2013 Foundation Socials at Men's and Women's NCAAs in Indianapolis
The USA Swimming Foundation hosted informal socials during the Women's and Men's NCCAs in Indianapolis.
Serving as special guest and host for our March 23rd social was Olympic medalist Summer Sanders. Nathan Adrian took on the role of special guest of the Foundation on March 30th. The NCAA championship venue provided us with a terrific opportunity to gather our U.S. National Team Alumni, Champions Club members, supporters, friends and swim fans to meet our special guests and to learn about the important work, mission and goals of the USA Swimming Foundation. National Team Director Frank Busch made a special appearance at both of the events, filling the crowd in on the latest athlete news and happenings. Food and fun flowed freely while swim fans were given the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with Summer, Nathan and additional Olympians who stopped in to say hello, sign autographs and take photos with the crowd.
Check out our photo gallery below from the March 23 and March 30 socials!
December 1 Foundation Social in Austin, TX
The USA Swimming Foundation hosted a social on December 1st in Austin, Texas during the AT&T Winter Short Course Nationals. Guests in attendance were U.S. National Team alumni, Foundation donors, members local swim teams and friends of the Foundation.
11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte and Olympic breakout star Conor Dwyer were our special guests for the afternoon and wowed the crowd by giving autographs and sharing their stories from the London Games. Co-hosting the social was Shaun Jordan, a 2-time Olympic gold medalist and NCAA Champion.
USA Swimming Foundation at 2012 USAS Convention
The USA Swimming Foundation was excited to be a part of the 2012 USAS Convention held in Greensboro, NC.
Champions Celebration Luncheon
On Friday, September 14, the USA Swimming Foundation held a special luncheon to celebrate the success of the 2012 Olympic Team! Guests heard a re-cap of the Olympic Games from USA Swimming's National Team Director, Frank Busch, as well as 2012 Olympic gold medalist Ricky Berens. Rowdy Gaines, 3-time Olympic champion, served as master of ceremonies.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this celebration of our Olympic champions!
A Sea of Blue at House of Delegates
On Saturday, September 15, nearly 600 USA Swimming members attended the USAS Convention House of Delegates Meeting, and donned official USA Swimming Foundation t-shirts to show their support of the Foundation's efforts to build champions—in the pool and in life.
This year’s commemorative t-shirt celebrated the champions of the U.S. Olympic Swim Team, proudly displaying the medal count from this year’s Olympic Games.
As USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus shared in his State of the Sport Address, the athletes that comprised this year’s team were among the most decorated ever. In fact, if the U.S. Swim Team were a country, its 31 medals would place it in the top ten of all countries that participated in the London Olympic Games. The USA Swimming Foundation is honored to support the extraordinary efforts of our country’s swimmers by providing nearly $500,000 in financial support during this Olympic year.
Thanks to everyone who helped us create a SEA OF BLUE at this year’s convention!
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Chicago Cubs Rooftop Event
On Friday, August 24th, more than 50 Chicago-area supporters joined the USA Swimming Foundation for a rooftop event to cheer the Chicago Cubs to victory. After watching Rowdy Gaines throw out the game’s first pitch, guests of the Foundation gathered to learn more about the Foundation’s mission to save lives and build champions—in the pool and in life.
Attendees heard from Olympians Rowdy Gaines and Cullen Jones, as well as USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus and USA Swimming Foundation Executive Director Debbie Hesse. The USA Swimming Foundation visited Chicago in conjunction with our Make a Splash Tour with Cullen Jones, presented by Phillips 66.
2012 Gold Medal Dining Experience presented by All-Clad
On Saturday, February 11, the USA Swimming Foundation hosted a Gold Medal Dining Experience, presented by All-Clad at New York City's Bouley Test Kitchen.
The sell-out event featured two-time Olympic gold medalist Garrett Weber-Gale, who, alongside a world-class team of chefs, helped to create and present the six-course meal of a lifetime. Weber-Gale was joined in the kitchen by the renowned David Bouley, Daniel Boulud, Tom Colicchio, Daniel Humm, and Florian Bellanger. Each course was presented with excellent wine-paring, courtesy of acclaimed sommelier Robert Bohr. Three-time Olympian and NBC Analyst Rowdy Gaines served as the evening's emcee.
Thank you to All-Clad and all of our donors and participants who helped raise more than $40,000 to support the USA Swimming Foundation's mission of saving lives and building champions - in the pool and in life.
The Gold Medal Dining Experience generated excitement and interest in the foodie world as well as the swimming community through a variety of media outlets - click on the following links to read more about this stellar event!
Sports Illustrated.com: Click here for the full article.
Mike Gustafson//Correspondent: The Buzz: A Gold Medal Dining Event
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