Mike's Mailbag: Self-Training
I chose to transfer to another college. Now I have three months where I have to train myself. Do you have any advice for training alone?
Ledecky Earns Third Consecutive USA Swimming Athlete of the Year; Gaines Earns USA Swimming Award
For the third consecutive year, Olympic gold medalist and world record-holder Katie Ledecky was named the USA Swimming Athlete of the Year. The USA Swimming Award was presented to Rowdy Gaines to recognize him for the most outstanding contribution to the sport. The USA Swimming Award is the highest honor in the sport of swimming.
USA Swimming Adds Policies to Strengthen Safe Sport, Anti-Doping
During the USA Swimming House of Delegates meeting today during the United States Aquatic Sports Convention, the USA Swimming membership passed 27 pieces of legislation to strengthen the organization’s efforts in Safe Sport, add restrictions for athletes and coaches found guilty of doping and improve competition operations.
2015 State of the Sport Report
Each year, in preparing the State of the Sport I reflect on the things we accomplished and I look ahead to the opportunities and challenges in the future. From this perspective it is clear to me that we have much to celebrate, some new opportunities to capitalize on, and some challenges to face; and we embrace all of it with confidence and enthusiasm.
Club Excellence Spotlight: Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics
Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics in Palo Alto, Calif., recently finished fifth in USA Swimming’s Club Excellence program rankings.
Water Marks: 278 Days and Counting
Today, according to my unscientific eyeball count, we have 278 days until the beginning of the Olympic Trials.
LSC Leadership Course Available Now
USA Swimming's LSC Leadership Course is a free, one-hour online learning tool that will help members of the LSC gain basic knowledge and understanding of governance best practices as well as their roles on their LSC Boards.
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.”
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.