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Swimming 101 How to Put on a Swim Cap

Do you have long hair? Ever struggle getting it into a swim cap? Watch our Masters Swimming 101 expert show you how in a few easy steps.

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Swimming 101 How to Circle Swim

Do you swim with multiple people in your lane? Does everyone know how to circle swim? We hope so, as crashes hurt. Watch our Masters Swimming 101 video so you can learn the law of the lane.

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Swimming 101 The Features of a Swimming Pool

What is that big black T on the bottom of the pool for? And what’s up with the flags hanging over my lane? Are we celebrating something? Nope, those are important tools to help swimmers swim efficiently. Watch our Masters Swimming 101 video to ...

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Swimming 101 How to Put on Goggles

Goggles are important! But if you don’t put them on correctly, they will leak. Watch our Masters Swimming 101 quick tips on getting and keeping them on.

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Swimming 101 How to Enter a Practice that is Already Started

Uh oh. You’re late for your Masters Swimming practice. How do you get in without disturbing your lanemates? Our informative video will help you with this important swimming etiquette question.

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Masters Swimming 101: Yards and Meters

Coaches will give instructions mainly in terms of distance (or yardage) and time. Most American pools are 25 yards in length and are known as short course yards pools or SCY. To understand the sets, you'll need to add in multiples of 25.

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Masters Swimming 101: How Do I Learn the Four Strokes? Why Do I Want To?

Some swimmers and many triathletes only want to swim freestyle, the fastest stroke. But for anyone inspired by Michael Phelps and other true masters of the pool, there are four techniques to conquer on the road to becoming an all-around swimmer. And ...

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Masters Swimming 101: How Do I Use the Pace Clock?

A related question would be: Why are swimmers so obsessed with time? You'll find out, my friend, in due time. So, what is your time for a 100? Answer that question, and you are halfway to speaking Swimmerese.

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Masters Swimming 101: How to Start Swim Practice as an Adult

Swimming is great exercise, but practicing with a group can seem mysterious to the uninitiated. Can I just show up? Are other swimmers going to laugh at me? If your questions are even more basic than that, you may first want to review our Let's Get S...

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500 Yards of Butterfly Makes You a Butternut

Congratulations to the three newest members of the Butternuts: Jeff Maydak, 38, Tom Kline, 47, and Jeff’s sister, Danielle Maydak Denniston, 33. Sibling rivalry apparently made Danielle try the 500 yards of butterfly challenge, although she&rsq...

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