Mike Unger

USA Swimming High Performance Manager Russell Mark Leaving Organization

Mark, who worked with National Team coaches and athletes in optimizing performance, is leaving USA Swimming after 19 years with the organization.


SwimSwam Breakdown: Curzan to Stanford, Matt Sates, and ISL Death Match

We discuss Claire Curzan finally announcing her college commitment, Matt Sates impressing with 2 World Jr Records, and Mike Unger leaving USA Swimming


USA Swimming COO Mike Unger Leaving Organization After 28 Years To Join FINA

Unger is set to leave USA Swimming after nearly three decades with the organization and become FINA’s new Director of Sports Competition.


USA Swimming Announces Two Additional Olympic Trials Meets – Waves III and IV

The meets will act as a ‘safety net’ for swimmers at the Wave I or II meets who test positive for COVID-19 while at the meet or miss their taper. 


SSPC: USA Swimming COO Mike Unger Talks Golden Goggles Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Mike’s crew at USA swimming has dedicated a lot energy toward this TV event, and I strongly believe this will be a special Goggles you don’t want to miss


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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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.


USA Swimming ‘Considering All Options’ for Updated 2021 Olympic Trials Cuts

USA Swimming announced Friday it will release updated cuts for those yet to qualify for Omaha, but it hasn’t decided if they will be faster.


Court Denies FINA’s Request to Dismiss Shields/Hosszu/Andrew Lawsuit

Emails revealed in court documents show USA Swimming long had interest in the ISL, but would not participate without FINA’s approval.


Single Day Tickets for 2020 US Olympic Swimming Trials Go on Sale

The original plan was for single-day tickets to go on sale in February, but an unprecedented early demand pushed that up by 3 months.


USA Swimming Exploring Changes to Flex Membership to Reduce Revenue Risk

A memo from USA Swimming COO Mike Unger lays out the staff’s concerns over the sustainability of the program after year 1.


USA Swimming To Increase Club Dues For First Time Since Mid ’80s

USA Swimming is proposing to increase the dues clubs pay to the national governing body each year for the first time since the 1980s.


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.


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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