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How To Ramp Up Strength Training

Like most things in sports, doing the same exact strength training you did last season may not help you improve. To continue to get better, you need to challenge your body to learn more complex movements.

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Shoulder Maintenance For All Swimmers

Tim Crowley: “There are two types of swimmers: Those who have had shoulder issues, and those who will develop them.”

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76 Life Time Fitness and Life Time Athletic locations to offer U.S. Masters Swimming programs

“This partnership is a win-win for both Life Time and USMS,” says Alicia Kockler, Life Time’s director of aquatics.

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Adrian, Shields and other pros to join Ervin at Masters Nationals

Nathan Adrian is just one of many California pros entered in the U.S. Masters National Championship, to be held in Santa Clara in May.

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How to Ramp Up Early Season Conditioning

In the early weeks of spring training, swimmers are faced with the challenge of getting back into shape for summer racing. After a solid few weeks of taper, championship meets, and multiple days off from all training, putting in the strength and conditioning that follows can be quite difficult.

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Foil Monofin: The Benefits Of Using a Single Blade Fin

Using the Foil Monofin is a great way to practice underwater dolphin kicks and also to get into great shape. The Monofin was the first product made by FINIS just over two decades ago and has evolved into a critical training tool for some of the best swimmers in the world.

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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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Finding Pace in Open Water Swimming

Here’s a workout from the Wind-n-Sea Masters Swim Team that is geared toward developing you concept of pace and working…

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Olympian Alex Meyer to give open water swimming clinic at the International Open Water Swimming Festival April 12-13

Alex Meyer, 2012 US Olympic Open Water Swimmer and Vasa athlete, will be team up with Teresa Crippen to present an LSC open water swim clinic as part of the events at the annual Open Water Swimming Festival, April 12-13 at Miromar Lakes in Estero, Fla.

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USMS Record book, look out: Anthony Ervin to compete at Masters Nationals

Olympian Anthony Ervin will swim at the U.S. Masters National Championships, aiming at national records in the sprint events.

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SwimSwam Interview With Dan Stephenson, Author & Masters Swimmer

SwimSwam’s Dean Ottati caught up with author and Masters’ swimmer Dan Stephenson to talk about his book: The Under Water Window

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How to Prepare for Long Course Season

The long course season is considerably shorter than the short course season, making the integrity of your training and meet preparation even more critical.

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4 Steps to Effective Goal Setting

As the long course season begins, it is a great time to take a look at the big picture: what do you want to accomplish in the next year and what steps can you take to get there?

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Going Back to the Drawing Board

Courtesy of BridgeAthletic When the championship meet is over—whether it’s the Olympics, NCAA’s, junior nationals, high school championships, or anything…

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No Joke – April is Adult Learn to Swim Month

USMS Executive Director Rob Butcher is traveling around the country in support of their Swimming Saves Lives foundation’s “Adult Learn…

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