Swim Poll of the Week: Should The Search For The Next USA Swimming Executive Director Come From Within Or Outside The Sport?

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This is the Swim Poll Of The Week for Tuesday, January 31, 2017, sponsored by Strechcordz Swim Training Products. In our last poll, we wanted to know: Should the search for the next USA Swimming Executive Director come from within the sport or from outside?

The results are in, and…

Here are the answers:

Within (88%)

Outside (12%)



  1. Roland Raffin

    Within the sport! They must know the sport of swimming!

  2. Pamela Wu

    Within please and thank you!!!

  3. avatar
    Paul Windrath

    If you think that Chuck Weilgus has done a good job, you may want to rethink your answer. Chuck came from the world of golf, canoe and kayaking, and the recreation industry. He does have swimming in his background from the middle of Vermont.

    To find the next leader of USA Swimming, why not look inside and outside. It is NOT an either/or choice. It can be both!

    Just saying….

Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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