U.S. Olympic Committee announces Best of July honors for Team USA Awards presented by Dow
Outstanding performances during the month of July earned artistic gymnast Simone Biles, swimmer Michael Phelps and the U.S. Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team Best of July honors for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, the United States Olympic Committee announced today.
My Favorite Olympic Moment
In the fall of 2003, we knew who he was before he set foot on our Evanstonian pool deck. Matt Grevers, the number one high school recruit in the country, had committed to Northwestern, where I was a collegiate walk-on swimmer.
20 Question Tuesday: Dave Durden
Dave Durden is excited to be part of the Olympic team as an assistant coach. He also has a bunch of talented swimmers on this team. He talks about that and more in this week's 20 Question Tuesday.
SwimJitsu Adds Three Locations to 2016 Nationwide Tour
With eight stops already completed this summer, SwimJitsu is adding three locations to expand the challenge of the in-water obstacle course to more kids across the nation during the end of summer and early fall months.
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: A Summer of Champions
In my role as executive director, it’s important that while I focus on what we do to grow the sport of swimming, I also stay on top of what is happening with other sports. It’s especially important that I follow what other sports are doing to market themselves to the general public. In this way, I’m able to work with our staff to ensure that we are constantly looking for ways to learn from others and better promote our own sport of swimming.
Mike's Mailbag: Controlling What You Can Control
There are certain times I have been working hard to achieve, but they are becoming increasingly out of reach. Younger swimmers are rapidly dropping time and are catching up to me. What can I do?
Olivia Smoliga: Fulfilling Her Olympic Dream
Over the past couple of years, University of Georgia All-American and NCAA Champion Olivia Smoliga definitely has been on her own Olympic mission.
Team Tweets of the Week: July 15 - July 22
Check out the tops tweets from swim teams across the country this week!
Catching Up with Tori Trees Smith
From the stands at U.S. Olympic Trials a few weeks ago, Tori Trees Smith – a member of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic team – battled a mixture of excitement and anxiety as she watched son, Clark, compete to experience the same joy she did more than 30 years ago.
SportsEngine Acquires TeamUnify
SportsEngine acquires TeamUnify, the market leading technology provider for swimming organizations, to expand footprint into swimming and product offering for timed sports.
Justifying Your Olympic Fandom
Someone at work the other day asked, “So, you catching that Olympic fever?” My answer: Yes and no.
20 Question Tuesday: Rowdy Gaines
He is known known as swimming’s chief ambassador to the rest of the world, but Rowdy Gaines was also among the top swimmers of his generation. Gaines shares his post-Trials and pre-Rio observations in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Mike's Mailbag: Improving Taper Mentalities
I am relatively new to swimming. I started when I was 14, and am now 18. I swim great in practice but I consistently miss my goal times in taper meets. Please help.
Ryan Murphy: Looking to Uphold the American Backstroke Tradition
Ryan Murphy is well aware of what stands before him in Rio in a few weeks. The Legacy.
Top Nutrition Tips to Get You Through a Hard Morning Workout
If you eat a balance of carbs, protein, and healthy fats between training sessions, you maximize your muscle glycogen stores so you will be ready for the next practice or competition.
Catching Up with Trina Jackson Falca
Trina Jackson Falca’s husband, Tim, thinks she should try to make a run at the Olympic Swimming Trials in 2020.
Deck Pass Sweeps Winner Shares U.S. Olympic Trials Experience
Anyone who attended the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming would tell you it was nothing less than spectacular. There was not a bad seat in the house for the sold out crowd, but do you ever wonder what it would be like to experience U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming as a VIP? Our Deck Pass Sweepstakes winner, Chris Swensen was able to do just that.
After Athletic Disappointment
With the 2016 Olympic Games commencing only a few weeks from now, much of the world will turn its eyes towards Rio. And yet, for the hundreds of competitive swimmers not going to Rio, the Omaha waters are still settling.
20 Question Tuesday: The Swim Reporters Part 2
In Part II, swim reporters take time to share with us what resonated with them at Olympic Trials, what memories they’ll keep forever, and what the state of swimming is in the U.S.
Mike's Mailbag: Finding Swimming's Rhythm
I've been having a lot of motivational and mental roadblocks at practices lately. I find myself swimming slower than I did 2-3 years ago. What can I do to try to get through this mental roadblock?
20 Question Extra: The Swim Reporters Part 1
There’s just too much to get excited about, so in this 20 Question Extra, we’ll let the media who write about the sport share with you their insights and observations on what made the 2016 Olympic Trials completely and undeniably unforgettable.
2016 U.S. Olympic Team Roster
Updated after Day 8, July 3, 2016
Getting to Know the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team
Ladies and gentlemen, the members of your 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team. Updated July 2, 2016