Swimming World Magazine
In its earliest form, Junior Swimmer began as a mimeograph/newsletter published by Peter Daland in the summer of 1952. In 1960, Coach Daland passed the responsibility of the project to Albert Schoenfeld due to Daland's greater coaching demands as the swim coach at the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
The publication then combined with Swimming World in June 1961. Swimming World was a mimeograph/newsletter published for the previous 10 years by Robert J. H. Kiphuth. The newly constituted magazine was then known as Junior Swimmer-Swimming World.
The magazine has a monthly publication rate of roughly 50,000 issues. With correspondents throughout the world, the authoritative publication provides up-to-date information online and through its features in its monthly printed magazine. It extensively covers American and international competitions as well as age-group, high school, college, masters and open water swimming athletes, events and trends. It also provides advice, articles, photos and data on health-related, product, service (e.g., swimming camps) and techniques.
The publication also awards Swimmer of the Year awards in various categories as well as the top high school swim teams and swimmers in the country on an annual basis.
Brent Rutemiller is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sports Publications, Inc., publishers of Swimming World Magazine. Richard Deal is the President and Publisher of the Sports Publications that publishes Swimming World Magazine, SWIM, Swimming Technique and Water Polo Scoreboard magazines and also produces SwimInfo.com.
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Swimming World's Female Open Water Swimmers of the Year
- 2012 Eva Risztov, HUN
- 2011 Keri-Anne Payne, GBR
- 2010 Martina Grimaldi, ITA
- 2009 Keri-Anne Payne, GBR
- 2008 Larisa Ilchenko, RUS
- 2007 Larisa Ilchenko, RUS
- 2006 Larisa Ilchenko, RUS
- 2005 Edith van Dijk, NED
Swimming World's Male Open Water Swimmers of the Year
- 2012 Ous Mellouli, TUN
- 2011 Thomas Lurz, GER and Spyros Gianniotis, GRE
- 2010 Valerio Cleri, ITA
- 2009 Thomas Lurz, GER
- 2008 Maarten van der Weijden, NED
- 2007 Vladimir Dyatchin, RUS
- 2006 Thomas Lurz, GER
- 2005 Thomas Lurz, GER and Chip Peterson, USA