Check out the digital edition of the Jan.-Feb. issue of Splash


The Jan.- Feb. 2014 issue of Splash is now available online and as a mobile app for your iPad and iPhone. 


Here’s a look at some of the stories you’ll find in this issue:


2013 Golden Goggle Awards 
The 10th Annual Golden Goggle Awards, held last November in Los Angeles, honored the country’s top swimmers for their performances over the course of the year, most notably at the 2013 FINA World Championships. Here’s a look at the nominees and winners in each category.


Safety in Numbers 
Most likely, you’ve heard the expression, “It takes a village to raise a child.” It also takes a village to save one. That’s the intent of USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program, initiated in 2010 in response to accusations of abuse in USA Swimming clubs.


Swimming for the Top 
Katie Ledecky, who won Olympic gold in London at the age of 15, attributes a good bit of the motivation that propelled her toward becoming one of the best swimmers in the world to first appearing on USA Swimming’s Top 10 rankings. And she’s not alone. Swimmers past and present used the ranking lists throughout their evolving swim careers to set goals and use as motivation to accomplish faster times and ultimately chase their Olympic dreams.


Starting Blocks

Mike Gustafson


Top 10 Tweets/Point-Counterpoint

Strength and Conditioning


Mental Tips


Training With: Jessica Hardy

Athletic Foodie

Keys to Success

Your Photo


Special Sections
2012-2013 Short Course Yards Top 10 List 
2014 SwimCamp Directory 


Swim Nut Zeke 
Getting to Know: Micah Lawrence
SwimKids Quiz 
Olivier Poirier-Leroy
10 Songs with Stephanie Peacock 
America’s Swim Team