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Katie Ledecky Nominated for Sullivan Award
Women’s 50 Freestyle: Should I Stay Underwater?
Olympic gold medalist and world-record holder Katie Ledecky has been named to the list of nominees in contention for the 2013 James E. Sullivan Award by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). The award honors those who excel in amateur athletics and includes a total of 19 individuals across the country ranging from Olympians to collegiate champions in a variety of different sporting events.
Coaches You Should Know: Tim Hable
It’s no secret that European women are some of the best 50 freestylers in the world. One of the things that we as a staff have noticed is that most of these women stay underwater for at least 10 meters off the start. Despite this observation, we still get push-back from athletes who would rather pop up and start swimming as soon as possible.
Elizabeth Pelton: Moving Toward Her Olympic Dream
Every Friday, usaswimming.org will publish “Coaches You Should Know” featuring some of the best age group and grassroots coaches in the nation. This week, we bring you ASCA’s Lake Erie 2012-2013 Age Group Coach of the Year, Tim Hable.
Catching Up With Teresa Crippen
After Elizabeth Pelton missed her opportunity to swim at the London Olympic Games, she sought out the advice of friends. They helped her realize swimming is cyclical and often about second chances.
USA Swimming Staff Out and About
Teresa Crippen never fulfilled her dream of making an Olympic team, but that never stopped her from trying. Now, almost two years since she retired from swimming, distance and time have given her a new perspective.
The Chuck Wielgus Blog: Coach "K" - Master Teacher
Because USA Swimming is a member-driven organization, the staff is often on the road meeting with coaches, athletes and other stakeholders. Here’s a look at this past week...
Swim Entrepreneurs: Catherine Yeo
People who know me know I’m a basketball junkie, so when I received an invitation to sit through a practice session of the USA Men’s Basketball Team at the 2012 London Olympic Games I couldn’t say “yes” fast enough.
20 Question Tuesday: Alex Meyer
Competitive swim pools are relatively consistent in the United States, per strict regulation, but when you venture outside of the United States, sometimes, water quality can be a mixed bag.
A Day in the Life of Alex Meyer, a video about the open water Olympian done with sponsor Vasa, is racking up the views online. The Harvard alum, who was 10th in London despite a shoulder injury, hopes for more in the future, as he explains in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
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