Lochte to Swim the 400m IM after Crazy Trip to Omaha
This, and other musings from the first day of press conferences at the 2016 Olympic Team Trials -- Swimming.
Welcome to the Big O Show
For the past few months, most of Omaha has been buzzing in anticipation of the 2016 Olympic Trials back in town for the third consecutive Olympic quadrennial.
Swimmer’s Ear 101: What You Should Know (Sponsored)
Now that it’s summer, you’re spending more and more time in the water – going to pool parties, while on vacation, or even spending a day at the beach with family or friends.
Five More to Watch in Omaha
Every year, there are several U.S. swimmers who have the meets of their lives to make their first Olympic team. Next week in Omaha will most likely be no exception.
Phelps: Process is Part of Legacy
Michael Phelps wanted swimming to be over in 2012 after London. However, not knowing what was “next,” left him adrift in terms of direction.
USA Swimming to Produce New Daily Web Shows during U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming
USA Swimming will provide fans with more original content than ever before when it produces two original daily live web shows on USASwimming.org during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming from June 26 through July 3. Deck Pass Live, presented by AT&T will air every morning at 9 a.m. CST and #Lane9 closes the action every night at 9 p.m. CST.
Michael Phelps Looking to Go Out the Right Way at Trials, Olympics
Imagining Michael Phelps not in an Olympic final is almost impossible. Except to Phelps himself.
10 Protein-Based Breakfasts Your Swimmer Will Love
It can be challenging to get swimmers to eat breakfast. However, all swimmers may benefit from a routine that includes eating a healthy breakfast.
Intensity Levels of the Olympic Trials
The Olympic Trials “experience” is like light shining through water: Just as there are infinite spectrums of light, there are many different experience spectrums of the same Trials.
Missy Franklin Has Endured Ups and Downs Heading into Trials
“I let myself be frustrated. I let myself feel that. I use that to fuel me. At the bottom of all that, I think it is so important to have that positive mentality," Franklin said.
Should you go gluten-free to improve performance?
Will a gluten-free diet will improve swimming performance? Swimmers are asking that question.
SwimToday Unites Country with #SwimUnited Campaign
Leading up to swimming’s biggest summer events, SwimToday invites athletes, families and fans around the nation to learn more about the sport of swimming, find a team and show their support for the U.S. swim team through its latest campaign – #SwimUnited.
20 Question Tuesday: Tom Shields
Tom Shields has been looking forward to this Olympic Trials, for a long time. He shares what he has learned, and what he hopes to achieve, in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
USA Swimming Foundation hosts Building Champions 5K Run, presented by Metro Omaha Medical Society
Registration is now open for the USA Swimming Foundation’s first ever Building Champions 5K road race, presented by Metro Omaha Medical Society, to benefit the USA Swimming Foundation's commitment to Saving Lives and Building Champions.
Mike's Mailbag: Envisioning Your Own Success
What kind of advice do you have for someone who is not happy where they are in the swimming world, but is not ready to leave it?
2015-2016 SAA Applications Open
The application for the 2015-2016 year will be available online at the USA Swimming website from June 1, 2016 to August 15, 2016.
Breeja Larson: Olympic Thirst
When Breeja Larson made the 2012 Olympic Team, she acquired a thirst that has stayed with her four years later. A thirst for a second Olympic Team.
Five More to Watch in Omaha
Every year, there are several swimmers who have the meets of their lives to make their first Olympic team. This summer in Omaha will most likely be no exception.
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: Swim City U.S.A.
From June 26 to July 3 the eyes of the sporting world will turn to Omaha, Nebraska -- aka “Swim City U.S.A.” – for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Swimming.
Why The Olympic Trials are America's Greatest Sporting Event
Every four years, more than a thousand of America’s fittest athletes step onto the blocks. A lifetime of training boils down to one race, one chance, one dive, one finish.
20 Question Tuesday: Christina Bechtel
Looking for someone easy to root for in Omaha? Christina Bechtel has found her speed as Olympic Trials approach. The flyer talks about pressure, college and her love of swimming in this week's 20 Question Tuesday.
Mike's Mailbag: Distracted Coaches
Recently my coach has seemed distracted at practices. Coach gives us a set, and then doesn't pay attention to how we do. How would you keep your motivation and handle this situation?
USA Swimming Aqua Zone Provides Ultimate Fan Experience During U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming
The return of the U.S. Olympic Trials – Swimming to Omaha will feature some of the fastest swimming in the world and a USA Swimming Aqua Zone fan festival that’s more fun than ever before and easier to share on social media.
Club Excellence Spotlight: Scottsdale Aquatic Club
Scottsdale Aquatic Club, home to U.S. national age group record-holder Ryan Hoffer and recently named Canadian Olympic swimmer Taylor Ruck, has earned Gold Medal recognition as part of USA Swimming’s Club Excellence program.
Maya DiRado: Last Dance
Maya DiRado's enjoying the best swimming times and results of her career – putting her in the pole position to earn a spot on her first Olympic Team.
Five More to Watch in Omaha
Every year, there are several U.S. swimmers who have the meets of their lives and make their first Olympic team. This summer in Omaha will most likely be no exception.
10 Tips for Olympic Trials Viewing Parties
Here are 10 tips to make your Olympic Trials viewing party good enough to last four more years, all the way until 2020…
Tweets Tell All: What Happened at Select Camps
In case you missed it, check out the best tweets from Central, Eastern, Southern and Western Zone Camp, as well as National Open Water Select Camp!
U.S. Olympic Team Trials Qualifiers - Updated Statistics
The U.S. Olympic Team Trials get underway in 19 days in Omaha. There are currently 1790 qualified swimmers in what will be the fastest meet on U.S. soil since 2012. Entries continue through June 20th.
Chris Swensen Wins Deck Pass Sweepstakes
The results are in: Chris Swensen, lead age group coach of the Naval Academy Aquatic Club in Annapolis, Maryland is heading to Omaha as the official winner of USA Swimming’s Deck Pass Sweepstakes.
20 Question Tuesday: Andrew Seliskar
Andrew Seliskar just keeps improving. With Olympic Trials up next, The Cal swimmer and NCAP alum is all about Omaha and doing all he can to make the U.S. team, as he explains in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Mike's Mailbag: When You're Missing Intervals
I've started to miss intervals in practice and my coach has adjusted the workout for me. How do I get better in practice so I can keep up?
Dwyer, Ledecky Take Overall Arena Pro Swim Series Title
With 53 and 55 points, respectively, Conor Dwyer (Winnetka, Ill./Trojan Swim Club) and Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md./Nation’s Capital Swim Club) secured the 2015-16 Arena Pro Swim Series titles. For the third straight year, Dwyer will earn a $10,000 series championship bonus from USA Swimming. Ledecky being an amateur athlete will not accept the prize money or BMW. The BMW will default to the second place professional athlete, Maya DiRado (Santa Rosa, Calif./Stanford Swimming).
USA Swimming Introduce Herramientas Para Promover la Diversidad y Inclusión con Una Guía para Hispanos y Latinos
USA Swimming ha publicado la primera guía de recursos de inclusión Hispano-Americana, que va a proporcionar recursos educacionales para atraer y programar comunidades.
Leverenz Victorious on Final Night of Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara
Olympian Caitlin Leverenz (Tucson, Ariz./California Aquatics) closed out the final night of the Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara with a victory in the women’s 200-meter individual medley at the George F. Haines International Swim Center.
Bay Area Swimmers Prove Victorious in Night One of Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara
A trio of Bay Area collegiate swimmers earned victories on the opening night of the Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara and Olympic gold medalist Conor Dwyer (Winnetka, Ill./Trojan Swim Club) recorded the world’s third-fastest time in the men’s 200-meter freestyle.
Cody Miller: Beating the Odds
If it wasn’t for swimming, Cody Miller could very well have been another statistic.
Catching Up with Scott Usher
Scott Usher has found his way to Colorado Springs and the USA Swimming Foundation. With his wife and son soon to follow, the sky is truly the limit for the 2004 Olympian.
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: Ray Essick
American Swimming said goodbye to a lion recently, with the passing of Ray Essick. Ray was USA Swimming’s first Executive Director, assuming the role in 1980.