June 2015 Issue
Olympic Trials - Swimming and Reunion
Debbie Meyer - Swim Star
In the News
2015 Performance Camp
Thank you for your gifts


 
   
 
Upcoming Events
June 18

October 16-19
Adult Performance Camp 

Save the Date
December 12
Alumni Social
Duel in the Pool 
Indianapolis, IN 

2016
June 26 - July 3
Omaha, NE   
  

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Race action returns to Omaha for the third time at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials - Swimming. The stunning Century Link arena (or The Clink, as locals call it), 100,000 square foot Aqua Zone convention hall, and close proximity to downtown restaurants and hotels makes Omaha an ideal destination. You can literally walk to everything.

In 2012, over 250 alums and family came together for the biggest assembly of U.S. National Team members ever. The 2016 Alumni Reunion in Omaha is already on track to be bigger! 1956, 1976 and 1996 Olympians will celebrate their 40, 30 or 20 year anniversaries, and will be honored on-deck prior to finals before the capacity crowd of 15,000 swim fans. Call your old teammates and join us in Omaha next summer. Signing up for the Alumni Reunion package gives you VIP access, making this an event you will remember for a lifetime.  

Important info and dates for Omaha, 2016
  • 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials - Swimming: June 26-July 3
  • U.S. National Team Alumni Reunion:
    June 30 - July 3

    Note: Reunion tickets will go on sale mid-summer 2015 
  • Alumni hotel accommodations: A block of 25 rooms have been reserved at the Hampton Inn June 30 - July 3, 2016. An additional block of 10 rooms at the Omaha Hilton are reserved for June 25 - July 3, 2016. Note: Reservation information for alumni blocks is not yet available. Rooms will be available on a first come, first served basis.
Consider making alternative hotel reservations beginning June 29 at 10:00am Central through www.visitomaha.com

Rooms in the immediate areas surrounding the venue are expected to sell out quickly. If you plan to be in Omaha next year DO NOT WAIT to make a hotel reservation!

Debbie Meyer was a swim star long before major media coined the phrase. At the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, at only 16 years old, she achieved a first in swimming, winning three individual gold medals. Debbie rounded out her competitive career with twenty World Record and 24 American Records, sealing her history as one of the greatest swimmers of all-time

 

While it's normal to see Natalie Coughlin or Michael Phelps in headlines or stumping for major corporations, they owe thanks to Debbie for paving this path to post swimming success. Debbie has been a television color analyst for CBS and ESPN, and has worked for global brands such as Coca Cola, Speedo, M&Ms, Life Savers, Rainbow Iron Kids and Xerox. Beyond the limelight, her passion for the sport has been enduring. She has coached at the grass roots level and in the upper ranks, NCAA DI, but her biggest mark in swimming will certainly be her drive to make children water safe through her Debbie Meyer Swim School in Carmichael, California, which she founded in 1993. 

 

This October, Debbie will be returning to coach the USA Swimming Foundation's Adult Performance Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO where she will share her passion for the sport and her invaluable teaching skills with our camp participants.

 

Married to Bill Weber, Debbie has a daughter, son, step-daughter and a granddaughter.

AlumniNews 

Boost your performance at our fall Adult Performance Camp

Swimmers 18 and older will get the Olympic treatment, learning what it's like to live the U.S. National Team lifestyle on the Olympic Training Center campus when they attend the USA Swimming Foundation's Adult Performance Camp. Launched in 2013 with great success and now in its 3rd year, 4-time Olympic medalist Cullen Jones and 3-time Olympic gold medalist Debbie Meyer headline, offering inspiring instruction and guidance on deck and in the pool.

  

When: October 16-18

Where: Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs

Ages: Open to adults ages 18+

Cost: $2,500*

Registration: Please email Nicole Wilson or call her 719.866.3583

Registration Deadline: Sept 10th (space limited to 25 participants)

 

Note: A portion of all registration fees are tax deductible and go to support the USA Swimming Foundation.

*Does not include transportation to/from Colorado Springs

 

Visit the Performance Camp website page for details.


$50K fundraising goal reached last month!
During our $50,000 month of May fundraising campaign, many of our U.S. National Team alums became first-time donors to the USA Swimming Foundation, while several of you joined or renewed your memberships in our Champions Club annual giving society. Your support is an affirmation of your trust in the USA Swimming Foundation and your commitment to save lives and build champions-in the pool and in life. We are sincerely grateful and thankful for your heartfelt contributions!
Thank you to our sponsors:
                                     
www.usaswimmingfoundation.org