Andrew Gemmell: Excited for New Beginnings
In many ways, Andrew Gemmell has Katie Ledecky to thank for his return to competitive swimming.
SwimToday Wins Prestigious 2016 National Sports Forum SAMMY Award
USA Swimming is thrilled to announce SwimToday has received the National Sports Forum SAMMY (Sales Advertising Marketing Management Idea of the Year) Award for 2016 for its summer two-phase campaign – partnering with Finding Dory and the #SwimUnited campaign.
How to be Mentally Tough
While some swimmers seem to come by it earlier and with ease, mental toughness is something we can all work on.
Black History Month: Natalie Hinds Dedicated to Promoting Diversity in Swimming
As a young swimmer on a small club in Sugar Land, Texas, Natalie Hinds was the only one on the team with dark skin. It wasn’t much different when she went to swim meets, either.
GoSwim Video of the Week: Turns - Kick Flips
Here's a very quick drill that works on many small aspects of your swimming.
The Most Important Part of Practice
The most important part of the swimming season, and swim practice, is the five minutes before practice. The five minutes before you dive in, every single day.
USA Swimming Foundation Announces 2016 Swim-a-Thon Contest Grand Prize Winner
The USA Swimming Foundation is thrilled to announce Seward Tsunami Swim Club of Seward, Alaska the Grand Prize winner of the 2016 Swim-a-Thon™ Contest!
Black History Month: Sabir Muhammad Honors His African-American Swim Roots
As far back as when he was a youngster accompanying his mother to a local swimming pool where she worked as a locker room attendant, Sabir Muhammad has been working toward an unselfish goal.
National Team Director Frank Busch Announces Retirement
Frank Busch, USA Swimming’s National Team Director since 2011, announced today he will retire from the position effective Sept. 1, 2017.
Simple Strategies to Boost Calories for Weight Gain
Some swimmers have a hard time gaining weight. They work hard in the pool, eat throughout the day, yet still struggle with maintaining, or even gaining weight. There are typically two ways I tackle this challenge, and I often use both strategies together.
Black History Month: 20 Question Tuesday with Maritza (Correia) McClendon
Maritza (Correia) McClendon made the news last year as her journey of a pioneer harvested the reward she always hoped for when Simone Manuel won the first Olympic gold by an African-American woman in an individual event. She reflects on that and more in this week's 20 Question Tuesday.
Mike's Mailbag: If You Want to Quit, Talk to Coach First
This fall I started swimming at a big D1 school. I've always enjoyed tough workouts but with classes and everything I'm getting really burnt out. I'm not sure college swimming is for me. Any advice?
Three General Principles on the Art of the Taper
Perhaps nothing else in swimming befuddles coaches and swimmers as much as tapering.
Black History Month: From Yard Lines to Lanelines
Sammy Joseph, brother of Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph, shares his experience as the strength coach for The Woodlands Swim Team, and what he learned from his NFL Head Coach sibling, after a career in football.
President's Message: Chuck Wielgus Successor
Several weeks ago it was announced that our Chief Executive Officer, Chuck Wielgus, will retire later this year after 20 years at the helm of USA Swimming. I have had the good fortune to have been able to work closely with Chuck for the past two years and I can't thank him enough for his patience, insight and openness over that period. I know my predecessors all feel the same way.
Club Excellence Spotlight: FAST Earns First Gold-Medal Recognition
Head Coach Chris Webb details the keys behind FAST’s success in this week’s Club Excellence spotlight.
GoSwim Video of the Week: Butterfly - Building Underwater Dolphins
During our travels, we get the opportunity to work with many teams. This past week in Lexington Kentucky, we visited the Swimchester Sailfish and saw a simple progression for developing better underwater dolphins.
Black History Month: After Inspirational Swim, Manuel Now Looking Forward to NCAAs
Moments after becoming the first African-American female swimmer to win Olympic gold in an individual event, Simone Manuel said she hoped her performance helped inspire people to reach goals they previously thought were unreachable.
American Record-Holder Michael McBroom Moves on to Next Stage in Life in Commercial Real Estate
Consistency and daily diligence were the name of the game for Michael McBroom during his competitive swimming days.
USA Swimming Extends Partnership with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
Since 2012, the Swim 1922 Partnership has increased swimming participation at grassroots level in African-American communities
What Swimmers Want for Valentine's Day
When one plots out the hierarchy of swimmers’ favorite holidays, Valentine’s Day usually lurks near the bottom of the holiday pool.