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  • Technique and Training

Coupling Motions: A Powerful Swimming Technique You Might Not Have Heard of Before

Coupling motions are part of our everyday lives and help us move faster, but we don’t think about them much. These motions by themselves generate no propulsion. But when they’re coupled or timed with a propulsive force, they act to make t...

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  • Technique and Training

What Swimmers Should Know to Develop a Stretching Routine

Here’s what swimmers need to know about stretching.

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  • Open Water

Finding New Friends in the Open Water

When I introduce myself to someone new, I could as easily say “I’m a swimmer” as “I’m Susan.” The water is almost always on my mind. Swimming calms me when I’m anxious, balances me when I feel out of touch wi...

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  • Technique and Training

Three Ways to Improve Your Backstroke

Let’s examine three things you can do to improve your success in backstroke.

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  • Triathlon

How to Build a Triathlon Training Plan

The number of competitions in your triathlon season as well as your need to train for three disciplines can make developing a training strategy seem complex, but coming up with the right plan isn’t as difficult as you might think.

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  • Events

Spring Nats Day 4 Recap: Barnea Keeps Going Strong

Daniela Barnea recorded three unofficial U.S. Masters Swimming records at the 2019 USMS Spring National Championship in Mesa, Ariz., one apiece on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. She closed her meet with a unofficial record in the 400 IM after earning ...

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  • Events

Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Matt Grevers Joins Childhood Friends for Relay at Spring Nationals

Illinois Masters members Patrick Lahey and Jack Newhouse didn’t think it would happen. They, along with a few other friends, bid in a Golden Goggle Awards auction, which raised money for the USA Swimming Foundation, for the chance to have child...

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  • Events

Spring Nats Day 3 Recap: Swimmers Overcome Medical Ailments to Compete

When she saw the workout her coach had written in April 2017, Las Vegas Masters member Carolyn Battin joked that he was trying to kill her. He wasn’t, but the practice turned out to be a life-changing experience that’s shaped her swimming...

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  • Events

Montgomery Ancient Mariners' Jeff Roddin Receives 2019 Ransom J. Arthur Award

The RJA award annually goes to a volunteer who has done the most to further the objectives of Masters Swimming and has been awarded each year since 1973.

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  • Events

Spring Nats Competitor Brandon Kim, 18, ‘Beyond Excited’ for Masters Swimming

At Spring Nationals, I don’t strive to break records or win events. I’m here to celebrate and show my love for a sport that has given me so much for so little. The discipline, determination, willpower, and love that I learned through swim...