20 Question Tuesday: Abbey Weitzeil
Abbey Weitzeil has come on strong. The Cal signee put on quite a show in 2014. She talks about what she has her sights set on down the road, in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Quick Heels in Breaststroke
Being able to effectively move your heels quickly from streamline to the position where you set your kick is one the elements that separates great breaststrokers from good ones.
Mike's Mailbag: Dealing with Unkind Teammates
I am a senior swimmer and have been struggling to continue wanting to swim because of unkind teammates. Can you give me any advice?
USA Swimming Seeking Athlete Services Assistant
USA Swimming is seeking an Athlete Services Assistant to assist the Athlete Services Director and the National Team Division with Athlete Services and National Team international competition preparation.
usaswimming.org and SWIMS database Down for Maintenance Thursday Night
Please be aware that usaswimming.org and the SWIMS database will be down for maintenance Thur. Jan. 29 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. MST.
Entries Open Soon for Final Three Arena Pro Swim Series Stops
Online meet entry for the final three stops of the 2014-15 Arena Pro Swim Series (#ArenaProSwim) in Mesa, Arizona; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Santa Clara, California; will open soon at usaswimming.org/ome.
Abbey Weitzeil: Proof in the Pool
In many ways, the arrival of Coach Coley Stickels at Canyons Aquatic Club helped transform Abbey Weitzeil from an average freestyle sprinter to one of the world’s best.
The following is a collection of congratulatory messages and articles on USA Swimming's Chuck Wielgus earning the ACES Chief Executive Leadership Award on Wednesday.
Club Excellence Spotlight: Gator Swim Club
Gator Swim Club in Gainesville, Fla. has been a national swimming powerhouse for many years, with an impressive list of alumni.
Chuck Wielgus wins Prestigious Leadership Award
Chuck Wielgus, Executive Director of USA Swimming, was formally recognized as “the best of the best” last night when he was presented with the Association of Chief Executives for Sport’s (ACES) first-ever Chief Executive Leadership Award.
Catching Up with Jessica Long
As the only Paralympic swimmer training at North Baltimore Aquatic Club, Jessica Long admits she’s at a bit of a disadvantage. But Long knows the setting gives her a great chance at another Paralympic Games.
Mike's Mailbag: Forward Thinking
I have my two last high school championship meets coming up within the next month. I have worked hard in a lot of the practices, but, admittedly, not all of them. How can I stop second guessing my training?
USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus Earns ACES Chief Executive Leadership Award
USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus has been honored with the Association of Chief Executives for Sport (ACES) Chief Executive Leadership Award.
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: Five Things to Watch in 2015
The New Year always brings the opportunity for a fresh start. As we roll into 2015, here are five things that I’ll be watching very closely.
So you want to make the Olympic Team?
Besides working your tail off, being incredibly dedicated and talented, there are a few other things that will get you to Rio in 2016.
Staying tough during the mid-season doldrums
What can you do to make the most out of these “dog days” of winter training when you are so tired and far-removed from the excitement of the taper meet?
Top Food Mistakes Made by Swimmers
I have been a nutrition consultant to hundreds of athletes over the past many years. From high school to professional athletes, I see the same mistakes time and time again. This year, let’s learn from these mistakes and correct them to help make you the best swimmer you can be.
Women's Leadership Summit Registration Open
The Women’s Leadership Summit will be held April 10-12, 2015 at La Foret Conference & Retreat Center in Colorado Springs, CO. This Summit is designed for women coaches looking for an opportunity to grow both personally and professionally.
Review of Pooling Talent:Swimming's Greatest Teams
Pooling Talent:Swimming's Greatest Teams, by Matthew De George, works well for those who enjoy delving into the history of competitive swimming.
20 Question Tuesday: Tim Phillips
Tim Phillips is on the National Team, finished his degree, and his alma mater won the National Championship last week. He talks about that, and his hopes to represent the team in Rio, in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Multicultural Heroes: Kent Yoshiwara
With just 85 staff and 400,000 members, USA Swimming heavily relies on passionate volunteers at the local level to be able to provide community support. Volunteers like Pacific Swimming Diversity Chair Kent Yoshiwara have been a shining example of how one person can make a huge difference in their local swim committees (LSC's) and the sport of swimming.
Legacies and Kings: MLK Jr Swim Meets Have Impact
Over the course of four days during the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday weekend, over 1500 boys and girls in the greater New York City and Long Island areas descended to the pool to compete in honor of a man who preached equality.