Masters

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Former USMS President, Legendary Masters Figure Ted Haartz Dies at 92

Haartz was a founding member of New England Masters Swimming, a USMS president, and set 51 American Records in his Masters swimming career.

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Coleman Stewart Time Trials 43.82 100 Backstroke, Splits 20.77 on Opening 50

Stewart now owns 5 of the top-10 fastest performances in history in the 100 yard backstroke, two of which were done in the past two days.

10 Motivational Quotes for Competitive Swimmers

Looking for some motivational quotes for swimmers? Here is a collection of inspiring swim quotes to get you motivated and focused at the pool.

James Fike, Drew Watts Highlight Bison Aquatic Club Meet

James Fike, the founder of Fike Swim and uncommitted high school senior Drew Watts both swam personal bests at the Bison Aquatic Club Turkey Meet.

Renowned Dynamo Masters, Triathlon Coach Anna Maria Thrash Dies at 59

Maria Thrash, who was twice named the Georgia Coach of the Year and trained several of the world’s best Ironman triathletes, has died at age 59.

UCLA Masters Swimmer Andrea Ghez Wins Nobel Prize in Physics

Andrea Ghez, a member of the UCLA Masters swim team, is the 4th woman to ever be named a Nobel Laureate in Physics. She was honored Tuesday for her research into black holes.

U.S. Masters Swimming Announces BOD Elections, 2020 Award Recipients

In addition to committee meetings and rules/legislation reviews, USMS held at-large director elections and honored deserving volunteers with service awards.

Yoga for Masters Swimmers – Working with Your Breath

Yoga is a great way to train your breathing efficiency, which is an essential element to achieving success as a masters swimmer.

Swim.com & U.S. Masters Swimming Host First-Ever Virtual National Championship

The two organizations will come together to run the inaugural 2020 Toyota USMS Virtual Championships from August 12-23.