20 Question Tuesday: Jessica Hardy
Jessica Hardy is a racer. Count gold among her Olympic medal, and add to that 13 other International gold medals among her total of 28. The Club Trojan is also a decorated breaststroker, and she’s pushing hard toward 2016, as she explains in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Golden Goggles at a Glance: Breakout Performer
Each Monday 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.
Cammile Adams: Making Waves
Cammile Adams has a relatively simple bucket list – and making the Olympic team two years ago knocked off a big one. Competing in London fulfilled a childhood dream, and coming from a swimming family with a dad who was a competitive swimmer and is a now a coach, and a twin sister (Ashley) who also swims, making the team was a dream come true for the rest of the family as well.
2014 Golden Goggle Awards Nominees Announced
After claiming a combined 10 medals at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) and Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.) headline the nominees for the 2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards, set for Monday, Nov. 24, at the New York Marriott Marquis.
20 Question Tuesday: Ivy Martin
Ivy Martin is busy. She has classes and is competing for her home town University of Wisconsin Badgers, double majoring, just returned from Pan Pacs and is proud to be on the National Team.
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.
20 Question Tuesday: Maritza Correia-McClendon
Maritza Correia-McClendon looks back on her career more fondly than ever, and now that she has moved to Nike headquarters she is excited about the challenges and opportunities of building her career. She talks about everything going on in her life in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.