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  • Coaches Only

Use These Vocal Techniques to Become a Better Coach

Tremendous technical knowledge of swimming’s stroke subtleties has no value if you can’t effectively pass it on to our swimmers. Therefore, communication is the cornerstone of the coaching craft.

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  • Technique and Training

Why You Need a Pair of Fingertip Paddles

Many swimmers, especially the seasoned ones, have been taught that the best way to get better at swimming is to just swim. Although that’s essentially true, I think we can all agree that swimming is one of the most complex sports on the planet ...

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  • Technique and Training

Five Mental Tricks to Overcome Fatigue

Here are some suggestions for using your mind to regain good technique when your muscles are screaming in agony.

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  • About USMS

USMS Elects At-Large Directors and Honors Members at 2018 Annual Meeting

U.S. Masters Swimming has concluded its 2018 annual meeting during the United States Aquatic Sports Convention in Jacksonville, Fla. In addition to committee meetings and rules and legislation reviews, USMS held at-large director elections and honore...

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  • Events

U.S. Masters Swimming to Celebrate Historic Anniversary in San Antonio

The 2020 U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championship will be April 23-26 in San Antonio, Texas, taking USMS back to the state where it began for its 50th anniversary, the organization announced at its annual meeting this week in Jacksonville, ...

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  • Triathlon

Learning How to Kick So You Don’t Have To

The goal of this article is to teach you that you must learn how to kick, so you know how not to.

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  • Coaches Only

Mentoring is an Important Tool for Coaches

One of the best things about Masters Swimming is the support and inspiration we receive from the great folks we meet in the water and on the pool deck. Here are a few ways to leverage those connections to ensure our sport continues to grow and prospe...

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  • Technique and Training

Three Yoga Poses to Relieve Discomfort in Your Neck and Shoulders

Multiple swims at a major competition, hours spent watching television, or overtime in front of a computer can leave your neck and shoulders crying for relief. These three yoga poses, or asanas, downward-facing dog, feet-spread-intense-stretch postur...