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  • Technique and Training

How to Write a Swimming Workout

Becoming a better swimmer requires effective training. Whether you train yourself or are responsible for providing training for others, success requires workouts that progressively improve technique, fitness, and psychological strength. While USMS of...

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  • Health and Nutrition

How Swimming Can Help You Boost Your Immune System During Cold and Flu Season

Swimmers have a secret weapon to help stave off the worst of winter: swimming itself. Exercise is one of the best ways to keep your immune system running at full tilt and primed to fight off any pathogens you may encounter.

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  • Technique and Training

How to Start a Swimming Routine

Whether you’ve found your way to the pool for fitness, weight loss, health benefits, social purposes, or any other reason, you’re on your way to a brighter future. Swimming offers a wealth of health benefits including improved cardiovascu...

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  • Health and Nutrition

The Mind-Boosting Benefits of Winter Swimming

If getting in a pool at a normal temperature is hard enough in the morning, then how do you explain the growing legions of people getting into ice water in the winter—sometimes after chopping a hole in a lake or river with an axe—and lovi...

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  • Health and Nutrition

How to Stay Motivated to Swim as You Age

Sometimes when you’re in the pool as an older athlete, things don’t feel all well and good. You might be working on a Top 10 time when, say, your knee starts aching, derailing your goal. Or you might be OK swimming butterfly for a short d...

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  • About USMS

John Spannuth, Instrumental Figure in USMS History, Dies at 89

If June Krauser was the mother of U.S. Masters Swimming and Ransom J. Arthur was the father of the organization, then the architect making lots of savvy moves behind the scenes was John Spannuth. The lifelong swimmer and ardent proponent of all thing...

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The 10 Most-Engaging USMS Social Media Posts of 2022

With the year ending soon, we collected our most-engaging social media posts from the year in one place, so you have easy access to our most-popular content from 2022.

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  • About USMS

The 10 Most-Read USMS Articles of 2022

With 2022 ending soon, we collected our most-read articles from the year in one place, so you have easy access to some of the most-popular content we’ve produced this year.

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  • Events

USMS to Host 2024 Spring Nationals in Indianapolis in Conjunction With Olympic Trials

The 2024 U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championship will be June 20–24, 2024, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis.

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