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5 Reasons to Continue Swimming as a Lifelong Sport

By Lianne McCluskey, Swimming World College Intern. 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 - regar...

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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...

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U.S. Masters Spring Championships Sees Three Records Fall on Day 1

The U.S. Masters Spring National Championships kicked off on Thursday from San Antonio in record-breaking fashion. Three Masters National Age Group Records were broken on the first day of competition. Arnaldo Perez of the Sarasota Sharks broke the record in the 1650 freestyle for the 60-64 age group...

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Colorado Time Systems Renews Partnership with U.S. Masters Swimming

Colorado Time Systems, a PlayCore company, is pleased to announce the partnership renewal with U.S. Masters Swimming through 2025.   Colorado Time Systems continues its designation as the “Official Timing Partner of U.S. Masters Swimming,” and will provide members and facilities with training tools ...

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Swimming World's Masters Swimmers of the Year: The Top-12 For 2021

Swimming World's Masters Swimmers of the Year: The Top-12 For 2021 Get Swimming World Magazine and Swimming World Biweekly FREE When You Become A Member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame New! 30 Day Membership to ISHOF AND Digital Swimming World Subscription for just $10 a month! Want more?...

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FINA Confirms New Dates for World Masters Championships in 2023

FINA Confirms New Dates for World Masters Championships in 2023 FINA this week announced new dates for the 19th FINA World Masters Championships, which has originally been slated for the summer of 2022. The new dates for the meet in Kyushu, Japan are from Aug. 2-11, 2023. They had originally been sc...

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YMCA Announces National Masters Meet and National Diving Championship

The YMCA National Masters Meet and the YMCA National Diving Championship will return in 2022. Both events will be held April 7-10, 2022, at the Rosen YMCA Aquatic & Fitness Center, Orlando, Fla.   The National Masters Meet is a supportive and inspiring event for adult swimmers who are YMCA ...

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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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Swim Fort Lauderdale Wins US Masters Team National Championship

The Swim Fort Lauderdale Masters team won the National Team Championship title at the 2021 United States Masters Swimming (USMS) Long Course National Championship during the weekend. A field of 706 swimmers from 159 teams competed at the event October 7-10 at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Thi...

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USMS Nationals Day 3: Perfecting the 100 Freestyle

USMS Nationals Day 3: Perfecting the 100 Freestyle By Daniel Paulling The 100 freestyle is a challenging race that requires swimmers to have top-notch sprinting capabilities but also a level of endurance if they want a great time. To help you perfect your 100 freestyle, here are tips from two swimme...

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USMS Nationals Day 2: Backstroke Bands, Unique Drills Lead to Titles

USMS Nationals Day 2: Backstroke Bands, Unique Drills Lead to Titles By Daniel Paulling Backstroke can be a difficult stroke to swim. Many backstrokers struggle with a lack of body rotation that keeps their stroke long and efficient or crossing over on their entry. To help you swim like a national c...