20 Question Tuesday: Connor Jaeger
With a slew of international medals it seemed only fitting that Connor Jaeger was able to be at his best in Rio and have one of the best swims of his life. He talks about Rio and more in this week's 20 Question Tuesday.
Andrew Gemmell: Excited for New Beginnings
In many ways, Andrew Gemmell has Katie Ledecky to thank for his return to competitive swimming.
Black History Month: Sabir Muhammad Honors His African-American Swim Roots
As far back as when he was a youngster accompanying his mother to a local swimming pool where she worked as a locker room attendant, Sabir Muhammad has been working toward an unselfish goal.
American Record-Holder Michael McBroom Moves on to Next Stage in Life in Commercial Real Estate
Consistency and daily diligence were the name of the game for Michael McBroom during his competitive swimming days.
The Moment: For Cody Miller, All That Glitters is not Gold
Cody Miller’s genuinely-joyful reaction to capturing bronze in the 100 breaststroke at the Rio Games was influenced – at least in part – by the Yoda-like wisdom imparted by a veteran swimmer from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
The Moment: Ryan Rising
Of the 47 swimmers representing Team USA in Rio, 30 were Olympic rookies, including Ryan Murphy. First-time jitters? Hardly.
The Moment: Katie Ledecky Crushes Olympic 800m Free
Katie Ledecky’s Rio haul would be beyond the wildest expectations of most any athlete -- four golds, a silver, two world records, an American record. And yet for this 19-year-old, it was merely the culmination of a week’s swims she had clearly envisioned years before.
The Moment: Simone Manuel Dreams Big to Win Olympic 100m Free
The look on the face of Simone Manuel in that moment after she turns to gaze up at the results of the women’s 100 meter freestyle isn’t complete surprise at a gold-medal finish; she believed something amazing was destined to happen going into that final.
Erika Erndl: Mom Strength
The Erika Erndl who is hoping to compete this summer at U.S. Olympic Trials-Swimming is quite different from the one who came close to making the team four years ago.