Club Excellence Spotlight: Academy Bullets
After a successful Olympic Trials meet in which six swimmers competed, the Academy Bullets Swim Club in Illinois has its sights set on finishing off the summer on a high note.
The Last Gold Documentary to Air on NBC Sports Network on August 1
Considered the greatest untold story in Olympic Swimming history, The Last Gold, a feature-length documentary, will air on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) with limited commercial interruption, on Monday, August 1, at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.
U.S. Olympic Committee announces Best of July honors for Team USA Awards presented by Dow
Outstanding performances during the month of July earned artistic gymnast Simone Biles, swimmer Michael Phelps and the U.S. Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team Best of July honors for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, the United States Olympic Committee announced today.
Mike's Mailbag: Controlling What You Can Control
There are certain times I have been working hard to achieve, but they are becoming increasingly out of reach. Younger swimmers are rapidly dropping time and are catching up to me. What can I do?
Justifying Your Olympic Fandom
Someone at work the other day asked, “So, you catching that Olympic fever?” My answer: Yes and no.
Mike's Mailbag: Improving Taper Mentalities
I am relatively new to swimming. I started when I was 14, and am now 18. I swim great in practice but I consistently miss my goal times in taper meets. Please help.
After Athletic Disappointment
With the 2016 Olympic Games commencing only a few weeks from now, much of the world will turn its eyes towards Rio. And yet, for the hundreds of competitive swimmers not going to Rio, the Omaha waters are still settling.
Mike's Mailbag: Finding Swimming's Rhythm
I've been having a lot of motivational and mental roadblocks at practices lately. I find myself swimming slower than I did 2-3 years ago. What can I do to try to get through this mental roadblock?
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.
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.”