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  • Coaches Only

Coaching Swimmers Through Burnout

Your Masters program thrives when swimmers regularly attend practices, competitions, and social events. But even the most committed athletes occasionally suffer a condition known as burnout, which makes them reluctant to participate.

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  • Human Interest

Dyeing to Help

Columbia Masters Swim Team member Erin Cassell received help from her teammates to grow her business, Roll Up N Dye, which sells tie-dyed products and teaches other people how to tie-dye.

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  • Technique and Training

Three In-Water Exercises for Core Strengthening

Here are three ways to work your core in the pool to strengthen and, more importantly, train your core in a swim-specific manner.

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  • Health and Nutrition

The Keto Diet: Good for Swimmers or Just a Fad?

The ketogenic diet has become popular of late, but there are some things you should consider before deciding whether to try it.

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  • Technique and Training

How to Put Together a Plan to Swim Faster

If you’re not swimming as fast as you want in competitions, there are three things you might have to change: technique, training philosophy (which should be influenced by how you’re racing), or race strategy. Here’s a closer look at...

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  • Technique and Training

Four Ways to Make Butterfly Easier

Butterfly doesn’t have to be the hardest stroke to do, but there are elements of the stroke that make it challenging to learn at times. Follow these four points of emphasis to make learning and mastering butterfly as easy as any of the other th...

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  • Technique and Training

More Might Just be More

In a study published last October in the International Journal of Sports Medicine, Lapierre and her co-authors found that there’s a potent antidote to age for swimmers. Along with her graduate advisor, Hirofumi Tanaka, director of the Cardiovas...

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  • Technique and Training

How Much Rest Do You Need?

At the 2017 ASCA World Clinic, Coach Bob Bowman talked about how Michael Phelps needed more rest both between efforts and between workouts in his “old age.” The audience got a chuckle out of it. Bowman explained what he meant in term...

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  • Events

U.S. Masters Swimming Announces Its 2020 National Championships

U.S. Masters Swimming will have 13 national championships in 2020, which will be the organization's 50th anniversary.

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  • Health and Nutrition

How to Maintain Your Bone Density as You Age

While we build most of our bone density by age 25, we can certainly slow down bone loss at any age by doing a few simple things every day.