Masters

5 Training Milestones That Kick a Metric Ton of Butt

Training is tough. It’s challenging. But with the grind comes a heap of awesomeness. Here are 5 awesome training milestones.

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Why Coupling Motions Boost Distance Per Stroke

Have you ever noticed that leaner men or women often swim faster than bigger, stronger men or women?

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Why dolphin kick is faster on your back

Dolphin Kick, the 5th Stroke, matters. Learn how to dolphin kick faster…on your back.

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How to Maximize The Fifth Stroke

The maximum propulsion occurs at the beginning of the down kick with a flick of the foot toward plantar flexion of the ankle. The more plantar flexion of the ankle, the more foot surface area is available to push backward in the water, creating propulsion.

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2 Breaststroke Techniques and 3 Key Timing Tips

Breaststroke is the most challenging, inefficient and slowest of the four strokes. It is also the key to a successful IM.

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Yoga for Swimmers: Seven Benefits of a Swimming-Specific Yoga Practice

Incorporating a yoga for swimmers practice into your training program provides several different benefits that will enhance your performance…

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Ironman World Record Holder Out After Bike Crash Days Before Race

Tim Don, world’s fastest Ironman, out for World Championships after bike crash.

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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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