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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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  • Open Water

How You Can Overcome Your Fear of Open Water

If you’re looking to expand your horizons beyond the pool and are uncomfortable swimming in open water, read on, my friend. With pools being closed during the coronavirus pandemic, many swimmers have ventured to “the other side” and...

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  • About USMS

Why Swimmers Should Participate in Try Masters Swimming

In 2021, Try Masters Swimming runs for the month of July and gives potential new members a chance to test drive Masters to learn about the organization and find their own spot in the world of adult swimming. There are more than 200 Masters groups acr...

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  • About USMS

Why You Should Swim With a USMS Club

As a rookie swimmer, your first day swimming with a Masters club can be intimidating. If you grew up as a swimmer, it can bring back lots of memories, both good and bad. As a triathlete, it’s like entering a whole new world where you’re ...

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  • About USMS

‘It Was Not Just Any Pool’: Olympic Trials Facility Gave USMS Members Special Nationals Experience in 2012

The idea to host a USMS national championship in conjunction with trials started the previous trials cycle. While being interviewed to become USMS’s executive director, Rob Butcher was asked about the direction he wanted to take the organizatio...

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  • Human Interest

USMS Members Kerry O’Brien and Clay Britt to Be Inducted Into Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame

Every year, a select few Masters swimmers from around the world are inducted into the Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame, a division of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. In 2021, the list of inductees includes two longtime U.S. Master...

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  • Coaches Only

How to Reach New Swimmers Through Try Masters Swimming

Breaking into a new sport as an adult can be intimidating. Adults might be hesitant to try Masters Swimming if they have no previous swimming experience.

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  • Open Water

Open Water Swimming Tips

As the water warms up, you might be thinking about venturing into the open water. Open water swimming can offer many benefits: it can better your mental health, sleep and circulation, increase your metabolism, and boost your immune system. It also of...

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  • About USMS

Oregon Masters Member Bob Bruce Receives Capt. Ransom J. Arthur M.D. Award

Oregon Masters member Bob Bruce has received this year’s Capt. Ransom J. Arthur M.D. Award, U.S. Masters Swimming’s most prestigious award for volunteers.

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