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  • Human Interest

USMS Member Andrea Ghez Receives Nobel Prize

UCLA Bruin Masters member Andrea Ghez received a Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday.

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  • Technique and Training

Why You Need to Do More Recovery Swims

Here’s how to add recovery to your workouts.

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  • Technique and Training

How to Rebound From a Poor Performance

As it turns out, lingering disappointment is a risk for some swimmers after upsets in the water. Luckily, there are coaches and sports psychologists who know just what to do.

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  • About USMS

USMS Elects At-Large Directors and Honors Members at 2020 Annual Meeting

U.S. Masters Swimming has concluded its 2020 virtual annual meeting. In addition to committee meetings and rules and legislation reviews, USMS held at-large director elections and honored many of its deserving volunteers with service awards.

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  • Technique and Training

These Drills Will Strengthen Your Core and Improve Your Kick

Social kicking is great, isn’t it? These long kick sets done with kickboards, with your head above the water, are a great way to chat with your lane mates and enjoy bonding with your fellow swimmers. Swimming, as most physical activities, is mu...

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  • Open Water
  • Triathlon

How To Swim Open Water Year-Round

Winter is coming. Though you might be sweltering now, seasons will change and air and water temperatures will plummet. And as those currently cozy temps dip, many swimmers will be forced out of the oceans, lakes, and rivers and into indoor pools arou...

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  • Open Water

How to Draft in Open Water Races

As a well-documented slacker myself, I have been a lifelong fan of letting other people do the work while I reap the benefits. Therefore, I am a huge fan of drafting (in swims done when there’s not a global pandemic that necessitates social dis...

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  • Technique and Training

Five Swimming Kick Sets

Some swimmers enjoy kicking. Some do not. But all swimmers benefit from understanding how their legs contribute and from doing specific sets to enhance that contribution.

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  • Technique and Training

Why Distance Swimmers Should Be Sprinting

The workout is on the whiteboard at the end of the lane, probably in red marker because your coach knows it’s going to hurt. Twenty-five-yard sprints, a bunch of them, in IM order, so you know this involves butterfly, and there are long rest in...

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  • About USMS

USMS’s 50th Anniversary: Expanding the Age Range

Over the years, certain contentious issues have vexed the leadership and tested the ability of U.S. Masters Swimming to grow and develop. One of the most debated of these issues to hit the House of Delegates floor was the simple question of how old s...

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