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  • Health and Nutrition

COVID-19 Vaccines and Coronavirus Variants: What Swimmers Need to Know

Here’s an updated look at what you need to know about what’s happening and how that might impact your swimming.

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  • Health and Nutrition

COVID-19 Vaccines and Coronavirus Variants: Background Information for Swimmers

The recent article “COVID-19 Vaccines and Coronavirus Variants: What Swimmers Need to Know” outlines the current state of the coronavirus pandemic and how it’s affecting USMS practices and events. In this this longer version, we&rsq...

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  • Coaches Only

How to Coach Multiple Ability Levels in One Practice

Coaching a group with a range of abilities might seem challenging but it’s quite doable.

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  • Technique and Training

Why You Should Be Doing IM-Based Swimming Training

As any pool lifeguard will tell you, there are people who walk in every day and do the exact same thing: same time of day, same stroke, same distance. Having a routine is important, and several things happen within that routine that are great both ph...

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  • Technique and Training

How to Prevent Swimming Injuries by Doing Backstroke

It’s very likely that your swim training regimen has been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. When you reenter the pool for training, be sure to take your time building back to your training volume gradually to avoid injury.

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  • Technique and Training

How to Master Your Next Track Start

Competitive swimming is all about racing. For those who race, the start can be the difference between winning a race or losing. Here are some tips to make your start better and faster.

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  • Technique and Training

Three Dryland Tests for Improved Swimming

When it comes to making your dryland workouts effective for you, doing some simple tests can unearth your strengths and weaknesses for a better path forward. By completing these tests, you can build your athleticism and improve your weaknesses, which...

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  • Health and Nutrition

Three Reasons Why the Ketogenic Diet is Not for Swimmers

You’ve heard the stories and probably have a friend or three who swears that the keto diet has changed their lives. Now you’re wondering if perhaps it’s a good answer for those extra pounds around your middle.

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  • Technique and Training

Why You Should Be Training With a Partner

The past year has been difficult for many swimmers. With pool shutdowns and local pandemic restrictions, most haven’t had the opportunity to swim at their regular club workouts, meaning they’ve missed out on the team atmosphere with bante...

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  • Technique and Training

How Your Shoulders Might be Slowing You Down

Let’s talk about how to get those wonderfully powerful shoulders to stay out of your way when you swim.

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