USA Swimming Wants to Hear What You Have to Say
This survey should take around 12-15 minutes to complete and at the end you can have a chance to win 1 of 3 USA Swimming prize packs including swimming gear and autographed items from Olympic Team members.
5 Ways to Be an Awesome Teammate This Season
Although each swimmer on a team or in a group has a different role, specialty or set of goals, there is one universal responsibility every swimmer has: to be an awesome teammate.
Swim Team Finding Motivation in a Simple Board
The Sheridan (Wyo.) Lady Broncs are building a tradition of solidarity, sacrifice and relentless effort, one nail at a time.
Mike's Mailbag: There is no Pressure
Every time that I have a big meet or race that I've prepped for, I get really nervous and antsy. Then I gain time. How can I remove the pressure and stop the cycle?
2016 State of the Sport Report from Chuck Wielgus
What a great year this has been for USA Swimming! Virtually every single aspect of our business is healthy and vibrant. And what a show our National Team athletes put on at the Rio Olympic Games.
Convention President's Letter 2016
It has been a very exciting and productive year for USA Swimming. We had a wonderful Olympic Trials that broke all records for attendance. And a spectacular Olympic Games in Rio where our athletes dominated the pool like no other Olympics in several decades.
Katie Ledecky Claims Fourth Straight USA Swimming Athlete of the Year Honor
Five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky was named USA Swimming Athlete of the Year for a record fourth consecutive year and earned the Phillips 66 Performance Award for the fifth straight occasion after a world-record swim in the 800-meter freestyle at the 2016 Olympic Games.
A Deep Dive into Nuts and Seeds for Swimmers
There are many reasons why swimmers should include nuts and seeds as part of their performance plan.
USA Swimming Releases First-Ever LGBTQ Cultural Inclusion Resource Guide
USA Swimming has released the organization’s first-ever Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) Cultural Inclusion Resource Guide to be launched during the United States Aquatic Sports (USAS) Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
Questions to Ask Before Joining a Swim Team
When a sport dominates mainstream sports headlines and the cultural dialogue for several weeks, that sport then is on the receiving end of new attention, which means new membership.
Mike's Mailbag: When to Stop
I've always been a good butterflier, and have never hurt myself swimming but recently my shoulders always hurt when I pull. How can I tell if this is serious?
National Select Camp Assistant Coach Application Now Open
The 2016 National Select Camp will be held from January 19-22, 2017 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
5 Tips for Getting Back into Your Swimming Routine
Use the motivation and inspiration from Rio to slingshot yourself into a fresh year of fast swimming. Here is how to get a running dive into a successful season.
USA Swimming to Host 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis
The top 18-and-under swimmers in the world will come to Indianapolis for the 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, hosted by USA Swimming and United States Aquatic Sports. The event will be held at the iconic Indiana University Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI in late August. Final dates are to be confirmed.
San Jose-Santa Clara, Calif., Area Named “America’s Top Swim City” in Nationwide Study by USA Swimming and Speedo USA
The San Jose-Santa Clara, Calif., area earned the No. 1 position as America’s Top Swim City for the first time ever, according to a third-annual study commissioned by USA Swimming and leading swimwear company Speedo USA. Two-time Top Swim City Ann Arbor, Mich., placed second, with the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn., area climbing seven spots from 2015 to claim the third position.
Online course to benefit the USA Swimming Foundation
EDUCATA has announced a new course called “Mechanics of Swimming” geared toward giving swimmers, coaches, trainers, and physical therapists the knowledge to identify, treat, and deal with shoulder pain associated with swimming.
Power Your Willpower
Athletes in every sport have been introduced to the idea of willpower and how necessary that characteristic is to success at elite levels of sport. Willpower is one of those vaguely explained and often misunderstood concepts in the language of sport.
17 LSCs to be Honored at 2016 USAS Convention for LEAP Achievements
The goal of the LSC Evaluation and Achievement Program (LEAP) is to assist LSCs in becoming more efficient and effective. The LEAP assessment tool provides a roadmap to LSC effectiveness and success.
2017 Club Excellence Program Announcement
USA Swimming is pleased to formally announce the 2017 Club Excellence program and provide directions to all clubs regarding the application process.
SwimJitsu Adds Three Locations to 2016 Nationwide Tour
With eight stops already completed this summer, SwimJitsu is adding three locations to expand the challenge of the in-water obstacle course to more kids across the nation during the end of summer and early fall months.
Swimmer’s Ear 101: What You Should Know (Sponsored)
Now that it’s summer, you’re spending more and more time in the water – going to pool parties, while on vacation, or even spending a day at the beach with family or friends.
SwimToday Unites Country with #SwimUnited Campaign
Leading up to swimming’s biggest summer events, SwimToday invites athletes, families and fans around the nation to learn more about the sport of swimming, find a team and show their support for the U.S. swim team through its latest campaign – #SwimUnited.
Maryland LSC Takes Safe Sport Initiative to New Heights
t’s no surprise that food is used as a motivator for swimmers, but what about the parents? Maryland LSC is taking the Safe Sport initiative to new heights by offering a pizza party prize to the teams who had the highest percentage of parent participation in the Safe Sport training course.
SwimToday, National Swimming Pool Foundation Partner to Improve Pool Safety
The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) and SwimToday’s partnership comes to fruition as SwimToday’s website now highlights swimming facilities that employ four or more CPO® Certification holders on staff. Families who are looking to find a facility with the desired USA Swimming clubs and Make a Splash programs, can now find pools maintained to a high-standard thanks to the sponsorship and swimtoday.org.
Team Tweets of the Week: April 22-29
Check out the top 10 best tweets from USA Swimming clubs from this week!
USA Swimming Announces 2016 Diversity Coach Mentorship Program
Applications are now available for the 2016 USA Swimming Diversity Coach Mentorship Program. Participants are active coaches in urban areas with an interest in raising their level of expertise and skill.
Chocolate Milk Designated Official Recovery Beverage of USA Swimming
USA Swimming has once again partnered with the BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK™ campaign.
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.
Justin Lynch Honored at the 29th Annual Black History Invitational
Friday, February 13 through Sunday, February 15 at the Takoma Aquatic Center in Washington D.C., more than 750 athletes from 28 teams and 9 states came together in celebration and competition for the 29th Annual Black History Invitational Swim Meet (BHISM).
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: Pathways to Success
When it comes to working at USA Swimming, I regularly advise staff members that there are three ways to have a long career with our NGB: solve problems; generate new revenue; take us to new places.
USA Swimming Releases Self-Commissioned Review of Safe Sport Program by Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center
USA Swimming today released a self-commissioned, independent review of its Safe Sport program conducted by the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center. The report, “When the Athlete is a Child: An Assessment of USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Program,” was compiled by Victor Vieth, executive director of the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center and one of the nation’s foremost experts on the prevention of child neglect and abuse.
It Takes A Team: Liz Hoendervoogt
On the first Tuesday of every month, we will highlight a different USA Swimming staff member.
USA Swimming National Team Staffers Talk With Coaches
This past weekend, two USA Swimming National Team staffers were traveling the country speaking to various groups of coaches. Frank Busch, the National Team Director, flew to Forest Grove, Ore., while Jack Roach, the National Junior Team Director, found himself in Park City, Utah.
Follow-Up to the President’s Message
Last week, USA Swimming President, Bruce Stratton distributed his most recent “President’s Message.” President Stratton received a number of responses, both pro and con, which is probably to be expected given that the “President’s Message” was entirely focused on the proposed dues increase for athlete and non-athlete members. To date, the comments received represent a wide spectrum of opinions.