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  • Human Interest

Golden Road Aquatics Member Andy Wood to Appear on 'Jeopardy!''s Tournament of Champions

Andy Wood can tell you firsthand that lifelong dreams come true.

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  • Open Water

Three Open Water Skills to Practice in the Pool

Although there are a bunch of variables in open water that you don’t experience in the pool, you can and should develop some skills in the pool to help you in a triathlon or an open water race. Three of the most basic ones are swimming straight...

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  • Technique and Training

Best Swimming Workouts for Strong Abs

Your core is the foundation for everything in swimming. Strength through your core means that your stabilizer muscles keep everything in line while the larger muscle groups work together to power your kick and pull. Your core connects the parts of yo...

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  • Technique and Training

Best Sprint Workouts for Swimming Faster

Whether you’re a hard-core sprinter or looking for that burst at the end of a middle- or long-distance event, the elements of speed should be an essential part of your workout routine. Here are five workouts from U.S. Masters Swimming’s W...

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  • Open Water

Open Water Swimming Drills You Can Do Now to Get Ready for the Summer

Summer is coming. No, really. It is. It might not feel like it now, but it’s just up around the bend, and with it comes open water swimming season. With that knowledge in hand, it’s time to turn Aesop’s fable of the “Ant and t...

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  • Technique and Training

Best Swimming Workouts for Beginners

Jumping into a Masters club practice can be intimidating for someone with no competitive swimming experience. Not only are you learning a new sport, but there’s a new language, lane etiquette, equipment, and many more things.

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  • Open Water

How to Do Cold Open Water Swimming Safely

Pools closed during the COVID-19 pandemic led many swimmers to dive into the open water. But training in rivers, lakes, seas, or oceans requires swimmers to not only adapt to waves, currents, and boat traffic but to cold temperatures in some places. ...

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  • Technique and Training

Best Swimming Workouts for Weight Loss

It’s a well-known fact that swimmers like to eat—a lot! And in a perfect world they’re in the pool just enough to balance their eating and swimming in order to maintain their optimal body weight. What happens when suddenly your weig...

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  • Technique and Training

Best Swimming Workouts for Cardio

Here are five expert-written workouts from U.S. Masters Swimming’s Workout Library. These workouts will build your cardio and each can be completed in about an hour. You’ll see improvements in your cardiovascular strength when you do thes...

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  • Technique and Training

Best Workouts for Masters Swimmers

Experienced and novice Masters swimmers alike take time out of their daily lives to improve both their physical and mental health through swimming. Not all Masters swimmers have the experience and knowledge to design a training and workout plan for t...

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