Jan. 19, 2021
Ryan Held Assesses His Career on the Ultimate Swimmer Podcast The latest episode of the Ultimate Swimmer Podcast with Josh Davis featured Team USA sprinter Ryan Held, a member of the 2016 gold-medal winning 400 freestyle relay at the Olympic Games in Rio. Here is a look at some of the topics that Held discussed during his Ultimate Swimmer Podcast visit. By Noah Yanchulis Ryan Held is among the elite when you talk about sprint talent in America. He was a multi-time Illinois state champ in high school, multi-time NCAA champion in college, has won national titles on the pro level and ha ...
Jan. 10, 2021
In these early days of 2021, we renew our call for Craig Beardsley to receive induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Upon the next vote by the ISHOF selection committee, it is hoped that Beardsley will get a long look and earn his rightful place among the greats in the history of the sport. And until that day arrives, arguments for this proper decision will continue. His contemporaries received their due. Rowdy Gaines . Tracy Caulkins . Mary T. Meagher . Their inductions into the International Swimming Hall of Fame arrived at different points in the 1990s, celebratio ...
March 20, 2020
The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) Induction Weekend has been postponed to the fall of this year (2020) due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. A tentative date of October 2nd and 3rd has been selected pending the availability of honorees, award winners, and successful negotiations with Marriott and sponsors. At this point, our Masters of Ceremonies – Rowdy Gaines and Debbie Meyer – have reaffirmed their intent to remain co-emcees for the event. Brenden Hansen has won a total of 25 medals in major international competition; 18 gold, four silver, and three bronze – spanning the ...
March 13, 2020
With Thursday’s stunning news that all three divisions’ 2020 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships are canceled — including Division II’s meet, which was halfway done — swimmers took to social media to air their emotions. Below, we’ve rounded up responses so far from swimmers around the country.
June 5, 2019
Upsets have always been a blast to watch no matter what sport they occur in. Watching leads erased and world records broken always makes for an exciting time, but if they’re done by a performer that no one expects, those races become legendary.
Oct. 24, 2018
Watch live November 18th as four new captains draft their squads in the USA Swim Squads draft from New York City. Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines hosts as Cammile Adams, Elizabeth Beisel, Maya D…