2011 Year in Swimming Review: Hutchison, Trojan, Nolan, and Thorpe Comeback Highlight First Quarter

As 2011 winds down, and swimming as largely at a lull, now is a good time to reflect on the year that was. This was an exciting, interesting, and enthralling 2011 season, and that was all just the warmup for the 2012 Olympic year.

Every season, when I write these yearly reviews, I remember how much was truly packed into one season of swimming. For anyone who doesn’t think that swimming can hold their attention that well compared to the mainstream sports, check out the list below for all of the highs and lows and drama that the sport faced.

We’ll split our review up into quarters (so as to allow a small distraction every day this week from the Holiday hubub). First, let’s check out what happened in January through March.

January 2011

February 2011

March 2011

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coacherik

Was it Urbanchek or Rose at FAST?

don

Urb is at FAST, Rose is at Mvn.. Anyone know where Bill Jewell went when he left
Fast?

joeb

Jewell went with Schubert at Golden West but has since ‘retired’ or fired by Mark?
Does anyone know where Hutchinson is? He is NOT in Brazil….they hired the Aussie coach who also was caught with his swimmers…coincidence?

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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