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  • Coaches Only

How Coaches Can Make Try Masters Swimming a Success for Their Club

Try Masters Swimming allows coaches to offer a sneak peek into what makes their clubs so great by allowing prospective members to try at least two free workouts.

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  • Technique and Training

Three Yoga Poses to do Before a Masters Swimming Workout

The three movement sequences shown below are dynamic yoga movements that are safe for swimmers with less yoga experience to perform pre-workout or pre-event.

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  • Products and Reviews

The Easiest and Most Accurate Way to Track Your Swim

Do you ever struggle to see the pace clock during your workout? Are you still tracking your laps using a smartwatch?

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  • Technique and Training

How to Speed Up Your Interval Training

Struggling to speed up your interval training can be frustrating if, no matter how hard you work, you just can’t move your main set to a faster interval. Here’s how you can speed up your interval training.

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  • Open Water

What Open Water Swimmers Need to Know About Tides

Living on a spherical planet influenced by the gravitational pull of another spherical celestial body—the moon—means that larger bodies of water on Earth rarely stay in one place. Instead, these bodies of water, particularly oceans and se...

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  • Human Interest

Daughter Helps Bring Mother Back Into Swimming at Summer Nationals

Susan Souders didn’t know what to expect when she stepped onto the blocks for her first race at the 2022 U.S. Masters Swimming Summer National Championship.

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  • Products and Reviews

What Equipment New Swimmers Need to Start Swimming

When you join a Masters group, of course you know to bring suit, goggles, cap, and towel. But there are some other pieces of basic training equipment that will both enhance your training and help your swimming evolve. There are other pieces of equipm...

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  • Open Water

What Open Water Swimmers Need to Know About Swimming in Fresh Water and Salt Water

Just as all politics are local, all potential open water issues are dependent on the environment you’re swimming in and, more specifically, the type of water you’re swimming in.

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  • Human Interest

Longtime USMS Volunteer Suzanne Rague Dies at the Age of 71

Skip Thompson fondly remembers how he met Suzanne Rague. Their 30-plus-year friendship started through a mutual friend who attended Stanford University.

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  • Coaches Only

How Coaches Can Work With Older Swimmers

Without planning on it, I’ve coached many outstanding, let’s say, senior–seniors since starting a training group in 2002 and the Sharks Masters in 2006. As a Masters swimmer for 35-plus years and a coach for 20, I’ve learned a...

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