Under Wielgus’ leadership, USA Swimming established the organization’s Safe Sport program, which fosters a safe and healthy environment and protects the organization’s swimmers against sexual abuse and inappropriate behavior.
Since 1997 and in his tenure, Wielgus has led USA Swimming through a period of growth in what has become an increasingly competitive marketplace. Membership has surpassed 400,000, while organizational revenues and net worth have more than doubled. Key achievements also include: creation of Splash (Magazine); development of corporate and television partnerships; creation of properties such as the Duel in the Pool, the Golden Goggle Awards and Arena Grand Prix Series; and the re-positioning of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials as a major showcase event. Wielgus also spearheaded the creation of the USA Swimming Foundation, which through its Make a Splash initiative has the goal of teaching every child in America to swim.
- Importance of Diversity & Inclusion in Swimming (article) by Chuck Wielgus as copied from LinkedIn