Masters

William & Mary Alum, USMS Record Holder Katie Grier Dies At 43

W&M alum and USMS All-Star Katie Grier died in August after several months of advanced metastatic breast cancer complications.

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Chicago Swimming Icon George Wendt Dies During Big Shoulders Race

George Wendt was a legend in the Chicago swimming scene. He died after suffering a heart attack during the Big Shoulders Swim in Lake Michigan on Saturday.

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British Masters Swimming ‘Pioneer’ John Gordon Dies at 76

John Gordon, a 1966 Commonwealth Games finalist, died at the age of 76. He founded the prominent British Masters team Spencer Swim Team in 1977.

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USMS National Day 5: 90-Plus-Year-Olds Show Age Is Just A Number

Masters competitions are for adults of all ages, but no races captivate meet participants, fans, and event staff as much as those for the older age groups.

USMS Nationals Day 4: National Champions Share Their Advice For the 50 Free

If you want to swim a faster 50 freestyle, here are tips from three swimmers who won Masters national championships in the event on Saturday.

USMS Nationals Day 3: National Champion Breaststrokers Share Technique Advice

Learn how to perfect your breaststroke from some of the best.

USMS Nationals Day 2: Kysa Crusco Happy to Swim Again After Breast Cancer

The New England Masters member finished fourth and fifth in her two races Thursday.

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USMS Nationals: Minnesota Masters’ Bill Durell Swims “Kind of Nutty” 1650 Fly

The 70-year-old trains extensively for this race, swimming 1,000 yards of butterfly five days a week.

USMS To Allow Adults One Free Workout Through “Try Masters Swimming” Campaign

More than 200 clubs across the country are participating in this initiative as interest in the sport increases during the Olympic year.

National & World Masters Records Fall at Sarasota Long Course Meet

Lawrence Day of the Michigan Masters (pictured) led the way with five potential USMS and world records in the Men’s 70-74 age group.

Multiple Masters Records Set at Sarasota Short Course Meet

The Sarasota Sharks were five for five in setting new national relay records in the 65+ age group.

U.S. Masters Swimming Announces National Office Realignment

U.S. Masters Swimming’s National Office staff underwent a realignment as the organization prepares to rebuild and grow following the coronavirus pandemic.

Multiple Masters International Meets Cancelled or Postponed Due to COVID-19

While vaccines are being distributed worldwide, event organizers globally are still trying to figure out how to safely hold large events.

Less is More: Accidentally Crushing a Best Time at Age 39

I hated the 200 breaststroke in college, and the fact that I was stuck at 2:02 for 19 years. Last weekend I went 1:58.71.

1952 Olympic Team Member Burwell “Bumpy” Jones Dies at 87

A 1952 Olympic team member, multiple-time world record holder, and Masters Swimming Hall of Fame member, Bumpy Jones died at the age of 87.