USA Swimming Announces Time Standards for Olympic Trials
USA Swimming today announced the qualifying time standards for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming slated for Sunday, June 26, through Sunday, July 3, 2016, in Omaha, Nebraska, at the CenturyLink Center Omaha.
Larry Herr Explains Rationale Behind Trials Cuts
Today, USA Swimming announced its time standards for the 2016 Olympic Trials. Performance Database Director Larry Herr took some time to explain the process of how these time standards were determined, and how he sees the meet shaping up and filling out over the next two years.
Women in Coaching: Jennifer Gibson
In the summer of 1979, Jennifer Gibson began teaching swim lessons at her neighborhood pool for the fourth summer in a row. Over the years, as she taught more and more community members how to swim, people quickly realized that Gibson had a natural gift for helping swimmers succeed.
Classic Swimmer Superstitions
Swimmers are superstitious folk. You see it at every swim meet behind the blocks: A plethora of arm-swings, stretches, cap fix routines, pool face splashes, and breathing exercises.
Best Ways to Handle Sugar for Young Swimmers
Sugar, the sweet stuff added to foods in baking and other food processing techniques, is something young swimmers should have a handle on. After all, sugar (or sucrose) is a carb, but it doesn’t have a lot of nutritional power, nor does it offer the long-lasting energy found in complex carbs, like bread, beans, and fruits and veggies.