U.S. Deaf Swimming Looking For Swimmers
16 countries have committed to participate in the World Deaf Swimming Championships that will be held Aug. 17-22 in San Antonio, Texas, and U.S. Deaf Swimming has put out a call to identify potential talent to represent the stars and stripes in front of a home crowd.
Amendment to Swimwear Advertising Rule
The Rules and Regulations Committee, acting pursuant to the provisions of Rule 511.1.1, has amended the Swimwear Advertising Rule 102.8.3 A (1) to bring the current USA Swimming Rule into conformance with FINA By-law 7.1.1 Swimsuits - adopted by the FINA Bureau.
Wielgus Featured Panelist at Olympic Family Luncheon
The Colorado Springs Sports Corp held its Salute to the Olympic Family Luncheon on Wednesday, April 15, at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. USA Swimming’s Executive Director Chuck Wielgus participated in a panel discussion previewing the 2016 Olympic Games.
Notice Regarding Concur Booking Tool
USA Swimming's Concur travel booking tool will be unavailable April 20 through April 22. Please plan ahead and book travel prior to April 20.
Club Excellence Spotlight: Lakeside Swim Team
Once again, Lakeside Swim Team in Louisville, KY has earned a spot among USA Swimming’s top 10 club teams, finishing eighth in this year’s Club Excellence program standings.
Rosters Announced for National Open Water Select Camp
Congratulations to all 24 athletes selected to attend the 2015 National Open Water Select Camp! The camp will be held June 2- 6 at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, FL from June 2-6
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: Our Growing Impact
In 1975, I accepted my first coaching job as an assistant basketball coach at Norwich University in Northfield, VT. There was no formal orientation or training program. I just took my orders from Head Coach, Ed Hockenbury. When I moved on to become a high school coach, it was the same: no orientation and no special training.
Successful Inaugural #SwimBiz Includes Marketing Communications Best Practices, Award Winners
USA Swimming concluded its first-ever club marketing conference titled #SwimBiz: Social Media, Sponsorship and Swimming.
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).
USA Swimming Foundation Announces Hiring of Casey Keiber and Nicole Wilson
The USA Swimming Foundation announced today the addition of Casey Keiber and Nicole Wilson to its headquarters staff in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: Pathways to Success
When it comes to working at USA Swimming, I regularly advise staff members that there are three ways to have a long career with our NGB: solve problems; generate new revenue; take us to new places.
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: Summertime
My three favorite summer sounds are lawnmowers on a Saturday morning, a bouncing basketball and the happy noise that comes from kids splashing around at the pool. Yes, summertime is by far my favorite time of year, it always has been.
USA Swimming Safe Sport Impact Award
The purpose of the Safe Sport Impact Award is to recognize significant contributions by an individual or group who has contributed to the fulfillment of the Safe Sport Committee mission: to safeguard all members of USA Swimming from sexual, psychological, emotional and physical abuse.
Women in Coaching: Laura Hineman
Kansas City Blazers Head Administrative Coach Laura Hineman found her passion for swimming at a young age. After years of SCUBA and swim lessons, Hineman joined the swim team. While she admits her swimming career certainly had its ups and downs, Hineman says she was always happy in the water, which kept her swimming through college and even today as a coach.
Lessons from Legends: Debbie Meyer, Chasing Boys
Chasing big brothers, or sisters, chasing mom or dad, chasing someone on a relay all seem to bring out the best in us, particularly if we notice we’re catching up. In the early 1960s, a little girl named Debbie Meyer chased the boys throughout her career.
USA Swimming Releases Self-Commissioned Review of Safe Sport Program by Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center
USA Swimming today released a self-commissioned, independent review of its Safe Sport program conducted by the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center. The report, “When the Athlete is a Child: An Assessment of USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Program,” was compiled by Victor Vieth, executive director of the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center and one of the nation’s foremost experts on the prevention of child neglect and abuse.
USA Swimming Announces Staff Promotions
As we begin the New Year, USA Swimming is pleased to announce Tami Bock, Stacy Michael-Miller, MJ Truex and Laura Yaciuk received promotions.
It Takes A Team: Liz Hoendervoogt
On the first Tuesday of every month, we will highlight a different USA Swimming staff member.
USA Swimming National Team Staffers Talk With Coaches
This past weekend, two USA Swimming National Team staffers were traveling the country speaking to various groups of coaches. Frank Busch, the National Team Director, flew to Forest Grove, Ore., while Jack Roach, the National Junior Team Director, found himself in Park City, Utah.
Follow-Up to the President’s Message
Last week, USA Swimming President, Bruce Stratton distributed his most recent “President’s Message.” President Stratton received a number of responses, both pro and con, which is probably to be expected given that the “President’s Message” was entirely focused on the proposed dues increase for athlete and non-athlete members. To date, the comments received represent a wide spectrum of opinions.