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  • Coaches Only

How to Get the Most Out of Your Facility

There will always be someone, somewhere who has more than you do. But no one has the perfect situation. Spend five minutes with the coach or director of what you deem to be the perfect facility, and you’ll soon find out they have their own set ...

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  • Human Interest

Siphiwe Baleka’s Biggest Challenge

Siphiwe Baleka might be undertaking the biggest challenge of his life.

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  • Human Interest

Dave Sanderson's Miracle in the Hudson River

In the months and years since Jan. 15, 2009, Dave Sanderson did everything he could to overcome the mental trauma of that cold, wet day. The North Carolina native had been in New York for a meeting and was booked on an evening flight back to Charlott...

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  • Health and Nutrition

Omicron Variant and COVID-19 Vaccines: What Swimmers Need to Know (Updated January 2022)

Here’s an updated look at what you need to know about what’s happening and how that might impact your swimming.

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  • Human Interest

Rudi Bloss's Dreams Come True at Disney

Rudi Bloss knew exactly what he wanted to be when he was 8 years old. Growing up in the small northern German town of Göettingen, Bloss and his family would often vacation near the Mediterranean Sea, where they’d explore ancient ruins and ...

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  • Events

2022 USMS Spring Nationals: Get Ready to Swim Fast in San Antonio

Dust off your tech suit and prepare for fast swimming and Texas-style hospitality at the 2022 U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championship. This meet will take place in San Antonio April 28-May 1 at the state-of-the art Northside ISD Natatorium...

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  • Health and Nutrition

A Simple Plan for Eating Healthy in 2022

I hear it over and over again: “I know what to do, but I’m just not doing it.” You know what foods are ideal and should be incorporated into your regular routine: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc. You also know what foods shoul...

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  • Technique and Training

Finding Joy in Training Far

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  • Health and Nutrition

Why Masters Swimmers Should Be Focused on Their Microbiome

Even when you have a lane to yourself, you’re never swimming alone. Although many of you spent the past year worried about contracting external microbes, you might not have even thought about your indispensable inner microbial world. You should...

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  • Open Water

USMS Members Complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming in 2021

For Masters swimmers looking to swim long distances in open water, a bevy of races, events, and challenges exist. One of the top challenges—which has gained in popularity in recent years—is the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. The ser...

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