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  • Human Interest

Longtime USMS Volunteer Suzanne Rague Dies at the Age of 71

Skip Thompson fondly remembers how he met Suzanne Rague. Their 30-plus-year friendship started through a mutual friend who attended Stanford University.

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  • Coaches Only

How Coaches Can Work With Older Swimmers

Without planning on it, I’ve coached many outstanding, let’s say, senior–seniors since starting a training group in 2002 and the Sharks Masters in 2006. As a Masters swimmer for 35-plus years and a coach for 20, I’ve learned a...

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  • Technique and Training

How to Start Swimming Again After an Injury or Hiatus

As you age, your body doesn’t bounce back quite as quickly from an injury or a break in training as it did when you were younger. So how do you approach getting back in the pool? Very carefully is the short answer. Here are a few guidelines to...

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  • Human Interest

Spring Nationals Provides Former Lanemates an Opportunity to Reunite

David McCarty didn’t need much persuasion to compete at the 2022 U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championship. The Puget Sound Masters member was convinced after a close friend texted him telling him that McCarty was going.

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  • Human Interest

Two USMS Members to be Inducted Into the Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2022

Doris Steadman and Jane Katz will be inducted this year into the Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame on Oct. 15 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Steadman, who swam for Garden State Masters, will enter posthumously as an Honor Swimmer, and Katz, a...

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  • About USMS

USMS Volunteers Help Make Swimming Possible

Simply put, the sport of competitive swimming couldn’t exist without volunteers. Deck officials. Hospitality crew. Administrative officials. Timers. Pool Marshals. Computer and console operators. Coaches. The list goes on and on. During Nation...

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  • Technique and Training

The Three Ways to Swim Faster

For swimmers of any age to improve, they need to know exactly what to work on to improve their technique. This series will distill swimming down to its critical components, focusing on what really matters. Although it doesn’t seem like it, swim...

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  • Human Interest

Chris Brearton Making His Mark at MGM Studios

Chris Brearton grew up in Houston like many other Texas schoolboys: with hopes of a long football career. He held his own at free safety, but when he entered the ninth grade, he was just 5-foot-2 and 120 pounds. His chances of playing in high school ...

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  • Health and Nutrition

How Swimming Might Prevent Cancer

A large study published in October 2021 in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, attempts to quantify the relationship between physical activity and cancer incidence among adults aged...

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  • Technique and Training

Fitness: Starting a Swimming Routine

Are you considering becoming a swimmer? Good choice! Swimming is probably one of the most healthy, fun, challenging and low impact forms of exercise you can do. Regardless of ability level and experience, people of all ages can swim. As we age, it is...

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