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  • Health and Nutrition

Diets: Why They Don’t Work and What You Should Do Instead

It’s the middle of the summer. By this point in the year, you might have started a diet, stopped a diet, thought about a diet, or felt guilty for not sticking to your diet. Or maybe you’re just doing an elimination protocol, “eating...

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  • Technique and Training

Open Water or Pool Swimming? Both is Better.

Triathletes and other open water competitors savor the summertime, looking forward to escaping chlorine by churning through waves under bright blue skies. They believe the scenery, the freedom, and the wonder of water without walls offer a fantastic ...

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  • Events

Valdivia, Hug Add Open Water National Titles to Resume

Ricardo Valdivia and Laurie Hug entered Saturday’s U.S. Masters Swimming Long Distance Open Water National Championship hoping to earn wins. They accomplished their lofty goals, with Valdivia swimming the top men’s time of 1 hour, 7 minut...

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  • Coaches Only

The Value of a New Perspective

Most coaches take pride in their knowledge of technique, training methods, and motivational skills. They study hard to keep up with the latest swimming research and innovations, and consistently apply creativity in writing workouts. They delight in s...

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  • Technique and Training

Three Secrets to Swimming Faster

Here are three ways to ramp up your speed.

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  • Human Interest

A Test of Fortitude

A friend’s New Year’s resolution of “Do something that scares you” motivated me to enter the Sixth Annual City Mile meet on Feb. 25. As the race approached, I asked myself, “What am I thinking?” It seemed like such...

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  • Health and Nutrition

What You Need to Know About Caffeine

Caffeine is a stimulant that affects the central nervous system. It can offset many of the hindering effects of fatigue and improve mental alertness. Caffeine is one of the most widely accepted performance enhancing substances out there with evidence...

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  • Technique and Training

Creating Closure: How to Find Your Breaststroke Breakthrough

Let’s look at one simple mantra we can use to begin a breaststroke breakthrough: closure.

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  • Open Water

Vermann, Miller Claim National Titles in Illinois

The U.S. Masters Swimming Sprint-Distance Open Water National Championship drew 73 swimmers from 18 states and 23 clubs.

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  • Open Water
  • Technique and Training

Finding Your Best Open Water Race in the Pool

Some careful and calculated pool sets will help you swim within yourself, race so you enjoy it, and make you as fast as you can be.