USA Swimming Membership Sprints Past 400,000

Ryan Lochte is at the helm of a generation that has helped to attract a record membership to USA Swimming

USA Swimming now has more than 400,000 members, with swimmer numbers at a record of 340,564, one of the factors that contributes to one of the most consistent success stories in world sport; Chuck Wielgus, USA Swimming Executive Director: “The continuous growth and strong retention rate of swimming across the country helps build the foundation of our wonderful sport.”

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USA Swimming now has more than 400,000 members, with swimmer numbers at a record of 340,564, one of the factors that contributes to one of the most consistent success stories in world sport; Chuck Wielgus, USA Swimming Executive Director: “The continuous growth and strong retention rate of swimming across the country helps build the foundation of our wonderful sport.”

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Does not seem to be translating to attendance which is what US swimming needs. See Indy numbers below:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-06-29/sports/ct-spt-0630-hersh-us-swimming-20130630_1_olympic-trials-michael-phelps-bob-bowman

Craig Lord

Yes, that’s a problem that afflicts the sport worldwide: Dubai world juniors – very small crowds… at most domestic events (barring regional age-group stuff to which whole families troop along to support their children), including national championships, there is no such thing as a crowd more often than not… take away the kids and coaches from the stand and you are talking in the hundreds… format… when you have a meet that goes 6 to 8 days and what is now a 42-event world champs program with heats, semi-finals and finals, you lose a lot of people. Away from the majors, swimming has to think outside the box. Of course, Michael was a big draw … but he alone does not explain it

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