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  • Human Interest

Dave Sanderson's Miracle in the Hudson River

In the months and years since Jan. 15, 2009, Dave Sanderson did everything he could to overcome the mental trauma of that cold, wet day. The North Carolina native had been in New York for a meeting and was booked on an evening flight back to Charlott...

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  • Health and Nutrition

Omicron Variant and COVID-19 Vaccines: What Swimmers Need to Know (Updated January 2022)

Here’s an updated look at what you need to know about what’s happening and how that might impact your swimming.

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  • Human Interest

Rudi Bloss's Dreams Come True at Disney

Rudi Bloss knew exactly what he wanted to be when he was 8 years old. Growing up in the small northern German town of Göettingen, Bloss and his family would often vacation near the Mediterranean Sea, where they’d explore ancient ruins and ...

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  • Events

2022 USMS Spring Nationals: Get Ready to Swim Fast in San Antonio

Dust off your tech suit and prepare for fast swimming and Texas-style hospitality at the 2022 U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championship. This meet will take place in San Antonio April 28-May 1 at the state-of-the art Northside ISD Natatorium...

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  • Health and Nutrition

A Simple Plan for Eating Healthy in 2022

I hear it over and over again: “I know what to do, but I’m just not doing it.” You know what foods are ideal and should be incorporated into your regular routine: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc. You also know what foods shoul...

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  • Technique and Training

Finding Joy in Training Far

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  • Health and Nutrition

Why Masters Swimmers Should Be Focused on Their Microbiome

Even when you have a lane to yourself, you’re never swimming alone. Although many of you spent the past year worried about contracting external microbes, you might not have even thought about your indispensable inner microbial world. You should...

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  • Open Water

USMS Members Complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming in 2021

For Masters swimmers looking to swim long distances in open water, a bevy of races, events, and challenges exist. One of the top challenges—which has gained in popularity in recent years—is the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. The ser...

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  • Technique and Training

Why Masters Swimmers Shouldn’t Try to Swim Like Olympians

You watch the beauty and perfection of your favorite swimmer’s technique at the Olympics, and then research, chat with friends, and hit up your coach for how to start doing what you just saw. But what makes elite swimmers great? And is it righ...

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  • About USMS

Longtime USMS Volunteer Dan Gruender Dies at Age 92

Edie and Dan founding Arizona Masters Swimming led to them becoming heavily involved with USMS. He served as president of the organization from 1989-93 and received the Capt. Ransom J. Arthur M.D. Award in conjunction with his wife in 1989 before pas...

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