Nationals Preview: Q&A with Simone Manuel and Jimmy Feigen
Today we talk to two sprinters who have had an increasing impact on both the national and international stage: Simone Manuel and Jimmy Feigen. Both will be competing next week at the Phillips 66 National Championships and looking to earn a trip to Pan Pacs.
Nationals Preview: Q&A with Caitlin Leverenz and Nick Thoman
Olympic medalists Caitlin Leverenz and Nick Thoman will both be swimming at the Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine, Calif., looking to secure spots on the Pan Pac and World Championships Team. They took some time to answer some questions about themselves, and the big meet coming up Aug. 6-10.
NBC Sports Group, Universal Sports Network Present Seven Hours of Phillips 66 Nationals Coverage
Sports fans and swimming enthusiasts will enjoy extensive broadcast coverage of the Aug. 6-10 USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships via NBC, NBCSN, Universal Sports Network and usaswimming.org. The five-day event runs Aug. 6-10 in Irvine, California.
Relay Records Fall on Night Two in Irvine
Carmel Swim Club set the meet and NAG record in the women's 4x100m freestyle relay on Thursday night at the Speedo Junior National Championships in Irvine Calif. Indiana University followed with the meet record in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay.
Catching Up with Bobby Savulich
The first time Bobby Savulich retired from swimming in 2009, he left because he was ready to move onto the next phase of his life. Or at least he thought he was.
Okubo Wins 200m Fly to Open Speedo Junior Nationals
Hometown favorite Corey Okubo (Irvine, Calif.) of the Aquazot Swim Club was victorious in the men’s 200-meter butterfly to highlight the opening night of the 2014 Speedo Junior National Championships at the William Woollett, Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine, California.
2014 Speedo Junior National Championships Preview
The 2014 Speedo Junior Nationals are already underway in Irvine, California. While some of the nation’s best swimmers are competing at the YMCA National Championships in Indianapolis, many of them trekked to the west coast in search of best times.
Nationals Preview: Q&A with Elizabeth Beisel and Nathan Adrian
Olympians Elizabeth Beisel and Nathan Adrian are both looking to land a spot on the Pan Pac and World Championship teams next week in Irvine. In today’s Q&A, they talk about their goals and approach to the big meet.
Stars Set to Compete at Phillips 66 Nationals in Irvine
Nearly 1,000 swimmers, including Olympic gold medalists and world-record holders Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.), Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.), Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.) and Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.), are expected to compete at next week’s USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine, California.
Nationals Preview: Q&A with Breeja Larson and Ryan Murphy
Olympian Breeja Larson and National Teamer Ryan Murphy are two swimmers who both have their sights set on competing at Pan Pacs next month in Gold Coast, Australia. They recently took some time to answer some questions about the upcoming Phillips 66 National Championships.
20 Question Tuesday: Bill Rose
Bill Rose is hoping his Mission Viejo Nadadores put their best catch and kick forward in the upcoming Phillips 66 National Championships. He shares a few stories about that, and tells us what is on his mind now, in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
USA Swimming Foundation Seeking Annual Fund Manager
The USA Swimming Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Development Manager. The Annual Fund Manager works with the Executive Director and Director of Development to create and implement an annual development plan and ensure comprehensive and effective donor relations at all giving levels.
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: Summertime
My three favorite summer sounds are lawnmowers on a Saturday morning, a bouncing basketball and the happy noise that comes from kids splashing around at the pool. Yes, summertime is by far my favorite time of year, it always has been.
Regional Coach Clinics Registration Now Open
Fall 2014 Regional Coach Clinic registration is now open. The Regional Coaching Clinic program brings affordable clinics directly to teams in their own LSCs.
Providing Data and Answering, "So What?"
Data is a challenge. It’s our job to provide our athletes and coaches with every available resource to be successful, but information alone is a marginal resource and practical applicability is essential to its utility.
Nationals Preview: Q&A with Jessica Hardy and Matt Grevers
Two National Team veterans – Matt Grevers and Jessica Hardy – are now in the midst of taper and gearing up physically and mentally for the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships. They recently took some time out to answer some random questions before heading off to Irvine.
Mike's Mailbag: Distance Swimming Burnout
Every Monday I answer questions from swimmers around the country. If you have a question, please email me at email@example.com.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals Once Again Signs CeraVe® as Exclusive Skincare Partner of USA Swimming
Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC, which markets CeraVe® skincare products, has once again signed as the exclusive skincare sponsor of USA Swimming.
Breeja Larson: Creating Her Own Swimming Pedigree
It was just a few years ago that Breeja Larson was swimming largely in anonymity. She didn't focus solely on swimming or even train year-round until age 17 – choosing to play multiple sports rather than concentrate on one.
Club Excellence Spotlight: Tualatin Hills Swim Club
Tualatin Hills Swim Clubrecently won the combined team title at the Speedo Champions Series Western Sectional meet last weekend, adding to an already-lengthy list of achievements. Also included in that list of achievements is recognition as one of USA Swimming’s silver medal clubs in the 2014 Club Excellence program.
The Final Meet
It was our final meet together. We, the YMCA kids who grew up slogging miles in the same six-lane pool, summer after summer, winter after winter, year after year. Our final YMCA National Championships before heading off to college. We had a group of 10 or so seniors, and many of us swam together since we were kids. We wanted this final meet to be special.
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: I'm Sorry
I’m sorry. These are powerful words some people have wanted to hear from me for a long time. I have been criticized in blogs, and most recently in the petition opposing International Swimming Hall of Fame induction, for not apologizing for not having done more to prevent sexual abuse by coaches.