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  • Open Water

Open Water Swimming Tips

As the water warms up, you might be thinking about venturing into the open water. Open water swimming can offer many benefits: it can better your mental health, sleep and circulation, increase your metabolism, and boost your immune system. It also of...

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  • About USMS

Oregon Masters Member Bob Bruce Receives Capt. Ransom J. Arthur M.D. Award

Oregon Masters member Bob Bruce has received this year’s Capt. Ransom J. Arthur M.D. Award, U.S. Masters Swimming’s most prestigious award for volunteers.

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  • Technique and Training

How to Train With Critical Swim Speed Intervals

Aside for a love of being in the pool, many swimmers love to race. In order to race well, it’s important to consider the benefits of interval training as a means to track progress and ensure you’re completing workouts with a purpose. A si...

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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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  • 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 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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