Masters

Lauren Boyle Named 2016 New Zealand Swimmer Of The Year

Lauren Boyle, Kane Radford, and Sophie Pascoe were among the honorees at yesterday’s Swimming New Zealand Awards.

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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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8 Swimming Milestones You Will Never Forget

Here are 8 common milestones that every competitive swimmer will pass during their journey within the sport.

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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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3 Nutrition Secrets For Top Performance

Some athletes don’t consider nutrition as a part of training, but it is one of the most important building blocks in your swim training and can greatly impact your performance.

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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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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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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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