Team Tweets of the Week: May 20-26
Check out the top 10 tweets from swim teams across the country for this week:
Ray Essick: Remembered in Photos
Ray Essick's contributions to the world of swimming are countless and his influences continues to impact the sport today. Here's a glimpse at some of the memories he helped form over the years.
Essick's Leadership Shaped USA Swimming from the Ground Up
Ray had a vision. More importantly, he had a way of dealing with people, getting along with them and getting it done.
Friends Share Memories of Ray Essick
Ray Essick, the first Executive Director of USA Swimming passed away on Saturday. USA Swimming asked those who worked with him and knew him best to share their memories of Ray.
Mike's Mailbag: The Gap Year and Swimming
I'm a 17-year-old high school junior wondering if I can take a gap year after graduation and still plan on swimming in college. Will college coaches still consider me if I take a year off?
USA Swimming’s First-Ever Executive Director Ray Essick Passes Away
Ray Essick, the first Executive Director of USA Swimming, passed away on Saturday night. Essick guided the organization from its formation in 1980 until his retirement in 1997, when current Executive Director Chuck Wielgus took over.
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.
USA Swimming Seeking Membership Coordinator
The Membership Coordinator serves as the key contact for all membership questions and issues relating to the membership database. Additional membership responsibilities include but are not limited to providing information, compiling statistics, preparing reports and overseeing key printing projects.
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.
USA Swimming Foundation and Olympic Athletes Offer Swim Safety Tips for Water Safety Month
With the swimming season here, the USA Swimming Foundation kicks off National Water Safety Month with personal water safety tips from six Olympic gold medalists.
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.
Chocolate Milk Designated Official Recovery Beverage of USA Swimming
USA Swimming has once again partnered with the BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK™ campaign.
Omaha to Host Mini Build a Pool Workshop
The USA Swimming Facilities Department and Myrtha Pools will host a Mini Build and Program (your) Pool workshop to be held at Olympic Trials July 3rd, 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
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.