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  • Technique and Training

Five Swimming Kick Sets

Some swimmers enjoy kicking. Some do not. But all swimmers benefit from understanding how their legs contribute and from doing specific sets to enhance that contribution.

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  • Technique and Training

Why Distance Swimmers Should Be Sprinting

The workout is on the whiteboard at the end of the lane, probably in red marker because your coach knows it’s going to hurt. Twenty-five-yard sprints, a bunch of them, in IM order, so you know this involves butterfly, and there are long rest in...

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  • About USMS

USMS’s 50th Anniversary: Expanding the Age Range

Over the years, certain contentious issues have vexed the leadership and tested the ability of U.S. Masters Swimming to grow and develop. One of the most debated of these issues to hit the House of Delegates floor was the simple question of how old s...

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  • Triathlon

How Runners and Cyclists Can Become Natural Swimmers

Are you principally a runner or a cyclist and getting the feeling that maybe your body just doesn’t work for swimming? Do you get frustrated and discouraged when you see swimmers who seem to have invisible and effortless proficiency? There are ...

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  • Triathlon

How to Use Your Wetsuit to Your Advantage

Wearing a wetsuit can do more than help you drop some time in your next open water competition or your swim split in a triathlon. The wetsuit advantage lies in additional buoyancy, insulation from cold water, and perhaps some psychological comfort.

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  • Technique and Training

Upper-Body Exercises for Swimmers

Your upper body is critical in swimming. Maintaining a proper range of motion throughout your joints and building strength to act as body armor will help you enjoy the sport of swimming for many years to come.

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  • Events

USMS Wraps up 2020 Toyota USMS Virtual Championships Powered by Swim.com

U.S. Masters Swimming wrapped up the 2020 Toyota USMS Virtual Championships Powered by Swim.com on Monday, its first virtual swim meet and one of its largest virtual events ever.

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  • Health and Nutrition

Three Great Breakfast Ideas for Busy Athletes

You know you’re supposed to eat breakfast, but getting it done consistently is hard if you’re one of those people who simply isn’t hungry first thing in the morning. Should you eat anyway? Or just skip it altogether and eat lunch in...

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  • Technique and Training

Need to Exercise During the Coronavirus Pandemic? Try Swimming

As pools begin reopening, they may be the best option for getting back into a workout groove. Not convinced? Here are seven reasons why you can feel good about taking up swimming, even during the COVID-19 pandemic:

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  • Human Interest

MoonFish Swim Club Adapts and Thrives Over its First Year

Kathleen Sandner had always wanted to coach a club for adaptive swimmers, but she thought that was something that would happen far in the future. She decided to do it, creating MoonFish Swim Club in 2019, a U.S. Masters Swimming program in the northe...