Excelle Sports Travel Talks: Olympic swimmers Elizabeth Beisel and Allison Schmitt

Traveling could be considered a sport of its own. Combine packing, traffic delays, security lines, small spaces and occasional turbulence for the course and together you have a challenging and often times unpleasant journey for travelers and jet setters alike.  A large part of an athlete’s life revolves around transportation to and from events with long international flights...
Via Excelle Sports
October 21, 2016

Schmitt on Phelps: He's been there every step of the way

Allison Schmitt and Josh Prenot talk about their races on Day 5 of the finals in the pool and the leaders of Team USA swimming.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Allison Schmitt is the selfie queen of the ready room

While waiting to win gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay, USA swim team co-captain Allison Schmitt takes selfies with her competitors from Canada.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Schmitt, Smith, DiRado and Ledecky add to gold medal streak in 4x200m freestyle relay

Katie Ledecky won her fourth Olympic medal of the Rio Games on Wednesday night, a gold medal alongside Allison Schmitt, Leah Smith and Maya DiRado in the 4x200m freestyle relay. Ledecky raced the anchor leg to stop the clock at seven minutes, 43.03 seconds. Australias squad claimed second, nearly two seconds back in 7:44.87; followed by the quartet from Canada for the bronze with...
Via CSN Chicago
August 10, 2016

Schmitt perseveres through struggles in and out of pool

TODAY's Jenna Bush Hager shares the inspiring story of Allison Schmitt, who has battled through depression and struggles in the pool to return to the Olympic team for Rio.
Via CSN Chicago
August 10, 2016

Four Georgia swimmers win medals at Olympics

University of Georgia swimmers Chase Kalisz, Allison Schmitt, Amanda Weir and Chantal Van Landeghem will all come home from the Rio Olympics with with medals. Kalisz won a silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley with a personal-best time of 4:06.75. Schmitt and Weir were members of the 4×100-meter freestyle relay team that finished second to claim silver. Australia...
Via Dawg Nation
August 07, 2016

Michael Phelps to be assistant swim coach at Arizona State University upon retirement

Legendary Olympian Michael Phelps has committed to becoming a volunteer assistant coach at Arizona State University following the conclusion of his career in competitive swimming. Phelps and fellow Olympian Allison Schmitt have made the school their new home recently. According to Jeff Metcalfe of, Phelps is planning on joining trainer Bob Bowman to turn the school’s...
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December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Column: Olympic athletes need to think beyond Rio Games

Around the world, thousands of Olympic athletes are training intensely for the biggest moment of their lives. Hopefully, they're also pondering what they'll be doing a year from now, once the high of the Rio Games wears off. Dealing with the rest of your life can be even tougher than winning a gold medal. American swimmer Allison Schmitt knows that all too well. She fell into a deep...
Via Associated Press
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Column: Olympic champion Schmitt struggles away from pool

Allison Schmitt seemed like the happiest person at the pool. Always laughing. Always telling a corny joke. Ask anyone about the five-time Olympic medalist, they'll quickly rattle off some offbeat thing she said or did, something that got everyone smiling. They'll usually finish the story with two words: ''That's Schmitty.'' But after her starring role at the 2012 London Games, the...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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