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  • Technique and Training

Simple Ways to Add Volume Productively to Your Swimming Workouts

Swimming, with its back-and-forth routine, can send self-coached swimmers into a rut and, without the encouragement of lanemates and a coach, steal motivation. But uniquely designed workouts can help shake you out of the rut and provide stresses on y...

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  • About USMS

The Race Club Becomes an Official Partner of U.S. Masters Swimming

The Race Club has become an official partner of U.S. Masters Swimming, the two organizations announced on Thursday.

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  • Triathlon

How to Train for a Great T1

Among the unique and exciting challenges of triathlon are the transitions from one discipline to the next. When you’re trying to shave time from your total race time, transitions can account for a lot of extraneous seconds or even minutes. More...

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  • Health and Nutrition

How Exercise Across Your Lifespan Can Slow or Halt Aging

Consider three of David Costill’s many accomplishments. One: In 1966, he became the first director of Ball State University’s famed Human Performance Laboratory. Over the next half century, he and his colleagues published hundreds of stud...

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  • Technique and Training

One Simple Tool That Will Improve Your Swimming

You might remember the old days when your parents would bring a 35-pound VHS camcorder to the pool and videotape every one of your races they could bore the neighbors later on with how good you were. Fast forward to today. Now everyone has the abilit...

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  • Events

Summer Nationals Day 5 Recap: Summer Nats Rekindles Anthony Ervin

Anthony Ervin may be a four-time Olympic medalist who’s competed all over the world, but he was still nervous when he stepped on the blocks Thursday at the U.S. Masters Swimming Summer National Championship at the Marguerite Aquatic Center in M...

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  • Events

Summer Nationals Day 4 Recap: Gaw Has Special Meet With Mom in Attendance

Georgia Masters member Mike Gaw knew immediately what he needed to do when his mother told him two years ago that her kidney failure was permanent: Donate one of his. There was one problem: She wasn’t willing to take one from him.

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  • Events

Summer Nationals Day 3 Recap: Sussmeier Keeps Swimming Through Heart Trouble

Robert Sussmeier had a life-changing practice in October 2016.

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  • Events

Summer Nationals Day 2 Recap: Zippel Finds Joy Competing in Her First Meet

Mission Viejo Nadadores member Isabel Zippel only started swimming seriously in April, but she didn’t let her inexperience keep her from enjoying her newfound sport on Thursday.

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  • Events

Summer Nationals Competitor Bob Feinberg: ‘Swimming Saved My Life’

I might be the most unusual participant in the 2019 U.S. Masters Swimming Summer Nationals this year because I will be 1) the slowest swimmer in my age group (men’s 60-64); and 2) the happiest person at the entire swim meet. If that doesn&rsquo...