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United States, Australia to Square Off at 2022 Duel in the Pool

USA Swimming and Swimming Australia have reintroduced Duel in the Pool competition for the first time since 2015 featuring teams from the two countries competing August 19–21 in Sydney with each country selecting a team of 30 Olympic, Paralympic and National Team athletes. Pool events will be at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre and an […]

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Lucinda McRoberts Named Executive Director of USA Swimming Foundation

Lucinda McRoberts has been named executive director of the USA Swimming Foundation, the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming, the national governing body announced on Thursday. McRoberts will manage the foundation staff and work in conjunction with the USA Swimming Foundation board of directors to advance the foundation’s mission. In addition to providing learn-to-swim grants to […]

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Indianapolis to Host 2024 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

Indianapolis will host the 2024 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials at Lucas Oil Stadium, the home of the Indianapolis Colts — the first time the event will be staged in a football stadium. The official announcement was made Tuesday in Indianapolis by city officials and USA Swimming executives. “From day one, I truly believed that there […]

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USA Swimming and USA Track & Field Partner on Sponsorship Effort

USA Swimming and USA Track & Field are combining forces to find a marketing agency to package and sell key sponsorship categories and properties for both national governing bodies. The two high-profile NGBs, and their respective members and clubs, are responsible for the development of the country’s programs, teams and athletes, the latter of which accounted for nearly 50 […]

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Chris Brearton Named Chair of USA Swimming Board of Directors

Chris Brearton has stepped into his role effective Monday as chair of the USA Swimming Board of Directors after having served two years as the organization’s vice-chair/chair-elect. Brearton is chief operating officer of MGM Studios. Prior to joining MGM, he was the managing partner of the Century City office of the law firm Latham & […]

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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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A waiting area at Narita Airport would be one of the longest steps of SportsTravel's journey to Tokyo for the Olympic Games.

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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