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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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  • Health and Nutrition
  • Open Water

Can Cold Water Cure Dementia?

If you took part in a polar plunge to clear the cobwebs and ring in the New Year feeling refreshed and ready, you might want to consider adding some more chilly splashes the rest of the year. It might not all be in your head—or maybe that brand...

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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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  • Health and Nutrition

COVID-19 Vaccines and Coronavirus Variants: What Swimmers Need to Know

Here’s an updated look at what you need to know about what’s happening and how that might impact your swimming.

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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

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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  • Health and Nutrition

How Can I Keep My Teeth White as a Swimmer?

Making teeth whiter is big business—valued at more than $3.15 billion globally in 2016, according to a market analysis by Technavio Research. For swimmers, the interest in teeth whitening may be even more urgent because repeated exposure to poo...

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  • Technique and Training

How Many Laps Make a Mile in Swimming?

It’s one of the most common questions lifeguards get when working at a pool: How many lengths do I need to swim if I want to complete a mile?

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  • Health and Nutrition

How are Swimming Pools Maintained?

There’s a lot more to running a swimming pool than simply digging a hole in the ground and filling it with water. Because of the risk of waterborne illnesses, swimming pools must be carefully controlled and maintained so as not to make pool use...

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