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How to Develop Good Prerace Habits

Now that we’re getting back to racing, here are a few things that champions have in common when it comes to race habits.

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How to Train With Critical Swim Speed Intervals

Aside for a love of being in the pool, many swimmers love to race. In order to race well, it’s important to consider the benefits of interval training as a means to track progress and ensure you’re completing workouts with a purpose. A si...

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Best Swimming Workouts for Strong Abs

Your core is the foundation for everything in swimming. Strength through your core means that your stabilizer muscles keep everything in line while the larger muscle groups work together to power your kick and pull. Your core connects the parts of yo...

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Best Sprint Workouts for Swimming Faster

Whether you’re a hard-core sprinter or looking for that burst at the end of a middle- or long-distance event, the elements of speed should be an essential part of your workout routine. Here are five workouts from U.S. Masters Swimming’s W...

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Best Swimming Workouts for Weight Loss

It’s a well-known fact that swimmers like to eat—a lot! And in a perfect world they’re in the pool just enough to balance their eating and swimming in order to maintain their optimal body weight. What happens when suddenly your weig...

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Best Swimming Workouts for Beginners

Jumping into a Masters club practice can be intimidating for someone with no competitive swimming experience. Not only are you learning a new sport, but there’s a new language, lane etiquette, equipment, and many more things.

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Best Swimming Workouts for Cardio

Here are five expert-written workouts from U.S. Masters Swimming’s Workout Library. These workouts will build your cardio and each can be completed in about an hour. You’ll see improvements in your cardiovascular strength when you do thes...

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Best Workouts for Masters Swimmers

Experienced and novice Masters swimmers alike take time out of their daily lives to improve both their physical and mental health through swimming. Not all Masters swimmers have the experience and knowledge to design a training and workout plan for t...

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How to Build a Perfect Streamline

If you feel like you’re battling your body to get into streamlined position, chances are you’re facing a lot of resistance coming off your starts and turns. The key to maximizing your streamlined position throughout your swimming life is ...

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Tips and Drills to Improve Your Backstroke

Backstroke doesn’t come easy to everyone and it sure didn’t come easy to me. For my first two decades as a Masters swimmer, I struggled with it and believed I would never embrace it. But that’s changed for me and now I love swimming...

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