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  • Technique and Training

How to Maintain Your Rhythm While Swimming Butterfly

There are many things to see and learn from at swim meets. It’s often overwhelming, but if you look for just one or two things, it’s easy to pay attention to the details. Take butterfly, for example. Some people cringe at the thought of s...

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  • Health and Nutrition

Swimming Helps Rachel Pinto Find Relief From Ankylosing Spondylitis

Rachel Pinto couldn’t figure out what was wrong. When she lay down to sleep each night 20 years ago, she experienced severe pain in her back and rib cage. The only way she could find relief was to stretch and use a foam roller. Moving around th...

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  • Technique and Training
  • Health and Nutrition

How Swimmers Can Use Yoga to Alleviate a Hunched Spine

Many swimmers spend hours on smart phones gazing, head down, at the latest news and stock updates, or texting. Habitual forward flexion of the cervical spine can lead to a chronic postural problem known as “text neck.” As postural imbalan...

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  • Technique and Training

Get Ready to Swim With This Dryland Warm-up

How many times have you showed up to swim practice feeling a world of tension stemming from your day? You might note a tight shoulder or knee pain while standing on deck, though you might hop in the water and hope to work out the kinks during your wa...

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  • Technique and Training

Why Swimming Might Make You Need to Pee

Open water swimming holds certain advantages over pool swimming in a number of areas, perhaps the most convenient of these being not having to exit the water to answer the call of nature. (You really shouldn’t in pools.) Indeed, for most open w...

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  • Technique and Training

Short Course Nationals Day 4 Recap: National Champions Share Their Advice for the 50 Freestyle

The 50 freestyle is the fastest race in swimming and often decided by hundredths of a second. This makes it exciting to watch but perhaps stressful to swim. Because of the small margin for error, one mistake can be the difference between first and se...

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  • Technique and Training

How to Swim Backstroke Like Olympian Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy has been at or near the top of the world rankings in both backstroke events since 2014, cementing his place as one of history’s best when he won the 100 and 200 backstroke at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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  • About USMS

USMS to Allow Adults to Try One Free Workout With Try Masters Swimming Campaign

U.S. Masters Swimming is allowing adults to try at least one free workout with a participating club this July as part of its Try Masters Swimming campaign.

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  • Events

Four Storylines to Watch at the Olympics and Paralympics

The world’s best swimmers will take center stage during this summer’s Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo. Although the coronavirus pandemic will limit the number of fans in the aquatic facility, there’s plenty of excitement heading i...

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  • Triathlon

Why Triathletes Should Swim Different Strokes

The stroke of choice for open water racing and triathlon is definitely freestyle. And many people with limited time in the open water or at the pool will choose to get the best bang for the buck by getting as many yards/meters of it in as possible. T...

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