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.
USA Swimming Foundation hosts Building Champions 5K Run, presented by Metro Omaha Medical Society
Registration is now open for the USA Swimming Foundation’s first ever Building Champions 5K road race, presented by Metro Omaha Medical Society, to benefit the USA Swimming Foundation's commitment to Saving Lives and Building Champions.
Mike's Mailbag: Envisioning Your Own Success
What kind of advice do you have for someone who is not happy where they are in the swimming world, but is not ready to leave it?
Mike's Mailbag: Distracted Coaches
Recently my coach has seemed distracted at practices. Coach gives us a set, and then doesn't pay attention to how we do. How would you keep your motivation and handle this situation?
USA Swimming Aqua Zone Provides Ultimate Fan Experience During U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming
The return of the U.S. Olympic Trials – Swimming to Omaha will feature some of the fastest swimming in the world and a USA Swimming Aqua Zone fan festival that’s more fun than ever before and easier to share on social media.
Club Excellence Spotlight: Scottsdale Aquatic Club
Scottsdale Aquatic Club, home to U.S. national age group record-holder Ryan Hoffer and recently named Canadian Olympic swimmer Taylor Ruck, has earned Gold Medal recognition as part of USA Swimming’s Club Excellence program.
10 Tips for Olympic Trials Viewing Parties
Here are 10 tips to make your Olympic Trials viewing party good enough to last four more years, all the way until 2020…
Mike's Mailbag: When You're Missing Intervals
I've started to miss intervals in practice and my coach has adjusted the workout for me. How do I get better in practice so I can keep up?
USA Swimming Introduce Herramientas Para Promover la Diversidad y Inclusión con Una Guía para Hispanos y Latinos
USA Swimming ha publicado la primera guía de recursos de inclusión Hispano-Americana, que va a proporcionar recursos educacionales para atraer y programar comunidades.
Leverenz Victorious on Final Night of Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara
Olympian Caitlin Leverenz (Tucson, Ariz./California Aquatics) closed out the final night of the Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara with a victory in the women’s 200-meter individual medley at the George F. Haines International Swim Center.
Bay Area Swimmers Prove Victorious in Night One of Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara
A trio of Bay Area collegiate swimmers earned victories on the opening night of the Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara and Olympic gold medalist Conor Dwyer (Winnetka, Ill./Trojan Swim Club) recorded the world’s third-fastest time in the men’s 200-meter freestyle.
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: Ray Essick
American Swimming said goodbye to a lion recently, with the passing of Ray Essick. Ray was USA Swimming’s first Executive Director, assuming the role in 1980.
USA Swimming Teams Up with Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” for Collaborative Marketing Campaign to “Just Keep Swimming”
Combining the timing of the theatrical release of “Finding Dory” with the biggest swimming summer in four years, USA Swimming is joining forces with Disney and Pixar to encourage families around the country to not only find Dory, but to find a swim team through the SwimToday program.
USA Swimming Releases Hispanic/Latino Resource Guide
USA Swimming has published the organization’s first-ever Hispanic/Latino Cultural Inclusion Resource Guide that will provide educational resources and opportunities for community engagement and programming.
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.
Celebrities Kick-Off #WaterSafetyMonth with USA Swimming Foundation Make A Spash Atlanta Event
Olympians Rowdy Gaines, Cullen Jones and Maritza McClendon, joined forces with celebrities Keri Hilson, Ludacris and Blake Michael in Atlanta for the Make a Splash Tour, presented by Phillips 66.
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.
Beyond the Water: Athletes Give Back to their Communities
As a National Team athlete it can be easy to get caught up in the day-to-day routine of training, traveling and preparing for the 2016 Olympic Trials but last week a few of our athletes took the time out of their hectic training schedules to give back to the sport that gave so much to them.
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.
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.”
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: Hot Fun in the Summertime
I’m heading off to Toronto this weekend for the Pan American Games. Outside of the Olympic Games, this is the biggest multi-sport competition in the world. 6,000 athletes from the 41-member nations of the Pan American Sports Organization will be in Toronto competing in 37 different sports.
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: 5 Ways to Success for a Young Professional
Everybody defines success a little differently, depending on your viewpoint and goals. As a guest writer in the latest Chuck Wielgus Blog, USA Swimming High Performance Consultant Russell Mark gives his view on what success really means.
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.