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  • Coaches Only

How Coaches Can Make Try Masters Swimming a Success for Their Club

Try Masters Swimming allows coaches to offer a sneak peek into what makes their clubs so great by allowing prospective members to try at least two free workouts.

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  • Technique and Training

How to Swim a Mile Nonstop

Many people have said “never” when faced with the prospect of swimming a mile or more without stopping. Just because you haven’t doesn’t mean you can’t. So, the question becomes, what’s stopping you? As the saying ...

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  • Technique and Training

Three Yoga Poses to do Before a Masters Swimming Workout

The three movement sequences shown below are dynamic yoga movements that are safe for swimmers with less yoga experience to perform pre-workout or pre-event.

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  • Technique and Training

Dryland Exercises to Improve Your Freestyle

Dive into this dryland session focused on helping your freestyle. The technique areas targeted are lower-body power for your walls and kick, upper-body strength to help manage the pulling volume, and core work to maximize your body position in the wa...

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  • Technique and Training

Maximize Your Breaststroke with This Dryland Workout

Breaststroke requires a unique balance of power, timing, and body position. With a few exercises focused on training these key attributes, you can use dryland training to help improve your efficiency in the water. When you build strength and power (a...

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  • Technique and Training

How to Get Over a Fear of Diving Off the Blocks

How comfortable are you with diving into the pool? Is it only from a seated position? Can you do it from a kneeling position? If you’re not sure, work with a coach to get you ready for a standing start. Once you can dive in from the side, you c...

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  • About USMS

USMS Elects At-Large Directors and Honors Members at 2022 Annual Meeting

U.S. Masters Swimming has concluded its at-large director elections and honored many of its deserving volunteers with service awards during its 2022 hybrid annual meeting.

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  • Products and Reviews

Develop Strength and Technique With FINIS Manta Paddles

The FINIS Manta Paddles are designed to take the strain off your shoulders while providing you with power, stability, and efficiency as you swim.

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  • Products and Reviews

The Easiest and Most Accurate Way to Track Your Swim

Do you ever struggle to see the pace clock during your workout? Are you still tracking your laps using a smartwatch?

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  • Open Water

What Gear Open Water Swimmers Need

Here’s a brief rundown of what should be in your open water gear bag. (And you may want to get a second bag to hold these items separate from your pool training gear for convenience.)

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