Blog: 18 & Under World Cup Trip
Catch up with the 16 under-18 stars representing Team USA this week at the FINA World Cup events in Tokyo and Singapore.
2014 Swim-Themed Halloween Costume Ideas
I've said it before and I’ll say it again: Swimmers don’t let other swimmers dress like swimmers for Halloween. Here's another round of swimmer themed costumes to consider this year.
USA Swimming Foundation Seeking Intern
The USA Swimming Foundation is seeking a qualified individual for a paid full or part time internship position. Applications will be accepted until August 22, 2014.
20 Question Tuesday: Larsen Jensen
Larsen Jensen brought home Olympic medals in 2004 and 2008. After Beijing, he wanted to represent America in its time of need so Jensen joined the Navy and went on to become a Navy SEAL and earn medals for his service in special forces. Jensen’s now getting ready to be a civilian again, as he explains in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Golden Goggles at a Glance: Relay Performance of the Year
Each week during the lead-up to the Nov. 24 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards in New York, we'll take a look at the nominees in one of the eight award categories. Today we look at the nominees for Relay Performance of the Year. This award is given to the best team relay performance, male or female. The performance considered must be a finals performance, with special emphasis on the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships.
Mike's Mailbag: That Swimmer Guy
I have been swimming since I was six years old and have loved it. Last spring, I injured my shoulder and since returning to the pool, swimming doesn't bring me happiness like it used to, and I'm confused about what to do next.
The Most Effective Supplement
Cheri Mah’s unexpected discovery during her initial research in 2002 at Stanford has taken root in professional and collegiate sports, forcing coaches and administrators to rethink their approach to helping their athlete’s recover. What athlete would not benefit from being sharper, having a more positive mood and possessing quicker reaction times?
Chase Kalisz: Money in the Water
When he first started swimming as a 4-year-old, the only way to get Chase Kalisz in the pool was to throw money in the water. By the end of his freshman year of high school, he was dedicated to the sport.
Club Excellence Spotlight: Arizona Gold Swimming
As one of the newest clubs in USA Swimming’s Club Excellence program, Arizona Gold Swimming in Chandler and Scottsdale, Ariz., has reached silver-medal club status in about three years of existence. The team has grown steadily to a group of roughly 90 swimmers, and the team continues to set higher and higher goals.
Three U.S. National Swim Team Members to Visit C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
National Team swimmers Connor Jaeger, Michael McBroom and Cody Miller are visiting the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital for Cupcake Therapy on Friday from 1-3 p.m. CT in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Catching Up with Dan Madwed
Over the course of his career, swimming has given a lot to Dan Madwed. An education, travel experiences and competitive success to name a few, but it was the learning experiences he took from swimming that have stayed with him
Mike Gustafson: Using Fear as Motivation
A week ago I wrote a post entitled “Lighten up, Swim Parents!” but “Swim Parents” aren't the only adults in the swimming community who need to “lighten up.”
20 Question Tuesday: Shannon Vreeland
All Shannon Vreeland’s done besides leading Georgia to back-to-back titles is win several international medals. After gold in London, she won more in Barcelona, and at Pan Pacs. She talks about what’s up next in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Mike's Mailbag: Plight of the Zombie Swimmer
Dear Mike: Just recently I’ve started swimming on a USA Swimming club. In the past, I’ve always been able to stay on top of my schoolwork and keep up with it, but lately it’s been a bit challenging. I haven’t exactly been keeping up with work, and I struggle to finish it every night.
How to Deal with the Elements Like a National Teamer
As you’re probably aware, weather conditions at the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia were not ideal for a swim meet. It was rainy; it was windy; and it was cold. In the weeks following the meet, the most frequent question I’ve been asked is, “How did everyone deal with those conditions?”