

 

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