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Human Interest

ALTS Lessons in Uganda 'Like No Other Experience'

The Coronado Masters Association swimmer and USMS-certified adult learn-to-swim instructor helped teach 121 adults and 309 children over 10 days during the early-October trip to the Ssese Islands, a group of 84 islands in the East African country.

Record-Setting Pettijohn Keeps Following Passions

As one of 134 volunteers, swimmer Margot Pettijohn leads horses and riders through 30-minute- or hour-long riding lessons. 

Colorado Masters Swimmer Sarah Thomas Sets New Record

This past August, Colorado Masters Swimming member Sarah Thomas swam 104.6 miles in a single go.

Falling in Love With Swimming—Again

After a 30-year break from any type of swimming, I needed to jump-start my gym routine because my running days were over. The pool was the obvious answer—I was a swimmer!

USMS Members Provide Relief From Hurricane Harvey

Houston Cougar Masters swimmer Helena Finley was just one of many U.S. Masters Swimming members impacted by Harvey, which hit Texas on Aug. 25 as a Category 4 hurricane.

Bacon, Ackerman Teach Important Lesson at Summer Nationals

The 75-year-old AnnLiv Bacon and another swimmer at Summer Nationals who has undergone joint replacement surgery, the 80-year-old Owen Ackerman of Illinois Masters, hope they can teach two lessons to the seven million-plus Americans who have had a joint replaced.

After 40 Years as a Swim Dad and Grandfather, It’s His Turn

With three children and three grandchildren who are or were competitive swimmers, my father, 74, has spent a good part of the past 40 years going to swim lessons, practices, meets, and water polo matches. But, by his own description, he floats “like a dead body.”

Spring Nationals Gives Two USMS Swimmers a Chance to Overcome Setbacks

Despite facing conditions that limit their training as soon as they jump into the water, Brad Jones and Janine Yoder were among the 2,000-plus people who competed in the 2017 Nationwide U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championship in Riverside, Calif., last weekend.

Pace Makers raise $5,000 for Swimming Saves Lives Foundation

The Simon’s Rock Pace Makers Masters club put a new twist on a longstanding USMS event this winter when the club in Great Barrington, Mass., decided to raise money while doing the 2017 Speedo USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship.

Mastering the U.S. Olympic Trials

The recent U.S. Olympic Trials included more than 40 current or former U.S. Masters Swimming members who were either competing there for the first time, or were seasoned pros at the most intense swimming competition in the United States. We spoke with four of those Masters swimmers, each who had a different perspective on competing in Omaha in June.