20 Question Tuesday: Hali Flickinger
Hali Flickinger is ready for what’s next. The NCAA champion Georgia stomping grounds have helped the Pennsylvania native reach the next level, and this summer she’ll represent the U.S. at the World University Games.
Stellar Field Expected for Arena Pro Swim Series at Charlotte
Gold medalists Nathan Adrian, Natalie Coughlin, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.) are among the more than 50 members of the USA Swimming National Team – and nearly 20 Olympic medalists – expected to highlight the field for the May 14-17 Arena Pro Swim Series (#ArenaProSwim) at Charlotte.
Freestyle: Late Breath vs. Slow Breath
correctly diagnosing stroke issues is the first and most critical step to fixing them. In freestyle, this is evidenced no more clearly than the distinction between a late breath and a slow breath.
Mike's Mailbag: Frenemies
I am a freshman in high school and I swim on an extremely competitive club team. I would define my teammates as “frenemies”. I'm not sure this dynamic is worth my time. Please help.
Melanie Margalis: Creating Her Own Swimming Future
Some may assume Melanie Margalis has been swimming in the shadow of her older brother for years but she doesn't see that as a problem.
Will a Woman Swimmer Ever Break a Men’s World Record?
If Katie were allowed to compete directly against men, could she beat most of the top men swimmers, particularly in the distance events?
Club Excellence Spotlight: SwimMAC Carolina
SwimMAC coaches Pam Swander, Julia Czentye and others offer five keys to the club’s continuing tradition of excellence in this week’s Club Excellence spotlight.
What Athletes Look for in a Coach
With the National Team Coaches’ Conference happening this week, I thought I would write about some personal experiences and what, as an athlete, I looked for in a coach.
Ten Things We Learned From #CoachesAre Month
As the month of April comes to a close, so too does #CoachesAre. USA Swimming has been proud to highlight and support our more than 18,000 coaches who work tirelessly to make the sport of swimming a success for all of those who participate and are involved.
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: #CoachesAre Mentors
Coaches play several roles in the lives of their athletes, involving responsibilities far beyond the pool deck.
Mike Gustafson: Starting Out
The other day, I was interviewed by an elementary school student. He wanted to know if I had any advice for people starting out. I had to think hard.
20 Question Tuesday: Maritza McClendon
Maritza McClendon is beaming, and she just can’t help it. It’s not just her beautiful kids or wonderful husband or fulfilling job, it's the trail she helped pave for African-American women in swimming.
Mike's Mailbag: Relighting the Flame
I'm a 15 year old from Canada and I've been swimming for the past six years. I've been in love with the sport for years but now my motivation is gone. What do I do?
Women in Coaching: Alexis Keto
USA Swimming spoke with Alexis Keto to learn more about her success as head coach of the Colorado Athletic Club Stingrays Swim Team.