Six Months Out: Day 8 of the Rio Olympic Games
Six months from today, Olympic medals in swimming will be awarded in the following individual events: the men’s 1500m free and the women’s 50m free. Team USA’s prospects in each event will come down to who earns a spot on the team at this summer’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
Stephanie Peacock: Change of Scenery
When Stephanie Peacock graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2014, she faced the question many top-level college athletes ask themselves. What do I do now?
Six Months Out: Day 7 of the Rio Olympic Games
Six months from today, Olympic medals in swimming will be awarded in the following individual events: the women’s 200m back, the men’s 100m fly, the women’s 800m free, and the men’s 50m free. Team USA’s prospects in each event will come down to who earns a spot on the team at this summer’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials
Reece Whitley is Riding a Wave
His 2015 ended as the Sports Illustrated SportsKid of the Year. And his new year cranked up on the road to Olympic Trials with a trip to the Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin.
USA Swimming Releases First-Ever Spanish Version of Swim Essentials Video Series
USA Swimming has released its first-ever Spanish version of its Swim Essentials instructional video series. The videos provide basic teaching techniques for the four main strokes and starts and turns to help coaches in their athlete development.
Por primera vez USA Swimming publica en español la serie de Esenciales de Natación
Por primera vez USA Swimming publica en español la serie de Esenciales de Natación. Los videos enfocan en la enseñanza de lo fundamental de los cuatro estilos de natación, las salidas y las vueltas para ayudar a los nadadores jóvenes.
Media Report: Feb. 4 - Feb. 11
Below is the link to this week’s media report. This week’s report highlights articles including:
Top Tips for Choosing Healthy Fats in Your Diet
Here is a brief primer on dietary fats to help you choose the fats that best fit in your healthy eating pattern.
Six Months Out: Day 6 of the Rio Olympic Games
Six months from today, Olympic medals in swimming will be awarded in the following individual events: the women’s 200m breast, the men’s 200m back, the men’s 200m IM, and the women’s 100m free. Team USA’s prospects in each event will come down to who earns a spot on the team at this summer’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
Simone Manuel on Her Responsibility in Bringing Swimming Awareness to the African-American Community
Simone Manuel, the first of three African Americans to place in the top three spots in the 100 yard freestyle in any Women's NCAA Division I Swimming Championship, discusses her responsiblity in inspiring the next generation of African-American and minority swimmers.
Phelps’ Work in Weight Room Pays Dividends in Final Run-Up
Michael Phelps has been at every practice since he committed in full to the 2016 Olympic Games. But Phelps is also putting in the work outside of the pool, according to his strength Coach Keenan Robinson.
Allison Brol Credits Secret Handshake as Key to Coaching Success
There are many ways to motivate a child to learn how to swim, and eventually, swim across the deep end. For Nitro Swimming Head Age Group Coach Allison Brol, all it took was an order of cheese fries.
Six Months Out: Day 5 of the Rio Olympic Games
Six months from today, Olympic medals in swimming will be awarded in the following individual events: the women’s 200m fly, the men’s 200m breast, and the men’s 100m free. Team USA’s prospects in each event will come down to who earns a spot on the team at this summer’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
Josh Schneider Motivates Young Kentucky Swimmers
National Teamer Josh Schneider gave a motivational speech to local Cincinnati swimmers at Covington Catholic High School this past weekend.
5 Reasons Swimmers Love Swimming
I've interviewed hundreds of swimmers over the course of my writing career. Swimmers love the sport for various reasons. Here's the ultimate list of reasons swimmers love swimming.
Sabir Muhammad Looks to Affect Change in His Community
“I stood on the shoulders of incredible giants," Sabir Muhammad said. "It’s my goal to pave a similar path for those who come after me.”
Omaha to Host Mini Build a Pool Workshop
The USA Swimming Facilities Department and Myrtha Pools will host a Mini Build and Program (your) Pool workshop to be held at Olympic Trials July 3rd, 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
2016 Zone Select Camp Assistant Coach/Manager Applications Available
The 2016 Zone Select Camps will be held in May/June and the assistant coach and assistant manager positions are filled through an online application process.
What Swimmers Can Learn From Sprint Runners
Here are some basic principles of biomechanics for track sprinters that are relatable to swimming.
Cullen Jones on the Cultural Barriers That Influence the Lack of African-American Involvement in Swimming
Cullen Jones, discusses the cultural barriers that influence the lack of African-American involvement in the sport of swimming.
Six Months Out: Day 4 of the Rio Olympic Games
Six months from today, Olympic medals in swimming will be awarded in the women’s 200m free, the women’s 200m IM, and the men’s 200m fly.Team USA’s prospects in each event will come down to who earns a spot on the team at this summer’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
20 Question Tuesday: Ashley Twichell
Just when you marveled at Ashley Twichell’s resiliency and hope after narrowly missing the Olympic team twice, she's back and contending in the pool. She talks about that and more in this week's 20 Question Tuesday.
Six Months Out: Day 3 of the Rio Olympic Games
Team USA’s prospects in each event will come down to who earns a spot on the team at this summer’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials, but here’s a short analysis of each event, from a world and American prospective.
Mike's Mailbag: Food and Fuel
Every day, I go to swimming from 5-8ish. By the time I get home, I have no time to eat dinner. If I do eat before swimming, I get cramps. What do you recommend?
20 Question Extra: Simone Manuel
Stanford’s Simone Manuel started pioneering a path as a teenager. The Texas native lead a podium sweep at NCAAs. She explains her feeling about diversity, and her role in pushing the sport -- and the country -- forward, in this week’s 20 Question Extra.
Alex Meyer Earns FINA 10K World Cup Win in Argentina
USA Swimming National Team member Alex Meyer (Ithaca, N.Y.) won the men’s title at Sunday’s FINA 10-kilometer Marathon Swimming World Cup stop in Patagones-Viedma, Argentina.
Sarah Henry: Chasing Her Olympic Dream
Sarah Henry is ecstatic. She’s ecstatic about her training and continued improvement with Coach Steve Bultman and the post-graduate swimmers at her alma mater, Texas A&M.
USA Swimming Extends Executive Director Chuck Wielgus’ Contract Through 2020
The USA Swimming Board of Directors extended the contract of USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus through December 31, 2020. Wielgus joined USA Swimming in this role in July 1997 and is the longest-tenured current chief executive of an Olympic national governing body.
Trotman Continues to Guide and Inspire Young Minority Swimmers
Robert Trotman has been involved with the sport of swimming for more than 50 years in every role, from swimmer and lifeguard, to becoming one of the most prominent minority-serving coaches in the history of swimming.
Registration Open for 2016 USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Regional Summit in San Diego
As part of the USA Swimming Foundation’s ongoing commitment to save lives through swim lessons, the organization will host a Make a Splash Regional Summit to emphasize the importance of learning to swim and how to make a bigger community impact.
Cullen Jones on Being a Role Model in the African-American Community
Four time Olympic Medalist, Cullen Jones, discusses what it means being a role model and an Olympic champion in the African-American community despite the misconceptions and stereotypes that swimmers of color face.
Catching Up with Lindsay Benko Mintenko
National Team Managing Director for USA Swimming, Lindsay Benko Mintenko handles many administrative tasks, But beyond all of that, she looks out for the best interests and well-being of USA Swimming’s athletes.
An Ode to the Swim Cap
A few days ago, a beloved swim cap of mine broke and snapped in two. I stood on the gutter and held in my hands two pieces of a great friend of mine.
Maritza Correia McClendon: “I’m Proud to be the First, but I Don’t Want to be the Last.”
Long before Maritza Correia made history on the pool deck in Athens in 2004, a conversation in a doctor’s office when she was six years old charted her course.
Nic Askew 'Relatable and Passionate' as Coach at Howard University
When Howard University was looking for new swimming and diving head coach, the school’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics had to look no further than the wall in the pool.
20 Question Tuesday: Matt Grevers
Matt Grevers has put together a career for the ages. He talks about what married life with another swimmer is really like, and how much it meant to get a world record after age 30 in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Mount St. Mary's University Adds Men's Swimming Team
For the first time since 2008, a Division I athletics institution is adding a men’s swimming and diving team. Mount St. Mary’s will being intercollegiate varsity competition this Fall, becoming the 136th college with a Division I program. Manhattan College was the last to add a men’s program from scratch.
20 Question Extra: Giles Smith
To honor Black History Month, Mondays in February we’ll feature a special 20 Question Extra. In this edition National Teamer and Arizona All-American Giles Smith talks about what diversity means, and what direction the sport is headed.
Mike's Mailbag: The Prelims Marathon
My daughter is 13 and I'm wondering what's best for her to do during all the waiting around of prelims.