USA Swimming Extends Executive Director Chuck Wielgus’ Contract Through 2020
The USA Swimming Board of Directors extended the contract of USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus through December 31, 2020. Wielgus joined USA Swimming in this role in July 1997 and is the longest-tenured current chief executive of an Olympic national governing body.
Maritza Correia McClendon: “I’m Proud to be the First, but I Don’t Want to be the Last.”
Long before Maritza Correia made history on the pool deck in Athens in 2004, a conversation in a doctor’s office when she was six years old charted her course.
Mike's Mailbag: The Prelims Marathon
My daughter is 13 and I'm wondering what's best for her to do during all the waiting around of prelims.
Win a Trip to U.S. Olympic Trials Through Deck Pass Sweeps!
Deck Pass Sweeps is giving you the chance to win a trip of a lifetime to the U.S. Olympic Trials – Swimming in Omaha, Nebraska! The grand prize winner will receive a trip for two for five days and four nights to see the best of the best compete for a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swim Team.
Trials Better Than the NFL's Big Game
With the NFL's big game fast approaching, America’s eyes tilt towards the gridiron in anticipation of America's greatest sporting event. I beg to differ.
Mike's Mailbag: Making a Schedule
I’m 14 and I’ve been swimming for about 5 years. I'm having trouble balancing school and swimming and I'm thinking of quitting the swim team. Please help.
USA Swimming Foundation Seeking Director of Major Gifts
The USA Swimming Foundation is seeking a Director of Major Gifts responsible to raise funds from individual donors and prospects at the mid and major gifts level. Four, five, six, and seven-figure gifts in support of the organization’s vision and revenue needs.
Registration Open for Women's Leadership Summit
The Women’s Leadership Summit will be held April 8-10, 2016 at La Foret Conference & Retreat Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
National Open Water Select Camp Assistant Coach/Manager Application Now Open
USA Swimming is now accepting applications for the Assistant Coach and Manager positions for the upcoming National Open Water Select Camp.
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.”
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.