Breeja Larson: Creating Her Own Swimming Pedigree
It was just a few years ago that Breeja Larson was swimming largely in anonymity. She didn't focus solely on swimming or even train year-round until age 17 – choosing to play multiple sports rather than concentrate on one.
20 Question Tuesday: Katie Ledecky
What a summer for Katie Ledecky. Her record swims last month in the 800 and 1500 even caught her a little off guard. The 2012 Olympian talks freestyle, living near DC, and what the future holds in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Catching Up with Ian Crocker
There’s no denying Ian Crocker had incredible passion for swimming when he was competing. Crocker enjoyed a long, successful career spanning more than a decade, but when he knew it was time to retire in 2012, he made the decision with little hesitation.
20 Question Tuesday: Elizabeth Beisel
Don’t look now, but Elizabeth Beisel’s career is entering hallowed territory as the talented University of Florida star and Olympic medalist focuses on 2016. She is almost excited beyond words to have signed as a professional with Speedo, and she has a lot of other things on her mind, as she explains in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
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.
Catching Up with Misty Hyman
Misty Hyman said the memory of her historic win at the 2000 Olympic Games still plays out like a movie. 13 years later, it’s still considered a major upset, but for Hyman, who continues to be recognized for her win, it became a defining moment in her career.
20 Question Tuesday: Ellen Williamson
Ellen Williamson has her eye on Worlds right now. After finaling at the World University Games in Russia – the University of Virginia swimmer is proud of how the U.S. women are performing in Barcelona, as she explains in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.