Masters

Jeff Farrell Survives Near-Death Experience as Mudslide Hits His House

Jeff Farrell, Olympic Gold Medalist and many-time WR holder, was trapped in his house with his family during a mudslide. A gofundme page has been set up to help the family restore their house.

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Susan Helmrich Takes a $500 Dive into the Snow for Cancer Research

Susan Helmrich beat cancer 3 times. What has she to fear from 5 degree temperatures and a little bit of snow?

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5 Ways to Get Your Swimming Goals Back on Track

We all experience ruts and droughts with our swimming. Here are 5 ways to get things back on track.

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The 8 Swim Parents You See at Your Local Swim Meets

Here are 8 swim parents that you have probably encountered at your local swim meet.

57 Years After Breaking WR, Jeff Farrell Does it Again – Masters Style

Jeff Farrell broke his first world record back in 1960, and recently broke yet another in the 80-84 Masters age group.

How To Finesse Your Freestyle

What does finesse mean with respect to swimming fast? Gary Hall Sr., Technical Director and Head Coach of The Race Club, dives deep on this topic.

4 Creative Kicking Sets to Pump Up Leg Strength

If a swimmer is determined to use the kick for strong propulsion, the way most great swimmers do, then a six-beat kick is necessary…

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How One-Arm Backstroke Drill Increases Power and Reduces Frontal Drag

World Champion Junya Koga demonstrates the one arm backstroke drill. This swim drill enables the swimmer to isolate the movement and position of the arm during the entry and underwater pull.

What are the Peaks and Troughs of the Stroke Cycle?

Once we understand how important it is to obey the law of inertia in the water, how do we really know if we are?

Retired Swimmer Loses World Record Medal in California Fires

66-year old retired American swimmer Jim McConica lost a very important piece of swimming history in the wildfires that have ravaged…

Practice + Pancakes: Longhorn Aquatics Masters with Coach Whitney Hedgepeth (Video)

Before I visited Coach Whitney Hedgepeth, all around Austin pool decks I would hear rumblings that Whitney ran the toughest practice in town if you’re a masters swimmer

How To Turbocharge Your Freestyle Engine

One can look at the freestyle kick as being similar to the turbocharged engine. In the 50 meter sprint, every swimmer needs to push the accelerator to the floor, maximizing the power of the kick all of the way.

Glenn Kaye Inducted into Florida’s Broward County Sports Hall of Fame

Glenn Kaye, who coached high school in Florida for decades, and coached a club team in Ireland, has been Inducted into his native Broward County Sports Hall of Fame.

Yoga for Swimmers – Three Poses for the Hips to Enhance Recovery

Recovery is important for swimmers at any level. The following three poses focusing on the hips will help you enhance your recovery…

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…

5 Training Milestones That Kick a Metric Ton of Butt

Training is tough. It’s challenging. But with the grind comes a heap of awesomeness. Here are 5 awesome training milestones.

Why Coupling Motions Boost Distance Per Stroke

Have you ever noticed that leaner men or women often swim faster than bigger, stronger men or women?