Masters

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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10 Ways to Reduce Frontal Drag in Swimming

With water being some 800 times denser than air, the frontal drag forces that slow swimmers down come into play at much slower speeds than all other sports on land.

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15 Swimmer Stereotypes We Love and Hate

15 Swimmer Stereotypes we love and hate. Which one are you?

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Why Head Position In Backstroke Matters, Plus Two Drills For Head Position

Learn more about head position in backstroke by watching the Race Club swimisode featuring World Champion backstroker, Junya Koga.

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Why You Should Push Rather Than Pull The Water in Backstroke

One of the most common mistakes I see in backstroke is with the pulling motion. Most backstrokers pull with an arm that is relatively straight, as if the arm were an oar pulling through the water.

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How to Position Your Feet for Swimming Starts – Video Feature

In this Race Club #swimisode, Coach Gary Hall teaches the proper distance one should maintain between feet both side to side and back to front on the modern swimming starting block.

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10 Ways You Know You Swam in the 90s

Here are 10 sure-fire signs that you got to swim during the best decade to ever come immediately after the 80’s — the 1990’s.

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Two World Records & Five Italians Records Broken In Giugliano

Two World Records and five Italian Records arrived after almost 1,200 races of 640 athletes (over 700 subscribers) who came…

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10 Olympic Swimmers as Superheroes

Being comic book fans, we had to ask who these Olympic swimmers would be if they were superheroes…

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Why Head Position Matters Swimming Freestyle

Elite freestylers, such as Michael Phelps, Sun Yang or Katie Ledecky, create a noticeable surge in speed with the head down right after the breath, accompanied by a strong propulsive kick.

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WATCH Ryan Lochte Break Masters National Record with 47.7 100 IM

Lochte took down the Masters National Record with a 47.71, breaking the former mark of 47.77 done by fellow U.S. Olympic champion Matt Grevers 2 years ago.

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Lochte Collects 2 Medals In 2017 Masters Nationals Debut

Still banned from this summer’s World Championships, American Ryan Lochte is still getting in some racing via Masters Nationals this weekend.

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Maurine Kornfeld Breaks National Record by 26 Minutes at USMS Nats

Day 1 of the 2017 USMS Spring Nationals at the Riverside Aquatics Complex saw 1 National Record broken.

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