US Masters Swimming Video Goes Swim-Planet Viral

Swimming video is courtesy of US Masters Swimming.

Michael Phelps is filling up SwimSwam’s news feed with his comeback at the 2014 Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, but there are a lot of other great stories developing in swimming.  See four here, including the return of Olympic swim star Katie Hoff to her first big stage meet . 

Rob Butcher, Executive Director, US Masters Swimming (courtesy of Mike Lewis)

Rob Butcher, Executive Director, US Masters Swimming (courtesy of Mike Lewis)

US Masters Swimming has been making waves. Their adult learn-to-swim media blitz netted millions of impressions outside the aquatic market thanks to the leadership of US Masters Swimming Executive Director Rob Butcher.  I recently checked-in with Rob and he pointed out the video above, a simple “how to” tutorial on Common Freestyle Breathing Mistakes. To date the video has generated 335,728 views. That’s not viral, but within our community, our Swim Planet, that is viral.  If you have friends who are recreational swimmers or new to the masters community and you see them making these Freestyle Breathing Mistakes, share this video! It’s well done. Congrats Rob and congrats to US Masters Swimming for their continued efforts to grow the swimming-base!


Coach Stu Kahn talks about common mistakes that vex freestylers during the breathing part of the stroke. Whether you’re just learning to swim or are a seasoned pro, these tips will have you breathing easier in no time.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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