Masters

Why You Should Listen to your Swim Coach

Listening to your coach is something that every swimmer needs to learn to do. Athletes that have a coach that they can rely on and have confidence in will become greater swimmers in the long run.

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Shouts from the Stands: From a swim mom to a swimmer

SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under…

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Swimming is for life USMS Nationals Photo Vault

There’s a lot of fast swimming going on in San Antonio Texas this week at the  Nationwide USMS Spring Nationals.  Swim…

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2015 Nationwide USMS Spring Nationals: Results, Records and More – Video Feature

Swimming Video is courtesy of U.S. Masters Swimming and Executive Director Rob Butcher.

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Shouts from the Stands: Upper Case ‘M’ – Manatee or Masters?

SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under…

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10 Ways to know you swam in the 60’s and early 70’s

#1 Goggles? Whoever heard of racing in goggles?

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3 Tips on Summer Sun Exposure

Whether you swim under the sun every day at practice or catch some rays at one meet in the next few months, protecting your skin is critical to your health now and in the long term. Let’s discuss sun exposure and how it relates to you.

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For The Love Of Swimming – A Message To My Fellow Swammers

Years after the alarm stops ringing, teeth cease chattering, and the perpetual stomach retching settles, that sweet and tingly chemical aroma catches you off guard and you hear yourself saying “I think I’m ready.”

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Swim Job: U.S. Masters Swimming seeks full time Education Manager

The Education Manager has a dual responsibility of administering USMS adult learn-to-swim instructor certification program and administering our Swimming Saves Lives Foundation program.

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11 Things You Shouldn’t Say To A Competitive Swimmer

Swimmers understand that non-swimmers are going to be full of questions about the sport. Let’s be honest, though, there are some questions that you just shouldn’t ask. Here are 11 of them…

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9 Misconceptions About Swimming That Swimmers Hate

#3 – Non-Swimmer Joe can beat you in a race. No buddy. Unless I give you a 30 second head start and I’m wearing jeans, you ain’t gonna win Joe.

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100-year-old Japanese woman breaks Guinness World Record by finishing 1500 free

Mieko Nagaoka, a 100-year-old woman in Japan, became the oldest person in history to complete a 1500 freestyle swim, breaking the Guinness World Record.

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10 Signs You are a Masters Swimmer

Masters swimming is a little different from age group swimming. Here are 10 signs you are a masters swimmer.

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7 Reasons Why Hiring a Swimmer Will Enhance Your Company

Just because so-called “swammers” may have hung up their goggles, doesn’t mean that those years of hard work were wasted. Former swimmers have spent years developing skills which can be integral to their new lives in the workforce.

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