To begin here is a link as to what USA Swimming Olympic athletes receive: [Link]
For more of an overview for subjects like health insurance services and grants look at this link: [Link]
Note, per the first link above 26-men and 26-women will make $3,000 a month only if they sign a partner agreement.
If USA Swimming receives 100-million a year; (reference CNN money: [Link] ), then why can't USA Swimming pay our athletes $52,000-a-year or 27% of that 100-million as a stipend?
Don't you think that a non-profit should spend at least 51% of it's money on the subject of the non-profit; i.e. growing the sport and fielding a real fine Olympic team?
From CNN Money:
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- American Olympians are just weeks away from representing their country in London, but many will return home -- medals won or lost -- to face significant financial challenges.
Unlike athletes in many other countries, American Olympians receive no direct support from the federal government.
And the U.S. Olympic Committee, with a $170 million annual operating budget spread across all sports, offers health insurance and stipends to only a limited number of competitors.
Athletes, without government support, are instead forced to cobble together an income made up of prize money, apparel contracts, grants and part-time work.