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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...

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Smells like Teen Spirit... Nah, it’s Chlorine.

The sense of smell is closely linked with memory, probably more so than any of our other senses. Those with full olfactory function may be able to think of smells that evoke particular memories. Anyone who has spent time around a pool can tell you that there is a certain scent from chemicals in a bu...

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7 Best Gifts for Competitive Swimmers

Looking for the perfect gift for the swimmer in your life? Here are the seven best gifts for swimmers. Swimmers might look like an easy bunch to shop for. Swim goggles. Cap. Swimsuit. Done. But not so fast. Swimmers are constantly on the hunt for ways to improve in the water, and there is no shortag...

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Andrea Ghez, California Masters Swimmer, Wins Nobel Prize in Physics

Andrea Ghez, one of three recipients of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics, is a distinguished Masters swimmer in California. Ghez was announced this week as the winner of the Nobel Prize for her work on black holes, specifically the discovery of one at the center of the Milky Way galaxy, Sagittarius A...

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IDEA Win Proves the X1-PRO by GMX7 and ROBRADY Is A Stroke of Genius

Adding to its growing list of honors, the X1-PRO garnered a prestigious 2020 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA), one of the most sought-after awards in international design. In the category of sports, leisure, and recreation, the aquatic resistance training device won the bronze in recogni...

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US Masters Swimming Announces Board of Directors, Yearly Award Winners

US Masters Swimming has concluded its 2020 virtual annual meeting. In addition to committee meetings and rules and legislation reviews, USMS held at-large director elections and honored many of its deserving volunteers with service awards. USMS is pleased to announce that the following at-large dire...

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Nicholas Granger: Why I Am One In A Thousand

Nicholas Granger, 2016 MISHOF Honor Swimmer and two-time Cancer Survivor – He’s One in A Thousand! When asked why he wanted to join the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s One in A Thousand Club, Granger said, “ISHOF was not even on my radar, because in France, most of the Masters swimme...

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Dryside Training by Commit Swimming: Distance Free

This article of "Dryside Training" focuses on specific exercises for individual strokes and race distances.  I believe it's beneficial to train your muscles and energy systems on land to help complement what's being done in the pool.  We also want to strengthen muscles that are frequently used to bu...

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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...