#SwimBiz Spotlight: Southeastern Swim Club Makes Waves on Social Media
Three years before he returned to full-time coaching for Southeastern Swim Club, Ben Wachtel worked for an agency focusing on creating advertising, marketing and social media messages to increase business for clients.
USA Swimming Foundation Awards $342,000 in Make a Splash Grant Funding
To help swim lesson providers nationwide offer lessons to children who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford them, the USA Swimming Foundation has awarded more than $342,000 through its 2017 Make a Splash grant program.
#1Volunteam: 8 Reasons to Volunteer as a Lane Timer
Here are 8 reasons why you should slip off your sneakers and volunteer as a lane timer.
USA Swimming Seeking Producer
USA Swimming is seeking to fill the position of Producer. The position will support the department of USA Swimming Productions
USA Swimming Seeking Digital Producer
USA Swimming is seeking to fill the position of Digital Producer. The newly-created position will support the department of USA Swimming Productions.
Five of the Funniest Volunteer Moments
In honor of volunteer recognition month here are five hilarious stories from USA Swimming volunteers:
National Team Director Applications Close April 5
Following the announcement of Frank’s Busch’s retirement from the position of National Team Director, USA Swimming is conducting a search for a dynamic leader to oversee and direct all aspects of USA Swimming’s National Team program.
MIke's Mailbag: Understanding a Coaching Decision
I'm an age group swimmer who works hard and pushes myself to go faster at every practice. My team recently got a new coach and he doesn't see my potential. What should I do?
USA Swimming Captures PR News Week Award for #SwimUnited Campaign
USA Swimming captured its second award for its summer #SwimUnited campaign in PR News Week's Best in Arts, Entertainment, Sports and Media Campaign for 2017. Teaming up with Colle + McVoy, USA Swimming created the two-part campaign that beat out finalists such as Netflix and P&G’s Thank You, Mom campaign.
#1VolunTeam Spotlight: Kathy Mendez Creates Inclusive Environment as Committee Chair
Kathy Mendez has a long list of accomplishments and accolades when it comes to her resume as a swimming volunteer. She’s currently USA and Oklahoma Swimming’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair, Oklahoma Swimming’s Diversity and Inclusion All Star Head Coach and the Native American Swim Meet clinic creator and Event Director.
#SwimBiz Spotlight: Sunkist Connects, Communicates via Social Media
Sunkist Swim Team Coach David Orr takes advantage of his background in acting and film making to help maximize his club's marketing efforts.
2017 National Diversity Select Camp Athlete Roster Announced
USA Swimming has selected 48 up-and-coming athletes and seven coaches to participate in USA Swimming’s 11th Annual National Diversity Select Camp, to be held May 4-7 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Ten Thoughts Before Diving In
Standing on the blocks is an exercise in Zen: You try, desperately, to shut the non-stop waterfall of thoughts off, and turn off your racing, whirling mind.
USA Swimming Foundation Seeking Projects Manager
The USA Swimming Foundation is seeking to fill the position of Projects Manager
Beisel and Gordon Join USA Swimming Foundation Board
The USA Swimming Foundation today named three-time Olympian Elizabeth Beisel (Saunderstown, R.I.) and veteran swimming official Cecil Gordon (Greenville, Del.) to its Board of Directors.
Mike's Mailbag: Stop Worrying About Competitors
I’m a High School swimmer who works very hard and is very dedicated to swimming. I always keep an eye on my competitors' times. I'm wondering if I should focus more on my own performance?
Volunteers Gibbons and Donkersgoed Represent the Voice of USA Swimming's Athletes
Minnesota natives Ceallach Gibbons and Van Donkersgoed may be retired from competitive swimming, but they have no plans ever to leave the sport.
#SwimBiz Spotlight: Sponsorships Elevate Texas Ford Aquatics to New Levels
Texas Ford Aquatics' home pool enjoys a prime location on the main artery north from Dallas.
The Ten Rules of Taper
Ah, taper season. The time after a long, grueling winter training season when yardage hopefully decreases, intensity ramps up, and the focus is all about speed.
Make Every Month Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month… But for Swimmers every month should be Nutrition Month. Here are 17 nutrition tips for swimmers in 2017.
MIke's Mailbag: Chasing New Personal Records
I just wrapped up my district meet and I managed to not break any of my PRs. I'm frustrated that I can't swim a personal best in February going into March. How can I drop time when it matters?
USA Swimming Mourns Passing of Bill Krumm
It is with deep regret that USA Swimming reports that our Sport Development Consultant for the Western Zone Bill Krumm passed away while on USA Swimming business in Carlsbad, CA. To all of us here at USA Swimming, Bill was a popular and much-loved member of our staff team. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.
Club Development Division Seeks Intern
USA Swimming's Club Development Division is seeking an intern for a term of approximately six months.
Meili Named 2017 Swim-a-Thon Ambassador
The USA Swimming Foundation is excited to announce Olympian, Katie Meili, as the 2017 Swim-a-Thon Contest Ambassador.
TrueSport and USA Swimming Expand Partnership for Positive Change in Youth Sport with 2017 Deck Pass Lessons
TrueSport and USA Swimming Expand Partnership for Positive Change in Youth Sport with 2017 Deck Pass lessons marking the fourth year of their partnership, TrueSport, a grassroots program powered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), and USA Swimming announced the launch of the 2017 Deck Pass lessons as part of their joint effort to provide informative and engaging educational resources to promote a positive youth sport culture.
Maritza Correia McClendon: Mother, Wife, Mentor, Icon
Growing up an African-American female swimmer, Maritza Correia McClendon lacked an idol in the sport who looked like her.
President's Message: Chuck Wielgus Successor
Several weeks ago it was announced that our Chief Executive Officer, Chuck Wielgus, will retire later this year after 20 years at the helm of USA Swimming. I have had the good fortune to have been able to work closely with Chuck for the past two years and I can't thank him enough for his patience, insight and openness over that period. I know my predecessors all feel the same way.
USA Swimming Renews Longtime Partnership with BMW of North America
USA Swimming is pleased to announce the continuation of its longtime partnership with BMW as official automotive sponsor through 2020. BMW will continue to assist in the development of technology to improve athlete performance in the pool, the progress of which will be featured in a digital content series.
#OfficiallyAwesome Campaign Launches to Attract New Swimming Officials
USA Swimming launched a new social media campaign today to highlight the benefits of becoming a swimming official. The campaign was designed in collaboration with the Officials’ Committee, and aims to attract new officials and retain existing officials.
Third Annual #SwimBiz Features Top Marketing Professionals from Uber & the Carolina Panthers
USA Swimming is excited to announce the third annual marketing conference #SwimBiz: Social Media, Sponsorship & Swimming set for April 9-11 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Club team representatives from across the country come to the conference gain knowledge on grow participation, increase revenue and promote the sport.
Swimmer’s Ear 101: What You Should Know (Sponsored)
Now that it’s summer, you’re spending more and more time in the water – going to pool parties, while on vacation, or even spending a day at the beach with family or friends.
Safe Sport Fellows Making a Difference
“I want to make a difference” that’s the answer the four Safe Sport fellows gave when asked why they wanted to join this particular program this past January. Now nine months later and the fellows have done just that. They’ve been hard at work bringing their project to life and already making an impact on their community by sharing the Safe Sport message through their unique projects.
SwimToday Unites Country with #SwimUnited Campaign
Leading up to swimming’s biggest summer events, SwimToday invites athletes, families and fans around the nation to learn more about the sport of swimming, find a team and show their support for the U.S. swim team through its latest campaign – #SwimUnited.
SwimToday, National Swimming Pool Foundation Partner to Improve Pool Safety
The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) and SwimToday’s partnership comes to fruition as SwimToday’s website now highlights swimming facilities that employ four or more CPO® Certification holders on staff. Families who are looking to find a facility with the desired USA Swimming clubs and Make a Splash programs, can now find pools maintained to a high-standard thanks to the sponsorship and swimtoday.org.
Team Tweets of the Week: April 22-29
Check out the top 10 best tweets from USA Swimming clubs from this week!
Justin Lynch Honored at the 29th Annual Black History Invitational
Friday, February 13 through Sunday, February 15 at the Takoma Aquatic Center in Washington D.C., more than 750 athletes from 28 teams and 9 states came together in celebration and competition for the 29th Annual Black History Invitational Swim Meet (BHISM).