USA Swimming Statement on Darian Townsend Gaining U.S. Citizenship
"We are very proud and honored that Darian chose to become a U.S. citizen and represent this great country ...
The Final Meet
It was our final meet together. We, the YMCA kids who grew up slogging miles in the same six-lane pool, summer after summer, winter after winter, year after year. Our final YMCA National Championships before heading off to college. We had a group of 10 or so seniors, and many of us swam together since we were kids. We wanted this final meet to be special.
Speedo Junior Nationals Opens Next Week in Irvine
Nearly 1,100 of America’s top up-and-coming swimmers will participate next week at USA Swimming’s 2014 Speedo Junior National Championships, beginning Wednesday, July 30, at the William Woollett, Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine, California
The New York Times features SwimToday campaign
The Business Section of today’s New York Times featured a story about USA Swimming’s SwimToday campaign. Read the full story in The New York Times.
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.
Olympic gold medalist Bill Mulliken passes away
Bill Mulliken, a gold medalist at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, passed away last Thursday, July 17. He was 74.
Freestyle Recovery: Swing Forward, Relaxed and Wide
The freestyle arm recovery is the most visually recognizable motion in swimming, and is therefore one of the aspects that is most often coached. The recovery itself doesn’t create forward movement, but a good recovery is important because it largely determines where your hands enter the water and provides incredible support for the motion of the arm that is pulling underwater.
Mike's Mailbag: Your Next Shot
Every Monday I answer questions from swimmers around the country. If you have a question, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Top 10 Swim Cities, at a Glance
Which swim city saw participation grow 16 percent in the last year? Has the highest concentration of Masters swimmers in the U.S.? The highest number of USA Swimming clubs? Has hosted multiple national championships? Find out here.
3 DIY Pre-Competition Meals for the Whole Team
It’s the night before a big meet, and the team is getting together for a pre-competition meal. Should you go out to a restaurant, or stay in? If you’ve got a willing parent and a venue, I say cook! Not only will there be money saved, and greater control over the food ingredients, your team may even achieve a higher level of camaraderie.
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.
50 Top Swim Cities, Presented by Speedo
Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the best swim city in America, according to a new study commissioned by USA Swimming and leading swimwear brand Speedo. The community claimed the highest aggregate score in categories such as percentage of active swimmers and swim clubs, number of accessible pools and volume of top-level swimmers from the area.
U.S. vs. The World: How Do We Look So Far?
As we all start gearing up for this summer’s Phillips 66 National Championships, there is sure to be plenty of discussion about who will make each team’s roster. While there is little use in speculating about these things before the competition, there is still value in looking at current benchmarks.
Club Excellence Spotlight: NOVA of Virginia
For the second consecutive year, NOVA of Virginia Aquatics, Inc. in Richmond, Va. finds itself ranked among the top clubs in USA Swimming, with a 25th-place finish in the 2014 Club Excellence program rankings. With a rich history of producing Olympic Trials, national, and junior national qualifiers, NOVA of Virginia has established itself as one of the top clubs in Virginia in just 27 years of existence.