#1VolunTeam Concessions Connoisseur Award Winner is...
We received nominations for so many amazing volunteers from around the country and it was hard to choose just one. However, we excited to announce Francis Balmaceda from Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics as our #1VolunTeam Concessions Connoisseur Award winner.
Crippen Cup 10K Marathon Invitational Set for Saturday
Six members of the USA Swimming National Team are among the open-water-swimming standouts expected to compete at the second-annual Crippen Cup 10-kilometer Marathon Invitational, set for Saturday in Fort Myers, Florida.
Ryan Murphy: Swimming Lynch Pin
Last year at his first NCAA Championships, Ryan Murphy’s backstroke events came at the perfect time for him to help his Cal-Berkeley teammates celebrate an NCAA title.
Wednesday Word: Drag Suit
Every week in this new series, I will dissect a word, term, or phrase of "Swim Speak." This is geared for new swim parents who are baffled and/or confused by the weird little culture within the chlorinated confines of the pool. The "Wednesday Word" is intended to be humorous with a small iota of actual information. Enjoy.
More Than a Race
Before the start of the 100 freestyle at last weekend’s NCAA Division I Women’s Championships, Natalie Hinds’ mom relayed something to her that she hadn’t even realized.
The Rewards of Volunteering
Here are some of the responses we received from swimming volunteers across the nation on what they thought was the most rewarding part of being a volunteer. Tell us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter what you find most rewarding with the hashtag #1VolunTeam.
20 Question Wednesday Extra: Lia Neal
Lia Neal made the Olympics as a teenager in 2012, earned a medal and came back with more high goals, enrolling at Stanford. Now she has made history again.
18 National Teamers Headed to Men's NCAA Championships
Eighteen USA Swimming National Team members will look to wrap up their collegiate seasons with a bang this weekend at the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships at the University of Iowa’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium in Iowa City, Iowa.
20 Question Tuesday: Teri McKeever
Teri McKeever is good as gold – in whatever she is doing. The Cal coach again directed her Missy Franklin-led team to the NCAA Championship. She talks that and more in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
USA Swimming Foundation Announces 2015 Grant Recipients
The USA Swimming Foundation provided Make a Splash grants to 50 providers nationwide, who earned funding to provide swim lessons and water safety education for children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to learn to swim.
20 Question Tuesday Extra: Simone Manuel
Nothing like a 100 record and making history for Sugar Land, Texas native and Stanford standout Simone Manuel at NCAAs over the weekend. She talks about that and more in this 20 Question Tuesday Extra.
20 Question Monday Extra: Natalie Hinds
Natalie Hinds is making history. The Midland, Texas, native and University of Florida All-American joined Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Lia Neal for a 1-2-3 finish at NCAAs in the 100 free last weekend.
Mike's Mailbag: Psyched Out by Psych Sheets
Looking at psych sheets gives me butterflies in my stomach. What can I do?
Olympian Betty Mullin Brey, Mother of ND Coach Basketball Coach Mike Brey, Passes Away
Betty Mullin Brey, a swimmer at the 1956 Olympic Games, died Saturday of a heart attack at the age of 84. A graduate of Purdue University, she was a member of the USA Swimming National Team Alumni Council.
Splash Digital: Men's NCAA Preview
Check out our predictions for the big meet! Available for FREE online and as a mobile app for your iPad or iPhone.
Simone Manuel Sets American Record on Final Night of NCAAs
U.S. National Teamer Simone Manuel of Stanford broke the American, US Open and NCAA record in the finals of the 100-yard freestyle Saturday, turning in a time of 46.09.
Eva Fabian: Open Water Olympic Dreams
While most of the other top collegiate swimmers are at NCAA Championships this weekend, Eva Fabian is back at Yale training for and focusing on something bigger.
Catching Up with Kara Lynn Joyce Williamson
Kara Lynn Joyce Williamson knows that her many years in the sport have given her multiple life rewards, great friendships, discipline and a tremendous confidence in whatever path she takes in the future.
23 SXSW Trends That Will Impact USA Swimming
Everything you have heard about SXSW in Austin, Texas, is true. We had the chance to attend for the first time. We wanted to share our observations and some of the top trends, primarily through the sports organization lens.
Members Reveal Why They Volunteer
Here are some of the responses we received from swimming volunteers across the nation when asked to finish the sentence: "I volunteer because_____." Tell us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter why you volunteer with the hashtag #1VolunTeam.
Wednesday Word: The Swimmer Nap
Every week, I will dissect a word, term, or phrase of "Swim Speak." This is for new swim parents who are baffled and/or confused by the weird little culture within the chlorinated confines of the pool.
20 Question Tuesday: Bruce Gemmell
Nation's Capital Swim Club coach Bruce Gemmell is coming off a great year. He talks about that and more in this week's 20 Question Tuesday.
Insight from the Ice: Minnesota Hockey and Injury Prevention
National Team High Performance Consultant Matt Barbini reports some findings from the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.
Mike's Mailbag: Returning to the Team
I quit my college team a year ago and now I want to return. How can I convince my coach I'm serious about swimming?