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Technique and Training

Quick and Easy Injury Prevention Tactics

Try some of these simple tweaks to your daily routine and ramp up your injury-prevention skillset.

What You Can Do to Keep Shoulder Injuries at Bay

How do we keep those pains and clicks from ever happening in the first place?

USMS Age-Grading: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

In a sport where we’re taught from childhood on that the only true measure of our ability is the stopwatch, how can we not feel this way?

Divide and Conquer: Break Your Swim Down to Make the Most of Practice

Swimming well requires concentration on technique, but it’s difficult to continually think about every little detail required for optimal performance. Here are some ways to mentally divide your swims into manageable chunks to maintain focus.

Mistaken, Yoda Is

As you try new things, you feel better about yourself, and you might discover new passions and joys through the process. Here are some suggestions for growing through activities outside your comfort zone.

How to Write a Practice When Training Alone

There are workouts in seven different specialties available for members at, but if you’d like to try writing your own, here are the five elements of each good workout.

New Year, New Technique: Here’s How to Fix What’s Ailing Your Stroke

Every year, many swimmers focus on how many yards or meters they swim and the clock. But if you’re looking to make some improvements over last year, it may be worth your while to forget the clock and the yardage and focus on improving your technique.

No Blocks? No Problem!

If your local swimming pool doesn’t have starting blocks (or won’t let you dive off them), don’t despair. Here are some ways to ensure spectacular starts when it’s your turn to take your mark.

Engineer Your Way to Excellent Swimming

Masters swimmers are a diverse group. The technical nature of our sport also draws plenty of scientists and engineers. Many of our brainy lanemates spend their days manipulating the modern equivalents of protractors and slide rules to divine answers to complex questions. The good news is that it doesn’t require an advanced degree to apply basic engineering concepts to improve our swimming.

Making the Most of Your Pull Sets

A pull buoy (or any equipment, for that matter) should always be thought of as a tool, not a crutch.