Under Wielgus’ leadership, USA Swimming established the organization’s Safe Sport program, which fosters a safe and healthy environment and protects the organization’s swimmers against sexual abuse and inappropriate behavior.
During his 17-year tenure, Wielgus has led USA Swimming through an extended period of growth in what has become an increasingly competitive marketplace. Membership has surpassed 400,000, while organizational revenues and net worth have more than doubled. Key achievements also include: creation of Splash Magazine; development of strong corporate and television partnerships; creation of new properties such as the Duel in the Pool, the Golden Goggle Awards and Arena Grand Prix Series; and the re-positioning of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials as a major showcase event. Wielgus also spearheaded the creation of the USA Swimming Foundation, which through its Make a Splash initiative has the goal of teaching every child in America to swim.