Kevin Cordes: Swimming Beyond Adversity
As he took the blocks for his leg – the breaststroke – of the United States’ 400 medley relay this summer at the Pan Pacific Championships, Kevin Cordes experienced his own version of déjà vu.
Beisel, Dwyer Shine to Open Arena Grand Prix at Minneapolis
Olympic medalists Elizabeth Beisel (Saunderstown, R.I.) and Conor Dwyer (Winnetka, Ill.) each picked up a victory and a runner-up finish Thursday on the opening night of the Arena Grand Prix at Minneapolis.
Catching Up with Brendan Hansen
Brendan Hansen is well aware of the definition of insanity – doing the same thing the same way over and over but expecting a different outcome. He knows it well because he’s lived it at times in the past in his training.
20 Question Tuesday: Natalie Coughlin
So what’s Natalie Coughlin up to? Well, she’s back and as fast as ever, setting the American record in the 100 IM at the Mussi Lombardi Femiano swim meet in Italy. She talks about that, swimming after 30 and her upcoming trip to Qatar in this week's 20 Question Tuesday.
USA Swimming Names 2015 International Coaching Staffs for Major Events
USA Swimming today announced its pool coaching staffs for three major international competitions in 2015 – the FINA World Championships, Pan American Games and World University Games.
Golden Goggles at a Glance: Male Race of the Year
Each week during the lead-up to the Nov. 24 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards in New York, we'll take a look at the nominees in one of the eight award categories. Today we take a look at the Male Race of the Year. This award is given to the male swimmer with the greatest single individual race of the year, with special emphasis on the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships.
Coughlin breaks American record in the short course 100 IM
Natalie Coughlin broke the American record in the short course meter 100 IM Saturday at a meet in Italy. Her time of 58.55 broke the former mark of 58.65, set by Ariana Kukors at the 2010 Short Course World Championships.
Laura Sogar: Pursuing Her Swim Dreams
After many months of pain and speculation, Laura Sogar finally has answers. Now that she's on the road to recovery from a sports hernia Sogar said she’s excited to get back in the water and continue pursuing her dream of swimming in the next Olympics.
Catching Up with Caroline Burckle
Caroline Burckle was drawn to the water before she could walk or talk so it was only natural that she became involved with swimming at a young age and, over time, grew into one of the world’s elite freestylers.
Catching Up with Emily Hanson
As a youngster – and even as a college student – Emily Hanson never saw herself as the type of person who would find job satisfaction in the insurance industry. She had different plans.
Conor Dwyer: Stronger and Faster than Ever
Anyone familiar with Conor Dwyer’s story knows of his humble beginnings in swimming. This weekend at the Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara, Dwyer swims to complete something he never intended to lead.
Catching Up with Chad LaTourette
For the vast majority of his highly successful time in the water, Chad LaTourette loved competing, but when he realized he was no longer having fun doing that, he knew it was time to quit.
20 Question Tuesday: Shannon Vreeland
Over the past three years Shannon Vreeland has claimed gold medals overseas several times. She also helped lead Georgia to back-to-back NCAA titles. The Kansas native talks about what’s up next, in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Emily Brunemann: Big Events Ahead
The next six months or so are going to be big for Emily Brunemann. She will compete at the Open Water National Championships in June and hopefully in Australia later this summer. Brunemann is also getting married in September.
Catching Up with Gary Hall Jr.
If you think the real Gary Hall Jr. is the showman – boxing shorts, robe and all – he portrayed before big races in his career, you don’t know him at all. Hall is anything but a boisterous attention-seeker.
Christine Jennings: Guided by Faith
A look at Christine Jennings’ USA Swimming biography reveals a trunk full of accomplishments. But there’s also a glaring void on her swimming resume – one event she fears she may never experience.
Meghan Hawthorne: Enjoying the Ride
Growing up a California girl, Meghan Hawthorne has never really seen snow up close and personal. She’s hoping that all changes when she and her U.S. teammates take on a European All-Star squad in the Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool in Glasgow, Scotland.
Michael Weiss: Ready to Fill Big Goggles
Five years ago, dedication to swimming wasn't on Michael Weiss’ personal agenda. Missing time cuts for the 2008 Olympic Trials and swimming in relative anonymity were just fine with him. Then, everything changed.