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?
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.
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 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.
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.”