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?
The Life-Changing Move of Tidying Your Swim Bag
There are two certainties in life: Death, and a messy, chaotic swim bag containing virtually every item from a swimmer’s life.
Mike's Mailbag: Becoming Un-Lost
I've been swimming since age 11 and started competing at the age of 13. I work hard and I love swimming but at age 16 I feel like I can't catch up to my more experienced teammates.
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.
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.
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.”