Mike Unger

USA Swimming Leadership Runs Virtual Town Hall

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

  1 Comment

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.

  4 Comments

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.

  9 Comments

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.

  4 Comments

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.

  10 Comments

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.

  23 Comments

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.

  39 Comments

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.

  55 Comments

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.

  Comment First!

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…

  Comment First!

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.

  5 Comments

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.

  20 Comments

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.

  37 Comments

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.

  10 Comments

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.

  2 Comments