Laura Val

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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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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173 Records Broken In One Meet

Anyone who has competed in the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way Washington knows that is one of…

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5 of Our Favorite Nutrition Tips from Masters Swimmers

If you’ve recently started swimming, or have been participating in this powerful sport for years, there’s a chance that you may need a refresher on just what to eat to stay in top form.

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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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Nutrition for Teenage Swimmers: How Much Protein is Right?

In addition to the significant amounts of food they require for training, adolescent swimmers have higher energy and nutrient needs than mature swimmers. Adolescents are still growing and developing, and growth requires proper nutrition and extra calories.

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Laura Val is One of the Best Masters Swimmers in the World

Beyond holding records in almost every category, she recently broke the World Record in the 200, 400, and 800 meter freestyles on her way to the World Record in the 1500 at a meet at the San Francisco Olympic Club.

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Laura Val Does It Again, Breaks 4 Masters Age Group WRs In One Swim

Laura Val, five years after the “greatest swim in history,” set four masters world records in a single swim this weekend.

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Masters Motivation: 3 ways to maintain your focus

Laura Val is one of the best masters swimmers in the world. So much so that she owns every world record in her current age group. Here Laura shares her three key tips on longevity and motivation.

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Wow – Lots of Swimmers! Time Lapse of USMS Nationals Warm Up

The 2014 U.S. Masters Swimming spring nationals have wrapped but for 1000’s of masters swimmers the memories are as fresh as…

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U.S. Masters Swimming Nationals Day 2 Photo Vault

It’s been a great ride so far at the 2014 USMS spring nationals at the George Haines International Swim Center…

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15 National Records go down on Friday at Masters Nationals

A talented field showed up in full force on day 2 of Masters Nationals in Santa Clara, CA, with athletes smashing 15 different American records.

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