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.
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.
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.
Not much! The beauty of swimming is that the water provides all the resistance you need to work every part of your body. No machine can match it.
Like a good play, a good workout develops in three main acts: the warm-up, the main action, and the cool-down. A sufficient warm-up is essential for mature athletes, and a relaxing cool-down will help to fight fatigue and sore muscles.
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.
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 ...
Safety always comes first, and swimming's first rule is never to swim alone. Because you will always be swimming with other people, offer them the type of respect you wish to receive. Swim friendly. Also, always follow the directions of lifeguards an...
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 ...
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.