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  • About USMS

TYR Renews USMS Partnership, Becomes Title Partner for College Club Swimming National Championship

TYR has renewed its partnership with U.S. Masters Swimming and become the title partner for the College Club Swimming National Championship, the organizations announced on Monday.

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  • Technique and Training

How Can I Start a Lap Swimming Routine?

Congratulations on deciding to start a new lap swimming routine! Swimming is one of the best forms of aerobic exercise you can perform because it engages all the muscles of your body while strengthening your cardiovascular system without placing too ...

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  • Health and Nutrition

3 Myths About Swimmer’s Shoulder (and the Truths Behind Them)

This article will help dispel some of the most common myths on the internet about swimmer’s shoulder and give you some other ways to think about the causes and treatments for it.

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  • Technique and Training

Best 3,000-Yard Swimming Workouts

Do you ever get to the pool and have no idea what you want to swim? Or do you have a lot on your schedule and need to fit a good workout into a short amount of time? A 3,000-yard workout (plus or minus a few yards) from USMS’s Workout Library i...

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  • Health and Nutrition

How Swimming Might Help You Live Longer

It’s often been said that swimming is the fountain of youth, and there are several ways in which swimming, as with other forms of exercise, may well aid in longevity. Here’s how adopting a regular swimming routine might help you live long...

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  • Technique and Training

Why Do You Float in Water?

One of the very first things every learn-to-swim student practices is basic floating. Learning to find that comfortable, mostly weightless place where your legs or body don’t sink but you don’t have to exert much effort to stay stable&mda...

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  • Health and Nutrition

3 Modifications You Need to Make to Your Freestyle if You Have Swimmer's Shoulder

Over the past few months, a handful of Masters swimmers have come to see me for nagging shoulder pain. Three of these swimmers (not their real names), David, Mike, and Janet, had a similar type of shoulder pain in the front of their shoulder around t...

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  • Health and Nutrition

How to Return to Swimming After an Injury

I recently began working with “Natalie,” a swimmer who had been having shoulder pain on and off for the past year. She would experience pain then rest. The pain would go away, and she would return to the pool at which point the pain would...

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  • Technique and Training

How Swimmers Should Warm Up for a Meet

What constitutes a good warm-up routine is often ruled by your experience. If you have age-group, high school, or college swimming experience, you might have a great idea about what worked for you back then. But will it work now?

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  • Technique and Training

How the Breaststroke Pull Has Evolved

Modern breaststroke traces its roots back to ancient eastern Egypt, where cave paintings depict people swimming the stroke. It’s been described in many cultures around the world, and it’s theorized that the stroke originated by swimmers m...

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