Haley Anderson: Racing Toward Olympic Gold
Up until she graduated from the University of Southern California in 2013, Haley Anderson didn’t see a future in swimming. Now, one of the United States’ and world’s premiere open water swimmers, Anderson is excited that her career has not only continued beyond school but far exceeded any expectations she could have ever envisioned.
USA Swimming Names 2015 Rosters for Three Major International Competitions
USA Swimming today announced Olympian-laden United States rosters for a trio of major international competitions in 2015 – the FINA World Championships, Pan American Games and World University Games.
Catching Up with Maddy Crippen
Understandably, October is a tough month for Maddy Crippen. It was in this month in 2010 that she and the rest of her family lost brother, Fran, during an open water competition in the United Arab Emirates.
20 Question Tuesday: Larsen Jensen
Larsen Jensen brought home Olympic medals in 2004 and 2008. After Beijing, he wanted to represent America in its time of need so Jensen joined the Navy and went on to become a Navy SEAL and earn medals for his service in special forces. Jensen’s now getting ready to be a civilian again, as he explains in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Golden Goggles at a Glance: Relay Performance of the Year
Each week during the lead-up to the Nov. 24 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards in New York, we'll take a look at the nominees in one of the eight award categories. Today we look at the nominees for Relay Performance of the Year. This award is given to the best team relay performance, male or female. The performance considered must be a finals performance, with special emphasis on the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships.
Chase Kalisz: Money in the Water
When he first started swimming as a 4-year-old, the only way to get Chase Kalisz in the pool was to throw money in the water. By the end of his freshman year of high school, he was dedicated to the sport.
Catching Up with Dan Madwed
Over the course of his career, swimming has given a lot to Dan Madwed. An education, travel experiences and competitive success to name a few, but it was the learning experiences he took from swimming that have stayed with him
20 Question Tuesday: Shannon Vreeland
All Shannon Vreeland’s done besides leading Georgia to back-to-back titles is win several international medals. After gold in London, she won more in Barcelona, and at Pan Pacs. She talks about what’s up next in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Catching Up with Emily Hanson
As a youngster – and even as a college student – Emily Hanson never saw herself as the type of person who would find job satisfaction in the insurance industry. She had different plans.
Conor Dwyer: Stronger and Faster than Ever
Anyone familiar with Conor Dwyer’s story knows of his humble beginnings in swimming. This weekend at the Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara, Dwyer swims to complete something he never intended to lead.
Catching Up with Chad LaTourette
For the vast majority of his highly successful time in the water, Chad LaTourette loved competing, but when he realized he was no longer having fun doing that, he knew it was time to quit.
20 Question Tuesday: Shannon Vreeland
Over the past three years Shannon Vreeland has claimed gold medals overseas several times. She also helped lead Georgia to back-to-back NCAA titles. The Kansas native talks about what’s up next, in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Emily Brunemann: Big Events Ahead
The next six months or so are going to be big for Emily Brunemann. She will compete at the Open Water National Championships in June and hopefully in Australia later this summer. Brunemann is also getting married in September.
Catching Up with Gary Hall Jr.
If you think the real Gary Hall Jr. is the showman – boxing shorts, robe and all – he portrayed before big races in his career, you don’t know him at all. Hall is anything but a boisterous attention-seeker.
Christine Jennings: Guided by Faith
A look at Christine Jennings’ USA Swimming biography reveals a trunk full of accomplishments. But there’s also a glaring void on her swimming resume – one event she fears she may never experience.
Meghan Hawthorne: Enjoying the Ride
Growing up a California girl, Meghan Hawthorne has never really seen snow up close and personal. She’s hoping that all changes when she and her U.S. teammates take on a European All-Star squad in the Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool in Glasgow, Scotland.
Michael Weiss: Ready to Fill Big Goggles
Five years ago, dedication to swimming wasn't on Michael Weiss’ personal agenda. Missing time cuts for the 2008 Olympic Trials and swimming in relative anonymity were just fine with him. Then, everything changed.