Other stories by Gary Thill

  • The Power 25: Jenny Thompson

    Jenny Thompson is well-decorated. With 12 Olympic medals, including a record eight gold, the 31-year-old from Dover, N.H., is the most decorated female Olympian of all time.

  • The Power 25: Ian Thorpe

    His nickname is the “Thorpedo” and there’s no question about its validity — Ian Thorpe bulleted his way to the top of competitive swimming’s elite, winning more Olympic gold than any other Australian, and has broken world rec

  • The Power 25: Michael Phelps

    Michael Phelps seems like any ordinary teenager. He’s tall, slightly awkward, listens to rap music and quotes lines from his favorite movie, “Austin Powers.”

  • The Power 25

    Our exclusive lineup of today's most influencial aquatics professionals — leaders, executives, icons, athletes, and people on the move. Find out who they are, what they had to say and why they earned a spot on our Power 25.

  • The Power 25: Tom Saldarelli

    If Tom Saldarelli’s business life over the past decade or so were a waterslide, it would make even the most extreme rides look tame. After joining Paragon Aquatics in 1991 as its president, the company was sold to General Aquatics in 1995.

  • The Power 25: Charles Neuman

    Admiring his accomplishments is not what drives Charles Neuman to succeed again and again. “I don’t have a lot of time to reflect,” says the CEO of Water Technology in Beaver Dam, Wis. “I’m always looking forward — I do

  • The Power 25: Bob Ogoreuc

    Bob Ogoreuc (pronounced oh-GER-ic) wants you to know that he feels your pain. He knows that most of you out there are underpaid and undervalued. And it’s time for a change.

  • The Power 25: Alison Osinski

    Having seen the worst in the industry, Alison Osinski is in a unique position to bring out its best.

  • The Power 25: George Millay

    With an eyepatch covering his right eye, which was lost to cancer, these days George Millay looks like a pirate and a professional all in one, ruling the water world with his innovations and theme parks.

  • The Power 25: Fu Mingxia

    She was 11 when she tumbled off a platform into first place at the 1990 Goodwill Games; 12 years old when she became the youngest diver to win gold at the World Swimming Championships.