Manuel spoke as an ambassador for the USA Swimming Foundation.
Missy Franklin is one of 68 members of the academy that, among other duties, votes on the Laureus World Sport Awards.
The USOC has filed an initial complaint to remove USA Gymnastics as the sport’s national governing body.
USA Gymnastics CEO Mary Bono stepped down today amid heavy criticism from athletes, just five days after she was named CEO of the gymnastics federation.
Late last week, Katie Ledecky, along with decorated gymnast Simone Biles, was on site for the new USS Enterprise’s steel-cutting ceremony.
Stanford teammates Katie Ledecky (left) and Simone Manuel (right) have been nominated for 2017 Kids’ Choice Sports Awards.
Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Katinka Hosszu, and Simone Manuel have all been nominated for the United States Sports Academy’s Athlete of the Year Awards.
For the second time in two days, an American swimmer has finished second in the Associated Press’s Athlete of the Year voting, with Michael Phelps falling 8 votes shy of basketballer Lebron James.
A battle of young Olympic stars came down to just 11 votes, with gymnast Simone Biles eking out the Associated Press’s Athlete of the Year award over Katie Ledecky.
The 2016 Thanksgiving Day Parade in Houston, Texas will be a special one for swimming fans, as Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel will be leading the parade.
Watch Elizabeth Beisel and Allison Schmitt host the red carpet runway show for the USOC Awards tonight.
Katie Ledecky earned the top honors tonight as the US Olympic Committee’s Female Athlete of the Olympic Games.
Four-time Olympic champion Biles becomes first gymnast to lead U.S. Olympic delegation into Closing Ceremony.
Michael Phelps has been mentioned across the internet nearly 250,000 times over the last 24 hours.