Joel Shinofield

USA Swimming Launching “Block Party” Pilot Program To Make Meets More Accessible For Clubs

USA Swimming has partnered with Reimagine Sports to launch the program that aims to engage more families into the sport with easy-to-run meets.


USA Swimming Membership Declines 4.6% in 2023 After Promising Post-Pandemic Growth in 2022

The -4.61% decline in USA Swimming membership was the third-worst ever, with the other two coming in 2020 (-11.8%) and 2021 (-8.8%).


USA Swimming’s Membership Numbers Trending Up In 2023-24

USA Swimming saw athlete membership decrease from 2022 to 2023, but things are trending upwards for the 2024 year.


USA Swimming Faces Membership Revenue Shortfall, Ballooning Budget Deficit for 2023

A membership revenue shortfall is contributing to USA’s Swimming’s projected deficit of $1,731,587 this year — the NGB’s largest since at least 2011.


Shifting Tides: Swim Teams Weigh Splitting Membership Between USA Swimming, AAU

Some coaches are considering a dual membership system with AAU that would keep only their competitive swimmers signed up with USA Swimming.


USA Swimming’s SWIMS 3.0 Causing Headache For Clubs Amid Insurance Liability Notice

USA Swimming sent a notice to clubs Wednesday regarding liability insurance that has caused an uproar amid registration difficulties online.


Howard Sets Out to Host Biggest HBCU Swim Meet in History vs. Georgetown

Dubbed the “Battle at The Burr,” the event will be decked out with DJs, dance troupes, Howard’s marching band, food vendors, and plenty of overflow seating.


Howard Swim Coach Askew Explains USA Swimming’s HBCU Million-Dollar Grant

Howard Swim Coach Nicholas Askew and USA Swimming Managing Director of Sport Development Joel Shinofield breakdown the million dollar grant…

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USA Swimming Launches Speedo Swim Again Virtual Series

National event series kicks off September 7, 2020.

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USA Swimming Leadership Runs Virtual Town Hall

The Town Hall features Bob Vincent, Tim Hinchey, Mike Unger, Joel Shinofield and Shana Ferguson.

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The Death Of Some Collegiate Programs Prompts Focus On Sustainable Funding

Emergency fundraising is not a sustainable model to save swimming. Programs can’t rely on the whole country to save them when they’re about to get cut.


Will You Be Ready To Return To The Pool As Soon As It Is Safe?

This is the webinar that professionals in the sport of swimming are talking about. 1,375 coaches, team owners and board members watched this webinar LIVE!

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Remote Dryland Insurance & Zoom Licenses: USA Swimming’s Next Steps Amid COVID

During the pandemic, USA Swimming is moving forward with several new programs, including an extension of insurance coverage & ‘enterprise’ licenses with Zoom.

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USA Swimming Approves New Flex Membership Structure For 2021

The new model sees an increase in fees for swimmers aged 11-18 while maintaining the $20 rate for 10 & unders.


Dugdale, Shinofield, Stromberg Finalists For National Collegiate Trophy

Jeff Dugdale, Joel Shinofield and Mike Stromberg are the three finalists for the National Collegiate Scholastic Trophy.

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