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  • About USMS

U.S. Masters Swimming Announces Its 2021 National Championships

U.S. Masters Swimming announced its 13 national championships for 2021 on Wednesday.

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  • Coaches Only

How Coaches Can Recognize Their Swimmers

Here’s one example of how to provide various opportunities for members to earn points to become an all-star. Get creative to accomplish your goals for your particular club and swimmers. In this example, all-star is given to anyone who earns 100...

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  • Technique and Training

How to Improve Your Turns

The only time I’ve had an opposing team’s coach thank me after a race was when I beat his swimmer in the 1650. I was 25 yards behind at the 500 but slowly closed the gap to finally pass the guy going into the final length. I assumed it w...

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  • About USMS

USMS Elects Officers and Honors Members at 2019 Annual Meeting

U.S. Masters Swimming has concluded its 2019 annual meeting during the United States Aquatic Sports Convention in St. Louis. In addition to committee meetings and rules and legislation reviews, USMS held officer elections and honored many of its dese...

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  • Triathlon

How Triathletes Can Do a Swimming-Specific Taper for Their Big Race

You can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel as you approach the end of an arduous and dutiful training season for your big triathlon finale. With so many options and opinions on the “correct” way to taper for proper culmination...

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  • Human Interest

Former Cleveland Browns Star Joe Thomas Tackles Weight Loss in the Pool

Joe Thomas needed a new way to maintain his cardiovascular fitness.

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  • Events

FINA World Masters Championships Provide Special Moments for Participants

Competitive Masters swimmers travel for their competitions, whether it’s an hour or two for local meets, across the country for a national championship, or to a distant country for an international meet. We’re undoubtedly a group of swimm...

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  • Technique and Training

How to Swim a Fast 100

Breaking a 100 into quarters is a way to ensure focus on critical elements of your race. It can also help you train for each component of a perfect swim, regardless of stroke. Here are some suggestions for dividing to conquer.

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  • Technique and Training

Why Masters Swimmers Should be Lifting Weights

Here’s what you need to know about developing your own weight-lifting plan and reaping the health benefits of adding muscle mass.

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  • Open Water

More Than 100 Masters Swimmers Compete in Lake Willoughby Open Water National Championships

More than 100 Masters swimmers gathered at Lake Willoughby, Vt., on Aug. 16 and 17 for U.S. Masters Swimming’s Sprint-Distance Open Water National Championship and Long-Distance Open Water National Championship. The event was hosted by the Nort...