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  • Technique and Training

New USRPT Option for Swimmers Specializing in 50s

Bruce Kone’s best hope to remain competitive, he realized, was to find a way to coax better conditioning from fewer yards. Two years later, he’d accomplished just this. Among other accolades, he swam the fastest 50 freestyle (SCM) in the ...

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  • Technique and Training

Swimming 101 The Features of a Swimming Pool

What is that big black T on the bottom of the pool for? And what’s up with the flags hanging over my lane? Are we celebrating something? Nope, those are important tools to help swimmers swim efficiently. Watch our Masters Swimming 101 video to ...

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  • Technique and Training

Swimming 101 How to Circle Swim

Do you swim with multiple people in your lane? Does everyone know how to circle swim? We hope so, as crashes hurt. Watch our Masters Swimming 101 video so you can learn the law of the lane.

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  • Technique and Training

Swimming 101 How to Enter a Practice that is Already Started

Uh oh. You’re late for your Masters Swimming practice. How do you get in without disturbing your lanemates? Our informative video will help you with this important swimming etiquette question.

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  • Technique and Training

Swimming 101 How to Put on a Swim Cap

Do you have long hair? Ever struggle getting it into a swim cap? Watch our Masters Swimming 101 expert show you how in a few easy steps.

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  • Technique and Training

Swimming 101 How to Put on Goggles

Goggles are important! But if you don’t put them on correctly, they will leak. Watch our Masters Swimming 101 quick tips on getting and keeping them on.

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  • Coaches Only

Coach Spotlight: Doug Springer, SaddleBrooke Masters

It’s 6:45 a.m. in the middle of January and not that cold in Tucson, Ariz., where I’ve joined the SaddleBrooke Masters for one of their five weekly workouts from September through May. The 6:45 group is the first of three groups...

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  • Health and Nutrition

Self-Massage for IT Band Syndrome

You wrap up a hard breaststroke set or 5-mile run and are later assaulted by pain and/or a burning sensation on the outside of the knee. The first impulse is to blame the knee joint. Few people consider or might not even know much about the iliotibia...

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  • Triathlon

Leverage Your Legs

Experienced runners and cyclists have strong legs and excellent lower-body endurance. Therefore, it’s only natural to assume that your legs will provide an advantage in swimming. It makes sense to apply most of your energy toward a powerful kic...

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  • Technique and Training

Kick Timing 101

Kick timing is an important but often-overlooked aspect of freestyle. But when your swimmers find the right kick pattern, they can tap into previously unavailable core power to push themselves forward. I usually describe kick timing to swimmers by c...