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  • Health and Nutrition

Coronavirus and Swimming: What You Need to Know (Updated July 2020)

With regards to swimming, here’s a summary of current public health advisories and scientific understanding of what you need to know. Awareness of these key aspects of the virus and how it moves can help you keep safe as pools around the countr...

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  • Triathlon

Swimming Drills and Sets for Beginner Triathletes

To help you improve your distance per stroke, here are a few drills and sets you can do.

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  • About USMS

U.S. Masters Swimming Launches Exclusive Workout Library for Members

U.S. Masters Swimming has launched its Workout Library, a revamped member benefit that contains hundreds of workouts designed exclusively for its members by expert coaches, the organization announced on Thursday.

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  • Open Water

What to Know About Sun Safety If You’re Swimming Outside

You may have transitioned to swimming outdoors this year in response to indoor pools being closed or limiting capacity to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. If you’ve found a safe place to swim outside, that’s great. However, in t...

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  • Adult Learn-to-Swim

SSLF Grant Recipient Twin Cities Aquatics Cooperative Brings Inclusive Approach to Teaching Adults to Swim

In 2018, Alayane Beneke co-founded the Twin Cities Aquatics Cooperative in Minneapolis. It wasn’t your average Masters group.

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  • About USMS

College Club Swimming Provides Swimmers More Opportunities to Continue in Their Sport

In 2017, U.S. Masters Swimming and college club swimmers nationwide formed a more formalized organization called College Club Swimming, which now has 169 registered teams and more than 6,400 swimmers.

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  • About USMS

GMX7 Becomes Official Partner of U.S. Masters Swimming

GMX7 has become an official partner of U.S. Masters Swimming, the two organizations announced on Thursday. 

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  • Technique and Training

Swimming at 60: What Athletes Should Know About Working Out

Is improvement in performance and conditioning possible after you turn 60? YES! What are the keys to this seemingly daunting task? This answer is complex.

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  • Technique and Training

Don’t Overlook These Key Muscles When Trying to Swim Faster

Swimming with your hands closed (commonly referred to as fist drill) dramatically demonstrates the importance of their surface area in engaging the water. Wearing large paddles emphasizes the same idea in a different way. There’s no doubt that ...

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Q&A With USMS Member Bonnie Tsui About Book "Why We Swim"

Albany Armada Masters member Bonnie Tsui spoke with U.S. Masters Swimming about her experience getting back in the water and her new book "Why We Swim."