Masters

10 Contradicting Struggles of Being a Swimmer in the Summertime

“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…”

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Cameron closes in on Janet Evans masters record

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.

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Bahamian Olympic Family To Form Four Generation Relay Team

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.

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3 Steps to Overnight Swim Meet Recovery

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.

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10 Things Swimmers Say to Each Other They Can’t Say to Their “Normal” Friends

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…

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How to Recover Between Races

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.

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Three Masters World Relay Records Go Down at 2015 Bumpy Jones Classic

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.

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10 Olympic Swimmers as Superheroes

Being comic book fans, we had to ask who these Olympic swimmers would be if they were superheroes…

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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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10 Signs You’re a Retired Swimmer

#10 When someone asks you if you miss competitive swimming, it’s never a straightforward ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer.

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10 Things I Notice While Swimming Masters

10 things I notice while swimming masters rather than cheering from the sidelines.

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Race Details: 3 Ways to Improve your Start

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.

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How to Maintain a Strong Core

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.

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USMS Executive Director Message: Change Can and Does Happen… Here’s How

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.

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3 Ways to Stay Hydrated this Summer

With summer fast approaching, proper hydration will be extremely beneficial to your training. Many athletes remember to drink fluids during practice, but may forget to hydrate outside of the pool.

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