SW Biweekly – Miranda Tucker: Michigan’s Missing Puzzle Piece

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In this issue of SW Biweekly, read about Miranda Tucker on her best season yet, and how she hopes to help Michigan win its fourth straight Big Ten title. Keep informed about Nathan Adrian’s progress in the pool following testicular cancer surgery, as well as Rikako Ikee’s recent Leukemia diagnosis. Meet Calypso Sheridan, the Northwestern swimmer from Australia whose speed can’t be kept out of the limelight any longer, and go on deck with Jack Horton; referee, coach, photographer, and water polo enthusiast. Find out which seven divers have been selected to Team USA in next month’s FINA World Series, and check out this year’s Swim Camp Directory.  Plus, much more news from the wide world of swimming!


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008 NATHAN ADRIAN EYES POOL RETURN; UNDER SURVEILLANCE PLAN
by Andy Ross
2012 Olympic champion Nathan Adrian, who was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer, announced via social media that he was going to be “under close surveillance” and will be having lots of doctor appointments and scans over the next several years.

009 JAPANESE STAR RIKAKO IKEE DIAGNOSED WITH LEUKEMIA
by James Sica
Japan’s Rikako Ikee, national record holder in the 50, 100 and 200 free plus the 50 and 100 fly, announced she has been diagnosed with leukemia. The MVP of the 2018 Asian Games said she would “take a little rest and devote myself to treatment.”

010 MIRANDA TUCKER WAS MICHIGAN’S MISSING PUZZLE PIECE
by Daniel D’Addona
Miranda Tucker, who transferred from Indiana to Michigan two years ago, is having her best season yet and hopes to help Michigan win its fourth straight Big Ten title and turn in another trophy finish at NCAAs.

012 CALYPSO SHERIDAN HAS NAME, SPEED TO REMEMBER
by Dan D’Addona
Calypso Sheridan’s first name comes from Greek mythology and means to hide or deceive. But with her talent, the Northwestern swimmer from Australia can’t sneak up on the competition anymore. Headed into the Big Ten Championships, she was seeded second in the 200 breast, behind only Olympic champion Lilly King—and ranked fourth in the country during the regular season.

014 STANFORD SENIORS END CAREERS UNDEFEATED AFTER WIN OVER CAL
by Daniel D’Addona
With a win over Cal, Stanford remained unbeaten (7-0) in its dual meet season for the fourth straight year, with seniors Kim Williams, Leah Stevens and Ella Eastin finishing their college careers undefeated.

016 ON DECK WITH JACK HORTON—REFEREE, COACH, PHOTOGRAPHER AND LIFELONG WATER POLO ENTHUSIAST
by Michael Randazzo
In this Q&A, water polo guru Jack Horton spoke with Swimming World about his career in polo, including his remarkable success in Florida high school polo, the particular demands of his career as a water polo referee and why it’s been difficult for the sport to catch on in an environment that at first glance seems ideally suited for the sport.

024 FLORIDA’S SHERRIDON DRESSEL THRIVING WITH NEWFOUND BELIEF
by Daniel D’Addona
Once self-belief is achieved, a swimmer can reach that next level quickly. That is how the college season has been for Florida junior Sherridon Dressel after she made her first NCAA final last year as a sophomore. Now her sights are set on helping her Florida teammates swim well at the upcoming SECs.

026 MAXIME ROONEY WRITING SHORT STORIES IN, OUT OF THE WATER
by Daniel D’Addona
Florida’s Maxime Rooney loves writing short stories, and someday hopes to become a novelist. He finds inspiration in his writing, and his career in the water has mirrored that, with each season—or even each big moment—being its own short story for Rooney.

028 DANISH OLYMPIC CHAMPION PERNILLE BLUME UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL HEART SURGERY
by Andy Ross
Danish Olympic champion Pernille Blume underwent a successful heart surgery at the end of January to close a small hole in her heart. The procedure was necessary prevention to reduce the risk of blood clots and cardiac arrest for Blume, who has not experienced any complications in connection with the surgery.

029 FOUR SERBIAN WATER POLO PLAYERS ATTACKED IN 2022 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS HOST CITY
by Diana Pimer
Four Serbian water polo players were attacked in early February in Split, Croatia before a water polo match between Serbia’s Red Star Belgrade and Croatia’s Mornar Split. The Serbian team returned home instead of competing in the match. The incident is under investigation.

031 SWIMMING WORLD’S 2019 SWIM CAMP DIRECTORY

038 STAYING IN SHAPE ON VACATION
by Kate Santilena
Whether it’s a family trip to Disney World, a road trip across the West Coast with friends or taking a stay-cation, here are some suggestions on how swimmers can stay in shape while on vacation.

040 PASSAGES: LONGTIME ACTON-BOXBOROUGH, PATRIOT SWIM CLUB COACH JEFF JOHNSON PASSES AWAY
by James Sica

041 TEAM USA DIVERS ANNOUNCED FOR FINA WORLD SERIES
by Daniel D’Addona
Seven divers have been selected to represent Team USA in next month’s FINA World Series meets in
Sagamihara, Japan and Beijing, China.

042 PARTING SHOT