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  • Open Water

What Open Water Swimmers Need to Know About Tides

Living on a spherical planet influenced by the gravitational pull of another spherical celestial body—the moon—means that larger bodies of water on Earth rarely stay in one place. Instead, these bodies of water, particularly oceans and se...

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  • Technique and Training
  • Coaches Only

Fun Ways Swimmers Can Build Abdominal Strength

Swimming efficiency requires great body alignment to reduce drag. This means eliminating unwanted lateral movement such as wiggling, wobbling, and flopping around, which is usually the result of weakness within the abdomen, lower back, and pelvic are...

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  • Triathlon
  • Open Water

Why Triathletes and Open Water Swimmers Should Swim in the Pool

There’s a huge difference between open water swimming and pool swimming. Just ask anyone who has experienced both. Although these two types of swimming require a similar skill set, they’re completely different. So why would an open water...

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  • Events

Nearly 50 Records Fall at Summer Nationals

Other record-setters at the meet included Oregon Masters’ Willard Lamb, who set nine FINA Masters world records and 12 USMS records; North Carolina Masters Swimming’s Erika Braun, who set one FINA Masters world record and four USMS record...

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  • Human Interest

Daughter Helps Bring Mother Back Into Swimming at Summer Nationals

Susan Souders didn’t know what to expect when she stepped onto the blocks for her first race at the 2022 U.S. Masters Swimming Summer National Championship.

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  • Events

USMS Members Enjoy Pan American Masters Championships

The nearly 100 U.S. Masters Swimming members who competed at the UANA Pan American Masters Championships in Medellin, Colombia, last month made the trip with varying personal goals and expectations.

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  • Technique and Training

How Swimmers Can Avoid the Most Common Disqualifications

Here are some common mistakes you can prevent with practice.

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  • Products and Reviews

What Equipment New Swimmers Need to Start Swimming

When you join a Masters group, of course you know to bring suit, goggles, cap, and towel. But there are some other pieces of basic training equipment that will both enhance your training and help your swimming evolve. There are other pieces of equipm...

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  • Technique and Training

Improve Your Backstroke With This Dryland Workout

Backstrokers must be able to exert strength with their body stretched out and have good body awareness. Being able to focus on the form of each stroke and where you are in the pool is a challenge that takes time to master. Here’s a dryland work...

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  • Open Water

What Open Water Swimmers Need to Know About Swimming in Fresh Water and Salt Water

Just as all politics are local, all potential open water issues are dependent on the environment you’re swimming in and, more specifically, the type of water you’re swimming in.

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