The following is a collection of congratulatory messages and articles on USA Swimming's Chuck Wielgus earning the ACES Chief Executive Leadership Award on Wednesday.
Chuck Wielgus wins Prestigious Leadership Award
Chuck Wielgus, Executive Director of USA Swimming, was formally recognized as “the best of the best” last night when he was presented with the Association of Chief Executives for Sport’s (ACES) first-ever Chief Executive Leadership Award.
USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus Earns ACES Chief Executive Leadership Award
USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus has been honored with the Association of Chief Executives for Sport (ACES) Chief Executive Leadership Award.
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: Five Things to Watch in 2015
The New Year always brings the opportunity for a fresh start. As we roll into 2015, here are five things that I’ll be watching very closely.
Women's Leadership Summit Registration Open
The Women’s Leadership Summit will be held April 10-12, 2015 at La Foret Conference & Retreat Center in Colorado Springs, CO. This Summit is designed for women coaches looking for an opportunity to grow both personally and professionally.
Review of Pooling Talent:Swimming's Greatest Teams
Pooling Talent:Swimming's Greatest Teams, by Matthew De George, works well for those who enjoy delving into the history of competitive swimming.
Multicultural Heroes: Kent Yoshiwara
With just 85 staff and 400,000 members, USA Swimming heavily relies on passionate volunteers at the local level to be able to provide community support. Volunteers like Pacific Swimming Diversity Chair Kent Yoshiwara have been a shining example of how one person can make a huge difference in their local swim committees (LSC's) and the sport of swimming.
Legacies and Kings: MLK Jr Swim Meets Have Impact
Over the course of four days during the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday weekend, over 1500 boys and girls in the greater New York City and Long Island areas descended to the pool to compete in honor of a man who preached equality.
USA Swimming Foundation Announces Hiring of Casey Keiber and Nicole Wilson
The USA Swimming Foundation announced today the addition of Casey Keiber and Nicole Wilson to its headquarters staff in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Sanction Appeal Process Introduced
USA Swimming is pleased to announce the launch of the Zone Sanction Appeal Process, approved by the 2013 House of Delegates for implementation in January 2015.
Nu-Finmen Swimming and Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Multicultural Swim Meets
Two USA Swimming clubs based in the New York City metropolitan area are once again celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day by hosting swim meets dedicated to his legacy over the holiday weekend.
Application Open for National Diversity Select Camp
The 2015 National Diversity Select Camp application for both athletes and staff is now open.The application will be open for one month and will close Feb. 9, 2015.
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.
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: Summertime
My three favorite summer sounds are lawnmowers on a Saturday morning, a bouncing basketball and the happy noise that comes from kids splashing around at the pool. Yes, summertime is by far my favorite time of year, it always has been.
USA Swimming Safe Sport Impact Award
The purpose of the Safe Sport Impact Award is to recognize significant contributions by an individual or group who has contributed to the fulfillment of the Safe Sport Committee mission: to safeguard all members of USA Swimming from sexual, psychological, emotional and physical abuse.
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.
President's Message: February 3, 2014
The “President’s Message” is a continuing effort on my part to keep the members of USA Swimming informed about current happenings in our sport and our organization. Please feel free to share the message with others.
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.
USA Swimming Announces Staff Promotions
As we begin the New Year, USA Swimming is pleased to announce Tami Bock, Stacy Michael-Miller, MJ Truex and Laura Yaciuk received promotions.
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.