Swimming butterfly requires power, rhythm, and body position. If you're missing one of these ingredients, this stroke can become an immense challenge.
Skip Thompson fondly remembers how he met Suzanne Rague. Their 30-plus-year friendship started through a mutual friend who attended Stanford University.
Without planning on it, I’ve coached many outstanding, let’s say, senior–seniors since starting a training group in 2002 and the Sharks Masters in 2006. As a Masters swimmer for 35-plus years and a coach for 20, I’ve learned a...
I can often tell when swimmers are running because of things they carry over from the water to land. Here are a few ways you can minimize some of those common mistakes if you hope to add some valuable cross training to your workout regimen.
The 2023 USMS Spring National Championship will be April 27–30 at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine, California, and the 2023 USMS Summer National Championship will be Aug. 2–6 at the Selby Aquatic Center in Sarasota, Flor...
What was your biggest challenge at 16? Getting a driver’s license? Acing a geometry quiz? Asking your crush out on a date? Making the varsity swim team? For Abbas Karimi, it was fleeing war and terrorism in his home country of Afghanistan.
One of the main myths about motivation is that you get motivated and then you act, that a lightning bolt comes or a muse appears and you spring into action.
If you’re looking for open water goggles, you have a vast number of brands, styles, colors, and fits to choose from. Really, the world is your oyster—whether you’re diving for pearls or just swimming across the lake.
If you’re one of those lucky swimmers who swims in a 25-yard by 50-meter pool, chances are you’re going to show up one day soon to find it flipped to long course. This typically happens in the spring as both USA Swimming and USMS start th...
Here are a few ideas about how to celebrate individuality while building a team spirit that can lead to supportive relationships, lifelong friendships, and a shared love of swimming together.