Cierra Runge: Going The Distance
Cierra Runge went into the Pan Pacific Championships hoping the combination of two of the best coaches in the sport would help her realize her dream of winning her first senior international medal. Runge's hopes did indeed come to fruition.
Team USA owns the Medal Stand on Night Two in Maui
The United States finished 1-2 in three events and claimed a total of seven gold and three silver medals on the second night of action at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Maui.
BLOGS: 2014 Junior Pan Pacs
Members of Team USA's 2014 Junior Pan Pacs team will be blogging throughout the five-day meet. Here's a look at the captain's blogs...
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.
USA Swimming Foundation Fantasy Camps Offer Chance to Live, Eat, and Train Like an Olympian
The USA Swimming Foundation will open the doors to the renowned U.S. Olympic Training Complex Aquatic Center for a series of Fantasy Camps. Attendees will enjoy workouts, workshops and National Team athlete interactions while residing on the iconic U.S. Olympic Training Center over multiple days.
Team USA Wins Seven Gold Medals to Open Junior Pan Pacs
Highlighted by meet record swims from rising stars Andrew Seliskar in the 200-meter butterfly and Townley Haas in the 200m freestyle, Team USA won gold in seven of eight events Wednesday to open the 2014 Junior Pan Pacific Championships at the Kihei Aquatic Center.
3-on-3 Tournament to Benefit the USA Swimming Foundation
The most fun pool event ever to raise funds for the USA Swimming Foundation – Sunday September 14, 2014
Remember when you were young and you used to challenge your buddy to a race across the pool? The "World Championship of Texas 3on3 Swimming Tournament" is one of the rare times that you will step up to the blocks for such a head-to-head swim race. No stop watches involved!
The Fantastic Four
Now that we have passed the mid-point in the Olympic cycle, and as the Pan Pacific Championships end and World Championships/Olympic Trials talk begins to take over the conversation, swimming won’t be lacking for superstar power.
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.
20 Question Tuesday: Caroline Burckle
Beijing Olympic medalist Caroline Burckle likes this part of the quadrennial. The graduate student at the University of Tennessee won gold at Pan Ams in Rio in 2007 and at the 2005 World Championships in Montreal. She talks about what she saw from the U.S. in Australia and what she thinks we might see in Rio, in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Mike's Mailbag: Practice to the Fullest
Last summer I had a knee injury and I couldn't swim for about 4 months. Now that I'm back in the water, how do I regain my confidence level and how do I push myself to work hard and to actually try my hardest?
Ledecky shatters world record in 1500m free at Pan Pacs
Katie Ledecky won her fifth gold medal of the meet and set a world, American and meet record in the women’s 1500m freestyle Sunday at the2014 Pan Pacific Championships. Her time of 15:28.36 shattered the former mark of 15:34.23, which she set last June in Shenandoah Texas.
Pan Pacs Open Water 10K Postponed
Monday’s 10km open water events at the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships have been postponed due to poor water quality at two Gold Coast venues.
Ledecky breaks world record, wins fourth gold at Pan Pacs
Olympian Katie Ledecky broke the world, American and meet records in the women’s 400m freestyle Saturday at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, turning in a time of 3:58.37. Her swim was one of three gold medals for the Americans on the third night of competition. Also winning gold Michael Phelps in the men’s 100m butterfly and Tyler Clary in the men’s 200m backstroke.
National Team Rookies Learning the Ropes at Pan Pacs
Of the 60 swimmers competing for the United States at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, 20 of them – a full third of the team – are rookies, meaning they are competing with the National “A” Team for the first time. A few of these rookies took time out to talk about what this experience means to them, and what they’ve learned so far.
Kathleen Baker: Swimming Her Dreams
A lot has changed for Kathleen Baker since the 2012 Olympic Trials. Just 15 at the time, the enormity and pageantry of Trials got the best of her, and she failed to final in any of her events in Omaha.
SwimToday Campaign Releases New “Sign Language” PSA
Whether tweeting it, speaking it or even doing sign language to show it, swimming is “the funnest sport there is” according to 10 swimming industry leaders in the SwimToday campaign and age group swimmer Emma Doughty of Rochester, New York. The industry promotional effort to grow participation in swimming released a new Public Service Announcement today called “SwimToday Sign Language” where a young swimmer – 12-year old Doughty – communicates the tagline of “the funnest sport there is” under water via American Sign Language.