Initial Observations of the Backstroke Ledge
Here are a few things to keep in mind for when you do have a chance to use a backstroke ledge.
Mike Gustafson: The Most Important Part of Holiday Training
The most important part of holiday training isn't the training part. It’s that long weekend away from the pool, when you’re sitting around, wondering, “Should I swim today?”
20 Question Tuesday: Kara Lynn (Joyce) Williamson
Three-time Olympian and Touch the Wall co-star Kara Lynn (Joyce) Williamson catches us up on all things movie, career and swimming related in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Nation’s Capital Swim Club Earns 2015 USA Swimming Club Excellence Title
Nation’s Capital Swim Club, of Washington, DC, earned the top position in the 2015 USA Swimming Club Excellence program, recognizing the organization’s highest-performing clubs in the development of athletes 18 years and younger.
Mike's Mailbag: Just Keep Kicking
I've been swimming for a while now and I'm near the front of the age group except when we do kick sets. Can you give me some tips to improve my kicking?
Multicultural Heroes: Maritza Correia and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
When it comes to engaging with multicultural communities, becoming a part of the community helps push you into the conversation.
Weitzeil sets American record in 100 free at Junior Nationals
U.S. National Teamer Abbey Weitzeil shattered the American and U.S. Open records in the women's 100-yard freestyle Saturday.
More Records Fall on Day Three in Federal Way
Records continued to fall on the third night of the Speedo Winter Junior National Championships at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center.
Becca Mann: Writing Her Own Story
Before she was one of the best open water swimmers in the world, Becca Mann was a triathlete, but it was in the water where she really excelled.
Andrew Gemmell Visits DC Elementary School with Sports for Sharing
On December 8th, long distance national champion Andrew Gemmell and led an interactive session with students and their families at Bancroft Elementary School’s “Family Fitness Night”. Gemmell spoke to students ranging from 1st to 5th grade about the importance of maintaining athletic, academic and community values on a daily basis, and the impact that each has had on his international swimming career.
Swimmers Shine, Record Falls On Day Two of the 2014 Speedo Winter Junior National Championships
The second night of competition at the 2014 Speedo Junior Winter National Championships was highlighted by Sean Grieshop’s (Nitro Swimming) meet-record swim in the 500-yard freestyle and Aidan Burns’ (Santa Clara Swim Club) two podium appearances.
Club Excellence Spotlight: Stingrays Swimming
Since its establishment in 1986, Stingrays Swimming in Georgia has consistently ranked among the top swim programs in the state of Georgia, and in the country, producing Junior National qualifiers and Olympic Trials participants on a regular basis.
Catching Up with Tom Malchow
In most facets of his life, Tom Malchow has always been highly competitive. He just naturally wanted it more.
Mike Gustafson: Conquering Morning Practice Cold
There’s no cold quite like Morning Practice Cold. It’s a cold that permeates your clothes, your skin, and your bones.
Team USA Meets Air Force Servicemen and Women
Six U.S. Air Force servicemen and women had the chance to meet Team USA athletes and coaches at the Marriott Marquis following the FINA Swimming World Championships (25m)
Top Nutrient-Rich Food Choices
Here is a sample meal plan for swimmers to include nutrient-rich foods for performance and good health.
Persistence Breeds Good Fortune
It’s a swimmer’s worst nightmare. You train for years toward that one goal, a meet that will bring all of the hard work and sacrifices to satisfying fruition, only to have the plan disassemble by factors out of your control.
SwimOutlet.com Named as Official Online Store of USA Swimming
SwimOutlet.com, the web’s most popular swim shop, has partnered with the sport’s national governing body, USA Swimming, to become the exclusive Official Online Store of USA Swimming
20 Question Tuesday: Connor Jaeger
Connor Jaeger put down an American record in the 1650 last week. The now pro-Club Wolverine member talks about that and more in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
How to Evaluate Butterfly Technique
Whenever I’m at a pool now or watching film, it’s automatic: my eyes zone into the subtle movements of a swimmer while my mind processes all the information to make a preliminary evaluation of technique. Here are the first things I ask myself when I watch butterfly technique.
Mike's Mailbag: Advice for Swim Parents
All swim parents love their kids and hate to see them struggle and be disappointed. Any words of wisdom-besides hug them/love them? Which we do daily!
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: Performance Reviews
Like in most aspects of life, when looking at the year-end performance review its perspective depends on how an individual chooses to view it. Some may look at it as a time-consuming onerous exercise that “checks the box” and just needs to be done. Or you can positively engage the opportunity for improved communications, renewed goal-setting and honest self-critique.
Team USA Wins Medal Table at FINA Short Course World Championships
Backed by four medals on the final night of competition, Team USA topped the medal table with 17 at the FINA Swimming World Championships (25m) at the Hamad Aquatic Centre. The Americans also captured the team point total with 849 points, and led in both the men’s and women’s categories.