Leah Smith Wins Back-to-Back World Titles at FINA World Championships (25m)
Coming off a victory last night in the 800-meter freestyle, Leah Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa./Cavalier Swimming) claimed her second world title of the meet in the 400m free on day four of the FINA World Championships (25m) at Windsor, Canada’s WFCU Centre.
Club Excellence Spotlight: The Woodlands Swim Team
The Woodlands Swim Team, has held a steady presence among USA Swimming’s best swim clubs, finishing fourth in the 2016 Silver Medal club rankings.
Leah Smith Crowned 800m Free World Champion at FINA World Championships (25m)
Olympic bronze medalist Leah Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa./Cavalier Swimming) posted an impressive victory in the 800-meter freestyle Thursday at the FINA World Championships (25m) at Windsor, Canada’s WFCU Centre.
5 Tips to Survive Holiday Training
It’s beginning to look a lot like…holiday training. Here are tips and strategies to overcome holiday training. Heed this advice. May it guide you towards that proverbial light at the end of the lane.
World Record Women’s Medley Relay Win Highlights Day Two at FINA World Championships (25m)
A world record by the women’s 4x50-meter medley relay kicked off day two in strong fashion at the FINA World Championships (25m) at Windsor, Canada’s WFCU Centre.
U.S. Women’s Free Relay Victorious at FINA World Championships (25m)
Team USA raced to gold in the women’s 4x100-meter freestyle relay Tuesday to lead Team USA on night one of the FINA World Championships (25m) at Windsor, Canada’s WFCU Centre.
Mike's Mailbag: New Training Groups, New Friendships
I'm thinking about quitting my swim team. I mean, I still love it, but now I'm getting lapped and my friends have moved up. What should I do?
How to Help Avoid Swimmer's Ear (Sponsored)
If you have spent as much time in the water as I have, you may already know about Swimmer’s Ear – an infection in the outer ear canal, which runs from your eardrum to the outside of your ear.
Signs & Symptoms of Swimmer’s Ear (Sponsored)
As swimmers, we are in the water year round, whether we’re doing laps at practice or racing in a meet. And now that it’s summer, you may find yourself in the water even more than usual. This means we could be more prone to getting Swimmer’s Ear—medically known as “acute otitis externa” or “AOE” for short.
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.
Safe Sport Fellows Making a Difference
“I want to make a difference” that’s the answer the four Safe Sport fellows gave when asked why they wanted to join this particular program this past January. Now nine months later and the fellows have done just that. They’ve been hard at work bringing their project to life and already making an impact on their community by sharing the Safe Sport message through their unique projects.
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.
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.