Masters

How to Ramp Up Early Season Conditioning

In the early weeks of spring training, swimmers are faced with the challenge of getting back into shape for summer racing. After a solid few weeks of taper, championship meets, and multiple days off from all training, putting in the strength and conditioning that follows can be quite difficult.

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Why The Peaks and Troughs Of The Swimming Stroke Cycle Matter

After performing many of studies on great and not-so-great swimmers, we have come to appreciate what the ‘desirable values’ are for the differences between peak and trough speeds in each swimming stroke cycle.

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3 Things Matt Biondi Taught Us About Swimming

Between Phelps and Spitz was Matt Biondi, one of the greatest American swimmers of all time. Here are three things lessons that he imparted on a generation of swimmers.

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In Swimming Inertia Is Everything

The definition of inertia is the following: a body in motion wants to remain in motion, while a body at rest wants to remain at rest.

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US Masters National Champion Proposes on the Podium at Worlds

Siphiwe Baleka proposed to his girlfriend while on the podium at the FINA World Masters Championships in Budapest last weekend.

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Spanish Swimmer at FINA World Masters Denied Minute of Silence; Takes it Anyway, Then Swims Race

UPDATED 8/21/17 : A different swimmer, who is also competing at FINA Masters World Championships, contacted SwimSwam to inform us…

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Aaron Peirsol Appointed to FINA Technical Swimming Committee

Earlier this week, FINA announced its committee appointments through 2021.

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World Records Fall in Bunches on Days 2 and 3 Masters Worlds

Many famous international swimmers competed on days 2 and 3 of FINA Masters Worlds. Noriko Inada (above) was a Japanese Olympian, turned a USMS swimmer posted the fastest times in the 200 back and 50 fly.

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Italian Men and American Women shine on Day 1 of Masters Worlds

The 2017 FINA World Masters Championships began today at the Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary (above) The men’s and women’s 800 meter free were contested.

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Italians Win 9 Races in Open Water at World Masters Championships

2017 FINA World Masters’ Championships August 7th-20th, 2017 Budapest, Hungary Open water results Live Results (all disciplines) The world’s best…

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92-Year-Old Competes In Her First Swim Meet

92-year-old Stasia Kowalski competed in her first swim meet last weekend.

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41 Records Fall Through 4 Days At Masters Nationals

The U.S. Masters Swimming Summer Nationals have yielded a slew of national and world records over four days in Minneapolis.

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95-year old sweeps Freestyle records en route to 1500 World Record

95-year old Willard “Wink” Lamb wasted no time obliterating the 1500 record, which had been in place since 1999.

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Freestyle Flip Turn: Why The Breakout Matters

A bad breakout can easily transform a good turn into a….not-so-good one. There are several important elements to performing a great freestyle breakout.

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Jim Ritter Sets Masters World Record

60-year-old Jim Ritter set a new Masters World Record at Miami University (Ohio) on June 17. His historic race in…

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