Masters

The Art of Breathing in Swimming

While swimming, breathing is not that simple. The questions ‘How often do we breathe?’ ‘Where do we breathe?’ or even ‘How do we breathe?’ are legitimate ones. The answers are not that obvious, either.

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Why you need to perfect your backstroke kick

Junya and Olympic champion Roland Schoemann demonstrate two important dryland exercises that help increase the flexibility of the ankle.

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Why the Breaststroke Kick Speed Drill Matters

Having great speed in breaststroke kick is one of the techniques that led Olympian Rebecca Soni to gold medals in the Beijing and London Olympics.

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USMS Tabs Dawson Huges as New CEO

The USMS Board of Directors has selected Dawson Hughes to be Masters Swimming’s new chief executive officer. Hughes joins USMS from the Orange Bowl Committee, where he served as vice president of business development.

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Brendan Hansen Makes Post-Retirement Masters Debut in Austin

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Brendan Hansen made his post-retirement swimming debut, showing that “retiring from international-level swimming” isn’t necessarily the same…

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The Top 3 Dinners for your Swim Training Diet

Dinner is an especially important meal for your training diet because it is the last large, balanced meal before next morning’s practice or competition.

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Brendan Hansen To Compete In Austin Masters Meet This Weekend

Brendan Hansen is jumping back into the pool this weekend to compete in a Masters meet hosted by his own Austin Swim Club.

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Why Freestyle Body Rotation Matters (Video)

Body Rotation is one of the key ingredients to a fast freestyle swim technique.

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What Carbohydrates Should You Eat During Your Diet?

Dietary choices as a swimmer can give you an edge or sabotage all of the hours you spent training. So it’s important to pay attention to what you eat and when you eat. This is especially true with carbohydrates…

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Vitamin D – The Importance of Getting Enough

We’ve heard how Vitamin D is important for us and typically associate it with getting lots of sunlight, but there’s more to this beneficial nutrient than meets the eye.

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Roland Schoeman schools you on The Fifth Stroke (Video)

Many are talented kickers, but all fast swimmers work their kick a lot. Dolphin kick not only requires tremendous leg strength, it demands the whole body to move to create maximum propulsion.

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10 Stay-In-The-Bag Snacks For A Healthy Athlete’s Diet

Swimmers are on the go! Your snacks should be portable and capable of staying fresh for hours inside your gym bag, backpack, or locker. Here are the best snacks for swimmers and athletes in general…

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Backstroke Drill, 6 Kick Switch (video)

World champion backstroker Junya Koga demonstrates a backstroke swim drill, also known as 6 Kick Switch, that will help you appreciate the importance of this extreme rotation from one side to the other.

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Watch: Cambridge Masters Swim Club Swims “Miles For Marly” 100 x 100’s

Watch the Cambridge Masters Swim Club swim a collective 960,000 yards to raise money for the Marly Pineda scholarship fund in honor of their late coach.

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Laura Val Does It Again, Breaks 4 Masters Age Group WRs In One Swim

Laura Val, five years after the “greatest swim in history,” set four masters world records in a single swim this weekend.

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