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US Masters Swimming Announces Staff Realignment

US Masters Swimming’s National Office staff underwent a realignment as the organization prepares to rebuild and grow following the coronavirus pandemic. Kyle Deery, USMS’s longest-tenured staff member, has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer and will continue to oversee marketing, branding, com...

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Masters Swimming Affected Heavily by COVID-19 Pandemic

There are more than 65,000 Masters swimmers in the United States representing nearly 1,500 swimming teams across the country, and as with so many other organizations, meets have been postponed multiple times and even canceled altogether. Swimmers around the country have been missing out on competing...

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Thoughts While Swimming 6500 Yards In Birthday Suit

There was literally a new moon on the horizon at 4:45AM as I stood by the edge of the pool.  Dark skies, light rain, and 46F degrees of temperature surrounded me as I dipped my goggles into the water.  I stood there contemplating my belly button for a minute embracing the elements. “Brent, you reall...

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7 Reasons You Should Get Back Into the Pool As A Masters Swimmer

7 Reasons You Should Get Back Into the Pool As A Masters Swimmer By Alec Scott There is nothing quite like swimming. Once you are done racing competitively it can be hard to fill that void. Masters is a great way to get back into it and have some fun along the way. Here are seven reasons to consider...

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Swimming vs. Running: A Breakdown

There is a certain camaraderie between swimmers and runners. It’s indescribable, but the two cardio-intensive sports often are paired. Many swimmers try to cross-train into running and vice-versa, but find it difficult to adapt to the different mechanics that the other sport demands. The likes of Fl...

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Passages: Honor Masters Swimmer Burwell "Bumpy" Jones Dies at Age 87

2005 Honor Masters Swimmer Burwell "Bumpy" Jones passed away last week February 6, 2021 at the age of 87, his family confirmed in a Facebook post. Jones was inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame in 2005. There is a masters meet hosted in his name in Sarasota, Florida every ye...

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Viral Super Bowl Meme: Swimmer Edition

Viral Super Bowl Meme: Swimmer Edition The Super Bowl featured many memorable moments this year including a moving Toyota ad featuring Paralympian Jessica Long. The night only became more unforgettable when R&B musical talent The Weeknd hit the stage at halftime. During one of his songs, Th...

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Zone3 Becomes Official Partner of U.S. Masters Swimming

USMS continues its growth in open water swimming and triathlon Zone3 has become an official partner of U.S. Masters Swimming, the two organizations announced on Wednesday. Zone3 will be the title partner of an open water virtual event to be hosted this summer on Swim.com, and will provide benefits a...

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FORM Smart Swim Goggles Now Connect to Leading Swim Spas

New partnership will bring augmented-reality performance metrics displayed on FORM goggles to the homes of thousands of swim spa swimmers worldwide FORM, the sports wearable technology company behind the FORM Smart Swim Goggles, today announced its partnership with Jacuzzi Brands LLC swim spas. Thro...

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Masters World Records: The 11 Records That Remain From the 20th Century

In the sport of swimming, records fall. They are, as the saying goes, “meant to be broken.” But some records linger for years, even decades, making them even more impressive as their legacy grows with time. There are several FINA Masters World Records that have stood the test of time — 10 records th...

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Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: Cupping for Competitive Swimmers

If you’ve never tried cupping before, it’s important you try it out, either on the performance or recovery side of things. Personally, I would respond well to it, but feel crummy in the water for the next day or two afterward. On the flip side, some people feel great right after. So, it’s important ...

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5 Strength Training Exercises to Improve Swimming Performance

5 Strength Training Exercises to Improve Swimming Performance By Kayla Riemensperger Weight training is often a highly debated topic in the world of swimming. While there is no clear-cut right or wrong answer to whether or not weights are beneficial for developing swimmers, many year-round programs ...

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Kick-start Your Yoga with SwimOutlet’s Yoga for Swimmers

Who among elite swimmers doesn’t do yoga these days for the flexibility training, core muscle strength -- and most importantly, meditative qualities? Recognizing that yoga has become a popular cross-training activity for many competitive swimmers, SwimOutlet.com has launched its own Yoga for Swi...