Club Excellence Spotlight: Y-Spartaquatics
For more than a decade, head coach Peter Wright built the Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club into one of the best teams in South Carolina. Wright has since moved on, but he’s left the club in great hands with interim head coach Ted Pierson and an experienced group of assistants.
2015 Club Excellence Program Announced
USA Swimming is pleased to formally announce the 2015 Club Excellence program and provide directions to all clubs regarding the application process. For complete program information and the link to begin the application, please visit the Club Excellence page.
National Select Camp Assistant Coach Application Available
The 2014 National Select Camp Assistant Coach application is now live on usaswimming.org. The camp will be held Oct. 23-26, 2014 at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center.
USA Swimming Seeking .NET/C# Developer
USA Swimming, located at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, has an opening for an experienced .NET / C# Developer. The person in this position will be part of a small team of developers responsible for maintaining and making significant enhancements to our custom applications and public website.
Women in Coaching: Laura Hineman
Kansas City Blazers Head Administrative Coach Laura Hineman found her passion for swimming at a young age. After years of SCUBA and swim lessons, Hineman joined the swim team. While she admits her swimming career certainly had its ups and downs, Hineman says she was always happy in the water, which kept her swimming through college and even today as a coach.
Lessons from Legends: Debbie Meyer, Chasing Boys
Chasing big brothers, or sisters, chasing mom or dad, chasing someone on a relay all seem to bring out the best in us, particularly if we notice we’re catching up. In the early 1960s, a little girl named Debbie Meyer chased the boys throughout her career.
Club Excellence Spotlight: Terrapins Swim Team
One must only glance at the Terrapins Swim Team’s list of accomplishments and record-holders to get an idea of the team’s rich tradition. The team’s continued pursuit of excellence has earned them recognition as one of USA Swimming’s top clubs, achieving gold medal status in the 2014 Club Excellence program.
Club Excellence Spotlight: Aquazot Swim Club
In just its 14th year of existence, Aquazot Swim Club in Irvine, Calif. has already established itself as one of the top programs in Southern California, and the entire country, earning gold-medal recognition in this year’s Club Excellence program.
USADA Issues Hemp Advisory
THC is the active component in marijuana (e.g., hashish, pot, weed, etc.) which
comes from the marijuana plant and produces the “high”. THC is prohibited in-competition by the World Anti-Doping Agency. When an athlete is tested in-competition, their urine is screened for the presence of THC.
Lessons from Legends: Sue Pitt Anderson and Brave Young Girls
America’s high number of world-ranked women is directly related to the huge number of collegiate swimming opportunities they enjoy today. The experience of one young girl in New Jersey in the 1960s might be a glimpse into how the female athletes were treated compared to the boys, and how their courage helped forge the opportunities that young women enjoy today.
Coaches You Should Know: Heather Maher
ASCA’s North Texas 2012 Age Group Coach of the Year, Heather Maher, is currently the Head Age Group Coach at Lakeside Aquatic Club in North Texas where she lives with her husband and two children.
Club Excellence Spotlight: Lakeside Swim Team
Over the course of its 85-year history, Lakeside Swim Team in Louisville, Ky., has built a rich tradition of excellence that includes placing alumni on the past three Olympic Teams and regularly earning Gold Medal recognition in USA Swimming’s Club Excellence Program. What has been the key to their continued success?