USA Swimming and Master Spas Team Up Through 2020
USA Swimming announced the renewal of its partnership with Master Spas as on Official Supplier through 2020. Master Spas, one of the largest portable spas, hot tubs and swim spa manufacturers in the country will continue its work to make swimming more accessible.
Women's History Month: 20 Question Tuesday with Carol Capitani
When she left Georgia to become head coach at Texas, Carol Capitani was excited for the opportunity. She talks about that and more in this week's 20 Question Tuesday .
Texas’ Carol Capitani, Wisconsin’s Whitney Hite Named Head Coaches for 2017 World University Games
Carol Capitani and Whitney Hite, standout collegiate coaches with extensive international coaching experience, have been selected to lead USA Swimming as head coaches at the 2017 World University Games, National Team Director Frank Busch announced today.
Mike's Mailbag: Maintaining Energy for Finals
Recently at a Divisionals meet, I did really well and made PRs for every prelims/morning event. That night at finals, I didn't do as well. How can I bring more energy into finals?
#1VolunTeam Spotlight: Doug Cornish Sets High Standards for Middle Atlantic Zone
Doug Cornish is the Technical Planning Chair for the Middle Atlantic Zone. It’s his job to manage the competitive opportunities offered to swimmers on a year to year basis. As Chair, he’s worked to change the entire Age Group Championship series for the LSC. Cornish says, “We completely restructured our age group championship series: from scheduling to finding teams to run the meets, redoing the formats, and even making new time standards.” For Cornish, it’s about making championship meets a positive experience for parents, coaches and most importantly, the swimmers.
Are the Olympics Easier the Second Time Around?
Are the pressures on a two-time Olympian even greater than those experienced by a first-timer?”
Club Excellence Profile: Northern Kentucky Clippers Five Keys to Success
After many years of finishing among the silver medal clubs, the Northern Kentucky Clippers have reached gold medal status in USA Swimming’s Club Excellence program for the first time in team history.
American Records Fall as Texas Clinches Men’s NCAA Title
A quartet of American records fell and the University of Texas wrapped up its 13th team title Saturday at the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis.
American Records to Kalisz, Dressel at NCAA Championships
Team USA Olympians Chase Kalisz of the University of Georgia and Caeleb Dressel of the University of Florida set American records Friday at the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis.
Cassidy Bayer: Gaining Perspective from Experience
At just 17, Cassidy Bayer is heralded as one of the future stars of USA Swimming.
She proved that last summer at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
#SwimBiz Spotlight: Southeastern Swim Club Makes Waves on Social Media
Three years before he returned to full-time coaching for Southeastern Swim Club, Ben Wachtel worked for an agency focusing on creating advertising, marketing and social media messages to increase business for clients.
Clark Smith Sets 500y Free American Record at NCAA Championships
University of Texas Olympian Clark Smith topped a 9-year-old American record in the 500-yard freestyle to highlight Thursday’s action at the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis.
USA Swimming Foundation Awards $342,000 in Make a Splash Grant Funding
To help swim lesson providers nationwide offer lessons to children who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford them, the USA Swimming Foundation has awarded more than $342,000 through its 2017 Make a Splash grant program.
Women in Coaching: We've Come a Long Way, but the Journey is Just Beginning
We sat down with two women we’ve featured in our Women in Coaching column – Sarah Dawson and Carolyn Ackerley – to learn more about what they’d like to see in the future as things continue to evolve.
#1Volunteam: 8 Reasons to Volunteer as a Lane Timer
Here are 8 reasons why you should slip off your sneakers and volunteer as a lane timer.
USA Swimming Seeking Producer
USA Swimming is seeking to fill the position of Producer. The position will support the department of USA Swimming Productions
USA Swimming Seeking Digital Producer
USA Swimming is seeking to fill the position of Digital Producer. The newly-created position will support the department of USA Swimming Productions.
Katie Ledecky Inducted Into Maryland Women's Hall of Fame
Team USA swimmer, Stanford University freshman and two-time Olympian Katie Ledecky was inducted into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame on March 16.
Five of the Funniest Volunteer Moments
In honor of volunteer recognition month here are five hilarious stories from USA Swimming volunteers:
A Swimmer's Thoughts During the Last 5 Yards
The final 5 yards of a race are often the most intense. It’s a final desperate claw-and-stretch adventure towards that wonderful, wonderful timing pad.
GoSwim Video of the Week: Turns - Plant Hand Push
Using the wall for leverage can help some swimmers develop a faster open turn.
Tips for Consistent Nutrition
In the Winter 2017 issue of Splash, I was intrigued by Olivier Poirier-Leroy’s article titled, “Staying Consistent.” It made me think of ways that swimmers should heed Poirier-Leroy’s advice and apply it to eating behaviors. So, with a thank you to Olivier, let’s review how the advice applies to fueling and hydration.
20 Question Tuesday: Michael Klueh
Michael Klueh had an eye-popping seven international gold medals representing the U.S. from 2005 to 2015. He talks about that and more in this week's 20 Question Tuesday.
National Team Director Applications Close April 5
Following the announcement of Frank’s Busch’s retirement from the position of National Team Director, USA Swimming is conducting a search for a dynamic leader to oversee and direct all aspects of USA Swimming’s National Team program.
MIke's Mailbag: Understanding a Coaching Decision
I'm an age group swimmer who works hard and pushes myself to go faster at every practice. My team recently got a new coach and he doesn't see my potential. What should I do?
USA Swimming Captures PR News Week Award for #SwimUnited Campaign
USA Swimming captured its second award for its summer #SwimUnited campaign in PR News Week's Best in Arts, Entertainment, Sports and Media Campaign for 2017. Teaming up with Colle + McVoy, USA Swimming created the two-part campaign that beat out finalists such as Netflix and P&G’s Thank You, Mom campaign.
Blake Pieroni: Wanting More Since Rio
As Blake Pieroni looks ahead to next week’s men’s NCAA Division I Championships in Indianapolis, he can’t help but think back to last summer.
#1VolunTeam Spotlight: Kathy Mendez Creates Inclusive Environment as Committee Chair
Kathy Mendez has a long list of accomplishments and accolades when it comes to her resume as a swimming volunteer. She’s currently USA and Oklahoma Swimming’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair, Oklahoma Swimming’s Diversity and Inclusion All Star Head Coach and the Native American Swim Meet clinic creator and Event Director.
USA Swimming Foundation and Starfish Aquatics Institute Expand Partnership
All Starfish Swimming and PADI (TM) Swim School programs now recognized as Make a Splash Local Partners
#SwimBiz Spotlight: Sunkist Connects, Communicates via Social Media
Sunkist Swim Team Coach David Orr takes advantage of his background in acting and film making to help maximize his club's marketing efforts.
2017 National Diversity Select Camp Athlete Roster Announced
USA Swimming has selected 48 up-and-coming athletes and seven coaches to participate in USA Swimming’s 11th Annual National Diversity Select Camp, to be held May 4-7 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Ten Thoughts Before Diving In
Standing on the blocks is an exercise in Zen: You try, desperately, to shut the non-stop waterfall of thoughts off, and turn off your racing, whirling mind.
GoSwim Video of the Week: Breaststroke - Radical Cobra
Every swim coach and teacher knows that sometimes getting the athlete to do what you want them to do, takes radical attempts.
USA Swimming Foundation Seeking Projects Manager
The USA Swimming Foundation is seeking to fill the position of Projects Manager
Women's History Month: 20 Question Tuesday with BJ Bedford Miller
BJ Bedford Miller was a perfect fit for the opportunity that was before her in winning gold on a very memorable relay in Sydney at the 2000 Olympic Games. She talks about that and more in this week's 20 Question Tuesday.
Beisel and Gordon Join USA Swimming Foundation Board
The USA Swimming Foundation today named three-time Olympian Elizabeth Beisel (Saunderstown, R.I.) and veteran swimming official Cecil Gordon (Greenville, Del.) to its Board of Directors.
Mike's Mailbag: Stop Worrying About Competitors
I’m a High School swimmer who works very hard and is very dedicated to swimming. I always keep an eye on my competitors' times. I'm wondering if I should focus more on my own performance?
Volunteers Gibbons and Donkersgoed Represent the Voice of USA Swimming's Athletes
Minnesota natives Ceallach Gibbons and Van Donkersgoed may be retired from competitive swimming, but they have no plans ever to leave the sport.
Claire Donahue: Embracing Change
After a disappointing result at Olympic Trials last summer, Claire Donahue faced an unfamiliar dilemma. She decided she had more to accomplish in the pool.
#SwimBiz Spotlight: Sponsorships Elevate Texas Ford Aquatics to New Levels
Texas Ford Aquatics' home pool enjoys a prime location on the main artery north from Dallas.
The Ten Rules of Taper
Ah, taper season. The time after a long, grueling winter training season when yardage hopefully decreases, intensity ramps up, and the focus is all about speed.
Make Every Month Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month… But for Swimmers every month should be Nutrition Month. Here are 17 nutrition tips for swimmers in 2017.
Women's History Month: 20 Question Tuesday with Jill Sterkel
Jill Sterkel won four Olympic medals over the course of three games. She also swam for the University of Texas and coached the Longhorn women from 1993 to 2007. She reflects on that and more in this week's 20 Question Tuesday.
MIke's Mailbag: Chasing New Personal Records
I just wrapped up my district meet and I managed to not break any of my PRs. I'm frustrated that I can't swim a personal best in February going into March. How can I drop time when it matters?
USA Swimming Mourns Passing of Bill Krumm
It is with deep regret that USA Swimming reports that our Sport Development Consultant for the Western Zone Bill Krumm passed away while on USA Swimming business in Carlsbad, CA. To all of us here at USA Swimming, Bill was a popular and much-loved member of our staff team. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.
Jordan Wilimovsky: Pedal to the Medal
Close, but no cigar. That’s how Jordan Wilimovsky’s excellent Olympic adventure last summer in Rio de Janeiro can be summed up.
GoSwim Video of the Week: Backstroke - Upside Down Fingertip Drag
Working with young swimmers means you have to sometimes flip standard drills upside down.
Alex Meyer: Producing New Professional Obstacles
During his open water career, Alex Meyer swam through, around, over and by his fair share of obstacles.
Club Development Division Seeks Intern
USA Swimming's Club Development Division is seeking an intern for a term of approximately six months.
Meili Named 2017 Swim-a-Thon Ambassador
The USA Swimming Foundation is excited to announce Olympian, Katie Meili, as the 2017 Swim-a-Thon Contest Ambassador.
TrueSport and USA Swimming Expand Partnership for Positive Change in Youth Sport with 2017 Deck Pass Lessons
TrueSport and USA Swimming Expand Partnership for Positive Change in Youth Sport with 2017 Deck Pass lessons marking the fourth year of their partnership, TrueSport, a grassroots program powered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), and USA Swimming announced the launch of the 2017 Deck Pass lessons as part of their joint effort to provide informative and engaging educational resources to promote a positive youth sport culture.
20 Question Tuesday: Tyler Fenwick
U.S. Open water coach Tyler Fenwick, also the associate head coach at Tennessee, found something very important in 2016: Peace. And himself. He talks about that and more in this weeks's 20 Question Tuesday.
Maritza Correia McClendon: Mother, Wife, Mentor, Icon
Growing up an African-American female swimmer, Maritza Correia McClendon lacked an idol in the sport who looked like her.