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  • Events

U.S. Masters Swimming to Celebrate Historic Anniversary in San Antonio

The 2020 U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championship will be April 23-26 in San Antonio, Texas, taking USMS back to the state where it began for its 50th anniversary, the organization announced at its annual meeting this week in Jacksonville, ...

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  • Coaches Only

Mentoring is an Important Tool for Coaches

One of the best things about Masters Swimming is the support and inspiration we receive from the great folks we meet in the water and on the pool deck. Here are a few ways to leverage those connections to ensure our sport continues to grow and prospe...

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  • Events

Three USMS Members to be Inducted Into International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame

Maurine Kornfeld, Walt Reid, and Jurgen Schmidt will be inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame at the United States Aquatic Sports convention on Sept. 28 in Jacksonville, Fla.

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  • Open Water

‘You Can’t Beat … Open Water Swimming’: USMS Members Enjoy Three National Championships in One Week

Stephanie Lemmons and Megan Tosh were among the 15 or so swimmers to compete in the three open water national championships in the Pacific Northwest in July.

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  • Technique and Training

Open Water or Pool Swimming? Both is Better.

Triathletes and other open water competitors savor the summertime, looking forward to escaping chlorine by churning through waves under bright blue skies. They believe the scenery, the freedom, and the wonder of water without walls offer a fantastic ...

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  • Technique and Training

Three Secrets to Swimming Faster

Here are three ways to ramp up your speed.

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  • Human Interest

A Test of Fortitude

A friend’s New Year’s resolution of “Do something that scares you” motivated me to enter the Sixth Annual City Mile meet on Feb. 25. As the race approached, I asked myself, “What am I thinking?” It seemed like such...

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  • Technique and Training

Four Alternative Accessories You Should Have

Here are four ideas for swimming accessories you may want to consider.

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  • Events

Spring Nats Competitor Hagen: ‘Swimming Has Perhaps Saved Me’

During one of my PTSD therapy sessions, I was asked to visualize a calm, soothing environment. The picture I put in my mind was of swimming in a pool with only the sound of rushing water over my ears and soothing bubbles passing in front of my eyes, ...