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USMS Members Going for Gold at Paralympics

After the Olympics will come a second, perhaps even more impressive, display of the awesome range of human ability. Between Aug. 24 and Sept. 5, the world will watch the Paralympics, which will feature thousands of competitors from more than 100 coun...

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Short Course Nationals Day 5 Recap: 90-Plus-Year-Olds Show Age is Just a Number

U.S. Masters Swimming’s competitions are for adults of all ages, but no races seem to captivate meet participants, fans, and event staff as much as those for the older age groups.

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Short Course Nationals Day 4 Recap: National Champions Share Their Advice for the 50 Freestyle

The 50 freestyle is the fastest race in swimming and often decided by hundredths of a second. This makes it exciting to watch but perhaps stressful to swim. Because of the small margin for error, one mistake can be the difference between first and se...

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Short Course Nationals Day 3 Recap: National Champion Breaststrokers Share Their Technique Advice

Breaststroke can be a difficult stroke to perfect, whether you’re learning how to kick properly, nail your timing, or do any other number of things. But don’t worry. All breaststrokers, no matter how great they are, are always trying to i...

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How To Swim the 100 Butterfly Like Olympian Torri Huske

There’s only one turn in the long course version of the 100 butterfly, but Torri Huske believes that turn can make the difference between a great race or one that causes regret later. At the U.S. Olympic Team swimming trials, Huske set the Amer...

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How to Swim Backstroke Like Olympian Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy has been at or near the top of the world rankings in both backstroke events since 2014, cementing his place as one of history’s best when he won the 100 and 200 backstroke at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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How to Kick in Distance Races Like Olympian Paige Madden

Paige Madden surprised many when she qualified for the Olympics in the 400 freestyle over established veterans. Her preparation allowed her to execute a race that closely mirrored her compatriot, world record–holder Katie Ledecky.

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Breaststroke Tips From Olympian Lilly King

If you plan to compete in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, don’t expect a one-size-fits-all approach to serve you well. Lilly King, the defending Olympic champion in the 100 breaststroke and a medal favorite in the 200, knows that both races canno...

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How to Prepare for an Open Water Race Like Olympian Jordan Wilimovsky

You might think California resident Jordan Wilimovsky would swim almost every day in the Pacific Ocean or a similar body of water in his quest to stand on the podium at this year’s Olympics in the 10-kilometer swim. But the Malibu native and fo...

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How to Have Explosive Starts Like Olympian Andrew Seliskar

Ever since he was in high school, Andrew Seliskar has been known for his powerful starts. That carried over into his collegiate years at the University of California, Berkeley, and now into his life as a professional swimmer, helping him earn a spot ...

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