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2020 Board of Directors Call for Nominations
April 2, 2020— The restructuring that went into effect with the 2018 election transitioned the Board from its 35-member, constituency-based composition and operational focus to a smaller Board focused on strategic, longer-term issues. Responsible for setting standards for the organization and ensuring effective organizational performance, the Board acts on behalf of USA-S’ membership, the USOPC and the American public. The Board has developed and adopted a Governing Policies Manual, setting forth performance expectations for its own work, and that of the CEO and staff members. USA Swimming’s curren ...
@SwimXps US Swimming calls for Board of Directors Nominations
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Planning Continuing for U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming in 2021
March 31, 2020— On March 24, 2020, following the International Olympic Committee’s decision to postpone the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, USA Swimming announced that it was also postponing the in Omaha, Nebraska, and would reschedule the event based on the dates announced by the IOC for the Olympic Games 2021. Yesterday, the IOC announced that the Olympic Games in Tokyo will take place from July 23-August 8, 2021. With these new dates now set for the Olympic Games, we are finalizing the selection of dates for the U.S. Olympic Team Trial ...

Tim Hinchey

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World University Games Delayed 2 Days to Avoid Olympic Conflict
March 30, 2020— The 2021 Summer Universiade, known in some nations as the World University Games, has shifted its schedule slightly to accommodate the new dates of the Tokyo Olympic Games. After the IOC announced on Monday that the 2020 Olympics will be held from July 23rd to August 8th, 2021 , FISU, the organization that oversees the Universiade, announced that it would shift its biannual summer event back by 2 days. The original dates of the World University Games were August 16th-27th, while the new dates are August 18th-29th. The event will be held in Chengdu, China. “2021 promises to be a great ...
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On this date in sports history: Michael Phelps becomes the youngest American swimmer to set a world record
March 30, 2020— 2001 Michael Phelps becomes the youngest American swimmer to set a world record, winning the 200-meter butterfly in the USA Swimming Championships in 1 minute, 54.92 seconds. Phelps, 15, breaks the record of 1:55.18 set by Olympic gold medalist Tom Malchow in June.

Michael Phelps | Tom Malchow

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Cumberland's Daniel Diehl breaks seven state marks
March 29, 2020— All in all, Diehl broke seven state records in the nine events he raced at the 14-and-under Maryland Short Course Championship held at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, setting meet records in every event along the way. He was honored as the Maryland Short Course and the Maryland Long Course Swimmer of the Year at the competition for the second straight year.

Daniel Diehl | Michael Phelps

@SwimXps Rising star: Daniel Diehl
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USOPC Asked Congress for $200 Million in Relief for NGBs in Stimulus Package
March 27, 2020— Ahead of the United States Congress’ $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package announcement, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee estimated that the country’s 50 national governing bodies (like USA Swimming) could lose a combined $800 million as a result of the numerous major cancellations, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday . The USOPC asked Congress for $200 million in relief for NGBs (not for the USOPC itself), but sports organizations were not included in the final package that the House of Representatives is due to vote on Friday. “During this crisis, the USO ...

Larry Nassar

@SwimXps USOPC asked congress for $200 million in relief, however aid not in final bill
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Maine’s Olympic swimming hopefuls sidetracked by delay of summer games
March 27, 2020— James Wells and Olivia Harper, members of the Bath-based Long Reach Swim Club's national team, had qualified in the 100-yard backstroke for the Olympic Trials, originally scheduled for June in Omaha, Nebraska.

Jay Morissette | Olivia Harper | Tim Hinchey

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Letter to USA Swimming Community


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Tim Hinchey

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Letter to USA Swimming Community
March 26, 2020— Sincerely yours, #OneVoice #OneFamily To our USA Swimming community, While the actions of the last week have provided some answers and direction regarding the Olympic Games and our Olympic Trials qualifying event, we are acutely aware of the continued struggle and uncertainty for many within our swimming community, including our athletes, coaches, officials, parents, and staff. We continue to meet – remotely! – and look for ways to help support you and best prepare all of us to be stronger than ever when we re-emerge from these unprecedented times. In the immediate term, our team is ...

Tim Hinchey

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2x USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Lexi DePaco Sends Verbal to UCSD (2021)
March 26, 2020— The University of California-San Diego has landed a verbal commitment from Lexi DePaco for the 2021-2022 season. DePaco made the following statement about her decision, DePaco is in her junior year at San Ramon Valley High School. As a freshman, she swam the 50 free and the 100 fly at the CA CIF North Coast Section Championships, finishing 2 and 4 , respectively. Only 0.1 seconds separated DePaco (55.56) from bronze-medalist Ashleen O’Brien . DePaco raced to the wall for the silver medal in the 50 free, touching only after Miramonte High School’s Sophia Kosturos . Both of th ...

Alexis (Lexi) Depaco | Ashleen O'Brien | Jessica Larson | Sophia Kosturos

@SwimXps Lexi DePaco commits to UCSD #swimming
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Olympic's postponement has diminished local swimmers' hope for reaching U.S. Swim Trials
March 26, 2020— You’ve been told to clear the pool just moments after you’ve begun your warmups. The meet where you hoped to get your first Olympic Trials qualifying time has been canceled

Daniel Perry | Jojo Randby | Lauren Mayo | Luke Barr | Tommy Palmer

@SwimXps Young swimmers' hopes of reaching Trials will have to be reset.

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