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USA Swimming Announces 2021-2022 National Events Calendar

On the heels of its successful showing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and to start the next Olympic cycle, USA Swimming has announced its targeted schedule of events for the 2021–2022 season with 22 events featuring National Championships, multiple Championship Series events, an international Trials qualifying competition and the return of the 18&Under Spring […]

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Spit, Luck and Patience: An Inside Look at How to Attend the 2021 Olympics

Most Olympians punched their ticket to the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo by qualifying at a trials or earning enough points at other competitions to make their team. My ticket to Tokyo was punched alone in my Honda CR-V on a hot summer afternoon, in the parking lot of a Denver-area urgent care. That’s when […]

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Abbey Weitzeil, center, dives at the start of the women's 50-meter freestyle final during wave 2 of the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials on Sunday, June 20, 2021, in Omaha, Nebraska. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Catching Up with USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey

Tim Hinchey took over as president and CEO of USA Swimming just after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, meaning this year’s Games in Tokyo will be the first he’ll oversee for a team that has traditionally hauled in medals at the Games. Team USA has won 556 medals all time, by far the most […]

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USA Swimming Launches Supporters Club to Grow the Sport

USA Swimming is launching a new initiative to attract deeper engagement with the sport, creating what it calling the Supporters Club. The program is being formed in partnership with the USA Swimming Foundation and U.S. Masters Swimming and will be a fan-centric club that will support the sport at all levels. For $50, club members […]

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USA Swimming Extends CEO Tim Hinchey’s Contract Through 2025

USA Swimming has extended the contract of President and Chief Executive Officer Tim Hinchey through 2025, adding four years onto his tenure atop the national governing body. Since joining USA Swimming in 2017, the veteran sports executive has created a gender-equal leadership team and been credited with other accomplishments. The rescheduled 2021 Olympic Summer and […]

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Shana Ferguson Hired as USA Swimming Chief Commercial Officer

USA Swimming has hired Shana Ferguson as its new chief commercial officer, succeeding Matt Farrell, who left the position in October. Ferguson will lead and manage the national governing body’s commercial division, including sponsorship sales, revenue generation, marketing campaigns, communications, events and ticket sales, business intelligence and media rights. “We have truly taken another great step forward […]

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Tim Hinchey

Being a competitive swimmer since he was a child, Tim Hinchey has a natural affinity for the sport. But his background has been in professional sports, most recently with MLS’ Colorado Rapids, where he was president since 2011 and MLS executive of the year in 2016. Before that he served as the team’s chief marketing officer and in the same role for Derby County, FC, a professional soccer team in England. His previous stops included executive roles with the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats and New Orleans/ Oklahoma City Hornets. He began his career with the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings. In June, Hinchey got to return to the sport he loved, being

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