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  • Technique and Training

What You Should Be Focused on During This Forced Break From Swimming

As Masters swimmers, we have a love of the water, swimming, and working out that often transcends physical health. And being forced out of our normal training routines for any period of time can be disruptive on many levels. This is the case for most...

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  • Technique and Training

Milford Athletic Club Creates Fun Competition to Maintain Community During Time Away From Pool and Each Other

With many pools across the country closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve lost something very important to us: our daily chlorine fix. There’s something else we miss a lot: our connection to our lanemates who support us through h...

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  • Health and Nutrition

Eight Nutrients to Support Your Immune System

A strong immune system can help your body fight against infections and reduce the risk of getting sick. To improve your immune resistance (the ability to destroy pathogens) and increase immune tolerance (the ability to decrease infection), eat a well...

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  • Technique and Training

How to Train in Your Backyard Pool

The initial reason for writing this article is to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many swimmers are finding that there are limited pools to train in, but some are fortunate enough to have access to a backyard pool. If you come across this article ...

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  • Open Water

What to Know About Relocating Pool Workouts to the Open Water

Before you take the plunge, consider the following factors.

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  • Health and Nutrition

Follow This Yoga Nidra Script to Relax

Record the script below as a voice memo on your smartphone, so you will have it available to listen to any time you need to relax and rest your body and mind. Talk in a calm, relaxing voice, and read the script very slowly. The headings do not need t...

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  • Health and Nutrition

Try These Brain-Stimulating Snacks for a Mid-Afternoon Boost

You know the feeling. Around 2 p.m., or about 30–60 minutes, after lunch, you feel the fatigue slam you hard, especially if you were up at o’dark thirty for swim practice. It can be frustrating, especially since everyone seems to plan mee...

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  • Coaches Only

USMS Coach Mentor Program Helps Coaches Across the Country

Swim coaches must be insightful technicians, skilled diplomats, passionate motivators, and expert managers of aquatic chaos. They provide a service that enriches the lives of swimmers and positively contributes to the community.

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  • Technique and Training

How to Stay Motivated When You Can’t Swim

Your pool may be closed and your meet may be canceled, but that doesn’t mean your motivation and your fitness have to shut down.

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  • Health and Nutrition

How to Get Through the Loss of Swimming

If water is your happy place—and even if it’s sometimes been a frustrating and challenging place—having no pool and no access to open water is going to hurt. But there are ways to stay sane and get at least some of what the water w...