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  • Coaches Only

Mentoring is an Important Tool for Coaches

One of the best things about Masters Swimming is the support and inspiration we receive from the great folks we meet in the water and on the pool deck. Here are a few ways to leverage those connections to ensure our sport continues to grow and prospe...

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  • Technique and Training

Three Yoga Poses to Relieve Discomfort in Your Neck and Shoulders

Multiple swims at a major competition, hours spent watching television, or overtime in front of a computer can leave your neck and shoulders crying for relief. These three yoga poses, or asanas, downward-facing dog, feet-spread-intense-stretch postur...

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  • Health and Nutrition

Pacemakers Help Keep the Beat Going for Masters Swimmers

Steven Reiss first noticed something wrong while swimming with his buddies at the New York Athletic Club in 2013. Reiss, a Manhattan trial attorney and veteran open water swimmer, had worked out with these guys for nine years. Together they’d c...

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  • Technique and Training

The Proper Etiquette for Warming Up

Here are some suggestions for productive warm-ups in a problem-free and respectful way.

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  • Technique and Training

Watch Out for These Trouble Areas in Your Freestyle and Backstroke

It’s easy to assume that the propulsive part of your stroke extends from the catch to the beginning of the recovery. Your arms are getting tired, after all, so you must be applying force throughout the entire pull, right?

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  • Technique and Training

How to Fix Three Common Backstroke Mistakes

Whether you’re a serious backstroker or just use the stroke to recover from the butterfly leg of the individual medley, you should understand that several movements must come together at once to make your backstroke work efficiently.

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  • Coaches Only

Five Concepts You Should Share to Welcome New Swimmers

Here are five critical concepts that experienced swimmers take for granted but that can be utterly foreign to new Masters swimmers.

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  • Human Interest

Happy Helen Stars on American Ninja Warrior

“Up next is one of the happiest people you’ll ever meet—this is Helen Lin!” the announcer on American Ninja Warrior boomed as the 33-year-old comedy club sales manager bounded to the top of the starting platform to begin an ob...

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  • Technique and Training

Three Yoga Poses for a Better Kick

Ankle flexibility is key to a strong, efficient kick, no matter what stroke you specialize in. Many yoga postures, or asanas, can improve ankle flexibility and stretch your calf (gastrocnemius and soleus) and shin (tibialis) muscles.