Rosters Announced for Trio of Open Water Events
Headlined by a talented group of eight open water standouts headed to August’s Pan Pacific Championships in Australia, USA Swimming today announced the rosters for three key international open water events next month – the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, Junior Pan Pacific Championships and FINA World Junior Open Water Championships.
Lochte, Phelps to compete in Bulldog Grand Slam
Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps will be among the top American swimming stars competing this weekend at the Bulldog Grand Slam in Athens, Ga. The meet begins Thursday, July 10, and runs through Sunday, July 13. For more information about the meet, including psych sheets and complete results, go to athensbulldogs.com.
Club Excellence Spotlight: NOVA of Virginia
For the second consecutive year, NOVA of Virginia Aquatics, Inc. in Richmond, Va. finds itself ranked among the top clubs in USA Swimming, with a 25th-place finish in the 2014 Club Excellence program rankings. With a rich history of producing Olympic Trials, national, and junior national qualifiers, NOVA of Virginia has established itself as one of the top clubs in Virginia in just 27 years of existence.
Connor Jaeger: A Winning Strategy
If you saw Connor Jaeger walking around on the street, you’d never know he was one of the greatest athletes in the world. He’s not built like an NFL linebacker or an NBA power forward – no distance swimmers ever are.
Confessions from the Concession Stand
My nephews swim on a local swim team, and at a recent meet I saw a swimmer with “eat my bubbles” painted on her back. Eating bubbles might have been a better choice than what I saw for sale in the concession stand. Here are my top choices for a concession stand make-over.
20 Question Tuesday: Dave Denniston
When Dave Denniston was paralyzed after a sledding accident, he went back in the water – where he'd narrowly missed the Olympic team twice. When Amy Van Dyken Rouen was paralyzed, Denniston was ready to reach out to his long-time friend. He talks about that, and how things have been going in his job as Resident Paralympic Team Coaching Fellow, in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
National Teamers Connor Jaeger and Sean Ryan Set for Motor City Mile Swim Clinic
USA Swimming National Team members Connor Jaeger and Sean Ryan will make an appearance at the Motor City Mile Swim Clinic in Detroit on Wednesday.
Is the 100,000 Yard Training Week Dead?
In some recent conversations with National Team coaches the question was asked: Are any coaches regularly training their athletes 100,000 yards or more per week? The coaches were from the club and college ranks, and the consensus answer was, probably not. The next question was, why not?
Loss of Consciousness in Breath-Holding Swimmers
Although the phenomenon now commonly called “shallow water blackout” or “hyperventilation-induced hypoxia” has been known since the early 1960’s, swimmers today still fall victim to it.
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: How Millennials as Parents Will Change Youth Sports
A recent post by USA Swimming’s Chief Marketing Officer, Matt Farrell, on his “SportsMarketingLab” blog was particularly compelling and I wanted to share it for my latest blog.