Masters

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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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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