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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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6 Ways To Make Something Out Of a Bad Swim Practice

By J.P. Mortenson, Swimming World College Intern. As swimmers, we all have days when we show up to practice and are completely fatigued before even getting in the water. Days when making even the warm up interval is a struggle, your body just can’t do what you want it to, and you feel like you aren’...

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Passages: John Spannuth, Key Figure in Masters Swimming, Age 89

Passages: John Spannuth, Key Figure in Masters Swimming, Age 89 John Spannuth, a long-time swimming administrator and a key figure in the creation of U.S. Masters Swimming, died on Dec. 19. He was 89 years old. Spannuth’s connection to Masters Swimming goes back to the very beginning, hosting the or...

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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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5 Reasons to Continue Swimming as a Lifelong Sport

By Lianne McCluskey Many collegiate swimmers look at the end of their college swimming eligibility as the beginning of "swammer" status; however, this does not have to be the case. U.S. Masters Swimming has referred to swimming as "the magic pill" for a reason - regardless of an individual's athleti...

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The Struggle is Real: Burnout in Competitive Swimming

By Lianne McCluskey (From the Archive) Burnout is a common occurrence in sport, but for many reasons, it is prominent in competitive swimming. It's no secret that swimming is extremely difficult and is associated with early specialization. Unfortunately, talented swimmers will stop due to factor...

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Coaching Masters Swimming: A Different Sport With Many Needs to Meet

Coaching Masters Swimming: A Different Sport With Many Needs to Meet (From the Archive) Commentary by Jason Tillotson, Swimming World College Intern.  When we think of swimmers and the American swimming community, we think of early morning practices, a full day of school or work then a return to the...

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U.S. Masters Spring Nationals: 23 Records Fall on Day 3 in San Antonio

Day 3 of the 2022 U.S. Masters Spring National Championships saw a stunning 23 record-setting swims from San Antonio. Olympian Rick Colella broke two more records, while Erika Braun, Diann Uustal and Laura Val each also added two Masters National Age Group Records. Olympian Josh Prenot was part of t...