Masters

Why Cool Down Exercises and Recovery are So Important for Swimmers

Part of a total performance swimming plan is recovery and the cool down exercises that you do after working out. Let’s focus on a few reasons why this step is critical to maintaining optimal performance.

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5 Nutrition Tricks for Top Notch Swimming Performance

With all of the fad diets, training tips and random suggestions from gym salespeople, it’s hard to know what nutrition tips work best for swimmers. Here are a few that will keep you in top shape for your next meet.

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How Iron Helps Swimmers with Their Performance

When it comes to nutrition for competitive swimmers, we often hear about protein and carbs. But what about all of the other nutrients, like iron, that swimmers need to compete as a top athlete?

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Foods To Avoid On Race Day

Race day is no different from the rest of the season, but there’re some foods to avoid on race day that you might otherwise be able to enjoy now and then

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Famous Pitchman Anthony Sullivan Teams up with U.S. Masters Swimming

Anthony Sullivan touts Masters Swimming as “The Greatest Workout of Them All”

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10 Things Every Swimmer Does (But Would Never Admit to Doing)

#3 – Daydreaming about tormenting that person who always taps your feet but never passes you.

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The Top 8 Swimming Moments from the 1988 Seoul Olympics

Here are the top 8 moments from the last Olympics of the Cold War era, the 1988 Seoul Games. (Featured Image: Matt Biondi smiles, over two decades later, racing at US Masters Nationals)

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Masters Swimming – The disappearing triathlete

Living in New England, the change of the season is always noticeable and spectacular at times. Summer to fall, fall…

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Darian Townsend Downs Three Masters World Records In Tempe

While competing at the 2016 Sun Devil Masters Heatstroker meet over this past weekend, American Darian Townsend made a monster dent on three Masters World Records.

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6 Toxic Thoughts Every Swimmer Should Drop

Maximizing your potential in the pool is hard enough without having to deal with self-inflicted negativity. Here are 6 toxic thoughts every swimmer should drop.

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10 Career Lessons You Learn from Competitive Swimming

#4 – You’ve learned how to win—and lose—with grace.

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Why the Late Breath in Butterfly is Better

Two of the fastest butterflyers in the world today, Joseph Schooling of Singapore and Chad Le Clos of South Africa, have a delayed front breath, though they achieve it in slightly different ways.

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International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Announced

The group of eight outstanding individuals and organizations will be inducted at the annual ceremony to be held on Friday evening, September 23rd, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Atlanta, GA, in conjunction with the 2016 United States Aquatic Sports XXXVII Convention.

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Rebel Olympian Anthony Ervin on the Rich Roll Podcast

Anthony Ervin: “I’ve always felt the story of my life has been about being normal but on the fringes of abnormality, and it’s the fringes that separate my history from the rest.”

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How To Turbocharge Your Freestyle Engine

One can look at the freestyle kick as being similar to the turbocharged engine. In the 50 meter sprint, every swimmer needs to push the accelerator to the floor, maximizing the power of the kick all of the way.

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