U.S. Nt'l Team Alumni Social @ Men's NCAA DI Swimming Diving - March 26 - Atlanta, GA 
March 2016
 
Swimming's gone Hollywood with "The Last Gold"....read on!
We're heading to Georgia!
You're invited to attend our U.S. National Team Alumni Social taking place at the NCAA Men's DI Swimming and Diving Championships in Atlanta,
G eorgia on Saturday, March 26th. Olympic Champion and University of Florida star Elizabeth Beisel will be our special guest with board president Bill Maxson representing the USA Swimming Foundation! This luncheon social is taking place onsite and right after prelims at the Georgia Tech McAuley Aquatic Center.  We are already building a list of attendees to include  Steve Gregg, Rowdy Gaines, David Fox, Richelle Depold and Sabir Muhammad.   

What: U.S. National Team Alumni Social - come for lunch!!
When: Saturday, March 26
Time: Immediately following prelims
Where: Onsite @ Georgia Tech McAuley Aquatic Center - additional details coming soon.

We'd love to have you join us! Contact  Mel Stewart if you can attend at 512.656.8806 by email to  mel.stewart@sbcglobal.net


Can you believe it? The
U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming is a mere 109 days away!  Are you going? Make sure you've checked these essential items off to-do your list:

____ U.S. National Team Alumni Reunion Tickets
____ U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming Tickets
____ Hotel reservation
____ Airline tickets

What???  You haven't purchased your tickets to the U.S. National Team Alumni Reunion?  What are you waiting for...get them now! It's going to be a GREAT time and a four-day party you do not want to miss!

U.S. National Team Alumni Reunion
When:  June 30 - July 3
Where:  Omaha, Nebraska during U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming
Tickets:   Alumni $225, Guest: $175 

Do you have U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming event tickets you want to sell or purchase? Carol Arnold can help you connect with interested parties. 


Attention runners and walkers: The USA Swimming Foundation's Building Champions 5K Run presented by Metro Omaha Medical Society (MOMS) will be taking place the morning of Sunday, July 3rd beginning at 8:15 am at the CenturyLink Center. Stay tuned for additional information and to register for this event!

Swimming has gone Hollywood , but in the best possible way.
Think Academy Awards or the Sundance Film Festival. 
"The Last Gold" , tells the story of one of the most important pieces of Olympic swimming history," said 
Chuck Wielgus , Executive Director of USA Swimming, which is producing this documentary film. The Last Gold chronicles a dark chapter, state-supported doping of 1976 East German Women's Olympic Team. Narrated by Julianna Margulies, this film's narrative is dramatic and poignant, looking back through a 40-year lens.

Our 
U.S. National Team Alumni Reunion  this summer in Omaha will be a special occasion for 1976 Olympians celebrating their 40th year anniversary, and we will all be treated to an  exclusive alumni showing of this important film on Friday, July 1st.   U. S. National Team alum,  Casey Converse , will also be in attendance and autographing complimentary copies of his book, Munich to Montreal: Women's Olympic Swimming in a Tarnished Golden Era. Casey's book and the USA Swimming film are independent projects, but symbiotic, and their summer roll-out could not be more timely. 

In addition to the  1976 Olympians, '56 and '96 Olympians will be honored  on-deck prior to finals before a crowd of 15,000 swim fans. Call your teammates and sign up today.  The U.S. National Team Alumni Reunion package gives you the VIP access to make this an event you will remember for a lifetime!
 
Olympian  Steve Gregg will be in Atlanta for the 2016 Men's NCAA
Championships cheering on his beloved N.C. State Wolfpack, who are now back in the top echelon of swimming powerhouses. During Steve's college career he was N.C. State's first NCAA Champion. In 2013 he was inducted into the
N.C. State Athletic Hall of Fame, but the pinnacle of Steve's career came at the 1976 Olympics, as a member of the greatest men's team in history. "In 1976 we took a college dual meet approach to Olympic competition," Steve explained by phone. "We knew the first events mattered, that we needed to be successfully out of the gate. 200 fly was the first final against the current world record holder, East German Roger Pyttel. The rest is history." Team USA went 1-2-3 in the event. Mike Bruner took the gold, Steve the silver, and Bill Forrester won bronze.

Steve's elite swimming is only one small chapter in his life. He's a renaissance man, with a doctorate in exercise science and bio-chemistry from the University of California at Berkley. Steve went on to build a successful 25-year career in advertising and marketing, then made another ten year-run in the healthcare industry. Presently, he's executive director for the National Association for Continence. Steve lives with his wife Jennifer in Charleston, South Carolina. 
 



Thank you U.S. National Team alum Alison Terry for supporting
the USA Swimming Foundation with your Aquatic Jobs Network fundraiser! Aquatic Jobs Network is your online networking source for aquatic employment opportunities across the United States. 10% of all revenue earned between March 2 - March 26 benefits the programs and initiatives of the USA Swimming Foundation! 
Look forward to seeing you later this month in Atlanta!

-Mel
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