“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy, the song goes, but not so easy when you’re a swimmer. The correct lyrics are probably closer to Nothing’s fine, I’m torn…”
British based Kiwi, Kirsten Cameron closed in on Janet Evans 800m freestyle masters world record in Manchester over the weekend at the British Masters Championships.
The Knowles Family has a rich history on the Olympic stage with many members still actively competing on the World stage in their respective Age Group through Masters Swimming.
From the moment finals end until prelims begin the next morning, you have the greatest opportunity to maximize your recovery. Knowing how to take control of those 12-16 hours away from the pool will help you perform at your best throughout the meet.
Swimmers have a language unto themselves. The way we talk to each other is different from the way we talk to our non-swimmer friends. Here are ten examples…
Proper race recovery strategies maximize a swimmer’s ability to perform well in multiple races and on multiple days at a meet. These strategies are perfected throughout the year, so when the competition comes around they are an integrated and expected component of the athlete’s routine.
Erika Braun, Alicia Uhl, Kerry Lindauer and Jen Stinger represented North Carolina Masters as they blasted their way to three new Masters World Records this weekend.
Being comic book fans, we had to ask who these Olympic swimmers would be if they were superheroes…
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?
#10 When someone asks you if you miss competitive swimming, it’s never a straightforward ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer.
10 things I notice while swimming masters rather than cheering from the sidelines.
At the end of your season, all the training is in the bag, and you are shaved, tapered, and ready to race. Perfecting your race details, such as starts, turns, and breakouts, will give you the best shot at making finals, finishing first, or hitting a qualifying time.
Swimmers use their core in every part of a race—from the propulsive undulation of dolphin kicking to the quick change of direction on a turn. Maintaining a strong core is an important part of the athlete’s strength training.
July 10, 2015, is circled and underscored on the USMS calendar; it’s an important date for anyone who has interest in USMS’s dry side operations.