USA Swimming Athletes’ Executive Committee to Host Leadership Summit

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The USA Swimming Athletes’ Executive Committee and Athlete Leadership Task Force are hosting the first-ever USA Swimming Leadership Summit in partnership with Gulf Swimming and the University of Houston on April 20-22, 2018.

The summit is developed by athletes, for athletes in collaboration with Forward Progress Athletics Consulting to develop an interactive curriculum on leadership values and skills.

The summit will be led by an all-female coaching staff including:

  • Sue Chen from Nation’s Capital Swim Club
  • Allison Beebe from Santa Clara Swim Club
  • Crystal Coleman from Penn Charter Aquatic Club
  • Olga Espinosa from St. Croix Swim Club
  • Alexis Keto from New Trier Aquatics
  • Kate Lundsten from Aquajets Swim Team.

Each LSC will send two athlete and one coach to participate in the event. Athletes and coaches interested in participating should contact their LSC.

A list of LSC websites can be found at

Press release courtesy of USA Swimming.

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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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