Team USA gearing up for Pan Pacs
America’s top swimmers are just one day away from the start of their biggest international meet of the year – the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The meet will run Aug. 21-25. Here’s a look at a little bit of the buzz surrounding the event.
Moore gold for Team USA at Youth Olympic Games
Hannah Moore captured gold in the women’s 200-meter backstroke at the Youth Olympic Games on Tuesday in Nanjing, China.
20 Question Tuesday: Rowdy Gaines
Olympic multi-gold medalist Rowdy Gaines has become one of the public faces of swimming in his role for NBC, but he’s also got another job, getting back to his love of the water in his new job as Vice President of Aquatics for the Central Florida YMCAs. Gaines is also excited about what he saw at Phillips 66 Nationals, hopes to see in Australia, and expects to see in Rio.
Summer Youth Olympic Games Underway in Nanjing
The Summer Youth Olympic Games are currently underway in Najing, China. The United States has shown well in the pool over the first two nights of competition.
Mike's Mailbag: Picking a College
I am about to enter my final year of high school. I have narrowed my school choices down to three and I am stressing about what school to sign with.
Team USA Set to Open Pan Pacs on Thursday
Sixty of the United States’ top swimmers, including Olympic gold medalists and world-record holders Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.), Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.), Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) and Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), are set to represent Team USA beginning Thursday at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Australia.
Club Excellence Spotlight: Aquajets Swim Team
In such an individual sport as swimming, the importance of teamwork can sometimes be lost. Not at the Aquajets Swim Team in Minnesota. They have made “the power of the team” their main motto and goal.
Recovery Snacks for Swimmers with Food Allergies
A mom recently contacted USA Swimming for help in planning recovery snacks for young swimmers with peanut, tree nut, milk and egg allergies. As she so rightly pointed out, we often tout the protein quality of eggs and milk, and suggest nuts as a healthful snack. So when those foods are off-limits, what can a young swimmer eat to get high-quality protein and healthful nutrients?
Women in Coaching: Danielle Tansel
After a series of blisters on both feet pushed her out of the sport of soccer, Danielle Tansel joined the local summer swim team when she was 11. Two years later, her friends convinced her to swim year-round, and since then, she hasn’t looked back. Today, Tansel is going on her third year as the assistant coach for the University of Michigan’s swimming and diving program.
Kendyl Stewart: Dream Coming True
Kendyl Stewart had an inkling that world-record-holder and 2012 Olympic champion Dana Vollmer wouldn’t be competing last week at the Phillips 66 USA Swimming National Championships. Since Vollmer hadn’t competed since last summer’s World Championships, Stewart and the rest of the 100 butterfly field went into the meet knowing the competition was wide open.
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: Legends at the Pool
I’ve recently returned from Irvine, CA, site of the 2014 Phillips 66 USA Swimming National Championships. It was a spectacular event, with a great team of veterans and rookies assembled and now in Australia readying for the coming Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.
On deck: New safety terminology to rule the pool
Words have power, and a new drowning prevention effort says that doing away with misleading terminology such as "water safe" and "waterproofing" in swimming and water safety programs is needed to save lives.
National Select Camp Assistant Coach Application Available
The 2014 National Select Camp Assistant Coach application is now live on usaswimming.org. The camp will be held Oct. 23-26, 2014 at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center.
Catherine Vogt: Guiding Veterans at Pan Pacs
When it comes to coaching open water swimming, Catherine Vogt draws several comparisons to auto racing.
Someone Else's Goggles
Last week, one Phillips 66 Nationals morning following prelims, I spoke with a friend, both of us wondering: "What would it feel like to be Michael Phelps competing at Nationals?"
20 Question Tuesday: John Lohn
John Lohn built quite a name for himself working at Swimming World Magazine, and working for its website. Now at SwimVortex, Lohn takes a look back at Nationals, and ahead to the future, in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Chloe Sutton added to star-studded Fantasy Camp lineup!
Who wouldn't want to spend a weekend on the campus of the iconic U.S. Olympic Training Center to live, eat and train like a National Team Athlete? Now is your chance to experience the life of an elite swimmer at the USA Swimming Foundation's Fantasy Camps! Hurry up and registration soon - deadlines for both Fantasy Camp-Youth and Fantasy Camp-Adult are looming!
Mike's Mailbag: The College Decision
Every Monday I answer questions from swimmers around the country. If you have a question, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USA Swimming Seeking .NET/C# Developer
USA Swimming, located at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, has an opening for an experienced .NET / C# Developer. The person in this position will be part of a small team of developers responsible for maintaining and making significant enhancements to our custom applications and public website.
AT&T Gives Sigma Gamma Rho a Glimpse of the "Funnest Sport" in Irvine
The women of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated were treated with an exclusive clinic and extra special perks provided by AT&T in support of the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships on Saturday in Irvine.
USA Swimming Foundation Announces USA Deaf Swimming as an Affiliate Coalition Partner
The USA Swimming Foundation has named USA Deaf Swimming as a member of their Affiliate Coalition. This partnership was forged in an effort to increase drowning prevention nationwide.
SwimToday Campaign Releases New “Sign Language” PSA
Whether tweeting it, speaking it or even doing sign language to show it, swimming is “the funnest sport there is” according to 10 swimming industry leaders in the SwimToday campaign and age group swimmer Emma Doughty of Rochester, New York. The industry promotional effort to grow participation in swimming released a new Public Service Announcement today called “SwimToday Sign Language” where a young swimmer – 12-year old Doughty – communicates the tagline of “the funnest sport there is” under water via American Sign Language.
Foundation Seeking Director, Major Gifts
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director, Major Gifts (DMG) will be responsible to raise funds from individual donors and prospects at the mid and major gifts level (four, five, six, and seven-figure gifts) in support of the organization’s vision and revenue needs.