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  • Technique and Training

New USRPT Option for Swimmers Specializing in 50s

Bruce Kone’s best hope to remain competitive, he realized, was to find a way to coax better conditioning from fewer yards. Two years later, he’d accomplished just this. Among other accolades, he swam the fastest 50 freestyle (SCM) in the ...

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  • Technique and Training

How to Build Your Power and Prolong Your Peak Performance

A few simple additions can make a quick impact.

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  • Coaches Only

What You Need to Know to Host a USMS-Sanctioned Meet

Swim meets give athletes a way to measure fitness and fine-tune racing skills/strategies. Meets also provide coaches with feedback to improve training programs. Informal intrasquad meets and competition in practice can offer many of the same benefits...

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  • Triathlon

How to Prepare for a Successful Swim If You’re New to Triathlon

Here are some tips and tools that’ll help you prepare for the swim leg of a triathlon.

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  • Open Water

How to Stay Safe in the Open Water

Whether you’re swimming for fitness in the open water or training for an open water race or triathlon, the person most responsible for your safety is you.

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  • Events

Georgia Tech Repeats as College Club Swimming National Champions

Georgia Tech Swim Club won its second consecutive national title at the 2019 FINIS College Club Swimming National Championship on March 29-31.

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  • Technique and Training

Five Drills to Improve Your Feel for the Water and Body Balance

There’s one thing that no coach can teach but is talked about all the time: a swimmer’s feel for the water. It’s the same thing as a baseball pitcher’s “stuff” or a dancer’s grace. You know it when we see it,...

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  • Technique and Training

Try This Method for Achieving Your Goals

There are countless articles on goal setting and accomplishment, so what makes this one different? Good question. This one looks specifically at adult athletes who are swimmers and leaves out all of the psychological stuff that’s mentioned else...

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  • Open Water

How to Make a Plan for Your Next Open Water Swim

Making a plan for your next big open water swim is essential if you want success.

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  • Open Water

How to Train for a Long Open Water Race

If you think a long open water race is something you’d like to try, here are a few things to keep in mind to help you finish with a big smile on your face.