April 2014 Issue
Foundation Booth at US Masters
Austin Social Recap
Alumni in the News
Volunteer Opportunities
Upcoming Events
April 26:
Alumni Social
May 1-4: Masters Nationals
May 6: Make a Splash Tour, IL
May 7: Make a Splash Tour, TX
May 8: Make a Splash Tour, NJ
May 29-31:
Make a Splash Tour, Los Angeles,


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The 2014 Arena Grand Prix at Mesa (AZ) is the location of our next U.S. National Team Alumni Social hosted by the USA Swimming Foundation.


Special guests are Matt Grevers, 6-time Olympic medalist and one the greatest backstroke specialists in history, and the beloved Misty Hyman, Sydney Games gold medalist and 200 butterfly specialist. This social is not one you want to miss.

The Arena Mesa Grand Prix at Mesa meet will include nearly every star in USA Swimming's cannon of elites;
Ryan Lochte, Nathan Adrian, Natalie Coughlin, Anthony Ervin, Missy Franklin and many more! Fingers crossed, Michael Phelps, may make his return to competition in Mesa as well.

The list of alumni attending is growing every day. Confirmed for the social are, Rick "Rocket" DeMont, Troy Dalbey, Jeff Comings, Brent Rutemiller, Tony Batis, Annie Chandler, Rowdy Gaines and Crissy Perham. 


What: U.S. National Team Alumni Social

When: Saturday, April 26
Social Time: 2:00 - 3:30pm

Where: Skyline Aquatic Center - Hospitality Tent, NW corner of pool 

Optional Swim: 3:30 - 4:30pm - warm down pool

Eats: Heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer, soda and water

Dress: Come as you are


We look forward to seeing you in Mesa!


The Make a Splash Tour presented by Phillips 66 is making media waves in Los Angeles May 29-31. This year's USA Swimming Foundation community water safety event will be held at the beautiful Belmont Plaza outdoor pool in Long Beach, CA, adjacent to the famed 1968 and 1976 Olympic Trials site, on Saturday, May 31st from 10am - 2pm. USA Swimming Foundation Ambassadors Nathan Adrian, Rowdy Gaines, Janet Evans and Anthony Ervin, along with National Team athletes Chloe Sutton and Jessica Hardy, will participate in an athlete panel, autograph signing, and fun-filled educational games and activities for the Long Beach Community.

We would love to see additional National Team and Alumni support for this event and welcome your involvement as a volunteer, or by reaching out to your own extended network of organizations who may be interested in hosting a booth or providing an activity or material resource for the Long Beach community.

Please contact Tina Dessart no later than Friday, April 25th for additional information or to volunteer. 


The Make a Splash Tour is visiting additional cities next month. Please let Tina know if you'd like to attend!

  • Wood River, IL: May 6, 2014 
  • Sweeny, TX: May 7, 2014 
  • Bayway, NJ: May 12, 2014  



The USA Swimming Foundation is hosting a booth in Santa Clara at the 2014 U.S. Masters Swimming Spring Nationals

May 1 - 4.

Many U.S. National Team Alumni are active Masters swimmers and we want to do everything we can to connect with you. Stop by and say hello Valerie Oswald and Mariah Cunnick. This is going to be a great meet with twelve Olympians set to compete. Read more!      




Many thanks to all alumni who attended the social at the 2014 Men's NCAA DI Swimming and Diving Championships.


We hosted nearly 60 National Team Alumni with the gracious help of Jill Sterkel and Ricky Berens. The social was crowded, but intimate.


It was a great opportunity to meet new USA Swimming Foundation Ambassadors Nathan Adrian and Anthony Ervin who were in Austin to support their college team, The Cal Golden Bears. Nathan Adrian and National Team peer, Conor Dwyer, brought alums up-to-date on what's in-store for Team USA this summer at the Pac Pacific Championships, World Championships Trials, and beyond!


USA Swimming Foundation Board Members Ron Van Pool and Brendan Hansen attended. Brendan is settling into his leadership role and his message of "this is our sport and our chance to make a difference" was a high point, moving and impactful.


The USA Swimming Foundation is the home to the U.S. National Team Alumni. We have many initiatives and programs that may interest you and spark a desire to partner with us in your hometown or local community.


Some ideas: Volunteer your time at the Make a Splash Tour presented by Phillips 66 in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 31st, or inspire some age group swimmers by making an appearance at a USA Swimming Foundation Swim-a-Thon in your town.


Keep us posted on what appeals to you and we'll work to find a volunteer opportunity to meet your interest and schedule. Email us at foundation@usaswimming.org or give us a call at 719.866.3235.

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