“This is our Superbowl week,” said Chuck Wielgus, Executive Director of USA Swimming, referring to the Olympic Trials in Omaha….
Swimming photos of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha are courtesy of Tim Binning – theswimpictures.com. Thanks Tim!
The civil lawsuit between former American record-holder Dagny Knutson and her former attorney Richard Foster begins today in California.
“The Last Gold: The greatest untold story in Olympic swimming history,” which recounts the struggle the U.S. women’s swim team had against the doped East Germans at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montréal, opened on Monday at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
“Ray Essick led our sport through a period of enormous growth and prosperity,” said Wielgus. “He brought his passion as a coach and his drive for success to his role as USA Swimming’s first executive director. He was a mentor and a dear friend.”
Newly created position to focus on preservation and growth of Olympic sport programs at the collegiate level.
See the film’s trailer here and learn why this is the Greatest Untold Story in Olympic Swimming History.
“We are thrilled to formalize each of these relationships,” said Brad Underwood, Competitor president. “It truly makes a statement when you see our lane lines at the USA Swimming Championships, the Olympics and the NCAA Championships.”
Organization has achieved record membership, revenue growth and creation of new properties during Wielgus’ 18-year tenure
USADA, USA Swimming and FINA convene in Switzerland on anti-doping measures headed into Olympic lead-up.
Chinese Olympian, Sun Yang, is one of the athletes whose doping case will be discussed in an upcoming meet between USA Swimming, USADA and FINA.
A possible solution to the water quality issue, however, may be to move the events to a smaller town with less sewage contamination.
Shouts From the Stands: Imagine The Possibility of the USA Hosting an Impossible World Championships
USA Swimming has plenty of experience of hosting major swimming events, including one of the biggest in the world: the Olympic Team Trials.
With Guadalajara, Mexico now out of the picture as host of the 2017 FINA World Championships, who will now host the event, just two years away?
USA Swimming’s Executive Director, Chuck Wielgus, tells Chicago Tribune that the U.S. is an “impossible option” to take over as host to 2017 FINA World Championships.