Team USA Adds Five Gold Medals on Friday in Maui
The United States continued to pile up wins Friday at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Maui. Team USA claimed five golds on the night and added four silvers to thier haul including three 1-2 finishes.
Cierra Runge: Going The Distance
Cierra Runge went into the Pan Pacific Championships hoping the combination of two of the best coaches in the sport would help her realize her dream of winning her first senior international medal. Runge's hopes did indeed come to fruition.
Team USA owns the Medal Stand on Night Two in Maui
The United States finished 1-2 in three events and claimed a total of seven gold and three silver medals on the second night of action at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Maui.
20 Question Tuesday: Caroline Burckle
Beijing Olympic medalist Caroline Burckle likes this part of the quadrennial. The graduate student at the University of Tennessee won gold at Pan Ams in Rio in 2007 and at the 2005 World Championships in Montreal. She talks about what she saw from the U.S. in Australia and what she thinks we might see in Rio, in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
Kathleen Baker: Swimming Her Dreams
A lot has changed for Kathleen Baker since the 2012 Olympic Trials. Just 15 at the time, the enormity and pageantry of Trials got the best of her, and she failed to final in any of her events in Omaha.
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.