The mission of the SwimGold Top Ten web site is to provide easy to find
information about USMS people and competition for archival and promotional purposes.
It provides information at the national level, by geographic area, for
clubs (provided they have at least 30 registered USMS swimmers) and for
individual swimmers. The information it presents is entirely oriented to
rankings and to people, so it includes Top Ten, records, stories and
photographs. It is not a news or discussion site, nor does it include
information about swim meets or information about the business of running USMS.
For these, see the
USMS Home Page
and the web sites of LMSC's and clubs.
The formats for presenting this information include the Internet and also
a CD suitable for use in computers without Internet access including kiosks
at the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the USAA Training Center in
The general spirit behind the availability of this information is that
many people should have reasons to be celebrated. The many ways of presenting
information helps in this. The more opportunities we have for stories on swimmers
and the merits of swimming, the better we serve the purposes of USMS.
Information from a
dozen or so different databases feeds into the SwimGold Top Ten web site.
In the list below, those that are linked are on-line databases, and those
not linked are not on-line (Registration, Clubs, and the swimmer id). Each
of these databases is important to our mission.
The Critical Databases
USMS Records History: the ISHOF Nomination Committee project.
USMS All-Stars History:
by year since 1987.
USMS All-Americans History:
by year since 1972.
USMS Top Ten by Age:
by year, course & age group since 1993.
USMS Top Ten Relays:
FINA Masters World Records:
Remembering USMS All-Americans:
who have passed on.
The Registration File, The Club File, The Permanent Swimmer ID File
Rankings, Data Extracts & Evaluation
By relating these
databases, it is possible to present information in many different ways
suitable for different purposes....
All-Americans (swims since 1993)
Top Ten Detail by LMSC
Top Ten Summary by LMSC
Summary by Club
Links to Information About Individual People
by swimmer by last name.
by swimmer by last name.
Top Ten Index:
by swimmer by birthday.
Top Ten Names:
by swimmer by name.
Top Ten Search:
an automated search
procedure allowing use of character strings (parts of names).
Text & Images
Stories about USMS Swimmers
USMS Oral History Project:
informal contributions to our archives.
The History Project
USMS Photo Gallery:
integrated with databases.
Swim Magazine Photos:
not integrated, 2000+ images.
This web site contains
some information serves current (not archival) purposes in USMS, including....
History & Archives Committee
Top Ten Home Page
SwimGold Friends (courtesy pages)
misc. information about LMSC's
SwimGold Home Page
Frequently Asked Questions
Other general information
How to Locate a USMS Swimmer
Interesting New Swim Products (no content yet)
Places to Purchase Swim Products
Webmasters: to put the Top Ten in your web site
Old Home Page
Links to other swimming websites
Other Swimming Web Sites
Tips on How to Navigate our Archives (no content yet)
The Mel Dyck Photo Gallery at USMS Archives
FINA Masters World Records
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