Mike Unger

Athletes Could Face 1-to-2-Year Bans If Energy For Swim Isn’t Approved

FINA’s refusal to approve the Energy for Swim 2018 meet could lead to bans of between one and two years to athletes who compete, sources say. And athletes are currently caught in the middle of the standoff, waiting for each other to make decisions on whether to compete in the unapproved meet.

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CMO Matt Farrell Leaving USA Swimming For Executive Golf Channel Role

USA Swimming’s Chief Marketing Officer Matt Farrell will be leaving the organization after 13 years to take an executive role with the Golf Channel.

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WATCH: USA Swimming Executive Leadership Panel

This week at the United States Aquatic Sports Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, USA Swimming hosted a Q&A with its executive…

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2020 Olympic Schedule Could Add Day, US Trials Will Again Match

USA Swimming COO Mike Unger confirmed that 2020 US Olympic Trials will match the Tokyo Olympic schedule, which might mean adding a day.

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Unger Sheds Light On New Olympic Trials Qualifying Window

“We have to remember that this meet is about picking the best possible team we can pick for the Olympic Games,” Unger said.

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Report Says USA Swimming Has Ignored Hundreds Of Sexual Abuse Cases

A report by the Southern California News Group says USA Swimming has ignored, covered up or refused to investigate sexual abuse allegations against coaches in relation to hundreds of swimmers over decades.

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USA Swimming Restructures National Team, Unger/Mintenko to Lead

Lindsay Mintenko will “oversee National Team,” but Mike Unger’s new responsibilities will include the National Team Division.

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Getting To Know Tim Hinchey: Q&A With New USA Swimming CEO

USA Swimming hired Major League Soccer team President Tim Hinchey as just the third chief executive in federation history this week. Hinchey found time to chat with SwimSwam today, though he’s still running Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids until he takes over the USA Swimming President and CEO post in July.

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USA Swimming Names Tim Hinchey As President & CEO

USA Swimming has officially named Major League Soccer executive Tim Hinchey as its new President and CEO.

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NBC And USA Swimming Strike Media Deal Through 2024

NBC Sports Group and USA Swimming have partnered on a media rights agreement that provides NBC Sports Group with exclusive…

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Digging Deep With Mike Unger On 2020 Olympic Trials Host

Last week, USA Swimming announced that the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials would be heading back to Omaha, Nebraska for the fourth-straight Olympic cycle. We checked in with USA Swimming Interim Executive Director Mike Unger for some more details on the selection process:

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Interim-USA Swimming Executive Director Mike Unger’s TV Experience

“Mike Unger’s vital to the production,” NBC Producer Tommy says, “telling the television director the next event, when the swimmers will parade on deck, who’s going to be in the lead. It’s a big timing crossword puzzle, determining commercial breaks. Mike does it all.”

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USA Swimming Names Mike Unger As Interim Executive Director

USA Swimming has named Mike Unger its interim Executive Director to replace the recently-deceased Chuck Wielgus.

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USA Swimming Executive Director Search Part 3: Frontrunners

We’ve looked at the job itself and the process USA Swimming will follow in finding a successor. But who are the top candidates to fill the position? We run through some of the early frontrunners here:

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“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.

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