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  • Technique and Training
  • Products and Reviews

How a Tempo Trainer Can Help Your Training

You might think you should turn your arms over faster to swim faster, but that isn’t always true. In fact, you might go slower. How can that be?

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  • Technique and Training

Improve Your Butterfly With This Dryland Workout

Swimming butterfly requires power, rhythm, and body position. If you're missing one of these ingredients, this stroke can become an immense challenge.

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  • Human Interest

Longtime USMS Volunteer Suzanne Rague Dies at the Age of 71

Skip Thompson fondly remembers how he met Suzanne Rague. Their 30-plus-year friendship started through a mutual friend who attended Stanford University.

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  • Coaches Only

How Coaches Can Work With Older Swimmers

Without planning on it, I’ve coached many outstanding, let’s say, senior–seniors since starting a training group in 2002 and the Sharks Masters in 2006. As a Masters swimmer for 35-plus years and a coach for 20, I’ve learned a...

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  • Technique and Training

How to Not Run Like a Swimmer

I can often tell when swimmers are running because of things they carry over from the water to land. Here are a few ways you can minimize some of those common mistakes if you hope to add some valuable cross training to your workout regimen.

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  • Events

USMS Announces Its 2023 National Championships

The 2023 USMS Spring National Championship will be April 27–30 at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine, California, and the 2023 USMS Summer National Championship will be Aug. 2–6 at the Selby Aquatic Center in Sarasota, Flor...

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  • Human Interest

USMS Member Abbas Karimi Goes From Refugee Camps to Paralympics

What was your biggest challenge at 16? Getting a driver’s license? Acing a geometry quiz? Asking your crush out on a date? Making the varsity swim team? For Abbas Karimi, it was fleeing war and terrorism in his home country of Afghanistan.

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  • Technique and Training

5 Ways to Maintain Your Motivation to Swim

One of the main myths about motivation is that you get motivated and then you act, that a lightning bolt comes or a muse appears and you spring into action.

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  • Open Water
  • Products and Reviews

How to Find the Best Goggles for Open Water

If you’re looking for open water goggles, you have a vast number of brands, styles, colors, and fits to choose from. Really, the world is your oyster—whether you’re diving for pearls or just swimming across the lake.

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  • Technique and Training

How to Transition from Short Course to Long Course

If you’re one of those lucky swimmers who swims in a 25-yard by 50-meter pool, chances are you’re going to show up one day soon to find it flipped to long course. This typically happens in the spring as both USA Swimming and USMS start th...

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