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  • About USMS

Longtime USMS Volunteer Dan Gruender Dies at Age 92

Edie and Dan founding Arizona Masters Swimming led to them becoming heavily involved with USMS. He served as president of the organization from 1989-93 and received the Capt. Ransom J. Arthur M.D. Award in conjunction with his wife in 1989 before pas...

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  • Open Water

How to Make Sure You're the First to Complete an Open Water Swim

In marathon swimming, “firsts” (swims that have never been done) are a special sort of revered achievement. Just look to Matthew Webb, whose story crossing the English Channel launched marathon swimming.

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  • Health and Nutrition

What Comes Next After You Achieve Your Goal?

You set a major goal, put in the training, and made the sacrifices for that sweet “I did it!” feeling of accomplishing your special feat. Congratulations. It was amazing. For a while. Now you feel empty. Emotionally depleted. Maybe listle...

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  • Coaches Only

How to Coach Middle-Lane Swimmers

It’s fun to coach fast-lane swimmers because they’re experienced, independent, and knowledgeable. Some coaches find it even more exciting to instruct newbies who need a lot of attention and display rapid development.

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  • Health and Nutrition

Four Safe Performance-Enhancing Options for Masters Swimmers

Everyone knows someone who swears that taking or drinking this or that product makes him or her better, faster, and stronger. But does anything really work? And who can you trust when it comes to supplements because they’re outside the jurisdic...

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  • Technique and Training

How to Fix Your Crossover in Freestyle and Backstroke

In a proper freestyle and backstroke, your hands enter directly in line with your shoulders. Entering inside your shoulders, either in front of your head or even past the midpoint, is known as crossover. You could’ve been taught to swim this wa...

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  • Technique and Training

How to Maintain Your Rhythm While Swimming Butterfly

There are many things to see and learn from at swim meets. It’s often overwhelming, but if you look for just one or two things, it’s easy to pay attention to the details. Take butterfly, for example. Some people cringe at the thought of s...

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  • Products and Reviews

Don't Swim With Your Watch Ever Again

It’s a familiar scene at a swimming pool: swimmers stopping to check data on their smartwatches. But it doesn’t have to be like that anymore.

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  • Events

2021 Long Course Nationals Day 4 Recap: Masters Competitions Give Pohlmanns Opportunity to Do Something Together

John and Mary Pohlmann fittingly met on a pool deck. It happened in 1962 in San Antonio, Texas, where he was stationed with the U.S. Army Special Forces for medical training and where she was living with her family. John was 19, Mary 18. A few months...

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  • Events

2021 Long Course Nationals Day 3 Recap: National Champions Share Training Advice for 100 Freestyle

The 100 freestyle is a challenging race that requires swimmers to have top-notch sprinting capabilities but also a level of endurance if they want a great time. To help you perfect your 100 freestyle, here are tips from two swimmers who won national ...

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