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  • Technique and Training

What the CDC’s Latest COVID-19 Guidelines Say About Going Back to the Pool

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance on May 20 outlining recommended guidelines for reopening of pool facilities. These protocols aim to keep pool users safe and reduce the onward spread of the novel coronavirus. Follow ...

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  • Technique and Training

How to Make Peace with Your Fitness After a Long Break

Your first few strokes in the water aren’t going to be like the last few you took before going on hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But there are ways to approach re-entry without getting frustrated or beating yourself up about where you...

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  • Technique and Training

How You Should Approach Getting Back in the Pool

It seems like with every news report, things are getting worse. That constant messaging makes it hard to see what lies ahead—only what’s directly in front of us. It’s easy to get consumed by it. There are constant reminders of close...

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  • Events

U.S. Masters Swimming Cancels Summer Nationals

U.S. Masters Swimming has canceled the 2020 USMS Summer National Championship in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization announced on Thursday.

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  • Technique and Training

Why You Should Start Planning a Back-to-the-Pool Party Now

You need to bring that in-person experience back and re-establish what you had before things got crazy because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you’re a lane leader, a coach, or someone who shows up on a regular basis, you can be the point per...

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  • Human Interest

USMS Members Make a Difference Fighting COVID-19 Pandemic on Front Lines

Over the past two months, as the COVID-19 pandemic has expanded, many nurses, doctors, physician assistants, and other caregivers have found themselves deemed not just essential, but critical. They have faced extreme difficulties, from keeping themse...

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  • Technique and Training

What Swimmers Should Know When Returning After a Long Layoff

Are you salivating at the thought of getting back in the water? Craving that comforting hint of chlorine currently missing from your skin and hair? Yearning for exercise to offset your addiction to double-peanut-fudge-lump ice cream? Regardless how e...

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  • Coaches Only

What Coaches Should Do After a Long Layoff From Workouts

For a program restart after a facility closure, or for athletes who have missed pool time for issues unrelated to their own health, here are some suggestions for those first workouts upon returning to the pool.

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  • Technique and Training

Try These Types of Workouts to Help You Get Ready to Return to the Swimming Pool

You might’ve been biking, hiking, running, or doing dryland exercises to stay in shape, but will you be ready for the pool when it opens back up? With many states starting to open on a limited basis and the hope of pools opening soon, how shoul...

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  • Health and Nutrition

A Perspective Shift for Healthy Eating

Swimmers everywhere know the sinking feeling that happens whenever they find themselves out of water for an extended period of time. Whether it’s because of injury, an overly busy work or family schedule, or a worldwide pandemic, most athletes ...