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United States Masters Swimming (USMS) is an organization of sportswomen and sportsmen founded in 1970 and dedicated to the premise that the lives of participants will be enhanced through aquatic physical conditioning. USMS supports and encourages competitions among its members and those of other nations. Current information is available from the USMS Home Page. This web site presents information from the USMS Archives. This is a new home page for USMS Archives. Click here if you prefer the old page. To use our search engine, put a name or key word(s) in the box and click "Find".

  Top Ten
  Top Ten by Age
—These USMS Archives databases were maintained through December 31, 2002. For more recent information, please visit usms.org....

Top Ten Summary by LMSC
—If you are viewing our archives on a compact disk (CD), then this form will not work, so go to the LMSC Map for Top Ten. This summarizes "USMS Top Ten" by our 55 geographic areas of the U.S....

Top Ten Detail by LMSC
—If you are viewing our archives on a compact disk (CD), then this form will not work, so go to the LMSC Map for Top Ten. This reports details of "USMS Top Ten" by our 55 geographic areas of the U.S....

Top Ten Names
—This web page will enable you to find the Top Ten history for any of the 10,547 Top Ten swimmers who we have been able to identify. This index is for swimmers who have made Top Ten since 1993....

Top Ten by Birthyear
—This is a new feature of the Top Ten on-line. The Top Ten performance history of most Top Ten swimmers can be found here....

Top Ten
—United States Masters Swimming (USMS) tabulates the ten fastest times in each event and each age group by sex and by course every year and publishes these lists as the "USMS Top Ten"....

Top Ten Relays
—These USMS Archives databases were maintained through December 31, 2002. For more recent information, please visit usms.org. Relay Top Ten is available on the web starting with the 1998 year....



  Elite Swimmers
  All-Americans by Name
—USMS awards All-American status every April to every Top Ten swimmer who swims the fastest time in the nation for the prior year for any event, age group and course....

All-Americans by Year
—This presents a list of everyone who has been named All-American by USMS (or our AAU predescessor) by year....

All-Americans Ever by LMSC
—This summarizes "USMS All-Americans" by our 55 geographic areas of the U.S.. This is an important step towards the existence of archives for USMS....

All-Stars by Name
—USMS has been naming All-Stars since 1987 and starting in 1995 USMS began naming long distance All-Stars as a separate category....

All-Stars by Year
—USMS has been naming All-Stars since 1987 and starting in 1995 USMS began naming long distance All-Stars as a separate category....

#1 Swims
—The registered USMS swimmer with the fastest Top Ten time for the year in his or her age group and sex for each event is recognized by USMS as an All-American....

USMS Records
—This presents USMS records by sex, age group and course as they appeared in USMS Archives. This information is not current. For current information, please visit usms.org....

FINA Masters World Records
—This presents FINA records by sex, age group and course as they appeared in USMS Archives. This information is not current. For current information, please visit fina.org....



  History
  History
—A great deal of the history of USMS is in the memories of people who are getting on in years....

Stories about Swimmers
—The intent of this page is to identify people who are or have been prominent in USMS. Everyone listed in Appendix F of the 1997 Rule Book is here, ISHOF honorees who have competed in USMS meets....

Oral History
—The "Oral History Project" is being initiated by the new USMS Ad Hoc Committee on Archives & History. The purpose is to make it easier for people to contribute stories and anecdotes to our archives....

Clubs
—Our intent here is to include text about the top clubs in USMS with links to information about their competitive swimmers. It is made possible by the All-Americans Ever database....

Photo Gallery
—This includes photos of USMS swimmers. To see them organized by LMSC, click on our LMSC Map or on Thumbnails by LMSC. To see them by age group and gender, use the menu below. Most photos are of individuals....

Remembering
—This is a permanent place for remembering the people who've made USMS great. The menu below is arranged by age group, but elsewhere it will be arranged by LMSC and there is an alphabetical list....

Top Ten Search
Search by name or part of a name.

Swimming Esthetics
—Swimming sometimes provides esthetic delights that echo or give form to the thoughts that lots of us experience but find difficult to express. This web page is about such things....



  Administration
  Archive Priorities
—The History & Archives Committee identified (in January, 2002) 309 USMS All-Americans who have been so named 6 or more times but about whom there is neither a story nor a photograph in our archives....

H&A Committee
—Our biggest priority effecting all of committee members is to collect stories and photos on our most prominent All-Americans. Here's a list of people who will help: Resource People in each LMSC....

Convention 2000
—Photos from Convention 2000 have been renamed so they can all be put into the same folder and integrated into our photo archives. At present, they are not available for on-line viewing, though they reside in http://www....

Analysis
—This reports special analyses that are done occasionally using our archival data....

Friends
—This is to thank those who have helped create our archives, especially those who are not part of our organization....



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