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Discover the Ultimate Swimcation: Ocean Swim Fiji

Imagine this: you're in a tropical paradise, surrounded by crystal-clear waters, sipping cocktails by the pool, indulging in luxurious spa treatments, and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow swim enthusiasts. This isn't just a dream—it's the reality of Ocean Swim Fiji, the ultimate swimcation.  Swimc...

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Swimming Event Helping To Save Our Seas on World Oceans Day

Durban, South Africa - Durban's Sarah Ferguson may be best known as a record-breaking endurance swimmer, but her motivation for organising the World Ocean Day Swim on June 8 is way more important than "just" providing a quality sports event in Durban for her fellow swimmers. Ferguson has conquered s...

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Masters World Championships: 21 World Records Fall in Doha

The World Aquatics Masters Championships finished in Doha with nearly 2,600 athletes. There were 21 Masters World Records and 91 meet records set. The athletes came from 85 countries and competed in five aquatics disciplines, including the first male solo masters performance in artistic swimming and...

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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 warmup interval is a struggle. Your body just can’t do what you want it to, and you feel like you aren’t...

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Betty Brussel Breaks Three Age Group World Records at Age 99

At 99 years old, Betty Brussel is still in the water two days a week training. The Dutch-born British Columbia resident simply put her love for the sport in an interview with the Washington Post: "When I swim, I feel so happy" At 99, she broke three world records for the 100-104 age group (which she...

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Grown-Up Swimming Teams with US Masters to Create Fun Adult Leagues

When Brian Robbins returned to his old summer league in Atlanta, he was asked if he wanted to direct the adult summer league. He was a little surprised. This wasn't a kids' summer league. It was a new concept for him. "I was like, 'What?' A kickball league or softball league but for swimming. I didn...

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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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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 Why 'Casual' Masters Swimming is Important

5 Reasons Why 'Casual' Masters Swimming is Important Masters swimming is seen by many as a way to continue competing after high school and college. However, most Masters swimmers do not compete in meets. US Masters Swimming estimates that fewer than half of its members compete. Even though these swi...

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USMS Elects Officers, Announces Award Winners at 2023 Annual Meeting

U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) elected officers to its Board of Directors and honored many of its deserving volunteers and coaches with service awards at its 2023 annual meeting Sept. 8–10 in Houston. The following officers were elected: Ed Coates (South Texas) as president, Julie Dussliere (Florida ....

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World Masters Championships: 33 World Records Set, 132 Meet Records

The World Masters Championships concluded from Kyushu, Japan, and it was the fastest meets in masters history. There were 33 world records broken, tying the all-time record for most broken in one championship meet, set previously in Riccione, Italy, in 2012. There were also 132 championship meet rec...

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USMS Nationals: Laura Val Leads Six Records on Final Day

USMS Nationals: Laura Val Leads Six Records on Final Day The U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) Summer National Championships concluded from Sarasota, Florida. Laura Val continued her strong, record-setting masters career with one more world age-group record on the final night of competition. She wasn't a...