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.
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.
Coaches You Should Know: Chris Sheppard
Coach Chris Sheppard is the head coach of the National and Junior National Teams at Charles River Aquatics. He also oversees the entire swim team.
Scholastic All-America Application Available
Applications for the 2013-14 Scholastic All-America recognition program are now available on the USA Swimming website. This membership recognition program is for USA Swimming student-athletes who have completed the 10th – 12th grades in 2013-14 and have swum a qualifying pool time or competed in one of five designated meets.
Women in Coaching: Laura Hineman
Kansas City Blazers Head Administrative Coach Laura Hineman found her passion for swimming at a young age. After years of SCUBA and swim lessons, Hineman joined the swim team. While she admits her swimming career certainly had its ups and downs, Hineman says she was always happy in the water, which kept her swimming through college and even today as a coach.
Lessons from Legends: Debbie Meyer, Chasing Boys
Chasing big brothers, or sisters, chasing mom or dad, chasing someone on a relay all seem to bring out the best in us, particularly if we notice we’re catching up. In the early 1960s, a little girl named Debbie Meyer chased the boys throughout her career.
Club Excellence Spotlight: Terrapins Swim Team
One must only glance at the Terrapins Swim Team’s list of accomplishments and record-holders to get an idea of the team’s rich tradition. The team’s continued pursuit of excellence has earned them recognition as one of USA Swimming’s top clubs, achieving gold medal status in the 2014 Club Excellence program.
Club Excellence Spotlight: Aquazot Swim Club
In just its 14th year of existence, Aquazot Swim Club in Irvine, Calif. has already established itself as one of the top programs in Southern California, and the entire country, earning gold-medal recognition in this year’s Club Excellence program.
USADA Issues Hemp Advisory
THC is the active component in marijuana (e.g., hashish, pot, weed, etc.) which
comes from the marijuana plant and produces the “high”. THC is prohibited in-competition by the World Anti-Doping Agency. When an athlete is tested in-competition, their urine is screened for the presence of THC.
Lessons from Legends: Sue Pitt Anderson and Brave Young Girls
America’s high number of world-ranked women is directly related to the huge number of collegiate swimming opportunities they enjoy today. The experience of one young girl in New Jersey in the 1960s might be a glimpse into how the female athletes were treated compared to the boys, and how their courage helped forge the opportunities that young women enjoy today.
Coaches You Should Know: Heather Maher
ASCA’s North Texas 2012 Age Group Coach of the Year, Heather Maher, is currently the Head Age Group Coach at Lakeside Aquatic Club in North Texas where she lives with her husband and two children.
Club Excellence Spotlight: Lakeside Swim Team
Over the course of its 85-year history, Lakeside Swim Team in Louisville, Ky., has built a rich tradition of excellence that includes placing alumni on the past three Olympic Teams and regularly earning Gold Medal recognition in USA Swimming’s Club Excellence Program. What has been the key to their continued success?
Club Excellence Spotlight: Nitro Swimming
Creating a fun, motivational environment for both athletes and coaches is a proven recipe for success in any sport. Head coach Mike Koleber has made this a priority at Nitro Swimming in Austin, Texas, and the team’s philosophy has certainly paid off with a seventh-place finish in the 2013 USA Swimming Club Excellence program standings.
Club Excellence Spotlight: Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics
For the fifth year in a row, Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics has achieved a top-eight ranking in USA Swimming’s Club Excellence program, coming in sixth this year with 29,805 points. Not too shabby, considering the club has only been around since 2003, when several existing teams were consolidated to form PASA.