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For The Love Of Swimming – A Message To My Fellow Swammers

Years after the alarm stops ringing, teeth cease chattering, and the perpetual stomach retching settles, that sweet and tingly chemical aroma catches you off guard and you hear yourself saying “I think I’m ready.”

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Swim Job: U.S. Masters Swimming seeks full time Education Manager

The Education Manager has a dual responsibility of administering USMS adult learn-to-swim instructor certification program and administering our Swimming Saves Lives Foundation program.

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11 Things You Shouldn’t Say To A Competitive Swimmer

Swimmers understand that non-swimmers are going to be full of questions about the sport. Let’s be honest, though, there are some questions that you just shouldn’t ask. Here are 11 of them…

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9 Misconceptions About Swimming That Swimmers Hate

#3 – Non-Swimmer Joe can beat you in a race. No buddy. Unless I give you a 30 second head start and I’m wearing jeans, you ain’t gonna win Joe.

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How to do a Perfect Backstroke Start – Video

Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club…

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6 Things You Can Learn From An Age Group Swimmer

Maturing as a swimmer is great. As you get older, you figure out your best events, make your best friends in the sport, develop your race strategies, and discover which type of coaching style works best for you. But that doesn’t mean you won’t ever feel wistful for your days as an age group swimmer.

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100-year-old Japanese woman breaks Guinness World Record by finishing 1500 free

Mieko Nagaoka, a 100-year-old woman in Japan, became the oldest person in history to complete a 1500 freestyle swim, breaking the Guinness World Record.

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10 Words That Have a Completely Different Meaning to Swimmers

There is no doubt that swimming, like any sport, has its own specialized vocabulary. But there are also some everyday words that have a completely different meaning to swimmers.

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10 Signs You are a Masters Swimmer

Masters swimming is a little different from age group swimming. Here are 10 signs you are a masters swimmer.

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7 Reasons Why Hiring a Swimmer Will Enhance Your Company

Just because so-called “swammers” may have hung up their goggles, doesn’t mean that those years of hard work were wasted. Former swimmers have spent years developing skills which can be integral to their new lives in the workforce.

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How to Use Visualization to Swim Like a Boss

Top athletes use visualization to help them swim at their maximum at crunch time. Here is how to use this skill for your own swimming goals.

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For Swimmers This Could Be Your Dream Business

Are you a swim fan? Are you an entrepreneur? Well now you can be both. Welcome to SwimLabs, the revolutionary way to blend lessons, aquatic training, and exercise, plus the sale of swim merchandise, all in a easy to maintain, state of the art location.

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A Swimming Fan’s Dream Business

Are you a swim fan? Are you an entrepreneur? Well now you can be both. Welcome to SwimLabs, the revolutionary way to blend lessons, aquatic training, and exercise, plus the sale of swim merchandise, all in a easy to maintain, state of the art location.

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Washington & Jefferson College Swimming Coach Mike Orstein Lives The Dream

Mike Orstein is no stranger to the world of aquatics, a sport that he has been a part of his entire life. His 447-187-2 record at W&J makes him the most successful swimming and diving coach in the college’s history.

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Olympians Grevers, Santos, Davis to compete at US Masters Spring Nationals

The entry lists for the U.S. Masters Spring National Championships have been released, and include some big international names, including several former U.S. Olympians.

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Why Head Position Matters Swimming Freestyle

Elite freestylers, such as Michael Phelps, Sun Yang or Katie Ledecky, create a noticeable surge in speed with the head down right after the breath, accompanied by a strong propulsive kick.

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