Caitlin Leverenz: Living Her Swim Dream
Making the leap from college to professional swimming can be easy for some and difficult for others. For Caitlin Leverenz, who finished a very successful collegiate career in 2013, that transition hasn't been without its challenges, but overall, it’s been a terrific evolution.
Plans for the Fourth of July?
Everybody enjoys the Fourth of July for some reason. Some like it because it’s a day off work and a time to relax. Others love it as a time to celebrate our country’s independence, have lots of picnic food and gather with friends and families. Whatever your plans might be, here are some examples of what swimmers and coaches are most looking forward to this Fourth of July.
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: How Millennials as Parents Will Change Youth Sports
A recent post by USA Swimming’s Chief Marketing Officer, Matt Farrell, on his “SportsMarketingLab” blog was particularly compelling and I wanted to share it for my latest blog.
Loss of Consciousness in Breath-Holding Swimmers
Although the phenomenon now commonly called “shallow water blackout” or “hyperventilation-induced hypoxia” has been known since the early 1960’s, swimmers today still fall victim to it.
Is the 100,000 Yard Training Week Dead?
In some recent conversations with National Team coaches the question was asked: Are any coaches regularly training their athletes 100,000 yards or more per week? The coaches were from the club and college ranks, and the consensus answer was, probably not. The next question was, why not?
National Teamers Connor Jaeger and Sean Ryan Set for Motor City Mile Swim Clinic
USA Swimming National Team members Connor Jaeger and Sean Ryan will make an appearance at the Motor City Mile Swim Clinic in Detroit on Wednesday.
20 Question Tuesday: Dave Denniston
When Dave Denniston was paralyzed after a sledding accident, he went back in the water – where he'd narrowly missed the Olympic team twice. When Amy Van Dyken Rouen was paralyzed, Denniston was ready to reach out to his long-time friend. He talks about that, and how things have been going in his job as Resident Paralympic Team Coaching Fellow, in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Confessions from the Concession Stand
My nephews swim on a local swim team, and at a recent meet I saw a swimmer with “eat my bubbles” painted on her back. Eating bubbles might have been a better choice than what I saw for sale in the concession stand. Here are my top choices for a concession stand make-over.