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  • Health and Nutrition

How Does Swimming Compare to Walking or Running?

It won’t surprise anyone who works out that regular aerobic exercise can yield immediate and long-term health benefits. Studies have shown that daily doses of sustained aerobic activity can decrease the risk of premature death from 20 to 40 per...

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  • Adult Learn-to-Swim

USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation Announces 2020 Grant Recipients

Nearly 70 adult learn-to-swim lessons providers nationwide will receive funding and education support from the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation in 2020.

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  • Coaches Only

How Swim Coaches Can Help Their Swimmers Under the Water

The birds-eye view you get from coaching on deck lets you scan the entire pool. You can see who’s working hard and who’s loafing, who’s lifting their head to breathe and who’s crossing over on hand entry. From your elevated po...

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  • Technique and Training

Dryland Exercises to Improve Your Butterfly Technique

Here’s how you can improve your mobility and strength to fly like an eagle.

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  • Technique and Training

How Much Should I Swim Each Week?

Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning your swimming routine.

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  • Technique and Training

How to Swim Breaststroke Properly

Here’s how to build an efficient breaststroke that will have you swimming faster.

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  • Triathlon

Offseason Swim Training for Triathlon

The optimist’s view of the triathlon offseason holds that the time can be used to come back bigger and better for the next season. Without the pressures and distractions that come with following a race calendar, the offseason can be a tremendou...

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  • Products and Reviews

Closed-Back or Open-Back: What’s the Better Suit?

There are many decisions a female swimmer might grapple with when deciding whether to purchase a technical swimming suit, and what kind. What's my price point? Traditional or kneeskin? What brand should I opt for?

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  • Products and Reviews

How Can I Fix My Torn Swimsuit?

You’ve just torn your swimsuit, now what?

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  • Health and Nutrition

How Masters Swimming Helped Rewrite the Science of Exercise

Before 1960, no woman had broken 20 minutes in the 1500-meter freestyle. Before 1961, no man had gone sub-2:22 in the 200-meter IM. In less than 60 years, Masters All-Stars Laura Val and Rick Colella would join other elite swimmers who have since bro...