Masters

Lessons From Legends – Olympic Champion Mike Barrowman

“One of the great competitors in the last 25 years of swimming is Mike Barrowman, a 200 breaststroker.”

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Why Matt Biondi matters so much to the sport of swimming – 1988 Video Vault

“Swimmers, know thy swimming history.”  Before Michael Phelps, Matt Biondi was USA Swimming’s superstar. Competing at the 1984, 1988 and…

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Why Strong Freestyle Kick Mechanics Really Matter

There is more to a strong kick than flexibility. For the down kick, the quadriceps, hip flexors and core muscles have to be incredibly strong in order to create a quick snap of the foot backwards…

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The 4 Most Common Extracurricular Activities of the Competitive Swimmer

#2 Napping. Olympic Champion Nathan Adrian must know what we’re talking about. Sprinters are fast, but big, strong sprinters love to nap.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mark Spitz

Here are ten things you didn’t know about one of the greatest swimmers in history, Mark Spitz.

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15 Ways Swimmers Do It Much Better

Here are 15 reminders why our sport kicks a metric ton of butt.

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From Heart-Attack to World Records in Swimming

Larry Day, University of Michigan alum and the Founder/President of Pal Pace, is a well-known masters swimming champion.  The sport…

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Ever Considered Owning Your Own Swim Business?

Do you love swimming? Are you a coach or former swimmer with a lot experience in the sport? Have you ever considered owning your own swim businesses?

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Josh Davis National Record Celey Time Lapse Video

Davis captured two national records at USMS Springs Nationals. Mike Lewis, SwimSwam Photographer, put together a great “celey” time lapse video. See it here.

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More than 40 USMS records fall at Masters Spring Nationals

More than 40 different Masters National records fell at the short course national championship in San Antonio this weekend, including a number to some former Olympians.

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Josh Davis Breaks USMS Record, Interviews USMS Star Matt Grevers, Hosts Mutual of Omaha BREAKOUT Swim Clinic

Josh, 42 years old, dropped a 1:38.23 breaking the 200 yard free USMS Record for the 40-44 age group. (Michael Ross held the record at 1:38.94.)

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Why You Should Listen to your Swim Coach

Listening to your coach is something that every swimmer needs to learn to do. Athletes that have a coach that they can rely on and have confidence in will become greater swimmers in the long run.

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Shouts from the Stands: From a swim mom to a swimmer

SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under…

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Swimming is for life USMS Nationals Photo Vault

There’s a lot of fast swimming going on in San Antonio Texas this week at the  Nationwide USMS Spring Nationals.  Swim…

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