The Chuck Wielgus Blog: USA Swimming Transcends the Sport

USA Swimming's Michael Phelps and Tiger WoodsIn Chuck Wielgus‘ latest USA Swimming blog post, My Mount Rushmore, he talks about how the USA Swimming family is never too far away and how the sport of swimming also transcends the sport and enters the mainstream.

For instance, more than 2,500 spectators at the Phillips 66 U.S. National Swimming Championships in San Antonio sat under a blistering sun in 100 degree temperatures for one reason — to see Michael Phelps swim.

“Like Tiger Woods, Phelps is a transformational athlete, altering the sport of swimming and attracting millions of new fans who would otherwise never have found themselves watching a swim meet on TV, or attending in person,” said Wielgus.