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Felix Grossman: Why I Am One In A Thousand

Felix Grossman, MISHOF Honoree is special.  He is One in a Thousand! When asked why he wanted to join the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s One in A Thousand Club, Grossman replied, "It is a great honor for me to be a MISHOF Inductee and I am proud to play whatever small role I can in securing i...

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US Masters Swimming Launches Exclusive Workout Library for Members

US Masters Swimming has launched its Workout Library, a revamped member benefit that contains hundreds of workouts designed exclusively for its members by expert coaches, the organization announced on Thursday. The Workout Library will allow US Masters Swimming members to filter workouts by the cour...

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GMX7 Becomes Official Partner of US Masters Swimming

GMX7 has become an official partner of U.S. Masters Swimming, the two organizations announced on Thursday. USMS members will receive a 25 percent discount using the code USMASTERS through July 16, 2020, on GMX7’s patent-pending X1-PRO, a 2020 Red Dot design award winner. This device is des...

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4 Life Lessons From Growing Up At The Pool

Submitted by Ben Minister, a 20+ years competitive swimmer & water polo player/coach, lover of pools and co-founder of a new apparel brand, Chlorine Deckwear. #fortheloveofthepool Options for youth sports abound with the explosive growth of competitive teams and leagues across the country - baseball...

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What Your Swim Bag Reveals About Your Personality

By Taylor Byers, Swimming World College Intern. There are countless different brands, styles, sizes and colors of swim bags. Swim bags are indestructible, surviving anything from the hot summer sun, a winter storm, the puddles of water on the pool deck and the soaring splashes of water from a swimme...

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Passages: Masters Hall of Fame Diver Tom Hairabidean Dies at Age 96

Masters hall of fame diver Tom Hairabidean passed away on Sunday at the age of 96. He was inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame in 2007 with five World Championships gold medals to his name. Tom Hairabidean - Hall of Fame Diver [caption id="attachment_434930" align="aligncent...

US Masters Swimming Cancels 2020 Summer National Championship

US Masters Swimming has canceled the 2020 USMS Summer National Championship in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization announced on Thursday. The decision to cancel Summer Nationals, which was scheduled for Aug. 12–16 in Richmond, Va., and was part of USMS's 50th anniversary celebration ...

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Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: Improving Rotation

Contributed by Deniz Hekmati - Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Sport Scientist  The rotation can be tricky in the backstroke and freestyle. Although the coach wants the swimmer to rotate more, the stiff swimmer will have more restrictions to make it happen. Here are three movements that will...

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Resistance Bands from StrechCordz Available in the Swim Shop

Need resistance bands at home?  StrechCordz is open and shipping product!  Check out these great options in the Swimming World Swim Shop: StrechCordz with Handles Click here to order. StrechCordz with Paddles Click here to order. StrechCordz with Leg Straps Click here to or...

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Why is Yoga Beneficial for Swimmers?

Bringing back this article by Kaylie Williams, Swimming World College Intern.  You can do yoga at home! Don't need any fancy gear - just some sort of stretching mat or open space on the floor to get started.  Have you ever neglected the cool down stretching after practice and ended up regretting it ...

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Swimming vs. Running: A Breakdown

Bringing back this story by Joe Buchanan, Swimming World College Intern.  Now that we are out of the water, running has become a new training method for so many athletes.  There is a certain comradery between swimmers and runners. It’s indescribable, but the two cardio-intensive sports often are pai...

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Why All Swimmers Should Use Resistance Bands

Bringing back this story by Dylan Evangelista, Swimming World College Intern.  Now is the time to focus on good form at home to translate to good form in the water...we shall return!  Whether you're a competitive athlete, or just looking for a way to stay active, swimming is a fantastic form of exer...

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5 Strength Training Exercises to Improve Swimming Performance

By Kayla Riemensperger, Swimming World College Intern. 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 don't even use weight training...

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US Masters Swimming Cancels Spring National Championship

US Masters Swimming has cancelled the 2020 USMS Spring National Championship and suspended all education courses through at least April 30. US Masters Swimming also strongly recommended all Local Masters Swimming Committees (LMSCs) suspend all of their sanctioned competitions until at least April 30...

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How Swimmers Can Make The Most Of Their Time In the Pool

Most busy, working athletes don’t have much available time to use the pool, so they need to make the most of their pool or open-water sessions. Here are a few ways that swimmers and triathletes with limited time or pool access can make the most of what they do have. [caption id="attachment_417244" a...