Fritz Bedford of New Hampshire became the fastest backstroker in the world over age 50 last weekend, setting two world records at the 5th Annual UVAC Leaf Peepers Masters Meet.
Coaches, swimmers and parents have heard about Ultra-Short Race-Pace Training (USRPT), the revolutionary training methodology used by 14 year old swimming phenom, Michael Andrew. Now you have the opportunity to learn this method directly from the man who developed it.
1980 Olympic Qualifier and Masters Swimming Champions David Sims is the patriarch of an impressive Sims swimming legacy that includes two new Division 1 commits.
Most sprint coaches have beliefs about resisted and assisted speed training, and most of them are consistent. Most coaches agree that both of these forms of training need to be used simultaneously in a program to achieve optimal results.
Nick Folker, co-founder of BridgeAthletic, trains NBC TV star Natalie Morales and 12-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin.
The 2013 male winner of the $10,000 prize was Mateusz Sawrymowicz from Poland. His time was 23:46. The 2013 female winner of the $10,000 prize was Ashley Twichell from the United States. Her time was 25:09.
Don Henshaw conducts a top-notch–encouraging yet humbling–distance program, helping his athletes gain awareness of semantic points, including consistent pace work, tempo, and stroke count.
Many coaches have problems getting their swimmers to perform well in the mornings. The truth is if a swimmer does not perform well in preliminaries, they may not have an opportunity to compete at night.
Olympic icon and masters swimming world record holder, Rowdy Gaines, joins Olympic Champions Ricky Berens, Janet Evans, Garrett Weber-Gale, Gold Medal Mel Stewart and Olympic Coach David Marsh to host the most exclusive Fantasy Swim Camp in history.
The start of the 2013 RCP Tiburon Mile! (Photo Credit: Ian Thurston, Ianthurstonphotography.com)
Soren Cooper is a 6 year-old swimmer from New Hampshire who was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma, an aggressive form of blood cancer. His family is deeply rooted within the swimming community. (Photo Credit: http://micropopbio.org/soren/)
Olympic coach, and the most celebrated college coach in history, David Marsh, will headline the USA Swimming Foundation Fantasy Camp November 8-10. Joining him will be Olympic gold medalists Rowdy Gaines, Janet Evans, Mel Stewart, Garrett Weber-Gale, and Ricky Berens.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson got the best of his NFC West rival Colin Kaepernick with a 29-3 win over the 49ers, and he did it by relying heavily on his star running back, Marshawn Lynch. Although many factors go into exceptional performance on the field, this pair of stars both spend time in the pool. Could swimming be the Seahawk’s secret sauce?
Narrated by USMS member and Olympian Rowdy Gaines, this inspiring video captures the essence of what masters swimming is all about. Video courtesy of US Masters Swimming.
Rob Butcher, Executive Director of U.S. Masters Swimming, addressed his members at the United States Aquatic Sports Convention, September 12, 2013. (In the featured image above, Butchers swims breaststroke at the 2013 US Masters Summer Nationals.) Below is an unedited transcript of his speech. (Photo Credit: Mike Lewis, olavistaphotography.com)