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ON THE COVER: After finishing runner-up to Cal the last two years at the women’s NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships, Georgia used its depth along with some top-end swims to capture its fifth overall women’s title since 1999. The Lady Bulldogs had a number of stars, including Megan Romano, who finished second twice, third once and swam on Georgia’s two winning relays. (See story, page 13; inset, Arizona’s Kevin Cordes—see story, page 18.) [PHOTOS BY PETER H. BICK]
TABLE OF CONTENTS
013 No Longer the Bridesmaid by Jason Marsteller
Georgia came into the women’s NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships with four team titles since 1999, but for the last two years, it had to settle for runner-up finishes behind Cal. This year, the Lady Bulldogs turned the tables on Cal with a 477 to 393 triumph over the Golden Bears.
018 A Four-Year Journey by Jeff Commings
With a strong recruiting class in 2009—one year after Mike Bottom took over as head coach of Michigan—the Wolverines have steadily improved, culminating with a 73.5-point victory over defending champion California at this year’s NCAA Championships. It was the first title for Michigan since 1995 and a record-breaking 12th title for the school.
024 Powerhouses Prevail by Judy Jacob
Drury, Emory, Kenyon, Oklahoma Baptist and Indian River do what they do best: win!
028 AthleticFoodie/Let’s Live a Healthier Life by Garrett Weber-Gale
031 Dryside Training: Getting Stronger...Out of the Water by J.R. Rosania
033 Q&A with Coach Matthew Donovan by Michael J. Stott
036 How They Train Brad Zdroik and Lindsay Temple by Michael J. Stott
038 Living the Dream: A Swimmer’s Guide to Achieving Goals (Part I) by Michael J. Stott
In the first of a two-part article about goal setting, Bill Smyth, head men’s and women’s swimming coach at Boston University, shares his measured approach to the big dreaming, planning, prioritizing, executing and re-evaluating required for successful aquatic and life outcomes.
006 A Voice for the Sport
041 Up & Comers
042 Gutter Talk
046 Parting Shot