Splash - May/June 2014 - (Page 3)

OFFICIAL SPONSORS Splash (ISSN 1099-8306) is published bi-monthly by USA Swimming, and is mailed at the periodicals postage rate at Colorado Springs, Colo., and additional mailing offices. ADDRESS CHANGES Postmaster: Send address changes to: Splash, 1 Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909-5770. USA Swimming members who change their address need to inform their LSC Registration Chair. SUBSCRIPTIONS One-year subscriptions of Splash are available for non-USA Swimming members for $15 (within the continental U.S.) and $25 (outside the continental U.S.). DISCLAIMER Member safety is a top priority for USA Swimming, which will continue to publish articles promoting swimming safety. However, USA Swimming cannot and does not accept responsibility for the content of any information or material not authored by the staff of USA Swimming. All opinions stated in any such materials are solely those of the author or authors and are not necessarily the opinions of USA Swimming. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR To be published, letters to the editor for Splash need to include the author's name and phone number, city, club and local swimming committee. USA Swimming reserves the right to edit letters to the editor. CONTACT SPLASH 1 Olympic Plaza Colorado Springs, CO 80909-5770 719.866.4578 719.866.4049 f splash@usaswimming.org EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Chuck Wielgus Jim Rusnak ART DIRECTOR: GRAPHIC DESIGN: Matt Lupton USA Swimming is the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming. We administer competitive swimming in accordance with the Olympic & Amateur Sports Act. We provide programs and services for our members, supporters, affiliates and the interested public. We value these members of the swimming community, and the staff and volunteers who serve them. We are committed to excellence and the improvement of our sport. We are committed to providing a safe and positive environment for all members. VISION To inspire and enable our members to achieve excellence in the sport of swimming and in life. Credits PUBLISHER: MISSION Natalie Elzinga COPY DESK: Kelsey Zimcosky Contributors: Michael Mejia, Bonnie Moss, Gina Perry, Bob Schaller, Mia Bolton, Chris Rosenbloom, Mike Gustafson, Emily Sampl, Garrett WeberGale, Mike Watkins, Alicia Kendig, Rachel Lutz, Olivier Poirier-Leroy, Kelsey Savage, Alan Goldberg, Sean Sullivan, Casey Koenig Photographers: Getty Images, Poby COVER Photo: CORE OBJECTIVES USA Swimming has adopted three core objectives. These core objectives establish the foundation of the strategic business plan for our sport. USA Swimming encourages all members to participate in the local, regional and national efforts to ensure that these objectives are accomplished. Poby Print: Sport Graphics, Indianapolis, IN ┬ęCopyright: 2014 USA Swimming, Inc. YOU PEOPLE COMPLETE ME. Because, let's face it, kids sending me photos of their heads (and their pets' heads) to hide in the magazine is pretty much my reason for living. C.J. F. (who actually sent me a full-body diving photo), Annika A., Jackson P. and Emily are all in this issue, plus Paige C.'s puppy Mable. Four swimmers and a dog. It's fine art. NOW GO FIND THE PRANK! If you've just now discovered the tiny type and want in on the JCSB, send me an email: justincase@usaswimming.org, and put "I Can't Eat Any More Jello, Francis!" in the subject line. Send me your head and I'll hide it in the magazine. Then I'll do a quiet dance in my secret compartment here in the ceiling at USA Swimming headquarters, which is hard to do because I keep my pet elephant up there with me, and HE USES UP A LOT OF SPACE. If you have Deck Pass, scan the QR code and get your JCSB patch because, short of winning a Golden Goggle Award for "Best 'I Just Got DQ'd Face,'" it's the best way to earn cred with your besties. Peace out, JCSB! BUILD THE BASE We seek to expand our membership and strengthen the sport at the grassroots level in order to engage as many people as possible in the sport of swimming. PROMOTE THE SPORT OFFICIAL SUPPLIERS We seek to promote awareness of the sport and our organization to inspire participation in swimming, and raise financial support to benefit the overall mission of USA Swimming and the USA Swimming Foundation. ACHIEVE COMPETITIVE SUCCESS We seek to continue the rich tradition of performance success at the Olympic Games and other high-level international competitions. OFFICIAL LICENSEE USASWIMMING.ORG 3 http://www.USASWIMMING.ORG

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Splash - May/June 2014