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:
“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.”
USA Swimming has named Mike Unger its interim Executive Director to replace the recently-deceased Chuck Wielgus.
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:
“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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See the film’s trailer here and learn why this is the Greatest Untold Story in Olympic Swimming History.
The high level of competition to claim a U.S. Olympic spot and the return of Olympic legend Michael Phelps will make the competition fierce once again when the Trials begin on June 26 in Omaha.
USA Swimming used underwater cameras to review all DQ calls made at the 2014 U.S. Nationals, and the founding nations of the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships agreed to do the same in the Gold Coast.
After originally hoping to debut the newly-approved “backstroke wedges” for the Mesa Grand Prix in April, USA Swimming and Omega…
A rendering of an early version of the backstroke wedge start blocks that Omega and Myrtha Pools are developing.
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Mike Unger was a part of USA Swimming’s livestream presentation today to announce which of the top three cities would…
“USA Swimming, in collaboration with the United States Olympic Committee, will announce the host city for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming via an exclusive, live webcast Saturday, April 27 at 4 p.m. MDT.”