2016 State of the Sport Report from Chuck Wielgus
What a great year this has been for USA Swimming! Virtually every single aspect of our business is healthy and vibrant. And what a show our National Team athletes put on at the Rio Olympic Games.
Convention President's Letter 2016
It has been a very exciting and productive year for USA Swimming. We had a wonderful Olympic Trials that broke all records for attendance. And a spectacular Olympic Games in Rio where our athletes dominated the pool like no other Olympics in several decades.
Backstrokers Pay it Forward
As dominant as Team USA has been in swimming over the decades, there is a group of swimmers that has been even more dominant -- America’s male backstrokers.
A Deep Dive into Nuts and Seeds for Swimmers
There are many reasons why swimmers should include nuts and seeds as part of their performance plan.
Seth Stubblefield: Tying the Swimming Knot
Seth Stubblefield’s “big day” came this summer when he made the finals of the 100 butterfly at Olympic Trials. He has an even bigger day coming up in two short weeks.
Catching Up with Tom Wilkens
In some ways, Tom Wilkens says his days as the captain of the 2000 U.S. Olympic team seem like they just happened. In others, they seem like a lifetime ago
USA Swimming Releases First-Ever LGBTQ Cultural Inclusion Resource Guide
USA Swimming has released the organization’s first-ever Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) Cultural Inclusion Resource Guide to be launched during the United States Aquatic Sports (USAS) Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
USA Swimming Creates First-Ever 18 & Under World 100 Program
USA Swimming today announced the honorees for a new program called the 18 & Under World 100, recognizing many of the nation’s top 18-and-under swimmers for their performances in Olympic events in 2016.
Questions to Ask Before Joining a Swim Team
When a sport dominates mainstream sports headlines and the cultural dialogue for several weeks, that sport then is on the receiving end of new attention, which means new membership.
20 Question Tuesday: Dara Torres
You never really forget Dara Torres. The Olympic medalist made her mark both inside the pool and out. She’s excited about what this year’s Olympic team did -- and will do, as she explains in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Mike's Mailbag: When to Stop
I've always been a good butterflier, and have never hurt myself swimming but recently my shoulders always hurt when I pull. How can I tell if this is serious?
National Select Camp Assistant Coach Application Now Open
The 2016 National Select Camp will be held from January 19-22, 2017 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
5 Tips for Getting Back into Your Swimming Routine
Use the motivation and inspiration from Rio to slingshot yourself into a fresh year of fast swimming. Here is how to get a running dive into a successful season.
5 Surprising Reasons Young Swimmers Should Eat Breakfast
This dietitian wants the young swimmer to eat breakfast. Here are my reasons why.
USA Swimming to Host 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis
The top 18-and-under swimmers in the world will come to Indianapolis for the 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, hosted by USA Swimming and United States Aquatic Sports. The event will be held at the iconic Indiana University Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI in late August. Final dates are to be confirmed.
San Jose-Santa Clara, Calif., Area Named “America’s Top Swim City” in Nationwide Study by USA Swimming and Speedo USA
The San Jose-Santa Clara, Calif., area earned the No. 1 position as America’s Top Swim City for the first time ever, according to a third-annual study commissioned by USA Swimming and leading swimwear company Speedo USA. Two-time Top Swim City Ann Arbor, Mich., placed second, with the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn., area climbing seven spots from 2015 to claim the third position.
Catching Up with Tom Luchsinger
Being at Olympic Trials this summer in a professional capacity rather than as a competitor affected Tom Luchsinger in a way he wasn’t anticipating.
GoSwim Video of the Week: Backstroke - Building a Continuous Kick
Using a continuous kick is a staple in great backstroke swimming. Here are a few pointers.
Finding Morning Motivation
The alarm clock goes off. Other than the ear-cringing beeping, all else is still. You think there’s no possible reason any human being should ever wake up this early.
20 Question Tuesday: Blake Pieroni
Blake Pieroni has had himself quite a year. The Indiana University junior talks about how he got here, and where he hopes to be headed next, in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.