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  • Adult Learn-to-Swim

Presidio Y Looking to Teach Adults in the Foster Care System How to Swim

San Francisco is a city bordered by water on three sides. It’s a place where the culture and character have been shaped by its seafaring history. But even in a place where the very fabric of the community has been largely influenced by the ocea...

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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

How to Maintain Your Bone Density as You Age

While we build most of our bone density by age 25, we can certainly slow down bone loss at any age by doing a few simple things every day.

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  • Health and Nutrition

What You Need to Know About Swimmer's Ear

You’ve heard of swimmer’s ear, but what exactly is it, and what should you do if you get it?

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  • Adult Learn-to-Swim

USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation Announces Grant Recipients for 2019

The USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation will support nearly 70 adult learn-to-swim programs in 2019 by distributing more than $132,000 in grants, furthering the foundation’s work of reducing adult-drowning risk through swimming lessons.

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  • Technique and Training

Kick Your Kick into Shape

When it’s time for a kick set, many of us grab a kickboard and get kicking—that’s usually my modus operandi anyway. But is kicking with kickboards the safest way for us to get our kicks in? “From a postural perspective, using...

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  • About USMS

USMS Elects At-Large Directors and Honors Members at 2018 Annual Meeting

U.S. Masters Swimming has concluded its 2018 annual meeting during the United States Aquatic Sports Convention in Jacksonville, Fla. In addition to committee meetings and rules and legislation reviews, USMS held at-large director elections and honore...

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  • Events

Valdivia, Hug Add Open Water National Titles to Resume

Ricardo Valdivia and Laurie Hug entered Saturday’s U.S. Masters Swimming Long Distance Open Water National Championship hoping to earn wins. They accomplished their lofty goals, with Valdivia swimming the top men’s time of 1 hour, 7 minut...

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  • Technique and Training

What You Can Do to Keep Shoulder Injuries at Bay

How do we keep those pains and clicks from ever happening in the first place?

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  • Technique and Training

USMS Age-Grading: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

In a sport where we’re taught from childhood on that the only true measure of our ability is the stopwatch, how can we not feel this way?