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  • Technique and Training

Four Ways to Snap Your Swimming Slump

Here are some things you can do to snap your slump and get back into top form.

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  • Adult Learn-to-Swim

Presidio Y Looking to Teach Adults in the Foster Care System How to Swim

San Francisco is a city bordered by water on three sides. It’s a place where the culture and character have been shaped by its seafaring history. But even in a place where the very fabric of the community has been largely influenced by the ocea...

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  • Technique and Training

What to Consider When Planning Your Taper

The concept of tapering seems simple: Work hard all year, and then rest up as you approach your target competition. The extra rest allows your muscles to recover so you’ll produce peak power when you race. But how much rest do you need, and wha...

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  • Health and Nutrition

Intermittent Fasting: A New Pattern of Eating or Just Another Diet?

But should athletes, and swimmers in particular, consider trying intermittent fasting?

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  • Adult Learn-to-Swim

Masters Swimmers Find Calling in Teaching Adult Learn-to-Swim Lessons in Retirement

Retired physicians Anne Hayton and Robert Ashley spent their careers helping people. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’ve continued to make a difference in people’s lives after retiring by establishing and administering a su...

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  • Health and Nutrition

Carb Loading Before a Race: Is it Worth It?

Carbohydrates are your primary energy source for physical activity. You need them to maintain stamina and fuel your workouts. They’re stored in your body as glycogen, which is used for energy during exercise. Therefore, having a full storage un...

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  • Coaches Only

Three Reasons Why You Should Run an Intrasquad Meet

Here are three reasons why you should hold a mini-meet during a workout.

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  • Human Interest

Raleigh Area Masters Rallies Around Teammate

Bryan Henry is like most other young men his age. The 26-year-old has a job, enjoys watching professional hockey, and loves hanging out with friends. But unlike many other 26-year-olds, he’ll be competing on an international stage at a world ch...

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  • Technique and Training

Develop Good Habits to Swim Faster

There are easily recognized good and bad habits, such as healthy eating and exercising versus poor nutrition and a sedentary life. But there are also cognitive and performance habits in swimming. These good habits are difficult at first but become ea...

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  • Adult Learn-to-Swim

USMS Member Michele Cobble Teaches Refugees How to Swim

In 2015 and 2016, as war raged in Syria and elsewhere across the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa, a migrant crisis unfolded at various gateways to Western Europe. Tens of thousands of displaced people were on the move, and in many cases t...