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  • Health and Nutrition

5 Reasons Why Swimming is Great for Lung Health

Your lungs are a unique organ. They reside deep inside your body, but are the only internal organ that has continual and wholesale exposure to the outside world. Think about it: Every time you breathe in—roughly 20,000 times per day for the ave...

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  • Health and Nutrition

4 Reasons Why Swimming is Great for Heart Health

Any kind of cardiovascular exercise—the kind of activities that get your heart pumping and your sweat flowing—can help build your heart muscle and make you stronger. But swimming, in particular, is a really great way to exercise for heart...

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  • Health and Nutrition

3 Reasons Why Swimming is Great for Musculoskeletal Strength

Swimming is a great full-body workout, but what does that mean? Well, it means that it’s one of just a few types of exercises that engages a vast range of muscle groups in your body, and it’s a great way to strengthen muscles you might n...

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  • Technique and Training

How to Get a Great Swimming Workout in a Short Time

Pool closures and lane restrictions because of COVID-19 have forced many swimmers into time-constrained workouts. Many pools, if open at all, have gone to a model that allows one or two people per lane. Times, which are limited because time is needed...

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  • Health and Nutrition

3 Reasons Why Swimming is Great for Joint Health

It’s a common refrain on pool decks: “I used to run, but my knees [or hips or ankles] can’t take all that pounding anymore, so I took up swimming.” That’s because swimming—and the near-weightless, killer full-body ...

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  • Health and Nutrition

4 Reasons Why Swimming is Great for Your Immune System

It seems that 2020 was the year we all became armchair immunologists, as we got a daily crash-course in how the body works to defend itself against a variety of threats. It hasn’t been pretty, but it has made many people more aware of how impor...

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  • Health and Nutrition

4 Reasons Why Swimming is Great for Mental Health

If you’ve ever felt refreshed, relaxed. and ready to tackle the day after a swim, you’re not alone.

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  • Health and Nutrition

5 Reasons Why Swimming is Great for Brain Health

We’ve long known that swimming is an excellent cardiovascular exercise that strengthens your heart and circulatory system in far-reaching ways. Those benefits, it seems, can reach the top of your head.

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  • Adult Learn-to-Swim

USMS Partners With USA Swimming Foundation to Grow Support for Learn-to-Swim Programs

The USA Swimming Foundation and U.S. Masters Swimming today announced a new philanthropic partnership to create greater support for adult learn-to-swim efforts.

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  • Open Water

How Open Water Swimmers Can Use Pool Swimming to Their Advantage

As temperatures fall, many open water swimmers are contemplating a return to the pool. Some of us are begrudgingly thinking about how to transition from a summer of fun swimming out in the open and heading back indoors to the confines of the concrete...

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