2014 U.S. National Team Alumni Social Calendar
The dates for our U.S. National Team Alumni social season for 2014 have been set - all we need is YOU!
Our first U.S. National Team Alumni Social of 2014 is taking place on March 29th in Austin, Texas with special guest, Ricky Berens.
- What: National Team Alumni Social with special guest, Ricky Berens
- When: Saturday, March 29th, 2:00 p.m.
- Where: Men's NCAAs - Austin, TX
Our get-together in Austin will be more intimate than in years past with only U.S. National Team alums and family members invited to attend. A few important details have been locked in for this complimentary event. We will be serving award-winning Franklin’s BBQ, named the Best BBQ in America by Bon Appétit Magazine. If you haven’t heard of them, it’s the famous BBQ Michael Phelps and Bob Bowman waited in line for 90 minutes to eat. It is pure yum for BBQ lovers. In addition to our special guest Nathan Adrian, we also have some early commitments for the event: Shaun Jordan, Kathleen Hersey, Ricky Berens, Roque Santos, Julie Stupp, Josh Davis, and David Marsh. The food is free and the dress is casual. Please contact Mel Stewart if you would like to attend.
Schedule for upcoming National Team Alumni Socials:
- April 26th: Arena Grand Prix - Mesa, AZ - with special guest Matt Grevers
- August 9th: Phillips 66 National Championships - Irvine, CA
Additional event information will be provided as details come together. In the meantime, if you have questions or would like to RSVP for an event, please contact our Foundation Ambassador, Mel Stewart, or phone the USA Swimming Foundation's office at 719.866.3235.
We hope you will join us this year for one or more of these fun and free alumni gatherings in 2014.
Alumni Summer Social 2013
Alumni had the opportunity to be inspired at the U.S. Open Championships in Irvine, CA, where four-time Olympic medalist John Naber hosted our third alumni social of the year on Saturday, August 3rd.
With alums Jeff Farrell, Brian Roney, Rada Owen, John Mykkanen, Jeffrey Kostoff and Rodney Strachan in attendance, it was one of our most intimate and meaningful socials with alums sharing their swim experiences and lots of laughs.
2012 Alumni Social Reviews
Federal Way, WA - March 24
This National Team Alumni social at the Men's NCAA's in Federal Way was our best-yet-ever with alums, donors, parents and officials all gathering for our second event of the year. Some notable attendees were Gary Hall, Jr., Nathan Adrian, Margaret Hoelzer, Aaron Piersol, Tom Malchow, Ricki Berens, Megan Jendrick, Josh Davis, Rowdy Gaines and many others. Our featured athlete guest, Kathleen Hersey and USA Swimming National Team Director Frank Busch made an awesome pair, sharing stories and insights about the team and the upcoming Team Trials and Olympics. USA Swimming Foundation secretary, Ron Van Pool represented the Foundation and shared with the crowd great information about the Foundation, our mission and ways to get involved. It was a great mix of people and we are planning on continuing our socials beyond 2012. Next up is the U.S. National Team Alumni Reunion taking place in Omaha, NE from June 29 - July 2, 2012!
Auburn, AL - March 17
Our first alumni social of 2012 kicked off on St. Patty's Day at The Hotel at Auburn University! With our special guest for the evening, USA Swimming National Team Director Frank Busch taking center stage, Frank wowed the crowd with insider info about the upcoming U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming and the London Olympics. Bill Maxson, USA Swimming Foundation Board Chair, provided an update on the happenings within the Foundation and shared upcoming Foundation related events with the group.