New Chapter

Charlie Houchin Announces Retirement From Swimming, Will Focus Energy On New Company Photo by Peter H. Bick Editorial coverage for U.S. Senior Nationals proudly sponsored by Master Spas! IRVINE, California, August 10. OLYMPIC gold medalist Charlie Houchin is retiring from competitive swimming to put a stronger focus on his company HydroXphere and help it grow as […]

Fun on the White House lawn

A couple weeks ago, the Olympic Team was able to travel to the White House.  Aside from enjoying the company of one another, we were able to shake hands with the President, VP, and First Lady.  It was a tremendous honor.  What do you think Schmitty, did we have fun?    

Interview with Beyond the Ultimate

Here is an interview I did for Beyond the Ultimate ( in the Olympic Village one afternoon.  We didn’t let a little rain get in the way of a good time–thanks to Tim, Nate and everyone else at the Olympics representing Athletes in Action! Having perspective during the high’s and low’s in life and my […]

Thank you

I have had the privilege to work with many great coaches throughout my career. The following three are most responsible for my development as an athlete. Ron Turner was my coach at the YMCA of the Triangle and served as the catalyst for my Olympic pursuit. His knowledge and ability to execute in developing talent […]