October 2015 Issue
Champions Club Alums
Jason Lezak
Alumni in the News
Golden Goggle Awards
Olympian Reunion 2016
U.S. Ntl Team Alumni Reunion 2016

Upcoming Events
Sunday, Nov. 22

Saturday, Dec. 12
U.S. National Team Alumni Social
Indianapolis, IN

Feb. 19-21

Omaha, NE 

June 30 - July 3, 2016
U.S. National Team Alumni Reunion
Omaha, NE 


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Mutual of Omaha's DueI in the Pool is back this year at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis December 11-12, and YOU are invited to join us at our U.S. National Team Alumni Social taking place on Saturday the 12th. This made-for-TV competition is an ideal event for our third and final alumni social of 2015.

Duel in the Pool is fast-paced, much like the college dual meets we all experienced and loved. Team USA will face-off with Europe's top talent, teasing us with the Olympic fever we will experience next year in 2016.


What: U.S. National Team Alumni Social
When: Saturday, December 12
Where: Hoosier Room @ Ram Restaurant & Brewery Indianapolis, IN
Time: 12 Noon - 2:00 pm


If you live in the Indy area or plan to attend Mutual of Omaha's Duel in the Pool, email Mel Stewart at mel.stewart@sbcglobal.net or call 512.656.8806 to RSVP to this complimentary social! 


2013 Mutual of Omaha's Duel in the Pool Champions


The USA Swimming Foundation would like to thank the following U.S. National Team Alumni who supported Champions Club in 2015 with their generous gift of $1,000 or more:

Susie Atwood
The Barnicoat Family
Rowdy and Judy Gaines
Marcel Gani and Lisa Buese Gani
Bobby Hackett and Diane Kenny
Karen More Humphreys
David and Janice Sims
Dan and Tracey Stephenson
Tiffany and Mel Stewart
Mary Jo Swalley
John and Julie Dussliere
Scott Rodeo M.D. and Christine Frissora-Rodeo M.D.
Summer Sanders Schlopy
Jim Wood 

Become a Champions Club member now and you will receive an exclusive invitation to attend "Swimming Through the Decades" at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live on November 21st. This year's line up will feature Shirley Babashoff, Gary Hall, Jr., Jim Montgomery, Mel Stewart and Rowdy Gaines. 

Jason Lezak  e quals uber-swim fame as the only aquatic star to transcend our
Click photo for video link to Men's 4x100 relay in Beijing
sport with his own word, Lezaked-which, according to the Urban Dictionary, means to comeback from a seemingly insurmountable deficit. 
Acclaimed for chasing down the French tower, Alain Bernard, on the anchor of the men's 4x 100 freestyle relay at the 2008 Olympic Games, this 8-time Olympic medalist could not be more humble and selfless. Lezak came to fame late, not making the USA National Team until he was 23 years old. Competing at the elite level through the age of 36, winning his final Olympic medal in London, Lezak was always the adult on the National Team and, more often than not, the soft-spoken team captain. Lezak has dedicated his life to the sport and retirement hasn't changed that mission. In addition to his speaking engagements and swim clinics across the country, Lezak recently became am Ambassador for the USA Swimming Foundation. This last weekend, he lent his expertise on deck at the USA Swimming Foundation's Adult Performance Camp, and, you can see him in New York City next month hosting a USA Swimming Foundation fundraiser luncheon. Lezak currently lives in Irvine with his wife, Danielle and their two children. 

Sunday, November 22nd, the 12th Annual Golden Goggle Awards and Silent Auction will be at the plush JW Marriott - LA Live to honor the 2015 World Championships Team. This is swimming's social event of the year, your best opportunity to see old friends and rub shoulders with today's Team USA stars. Since 2004, the Golden Goggle Awards has raised over $ 2.3 million dollars in support of the USA Swimming Foundation's mission of saving lives and building champions!  If you live in the Southern California area or enjoy trips to Los Angeles, put the Golden Goggle Awards and Silent Auction on your calendar. Individual seats, which include a cocktail reception, wine, dinner, and entertainment are $750 for alumni , a $500 discount off the regular seat price .  If you would like to entertain a table of guests  click here for table level options. For alumni table and seat purchases or inquiries, contact Carol Arnold at 719.866.3235.

Join this impressive group of
Olympians and Paralympians
 for the 2016 Reunion 
taking place February 19-21 in Las Vegas, Nevada

"Be a part of history by taking part in the largest gathering of U.S. Olympians and Paralympians outside of the Games. In February 2016, we will welcome Team USA athletes from around the country to an unforgettable reunion that will honor and recognize all those who have shared the unique experience of representing their country. All U.S. Olympians and Paralympians should consider attending this wonderful event and enjoy reconnecting with your teammates and friends. This reunion promises to have something for everyone, and it won't be complete without you!" - USOPA Manager Cindy Stinger

June 30 - July 3, 2016

Reunion tickets will go on sale late Fall 2015!  
Alumni section trials tickets are sold out. 4-day ticket packages are now on sale through Ticketmaster.com.

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