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  • About USMS

USMS Elects Officers and Honors Members at 2021 Annual Meeting

U.S. Masters Swimming has concluded its 2021 virtual annual meeting. In addition to committee meetings and rules and legislation reviews, USMS held officer elections and honored many of its deserving volunteers with service awards.

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  • Health and Nutrition

Swimming Helps Rachel Pinto Find Relief From Ankylosing Spondylitis

Rachel Pinto couldn’t figure out what was wrong. When she lay down to sleep each night 20 years ago, she experienced severe pain in her back and rib cage. The only way she could find relief was to stretch and use a foam roller. Moving around th...

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  • Health and Nutrition

COVID-19 Vaccines and Coronavirus Variants: What Swimmers Need to Know (Updated September 2021)

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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  • Technique and Training

Drills That’ll Help You Build Your Lung Strength and Improve Your Freestyle Breathing Pattern

Swimming is considered more difficult to learn than other endurance sports because of the complications associated with being in the water. The most obvious one is the need to breathe air in an aquatic environment.

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  • Technique and Training

Improving Your Underwater Game

The most important lesson from the elite race pool is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to technique, training, or racing.

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  • Technique and Training

Busting Three Common Swimmers’ Fears About Strength Training

Masters swimmers have common fears about strength training that hold them back from fully committing to making it part of their training regimen. But dedicating time to strength training can have a positive impact on your swimming and your day-to-day...

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  • Coaches Only

Become a Better Coach With This Three-Step Process

Medical doctors use a systematic and well-defined approach to treating patients, regardless of their medical specialty or the patient’s symptoms: examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Swim coaches who incorporate this system will be rewarded w...

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  • Technique and Training
  • Health and Nutrition

How Swimmers Can Use Yoga to Alleviate a Hunched Spine

Many swimmers spend hours on smart phones gazing, head down, at the latest news and stock updates, or texting. Habitual forward flexion of the cervical spine can lead to a chronic postural problem known as “text neck.” As postural imbalan...

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Open Water Virtual Clinic

Have you ever wanted to do an open water event but didn't know where to start? This video will take you through three main steps: how to choose an event, preparing for the event, and what to expect on race day. You will learn things like typical swim...

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  • Technique and Training

Get Ready to Swim With This Dryland Warm-up

How many times have you showed up to swim practice feeling a world of tension stemming from your day? You might note a tight shoulder or knee pain while standing on deck, though you might hop in the water and hope to work out the kinks during your wa...

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