Mike's Mailbag: Transportation to Practices
I've been swimming competitively for an elite team and I've been enjoying it a ton. My parents say they support me but won't drive me to some practices. How can I get them on board with practice transportation?
5 Swim-Themed Costume Ideas
Every year, I try to imagine some swim-themed costumes. This past Olympics provided a ton of great moments that could be turned into Halloween costumes.
Mechanics of Swimming Online Course
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.
Book sales to benefit the USA Swimming Foundation
Air Force Academy women's swimming coach and '76 Olympic swimmer, Casey Converse, has authored a book about the 1976 Olympic women's swimming team, titled "Munich to Montreal" and is donating a portion of the book proceeds to benefit the USA Swimming Foundation.
Mike's Mailbag: Learning from Big Decisions
I've been on my swim team for 8 years and I finally decided that I wanted to switch teams. My mom is supportive of my decision, but my dad isn't. How can I get my dad to see things from my view?
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.
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.
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!
Chocolate Milk Designated Official Recovery Beverage of USA Swimming
USA Swimming has once again partnered with the BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK™ campaign.
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.