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  • Technique and Training

Reboot of Classic Drills That Will Help Your Freestyle and Backstroke

For years, coaches have trotted out the same drills that they were taught as swimmers. Everyone was doing them, and the results seemed to fit the thinking about the most effective ways to swim. As swimming evolved, it became apparent that some of th...

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  • Open Water

How to Remain Calm in Open Water Swimming Chaos

Knowing what to do when you’re triggered into survival mode can keep you from going over the fight-or-flight edge and into a panic situation. Let’s take a look at some things to practice and prepare for for when you’re in unexpected...

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  • Health and Nutrition

Why Swimming Might Be the Best Form of Exercise You Can Do

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise you can do, but don’t just take our word for it. Here are five reasons why you should be getting in the water if you want to get in shape and stay fit.

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  • Technique and Training

How to Balance Freestyle and Stroke in Your Workouts

There are good reasons that the majority of swim workouts are performed using the front crawl stroke (aka freestyle).

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  • Technique and Training

How Grit Can Help You Swim Faster

Some swimmers might think of grit as the sand that gets in their swimsuits at the beach. Others will have a greater understanding because they’ve read Angela Duckworth’s bestselling book “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance....

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  • Open Water

Sarah Thomas Completes Historic Four-Way English Channel Swim

After 54 hours and 10 minutes in the 64-degree water of the English Channel, Sarah Thomas, a 37-year-old health care recruiter from greater Denver stumbled out of the surf and literally crawled onto a rocky beach in Dover, England. She’d just b...

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  • Products and Reviews

How Much Does a Backyard Swimming Pool for Lap Swimming Cost?

The cost to build a backyard pool with a lap lane varies with location, materials, topography, and the type of features you want. That makes it hard to pin down the precise cost, but we can break down some of the factors.

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  • Events

Marathon-Distance Open Water Nationals Provides Swimmers With Range of Experiences

The 2019 U.S. Masters Swimming Marathon-Distance Open Water National Championship drew 134 competitors to the Tennessee River in Knoxville, Tenn., on Sept. 22. Three of the participants wrote about their experiences.

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  • Technique and Training

Five Ways to Thank Your Coach

The relationship between a coach and a swimmer is unique—few other sports involve such a long and personal journey between two people. As the swimmer grows, so does the coach.

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  • Technique and Training

Why You Should Take These Swimming Selfies

When I’m in a groove, my strokes are wonderfully smooth, powerful, and efficient. Every turn is streamlined, and every breath is a masterpiece in the art of alignment.