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  • Technique and Training

Fish-Out-of-Water Yoga Practice

During this lockdown period due to COVID-19, many swimmers are attempting any wacky activity that mimics swimming, such as soup-can 400 IMs or resistance band swimming on a table with their heads in bowls of water to maintain their swimmer identities...

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  • Human Interest

USMS Members Sewing Masks to Help Health Care Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Illinois Masters member began sewing masks for health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to help after being challenged to do so by a pediatrician friend. The effort of Clark and many others is helping alleviate a shortage of pers...

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  • Technique and Training

A Yoga Practice to Make You Sweat

There’s nothing like an intense Masters swimming workout to release frustrations and worry. But now that most of us no longer have a place to swim and those dreaded 400 IM sets have become an almost distant memory, finding an outlet for the str...

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  • Technique and Training

Yoga Poses to Improve Flexibility

A long hiatus from the water—such as the one most of us are experiencing now—can lead to stiffness and reduced flexibility. Fortunately, yoga is easy to do at home and will help you maintain your flexibility until you can get back to your...

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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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  • Open Water
  • Technique and Training

What to Know About Early-Season Open Water Swimming

If you’re able to safely access open water, this might be a good option. But bear in mind a few important points of consideration before you go marching off to your local swimming hole.

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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.