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  • Products and Reviews

What You Need to Watch Out for in Your Sunscreen

There are 16 active ingredients used in sunscreens in the U.S., and 14 of them are under scrutiny by the FDA

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  • Coaches Only

Combating Insecurity on the Pool Deck

My high school coach used to say, “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” As a 16-year-old, I didn’t pay much attention, thinking he would say anything to make us go faster. But this phrase followed me into adulthood and into my coachi...

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  • Technique and Training

Break Up the Routine with "Rocky Steps" Sets

Here are a few ideas for sets to challenge the stallions on your team.  

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  • Technique and Training

Coupling Motions: A Powerful Swimming Technique You Might Not Have Heard of Before

Coupling motions are part of our everyday lives and help us move faster, but we don’t think about them much. These motions by themselves generate no propulsion. But when they’re coupled or timed with a propulsive force, they act to make t...

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  • Technique and Training

What Swimmers Should Know to Develop a Stretching Routine

Here’s what swimmers need to know about stretching.

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  • Open Water

Finding New Friends in the Open Water

When I introduce myself to someone new, I could as easily say “I’m a swimmer” as “I’m Susan.” The water is almost always on my mind. Swimming calms me when I’m anxious, balances me when I feel out of touch wi...

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  • Technique and Training

Three Ways to Improve Your Backstroke

Let’s examine three things you can do to improve your success in backstroke.

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  • Triathlon

How to Build a Triathlon Training Plan

The number of competitions in your triathlon season as well as your need to train for three disciplines can make developing a training strategy seem complex, but coming up with the right plan isn’t as difficult as you might think.

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  • Events

Spring Nats Day 4 Recap: Barnea Keeps Going Strong

Daniela Barnea recorded three unofficial U.S. Masters Swimming records at the 2019 USMS Spring National Championship in Mesa, Ariz., one apiece on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. She closed her meet with a unofficial record in the 400 IM after earning ...

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  • Events

Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Matt Grevers Joins Childhood Friends for Relay at Spring Nationals

Illinois Masters members Patrick Lahey and Jack Newhouse didn’t think it would happen. They, along with a few other friends, bid in a Golden Goggle Awards auction, which raised money for the USA Swimming Foundation, for the chance to have child...