Chuck Wielgus

“This is our Superbowl week” Chuck Wielgus on Olympic Trials (VIDEO)

“This is our Superbowl week,” said Chuck Wielgus, Executive Director of USA Swimming, referring to the Olympic Trials in Omaha….


2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Venue Photo Vault

Swimming photos of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha are courtesy of Tim Binning – Thanks Tim!

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Dagny Knutson’s Civil Case Against Former Attorney Begins Today

The civil lawsuit between former American record-holder Dagny Knutson and her former attorney Richard Foster begins today in California.


“The Last Gold” Premieres at LA Film Festival to Rave Audience Reviews

“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.


USA Swimming’s First Executive Director Ray Essick Passes Away

“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.”


U.S. Olympic Committee Hires director of Collegiate Partnerships

Newly created position to focus on preservation and growth of Olympic sport programs at the collegiate level.

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The Last Gold chosen as Official Program Selection for 2016 LA Film Festival

See the film’s trailer here and learn why this is the Greatest Untold Story in Olympic Swimming History.


NCAA and USA Swimming Partner with Competitor

“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.”


USA Swimming Extends Executive Director Chuck Wielgus’ Contract

Organization has achieved record membership, revenue growth and creation of new properties during Wielgus’ 18-year tenure


USADA, USA Swimming & FINA Hold Anti-Doping Summit In Switzerland

USADA, USA Swimming and FINA convene in Switzerland on anti-doping measures headed into Olympic lead-up.

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USA Swimming, USADA Partner To Approach FINA On Doping Situation

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.


Should The IOC Move The OW 10k To Protect The Health Of The Athletes?

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.


Hosting 2017 Worlds a “Possibility” for Australia

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 “Impossible” Option to Host 2017 Worlds After Mexico WIthdraws

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.