The major components of successful underwater kicking are maintain a stable platform, create as much propulsion as possible, maintain equal propulsion and tempo in both directions, and maintain a posture that reduces drag.
Review these 10 factors to help determine whether the waterway is safe for swimming.
For many years, coaches have talked about limiting breathing in freestyle and butterfly sprints. But is it a good practice for Masters swimmers to follow? Although it would be nice to have a one-size-fits-all answer, the reality is that it’s di...
The major components of successful freestyle are strong catch and propulsive arm action, effective, constant kicking action, streamlined posture, and great timing.
David McCarty didn’t need much persuasion to compete at the 2022 U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championship. The Puget Sound Masters member was convinced after a close friend texted him telling him that McCarty was going.
Pack your tech suit, swim cap, competition goggles, and anything else you need to race at the 2022 USMS Summer National Championship in Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 3–7.
Doris Steadman and Jane Katz will be inducted this year into the Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame on Oct. 15 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Steadman, who swam for Garden State Masters, will enter posthumously as an Honor Swimmer, and Katz, a...
What makes a coach awesome is subjective, but there seem to be some universal traits that appeal to many Masters swimmers: Good communicator. Cares for their athletes. Offers social activities after major events. Creates an environment that both teac...
Taking over an existing team isn’t without challenges: Establishing new expectations for your swimmers. Gaining trust and buy-in from those same swimmers. Inspiring them to set and then exceed goals.
The major components of successful breaststroke are strong catch and propulsive arm action, strong catch and effective kick action, drive forward, timing of the arms and legs, and streamline posture.