Ivy Martin: Coming into Her Own
Meteoric. That’s what Ivy Martin’s ascension through the U.S. swimming ranks has been like as of late.
Catching Up With Sara Nicponski
Even when she was one of the best breaststrokers in the world, Sara Nicponski never really felt like she belonged. Now that she’s had some time and distance from swimming competitively – having retired two years ago after 2012 Olympic Trials – she realizes that was never the case.
Golden Goggles at a Glance: Female Athlete of the Year
Today we look at the nominees for Female Athlete of the Year. This award is given to the top female swimmer of the year with special emphasis on achievements at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships.
Connor Jaeger: Always Learning and Improving
A lot has changed in Connor Jaeger’s life since his Olympic debut in 2012. He has learned to embrace his relatively new found swimming celebrity while handling expectations heaped upon him to be the United States’ next great male distance swimmer.
Catching Up with Allysa Vavra
Allysa Vavra has known for years that she wanted to have M.D. after her name one day. Even before attending and swimming for Indiana University, she was always interested in the field.
Cortney Jordan: Making the Most of Every Day
Think your Wednesday is busy? Meet Cortney Jordan, two-time Paralympian born with cerebral palsy. Three jobs, swim practice and getting a Masters degree would be exhausting for anyone but Jordan's determined to make the most of her days.
20 Question Tuesday: Kaitlin Sandeno
Kaitlin Sandeno made a lot of people smile with her diverse talent – winning four Olympic medals, and now she’s giving hope as the spokesperson for the Jessica Joy Rees Never Ever Give Up Foundation, inspired by brave Jessica Rees, a Mission Viejo Nadadore who lost her battle with cancer. Sandeno talks about that and the new direction her life is taking, in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Multicultural Heroes: Simone Manuel
There are some household names in the sport of swimming when it comes to representatives of diversity and inclusion. Cullen Jones and Martiza Correia have paved the way for a new crop of diverse young swim stars, few more prolific in their quest for swimming greatness than world champion and American record holder Simone Manuel.
Catching Up with Emily Hanson
As a youngster – and even as a college student – Emily Hanson never saw herself as the type of person who would find job satisfaction in the insurance industry. She had different plans.
Conor Dwyer: Stronger and Faster than Ever
Anyone familiar with Conor Dwyer’s story knows of his humble beginnings in swimming. This weekend at the Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara, Dwyer swims to complete something he never intended to lead.
Catching Up with Chad LaTourette
For the vast majority of his highly successful time in the water, Chad LaTourette loved competing, but when he realized he was no longer having fun doing that, he knew it was time to quit.
20 Question Tuesday: Shannon Vreeland
Over the past three years Shannon Vreeland has claimed gold medals overseas several times. She also helped lead Georgia to back-to-back NCAA titles. The Kansas native talks about what’s up next, in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Emily Brunemann: Big Events Ahead
The next six months or so are going to be big for Emily Brunemann. She will compete at the Open Water National Championships in June and hopefully in Australia later this summer. Brunemann is also getting married in September.
Catching Up with Gary Hall Jr.
If you think the real Gary Hall Jr. is the showman – boxing shorts, robe and all – he portrayed before big races in his career, you don’t know him at all. Hall is anything but a boisterous attention-seeker.
Christine Jennings: Guided by Faith
A look at Christine Jennings’ USA Swimming biography reveals a trunk full of accomplishments. But there’s also a glaring void on her swimming resume – one event she fears she may never experience.
Meghan Hawthorne: Enjoying the Ride
Growing up a California girl, Meghan Hawthorne has never really seen snow up close and personal. She’s hoping that all changes when she and her U.S. teammates take on a European All-Star squad in the Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool in Glasgow, Scotland.
Michael Weiss: Ready to Fill Big Goggles
Five years ago, dedication to swimming wasn't on Michael Weiss’ personal agenda. Missing time cuts for the 2008 Olympic Trials and swimming in relative anonymity were just fine with him. Then, everything changed.