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  • Health and Nutrition

Intermittent Fasting: A New Pattern of Eating or Just Another Diet?

But should athletes, and swimmers in particular, consider trying intermittent fasting?

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  • Adult Learn-to-Swim

Masters Swimmers Find Calling in Teaching Adult Learn-to-Swim Lessons in Retirement

Retired physicians Anne Hayton and Robert Ashley spent their careers helping people. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’ve continued to make a difference in people’s lives after retiring by establishing and administering a su...

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  • Health and Nutrition

Carb Loading Before a Race: Is it Worth It?

Carbohydrates are your primary energy source for physical activity. You need them to maintain stamina and fuel your workouts. They’re stored in your body as glycogen, which is used for energy during exercise. Therefore, having a full storage un...

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  • Coaches Only

Three Reasons Why You Should Run an Intrasquad Meet

Here are three reasons why you should hold a mini-meet during a workout.

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  • Human Interest

Raleigh Area Masters Rallies Around Teammate

Bryan Henry is like most other young men his age. The 26-year-old has a job, enjoys watching professional hockey, and loves hanging out with friends. But unlike many other 26-year-olds, he’ll be competing on an international stage at a world ch...

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  • Technique and Training

Develop Good Habits to Swim Faster

There are easily recognized good and bad habits, such as healthy eating and exercising versus poor nutrition and a sedentary life. But there are also cognitive and performance habits in swimming. These good habits are difficult at first but become ea...

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  • Adult Learn-to-Swim

USMS Member Michele Cobble Teaches Refugees How to Swim

In 2015 and 2016, as war raged in Syria and elsewhere across the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa, a migrant crisis unfolded at various gateways to Western Europe. Tens of thousands of displaced people were on the move, and in many cases t...

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  • Technique and Training

Winning the Pain-Gain Equation

Let’s explore how to intelligently embrace suffering in pursuit of excellence.

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  • Adult Learn-to-Swim

‘It’s Just Incredible’: Masters Swimmers Help Others Learn How to Swim

The idea to provide lessons to underserved communities originated a couple years ago, when Amy Benton taught a high schooler from the West End to swim. That personal connection led her to consider the impact an Adult Learn-to-Swim program could have ...

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  • Technique and Training

Why Swimmers Should Do Pilates

Have you ever found yourself swimming diagonally, on a collision course with the lane line? If so, you’re not alone. This wayward swimming might just mean the balance of your stroke is a little off. Practicing Pilates can get you back on course...