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  • Triathlon
  • Technique and Training

Best Swimming Workouts for Triathletes

Here are five workouts for triathletes from U.S. Masters Swimming’s Workout Library, written by USMS coaches, that’ll help you improve your kick, breathing, pacing, and sprinting. These can each be completed in about an hour and will help...

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  • Open Water
  • Technique and Training

Pool Sets Adapted for Open Water

More pools are opening across the country, but some areas still aren’t back to normal because of space restrictions and programming needs. This means pool-only swimmers might have to venture into the open water for a good workout.

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  • Technique and Training

Tips and Drills to Improve Your Butterfly

One of the most common problems you’ll notice in butterfly is too much up and down motion. If you have a big wave or amplitude to your undulation, you’re exerting a lot of unnecessary energy for the wrong motions. That expenditure, which ...

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  • Technique and Training

Try These Two Self-Talk Tips for Better Swimming

Self-talk is a powerful tool for overcoming doubts and achieving your goals, whether it’s to become a national champion or swim your first 100 butterfly.

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  • Technique and Training

Why You Should Be Doing IM-Based Swimming Training

As any pool lifeguard will tell you, there are people who walk in every day and do the exact same thing: same time of day, same stroke, same distance. Having a routine is important, and several things happen within that routine that are great both ph...

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  • Technique and Training

How to Prevent Swimming Injuries by Doing Backstroke

It’s very likely that your swim training regimen has been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. When you reenter the pool for training, be sure to take your time building back to your training volume gradually to avoid injury.

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  • Technique and Training

How to Master Your Next Track Start

Competitive swimming is all about racing. For those who race, the start can be the difference between winning a race or losing. Here are some tips to make your start better and faster.

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  • Technique and Training

Three Dryland Tests for Improved Swimming

When it comes to making your dryland workouts effective for you, doing some simple tests can unearth your strengths and weaknesses for a better path forward. By completing these tests, you can build your athleticism and improve your weaknesses, which...

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  • Technique and Training

Why You Should Be Training With a Partner

The past year has been difficult for many swimmers. With pool shutdowns and local pandemic restrictions, most haven’t had the opportunity to swim at their regular club workouts, meaning they’ve missed out on the team atmosphere with bante...

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  • Technique and Training

How Your Shoulders Might be Slowing You Down

Let’s talk about how to get those wonderfully powerful shoulders to stay out of your way when you swim.

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