A Bad Idea Whose Time Has Come... and Gone
The following blog was written by Dr. Phillip Whitten, the former Executive Director of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. Dr. Whitten’s views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of USA Swimming.
Mike's Mailbag: Dealing with Disappointment
I’m a sophomore in high school and I love swimming but I haven’t improved in years. Should I continue swimming despite regular disappointment in my results?
Women in Coaching: Kathy Mendez
USA Swimming sat down with Kathy Mendez to learn more about her secrets to coaching success.
Indiana Launches Inaugural Safe Sport Week
Earlier this month Indiana held its first-ever Safe Sport Week, where around 275 USA Swimming athletes from 20 clubs committed to Safe Sport education.
Dryland Periodization: Phase I, Range of Motion and Fatigue Tolerance
As your coaches start getting your bodies used to daily practices, your focus in dryland training should be on increasing range of motion and building up tolerance to fatigue.
USA Swimming Adds Policies to Strengthen Safe Sport, Anti-Doping
During the USA Swimming House of Delegates meeting today during the United States Aquatic Sports Convention, the USA Swimming membership passed 27 pieces of legislation to strengthen the organization’s efforts in Safe Sport, add restrictions for athletes and coaches found guilty of doping and improve competition operations.
Water Marks: 278 Days and Counting
Today, according to my unscientific eyeball count, we have 278 days until the beginning of the Olympic Trials.
Water Marks: Time Itself
The winding road was pitch-black. I was packed into a van with my swim teammates nearing motion sickness, and I was beginning to think “sleeping” would have been more preferable to “adventure.”
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.