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20 Question Tuesday: Jessica Hardy
Jessica Hardy is a racer. Count gold among her Olympic medal, and add to that 13 other International gold medals among her total of 28. The Club Trojan is also a decorated breaststroker, and she’s pushing hard toward 2016, as she explains in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Avoiding Neural Burnout
Neural Burnout is an expression which brings the two ways we think about fatigue into one phrase. Neural refers to the brain and the central nervous system; and Burnout, a scary word in endurance sports, refers to acute muscular fatigue. Neural Burnout is the reconciliation of the brain and the body as being two parts of a large system that work together and affect each other.
Mike's Mailbag: Lessons I Learned from Losing
Believe it or not, when your kid finishes last he or she might actually learn something about themselves that you can’t teach or read in a book.
Golden Goggles at a Glance: Breakout Performer
Each Monday 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.
Cammile Adams: Making Waves
Cammile Adams has a relatively simple bucket list – and making the Olympic team two years ago knocked off a big one. Competing in London fulfilled a childhood dream, and coming from a swimming family with a dad who was a competitive swimmer and is a now a coach, and a twin sister (Ashley) who also swims, making the team was a dream come true for the rest of the family as well.
2014 Golden Goggle Awards Nominees Announced
After claiming a combined 10 medals at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) and Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.) headline the nominees for the 2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards, set for Monday, Nov. 24, at the New York Marriott Marquis.
Club Excellence Spotlight: Crimson Aquatics
At Crimson Aquatics in Boston, a dedicated group of swimmers, parents and coaches, and a commitment to the sport of swimming, have resulted in continued success over the years, and another year of Silver Medal recognition as part of USA Swimming’s 2014 Club Excellence program.
USA Swimming’s Risk Management Director, George Ward, Set For USOC/Kellogg Program
USA Swimming’s director of risk management, George Ward, has been accepted into the 2014-2015 Team USA Leadership Certificate Kellogg Program. The 10-month program is designed to promote leadership and skill development among current and high-potential leaders within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movements.
The New Sports Role Model
If you’re hesitant to declare the latest sports superstar a “role model,” I don’t blame you. But at least, in this sport, there are a few women making a solid case.
20 Question Tuesday: Ivy Martin
Ivy Martin is busy. She has classes and is competing for her home town University of Wisconsin Badgers, double majoring, just returned from Pan Pacs and is proud to be on the National Team.
Mike's Mailbag: Conquering Mental Block
My goggles fell off during my best event and I can't seem to get over the mental block that now happens almost every time I hit the water in the 200 free. How can I beat this mental block?
Tips for the Start of a New Swim Season
The first few weeks back in the pool sets the tone for the entire season. Coaches, consider these thoughts from members of the National Team community.
Jim Sheehan Elected USA Swimming President of Board of Directors
Jim Sheehan won an election to become USA Swimming President of the Board of Directors, replacing outgoing two-term USA Swimming President Bruce Stratton. Sheehan’s two-year term begins immediately.