Ledecky Top Seed for 400 Free at Worlds
The XVI FINA World Championships are underway. Here are some notes from today’s events.
Meyer Wins 25K Silver; U.S. No. 1 for Overall Team Open Water Score
Alex Meyer captured the 25-kilometer Silver medal Saturday, clinching the highest overall team score for the United States at the FINA World Open Water Championships following the seven-race competition. It was the first team title for the U.S. since 1991.
XVI FINA World Championships begin Sunday
The pool competition of the XVI FINA World Championships begins Sunday, Aug. 2. Here are some interesting facts and things to watch for as we head into the next eight days of competition.
Michael Andrew Sets Record on Third Night of Speedo Junior Nationals
USA Swimming National Junior Team members Michael Andrew and Sean Grieshop take first in event finals
Eastin Claims Second Win at Speedo Junior Nationals
Ella Eastin continued her dominance with a win in the women's 400m individual medley on night two of the Speedo Junior National Championships at San Antonio's Northside Swim Center.
Josh Prenot: Reaching New Heights
Even though he went just under 2:09 in the 200 breaststroke three weeks ago at World University Games, Josh Prenot expected better and he's hoping to prove it in 2016.
Veteran Team USA Squad Opens World Championships on Sunday
With Olympic gold medalists and world-record holders Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky and Ryan Lochte leading the way, Team USA will open the pool competition at the 2015 FINA World Championships on Sunday at the Kazan Arena.
Ella Eastin, Miranda Tucker Win to Open Speedo Junior Nationals
Nearly two weeks of exciting swimming action at San Antonio's Northside Swim Center kicked off Thursday with USA Swimming National Junior Team members Ella Eastin and Miranda Tucker picking up victories on the opening night of the 2015 Speedo Junior National Championships.
Catching Up with Cristina Teuscher
Being the daughter of a psychiatrist has given Cristina Teuscher somewhat of a sixth sense when it comes to dealing with – and understanding – people.
Club Excellence Spotlight: SwimAtlanta
With more than 2,500 swimmers on the roster, SwimAtlanta may be one of USA Swimming’s largest clubs, and they are certainly among the most accomplished.
U.S. Places Fifth in 5K Team Event at World Championships
The United States’ trio of Sean Ryan, Ashley Twichell and Jordan Wilimovsky placed fifth Thursday in the open water 5-kilometer team event at the 2015 FINA World Championships at the Kazanka River Venue.
Wednesday Word: Feel For the Water
Every week, 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 our aquatic culture.
Olympic Medalists Expected to Highlight 2015 Phillips 66 National Championships
Eighteen-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, as well as fellow Olympic medalists Cullen Jones, Caitlin Leverenz, Allison Schmitt and Nick Thoman, are among the more than 900 swimmers expected to compete at next week’s USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships at San Antonio’s Northside Swim Center.
20 Question Tuesday: Katie Meili
Katie Meili claimed gold at Pan Ams and the Columbia alum has found her path with the goal being Rio in 2016. She talks about that and more in this week's 20 Question Tuesday.
20 Question Extra: Haley Anderson
Haley Anderson is an Olympic silver medalist from London. She won the 5k gold medal and then qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in the 10k at Worlds in Russia. She talks about her Kazan success and more in this 20 Question Extra.
20 Question Extra: Sean Ryan
Sean Ryan knows how to finish what he starts. He talks about that, how perseverance pays off, how he “engineered” this path from Hixon, Tenn., via the University of Michigan, and how it feels to have punched his Olympic ticket for 2016.
Haley Anderson Qualifies for 2016 Olympic Team
Olympian Haley Anderson became the third swimmer to qualify for a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team touching ninth in the women’s 10-kilometer open water event at the 2015 FINA World Championships at the Kazanka River Venue.
USA Swimming, Speedo USA Announce 30 Most Influential People in Swimming over the Past 30 Years
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the partnership between USA Swimming and Speedo USA, the organizations announced the “30 Most Influential People in Swimming over the Past 30 Years” to recognize those who have made a significant impact to propel swimming into the pre-eminent Olympic sport.
Speedo Junior Nationals Head to San Antonio this Week
More than 800 of America’s top up-and-coming swimmers will participate this week at USA Swimming’s 2015 Speedo Junior National Championships, opening Thursday at San Antonio’s Northside Swim Center.
Mike's Mailbag: Considering a Comeback
My sister and I swam division 1 our freshman year of college, then transferred to a club team. We're now 27 and wondering if we can still go best times. Is it selfish to try?
Wilimovsky Wins 10K Gold in Kazan, Qualifies for 2016 Olympic Team
The first two swimmers qualified for spots on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team on Monday, as Jordan Wilimovsky won gold and Sean Ryan touched fourth in the men’s 10-kilometer open water event at the 2015 FINA World Championships at the Kazanka River Venue.
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: Pan American Games
The XVII Pan American Games recently concluded in Toronto and virtually all reports are that the event was a great success.
20 Question Extra: Jordan Wilimovsky
With his mother and aunt in the stands in Russia, Santa Monica Swim Club’s Jordan Wilimovsky won the 10k and qualified for the Olympics, as did fourth-place finisher and teammate Sean Ryan. Before he headed to bed for the night, Jordan took timeout for a special 20 Question Monday
Lisa Bratton: WUGs Champion Wants More
Last summer at the Phillips 66 National Championships, Lisa Bratton had a breakthrough swim. Her life in the pool has been on the incline ever since.
Catching Up with Ricky Berens
After almost 10 years of success in the swimming pool, Ricky Berens is now experiencing success away from the water.