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SwimToday Wins Prestigious 2016 National Sports Forum SAMMY Award

USA Swimming is thrilled to announce SwimToday has received the National Sports Forum SAMMY (Sales Advertising Marketing Management Idea of the Year) …

Rio Olympics

New Trier's Gridley twins have made big strides in pool in last year

Ellie Runkle may only be in grade school, but she has mastered something her dad Josh, New Trier's boys swimming coach, struggled with.<p>She learned how to identify Ryan Gridley from his twin brother Patrick. The two are stalwarts on her dad's team.<p>"My 7-year-old daughter is so proud that she can …

Summer Olympics

Can Weiss make the 2020 Olympics?

CLOSE<p>Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>Yorktown's Emily Weiss set a new Indiana 100 breaststroke record, shattering Olympian Lilly King's time from two years ago.<p>These …

Rio Olympics

Lilly King posts fastest Breast relay split in BIG Ten Championships history

Indiana and U.S. Olympic swimmer Lilly King posted a 25.55 breaststroke split in the 200 medley relay in the Big Ten conference championships Monday …

Rio Olympics

5 habits that Michael Phelps developed outside the pool that made him a powerhouse in the water

At 31, Michael Phelps has been to five Olympic games. He won 23 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals. The total of 28 make him Phelps the …

[Slideshow] Darien YMCA Piranhas train with Olympic gold medalists

The Darien YMCA was abuzz with young swimmers Sunday who had come for a clinic with Olympic gold medalists Josh Davis and Maya DiRado. The clinic was …

Rio Olympics

Missy Franklin changes training post-Rio losses, starts training with the boys

Missy Franklin has been easily dubbed one of the sweethearts of the swimming world, but after losing out on the medal stand in most of her events in …

Rio Olympics

Frank Busch To leave His Post As USA Team Director After Budapest World Titles

Frank Busch, USA Swimming’s National Team Director since 2011, will retire from his position from September 1 this year. His last international at …

Swimming

USA Swimming Foundation Announces 2016 Swim-a-Thon Contest Grand Prize Winner

<i>Seward Tsunami Swim Club just received the fantastic news that Olympian Jessica Hardy is coming to visit us in Seward and we wanted to share this</i> …

Black History Month: 20 Question Tuesday with Maritza (Correia) McClendon

2/14/2017<p>By Bob Schaller//Contributor<p>Maritza (Correia) McClendon made the news last year as her journey of a pioneer harvested the reward she always …

Rio Olympics

National Team Director Frank Busch Announces Retirement

2/14/2017<p>Frank Busch, USA Swimming’s National Team Director since 2011, announced today he will retire from the position effective Sept. 1, …

Rio Olympics

Black History Month: Sabir Muhammad Honors His African-American Swim Roots

2/15/2017<p>By Mike Watkins//Contributor<p>As far back as when he was a youngster accompanying his mother to a local swimming pool where she worked as a …

Black History

Michael Phelps Wins Laureus Sport World Comeback of the Year Award - Swimming World News

Photo Courtesy: Instagram, @usaswimming<p><b>Michael Phelps</b> was honored on Valentine’s Day at the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco.<p>During the …

Rio Olympics

Off Deck, Feb. 15, 2017: Will Licon Rebounds for Final Season at Texas

<i>Editorial Coverage provided by</i><p><b>Will Licon</b> has won two individual NCAA championships in each of the last two seasons while helping lead his Texas …

Swimming

5 Motivational Quotes from Great Coaches for Championships - Swimming World News

Photo Courtesy: Minor Studio<p><i>By Katie Wingert, Swimming World College Intern.</i><p>As many swimmers navigate the proverbial post-season waters, it can be …

Success

Race Video: Caeleb Dressel Anchors Medley Relay with 17.90 Split

• Tuesday, February 14 – Saturday, February 18<br>• Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center, Knoxville, TN (Eastern Time Zone)<br>• Prelims 10AM / Finals …

Rio Olympics

YOUTH SWIMMING: Nathan Medley qualifies for state in 12 events

A local young athlete has proven he belongs among the top competitors in the state, now he will go head-to-head to test his skills.<p>Nathan Medley, a …

Rio Olympics

Stereotype of dislike for swimming is killing black children

While police killings of black people sometimes attract front-page attention, black lives lost due to drowning are largely ignored.<p>In wealthy, …

Rio Olympics

Olympic swimming champions to be at Moorhead clinic

Crocker is an American swimmer who was a five-time Olympic medalist and former world record holder. Larson is an American swimmer who was an Olympic …

Rio Olympics

Big Ten meet another stepping stone for IU swimmer Lilly King

Lilly King has conceded difficulty in staying motivated after the Rio Olympic Games. Yet there are other meets to swim and titles to be won, …

Rio Olympics

Olympic hero Michael Phelps says the secret to his success is one most people overlook

Swimming sensation Michael Phelps spent countless hours in the pool training to become the most decorated Olympian in history.<p>He also spent countless …

Rio Olympics

Three General Principles on the Art of the Taper

2/13/2017<p>By Tom Slear//Contributor<p>Perhaps nothing else in swimming befuddles coaches and swimmers as much as tapering.<p>“A moving landscape,” says …

Frank Busch to retire as national team director of USA Swimming

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Frank Busch, national team director for USA Swimming since 2011, will retire in September, following executive director …

Rio Olympics

USA Swimming national team director Frank Busch set to retire

USA TODAY Sports' Rachel Axon explains the major story lines to follow heading to Pyeongchang, South Korea. USA TODAY Sports<p>Frank Busch, USA Swimming’s national team director since 2011, said Tuesday he will retire from the position effective Sept. 1.<p>“Frank has constructed a national team culture …

Summer Olympics

This stereotype is killing black children

<i>Ebony Rosemond is the founder of Black Kids Swim.</i><p>While police killings of black people sometimes attract front-page attention, black lives lost due to drowning are largely ignored.<p>In wealthy, majority-black Prince George’s County, not a single elementary, middle or high school has a pool. …

Racism

Black History Month: From Yard Lines to Lanelines

Since April 2015, Sammy Joseph has been the strength and conditioning coach for The Woodlands Swim Team. He works with groups of swimmers ages 13 and …

Swimming

President's Message: Chuck Wielgus Successor

2/10/2017<p>Several weeks ago it was announced that our Chief Executive Officer, Chuck Wielgus, will retire later this year after 20 years at the helm …

Swimming

Mumford's Brian Williams overcomes near-drowning to become top swimmer

In-between heats, Brian Williams stays loose by swimming laps in the practice pool at Western International High School on Scotten Street in Detroit …

NC State women’s swimming and diving team set on an ACC Championship

When Braden Holloway first became the head coach of N.C. State’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams in 2011, he had lofty goals and high …

Rio Olympics

Olympic medalist Leah Smith stays true to UVa roots in pursuit of history

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