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  • Health and Nutrition

Three Myths About Protein for Swimmers

Protein is required for life and athletic performance. But how much? And when? And what happens if you eat too much? Here are answers to those questions for swimmers.

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  • Coaches Only

How to Develop a Training Plan for an Injured Swimmer

The first step for working with an injured swimmer is to know where the swimmer is physically. A coach should never assume the role of athletic trainer or doctor. Swimmers who share that they have a physical or mental ailment that’s preventing ...

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  • Technique and Training

How to Develop Good Prerace Habits

Now that we’re getting back to racing, here are a few things that champions have in common when it comes to race habits.

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  • Triathlon

Why Triathletes Should Swim Different Strokes

The stroke of choice for open water racing and triathlon is definitely freestyle. And many people with limited time in the open water or at the pool will choose to get the best bang for the buck by getting as many yards/meters of it in as possible. T...

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  • Open Water

How You Can Overcome Your Fear of Open Water

If you’re looking to expand your horizons beyond the pool and are uncomfortable swimming in open water, read on, my friend. With pools being closed during the coronavirus pandemic, many swimmers have ventured to “the other side” and...

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  • Triathlon

How to Get Back In Swim Shape for Your Next Triathlon

You’ve probably gone a year since you’ve been able to get regular workouts in at the pool. Even now, getting time in the water may entail reserving a lane for an hour, if you’re lucky. What’s this down time done to your body ...

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  • About USMS

Why Swimmers Should Participate in Try Masters Swimming

In 2021, Try Masters Swimming runs for the month of July and gives potential new members a chance to test drive Masters to learn about the organization and find their own spot in the world of adult swimming. There are more than 200 Masters groups acr...

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  • About USMS

Why You Should Swim With a USMS Club

As a rookie swimmer, your first day swimming with a Masters club can be intimidating. If you grew up as a swimmer, it can bring back lots of memories, both good and bad. As a triathlete, it’s like entering a whole new world where you’re ...

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  • Human Interest

USMS Members Taking on the Nation’s Best at Olympic Trials

Many of the competitors in Omaha this month for the U.S. Olympic Team swimming trials are part of USA Swimming or college programs across the country. However, several of them have connections to U.S. Masters Swimming. Here are four USMS members comp...

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  • About USMS

‘It Was Not Just Any Pool’: Olympic Trials Facility Gave USMS Members Special Nationals Experience in 2012

The idea to host a USMS national championship in conjunction with trials started the previous trials cycle. While being interviewed to become USMS’s executive director, Rob Butcher was asked about the direction he wanted to take the organizatio...

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