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TRIALS BETTER THAN THE NFL'S BIG GAME
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:55:35 -0700 With the NFL's big game fast approaching, America’s eyes tilt towards the gridiron and subsequently to hit-em-knock-em-down head-slammin’ football mania.

LEDECKY: 200, 800, EVEN 100 REVOLVE AROUND HER 400 TRAINING
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:55:13 -0700 Of all the records and fast times, something else has propelled Katie Ledecky to the top: An understanding of the connectedness of her events.

20 QUESTION TUESDAY: KRIS KUBIK
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:54:31 -0700 He is as well-known as anyone in college swimming and a fixture on U.S. international team coaching staffs.

LOCHTE: 400 IM FITS WITH CURRENT MINDSET - FOR NOW
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:54:14 -0700 A lot of forces come into play in the arc of a long-time swimmer.

MIKE'S MAILBAG: MAKING A SCHEDULE
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:53:48 -0700 To me, it seems I have nothing to lose in this sport except for my friends and coaches. I feel like my life would be so much easier without swimming.

MEDIA REPORT: JAN. 14 - JAN. 21
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:53:29 -0700

JOSH SCHNEIDER: INVESTING IN HIMSELF
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:53:06 -0700 With the build of an outside linebacker, at first glance Josh Schneider looks much more like a football player than freestyle sprinter.

LEAVING BETTER MEMORIES; PART OF PHELPS FINAL COMEBACK
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:52:26 -0700 The tension is gone. Michael Phelps’ emotional state equilibrium is balanced by thoughtful perspective and context rather than anger. He doesn’t race in and out of rooms anymore.

CATCHING UP WITH TYLER MCGILL
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:51:47 -0700 Tyler McGill discovered something he never expected when he stepped into a volunteer coaching position while training for the 2012 Olympics.

CAL'S MURPHY CHANGES RACE STRATEGY FOR 200 BACK
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:50:51 -0700 At this point of the quadrennial, when the run-up to Rio has more than just started but is not yet a sprint, Ryan Murphy wanted to see what he had in the 200 backstroke. He had more than enough.

MIKE'S MAILBAG: DETERMINING DETERMINATION
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:50:26 -0700 Should I keep swimming for a team that isn't good enough, or should I just quit swimming altogether?

USA SWIMMING FOUNDATION SEEKING DIRECTOR OF MAJOR GIFTS
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:49:58 -0700

PROTEIN: IT’S ALL IN THE DISTRIBUTION
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:49:14 -0700 Protein is always a hot topic, but most articles focus on how much an athlete should eat during the day, or when they should eat it to best recover or build muscle.

20 QUESTION TUESDAY: MADISYN COX
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:48:46 -0700 Madisyn Cox is good at covering distances.

KATIE LEDECKY BREAKS OWN 800M FREE WORLD RECORD IN AUSTIN
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:48:18 -0700 Olympic champion Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) broke her own world record in the women’s 800-meter freestyle with a time of 8 minutes, 6.68 seconds on Sunday at the Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin.

CHIP PETERSON: PEACEFUL PERSPECTIVE
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:48:00 -0700 Chip Peterson is finally at peace with the very real possibility of never competing at the Olympics.

CATCHING UP WITH BROOKE BENNETT
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:47:15 -0700 Although she was honored to be compared to her idol, Brooke Bennett resented not being able to create her own identity in the early days of her swimming career.

ATHLETE-CENTERED PHILOSOPHY PROPELS SWIMMAC TO FOURTH CONSECUTIVE CLUB EXCELLENCE GOLD
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:46:35 -0700 Fritch elaborates on that and more in this week’s Club Excellence Spotlight.

OLYMPIAN CONOR DWYER VISITS SWIM-A-THON WINNERS AT ROSE BOWL AQUATICS
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:45:54 -0700 Last Friday, National Team Member and Olympic Gold medalist, Conor Dwyer made a special visit to the swimmers of Rose Bowl Aquatics in Pasadena, California.

20 QUESTION TUESDAY: MISSY FRANKLIN PART 2
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:45:21 -0700 In this second part of two, Missy Franklin updates readers on both her swimming and several of her favorite hobbies.

THREE LESSONS ALL LEADERS SHOULD LEARN
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:45:05 -0700 This past summer I was fortunate to be able to attend the Leaders Sport Performance Summit in New York.

USA SWIMMING HOUSE BRINGS OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE, VIP HOSPITALITY TO U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS – SWIMMING
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:43:26 -0700 USA Swimming has created a new hospitality venue that will be the centerpiece for the social scene around the U.S. Olympic Trials – Swimming. USA Swimming House will be the social hub to entertain fans, friends and clients with corporate hospitality, fan food and beverage and opportunities to meet Olympians.