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  • About USMS

USMS Elects At-Large Directors and Honors Members at 2022 Annual Meeting

U.S. Masters Swimming has concluded its at-large director elections and honored many of its deserving volunteers with service awards during its 2022 hybrid annual meeting.

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  • Products and Reviews

Develop Strength and Technique With FINIS Manta Paddles

The FINIS Manta Paddles are designed to take the strain off your shoulders while providing you with power, stability, and efficiency as you swim.

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  • Products and Reviews

The Easiest and Most Accurate Way to Track Your Swim

Do you ever struggle to see the pace clock during your workout? Are you still tracking your laps using a smartwatch?

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  • Open Water

What Gear Open Water Swimmers Need

Here’s a brief rundown of what should be in your open water gear bag. (And you may want to get a second bag to hold these items separate from your pool training gear for convenience.)

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  • Technique and Training

How to Speed Up Your Interval Training

Struggling to speed up your interval training can be frustrating if, no matter how hard you work, you just can’t move your main set to a faster interval. Here’s how you can speed up your interval training.

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  • Technique and Training

Dryland Exercises to Improve Your Breaststroke

Breaststroke requires a unique balance of power, timing, and body position. With a few exercises focused on training these key attributes, your dryland training can improve your efficiency in the water. We’ll also focus on a few exercises that ...

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  • Technique and Training

A Masters Coach Remembers COVID-19

In the spirit of mass therapy, let’s relive those hellish times with a healthy dose of humor and humanity.

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USMS Open Water Safety Clinic

This video covers personal safety and how to plan your swim. We also discuss how to access the water and what to look for in the weather conditions, water quality, and temperatures. Lastly, we talk about the requirements to get USMS insurance.  

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  • Technique and Training

Can I Swim With Contact Lenses?

Shlomit Schaal loves to swim in open water, but she knows she needs to take some precautions while swimming with contact lenses.

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  • Technique and Training

The Secret for Living a Better Life as You Age

If aches and pains and declining race performance creep into your conversations, reading Becca Levy’s “Breaking the Age Code: How Your Beliefs About Aging Determine How Long and Well You Live” might jolt you out of this negative per...

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