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A New Year, a New You: Al's Big Goals

Intimidated by a big goal?  Not sure how high to set the bar?  A New England Masters swimmer explains how he went from being a non-athlete to completing an Ironman and shares the goals he set for himself along the way.

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A New Year, A New You: Tinjin's Transformation
Every new year brings forth the dreaded question, "What is your New Year's Resolution?" Each of us strains to think of a resolution we can commit to without really having to change our daily habits. We all claim to dedicate ourselves to the promise that this year will be different. "I will lose five pounds," "I will give up caffeine," "I will go to the gym every morning." Snap out of it! Put down the champagne and noisemaker, it is time to get real. This is a new year and it is time for a new you.

One Masters swimmer shares his transformation from a "walking heart attack" to a healthy, happy, and clear-minded health nut...


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2008 Reflection in the Pool: Looking Forward to 2009
What did we accomplish in 2008?  What are we looking forward to in 2009?  

The U.S. Masters Swimming staff has changed and grown over the last 12 months. Two new additions and a more collective effort of the staff began to pave the way for the future. When asked, each staff member commented on his or her hopes and objectives for 2009 and each response was centered around... well, You! Read more...


2008 Reflection in the Pool: Records Fell
In 2008 U.S. Masters Swimming membership was up, event participation rose, and records fell. Dozens of U.S. Masters Swimming and Masters world records were broken throughout 2008. Read about two meets that saw multiple record-breaking swims and hear from one member who has broken over 200 world records in her career...
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Auctioneer Terese Schurger at the Indy SwimFit auction2008 Reflection in the Pool: Big Projects, Big Goals
When others were tired and needed a break U.S. Masters Swimmers stepped up, worked hard, and raised thousands of dollars.  An Indiana program did more than swim in 2008, find out how these Masters swimmers are helping to bring together families and promote aquatic fun... Read more...

2008 Reflection in the Pool: U.S. Masters Swimmers Give Back
As the holidays fast approach, each of us seem to feel an overwhelming sense of reflection and often ask ourselves, "How do I contribute to mankind?"  A Masters program in Kentucky has learned that it is easy to give back...
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2008 Reflection in the Pool: U.S. Masters Swimming Year in Review
As the holidays approach rapidly, it is time to reflect on the last 12 months. What has U.S. Masters Swimming accomplished? How has U.S. Masters swimming contributed to the greater good? How has U.S. Masters Swimming grown? And what can U.S. Masters Swimming expect for the future?  Rather than dwell on the potential weight gain from extra holiday treats this season, U.S. Masters Swimming is busy wrapping up 2008 and looking forward to 2009...
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Sponsor Benefits: U.S. Masters Swimming's Appeal
No, sponsors are not interested in tattooing their logos on our athletes or bidding millions of dollars to air their commercials during U.S. Masters Nationals, but find out why U.S. Masters Swimming is so appealing and what's in store for the future.   Read more...

Paul and Margie Hutinger at the 2008 Long Course NationalsKeeping U.S. Masters Swimmers Informed and Engaged
Human interest, news, records, personalities, recipes and more.  Local Masters Swimming Committess, local programs and volunteers keep U.S. Masters swimmers informed and engaged.  Are you green?  Find out how some are cutting waste and costs.   Read more...

Open Water Recognition for Four U.S. Masters Swimmers
As open water swimming gains popularity across the country four U.S. Masters Swimming members are recognized within the open water community.  One U.S. Masters Swimming member and Open Water Man of the Year candidate opens up about his passion for the open water... Read more...

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