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  • Open Water

What to Know About Relocating Pool Workouts to the Open Water

Before you take the plunge, consider the following factors.

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  • Health and Nutrition

Follow This Yoga Nidra Script to Relax

Record the script below as a voice memo on your smartphone, so you will have it available to listen to any time you need to relax and rest your body and mind. Talk in a calm, relaxing voice, and read the script very slowly. The headings do not need t...

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  • Coaches Only

USMS Coach Mentor Program Helps Coaches Across the Country

Swim coaches must be insightful technicians, skilled diplomats, passionate motivators, and expert managers of aquatic chaos. They provide a service that enriches the lives of swimmers and positively contributes to the community.

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  • Technique and Training

How to Stay Motivated When You Can’t Swim

Your pool may be closed and your meet may be canceled, but that doesn’t mean your motivation and your fitness have to shut down.

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  • Health and Nutrition

How to Get Through the Loss of Swimming

If water is your happy place—and even if it’s sometimes been a frustrating and challenging place—having no pool and no access to open water is going to hurt. But there are ways to stay sane and get at least some of what the water w...

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  • Technique and Training

Try These Workouts While Waiting to Get Back Into the Water

Swimming is so much more than just an essential life skill. It’s an exceptional cardiorespiratory workout that comes without excessive stress on your joints. But if your pool is closed for an indefinite amount of time, you need a way to try to ...

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  • Health and Nutrition

How to Stay Connected With Your Masters Swimming Community

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything over the past few weeks. Pools have closed, and there are shelter in place orders across the country. The fabric of our Masters swimming community seemed to unravel with each update.

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  • Technique and Training

How to Spend Your Time Away From the Water

Being denied access to water workouts feels like condemnation to the pit of despair. Yet whether it’s because of a public health crisis, an assignment on the International Space Station, injury rehab, or a soul-sucking business trip to a desola...

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  • Technique and Training

Resistance Band Workout You Can Do From Home

Here’s a workout you can do if you can’t get to the pool. You can do this workout twice a week, resting at least 24 hours between sessions.

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  • Health and Nutrition

Coronavirus and Swimming: What You Need to Know

With lots of conflicting advice and misinformation floating around in cyberspace, we reached out to an expert, Roberta Lavin, a professor of medicine at the University of Tennessee’s College of Nursing, for guidance on how you can safely naviga...