Best Ways to Handle Sugar for Young Swimmers
Sugar, the sweet stuff added to foods in baking and other food processing techniques, is something young swimmers should have a handle on. After all, sugar (or sucrose) is a carb, but it doesn’t have a lot of nutritional power, nor does it offer the long-lasting energy found in complex carbs, like bread, beans, and fruits and veggies.
20 Question Tuesday: Brent Rutemiller
Brent Rutemiller, CEO of Sports Publications International, is one of the voices in swimming that everyone is aware of due to his tireless work as publisher of Swimming World magazine. He talks about what he hopes to do moving forward, in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Mike's Mailbag: Burning Out on a New Team
I have recently started swimming on my new college team. And I am slowly feeling more and more like I made the wrong decision by choosing this college. How do I get the passion I had in high school back?
Hogan recognized by ASCA Fellows Class of 2013
USA Swimming’s Club Development Managing Director Pat Hogan was recognized as a leader in the sport of swimming at the 2014 American Swimming Coaches Association World Clinic last week in Jacksonville, Florida.
Katie McLaughlin: Taking the Next Step
It didn't take Katie McLaughlin long to learn something incredibly useful as she moves forward in her swimming career. Enjoy the ride – and have lots of fun.
Can Nutrition Help Muscle Cramps?
A young swimmer asked if there were any nutritional strategies that prevented muscle cramps. If you have experienced the pain of an exercise-induced muscle cramp, you might just try anything to avoid another cramp.
Hotel Information for the 2016 Olympic Trials
Hotels for the 2016 Olympic Trials in Omaha will open for reservations approximately 15 months prior to the start of the Trials. USA Swimming and the city of Omaha will publish all the information on the Trials at that time. Thanks for your patience.
Club Excellence Spotlight: Carmel Swim Club
Carmel, Ind., has been a hotbed for producing great swimmers for many years, and Carmel Swim Club, a silver medal club in the 2014 Club Excellence program, made a name for itself once again this summer. The Carmel Swim Club girls captured the team title at the recent Speedo Junior National Championships, with three swimmers earning spots on USA Swimming’s National Junior Team.
Catching Up with Mark Gangloff
Mark Gangloff isn’t sure he has ever “officially” retired from swimming. What he’s sure of is that when he walked away from the sport in 2013, he knew right away it was the right time.
USA Swimming Staff Out & About
Because USA Swimming is a member-driven organization, the staff is often on the road meeting with coaches, athletes and other stakeholders. Here’s a look at this past week:
Avoid the Biggest Mental Mistake Swimmers Make
What's the biggest cause of out-of-control, pre-race nervousness? Focusing on things that you can't directly control! Swimmers who go into their events thinking about and/or focusing on these “UCs” or uncontrollables will always lose their confidence and get derailed by runaway nerves.
The Future of College Swimming and High School Swimmers
A few weeks ago, I spoke with a college swim coach who told me something horrifying, although not unsurprising. We were discussing the potential unionization of collegiate athletes, and possibly the ramifications extended to non-revenue Olympic men’s sports, like NCAA swimming. “Collegiate swimming might not even exist in 10 years,” he said.
20 Question Tuesday: Jimmy Feigen
Jimmy Feigen won gold in London, and he followed it up at Pan Pacs earlier this summer. He talks about life in and out of the pool moving forward toward Rio in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Mike's Mailbag: College Questions
I'm a junior in high school and definitely want to swim in college. The problem is, I don't know where to start looking.