USA Swimming Foundation and Olympic Athletes Offer Swim Safety Tips for Water Safety Month
With the swimming season here, the USA Swimming Foundation kicks off National Water Safety Month with personal water safety tips from six Olympic gold medalists.
“Do swimmers really go that far under the water after the dive?" my friend asked. We had just watched a swimming commercial. On TV.
Club Excellence Spotlight: Aquazot Swim Club
Aquazot Swim Club finished eighth overall in the 2016 Club Excellence standings, the team’s fourth consecutive year earning gold medal recognition.
Celebrities Kick-Off #WaterSafetyMonth with USA Swimming Foundation Make A Spash Atlanta Event
Olympians Rowdy Gaines, Cullen Jones and Maritza McClendon, joined forces with celebrities Keri Hilson, Ludacris and Blake Michael in Atlanta for the Make a Splash Tour, presented by Phillips 66.
Team Tweets of the Week: April 22-29
Check out the top 10 best tweets from USA Swimming clubs from this week!
The Last Gold Chosen as an Official Program Selection for the 2016 LA Film Festival
USA Swimming is proud to announce that the World Premiere of The Last Gold will take place during the 2016 LA Film Festival in Culver City, California, on Monday, June 6.
USA Swimming Announces 2016 Diversity Coach Mentorship Program
Applications are now available for the 2016 USA Swimming Diversity Coach Mentorship Program. Participants are active coaches in urban areas with an interest in raising their level of expertise and skill.
Helen Garcia Comes Full Circle from Swimmer to Coach
USA Swimming recently hosted its fourth annual Women’s Leadership Summit where 37 female swimming and diving coaches, from 17 states, gathered to focus on professional and personal development.
USA Swimming Foundation Joins Swim Industry Partners to Launch Water Safety USA
The USA Swimming Foundation has helped launch Water Safety USA as a consortium of national governmental and nongovernmental organizations concerned with water safety and drowning prevention.
USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Tour Presented by Phillips 66 Raises Awareness to Reduce Risk of Child Drownings
In response to an alarming epidemic where drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental death for children under 14, the USA Swimming Foundation will embark on its eighth-annual Make a Splash Tour presented by Phillips 66 to save lives through swim lessons.
Zone Select Camp Rosters Released
Rosters for the zone select camps taking place in May and June have been set. Congratulations to all athletes and staff selected to attend the 2016 Zone Select Camps.
Chocolate Milk Designated Official Recovery Beverage of USA Swimming
USA Swimming has once again partnered with the BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK™ campaign.
Omaha to Host Mini Build a Pool Workshop
The USA Swimming Facilities Department and Myrtha Pools will host a Mini Build and Program (your) Pool workshop to be held at Olympic Trials July 3rd, 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Dryland Periodization: Phase I, Range of Motion and Fatigue Tolerance
As your coaches start getting your bodies used to daily practices, your focus in dryland training should be on increasing range of motion and building up tolerance to fatigue.
Water Marks: 278 Days and Counting
Today, according to my unscientific eyeball count, we have 278 days until the beginning of the Olympic Trials.
Water Marks: Time Itself
The winding road was pitch-black. I was packed into a van with my swim teammates nearing motion sickness, and I was beginning to think “sleeping” would have been more preferable to “adventure.”
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: Hot Fun in the Summertime
I’m heading off to Toronto this weekend for the Pan American Games. Outside of the Olympic Games, this is the biggest multi-sport competition in the world. 6,000 athletes from the 41-member nations of the Pan American Sports Organization will be in Toronto competing in 37 different sports.
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).
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: 5 Ways to Success for a Young Professional
Everybody defines success a little differently, depending on your viewpoint and goals. As a guest writer in the latest Chuck Wielgus Blog, USA Swimming High Performance Consultant Russell Mark gives his view on what success really means.
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.
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.
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.