Really Cool Website of the Month
in New York, N.Y. have a passion for swimming and they show it with their website and team spirit.
To be considered for RCWOM, please make sure that your team's website includes the current USMS logo and Join/Renew membership button. You may submit your team name and web address to the USMS for consideration at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check it Off!
If you have not heard
of this event, you should "check" it out. Basically, you make a
commitment to swim all 18 pool events in a single year, and check them
off on the T-shirt. Each year's T-shirt sports a different theme.
- Exclusive info and content
- Fitness/Participation Programs
- Recognition and Awards
What About You?
Do you have a story to tell? We are always interested in
hearing from our members about their swimming experiences. We may
feature your story on the Web, in STREAMLINES
, or in SWIMMER
magazine. Write to us at email@example.com
In the May issue of STREAMLINES, a University of Chicago economics professor and Big Shoulders swimmer shares with us a unique open water experience. Coach Kris Houchens from Indy SwimFit talks drill cycle, and Dr. Paul Hutinger shares some valuable information about high intensity training and hemorrhagic strokes. And for the self-coached swimmer, we pick a few popular workout blogs at usms.org to help you get creative with your training.
We also celebrate our top-shelf swimmers, as honored by Swimming World Magazine. There is much more open water fun, and events you can't miss. Keep those personal stories and spirit pics coming, and don't forget to watch the latest club video from the Conejo Valley Multisport Masters.
See you in Atlanta!
Swimming for Life
Your Friends at U.S. Masters Swimming
A Cartesian Swim
by Grace Tsiang
How odd to be afloat in a massive freshwater lake, a
little bobbling creature, in a lake 60 miles wide. I'm 250 yards from a city of
nearly three million people, and half a mile from the grey gothic shrine of
books, where I work, caught between upper and nether millstones of a growing
college enrollment and shrinking faculty. Swimming a mile in the lake means
leaving all that ashore.[Read more]
Do You Know Your Drill Cycles?
by Kris Houchens
Drills are a very important part of refining a swimmer's stroke. Performing these drills can improve speed and efficiency over time. Try them out, you may be surprised by the results. [Read more]
Limited space is available for swimmers to enter SwimFest '10. Online Registration
is available; the
three-day clinic will be hosted at
UC San Diego June 4-6. All 70 Coach spots have been filled. However, coaches can still register as swimmers and benefit from this incredible event.
National Championships in San Juan, Puerto Rico will be August 9-12; see
for more details.
Long Distance National Championships:
The H2Open Water Series, USMS's National open water series:
2009 World Masters Swimmers of the Year
Swimming World Magazine
Congratulations to the following USMS members who were honored as 10 of the Top 12 World Masters of 2009 by Swimming World Magazine
, as seen in its April issue.Women
Lois Kivi Nochman, 85
Karlyn Pipes-Nielson, 48
Gail Roper, 81
Laura Val, 58
Susan Von Der Lippe, 44Men
Richard Burns, 66
Burwell Jones, 77
Michael Mann, 55
David Radcliff, 75
Michael Ross, 42
USMS is immensely proud of these competitors and thanks them for representing USMS so well on the world's stage. They serve as an inspiration to anyone aspiring to compete in any sport, at any age.
Keep On Bloggin'
If you have not been following them already, there are some very popular workout blogs being posted everyday in the Member Blogs
section of the Discussion Forums
at usms.org. Some of the most popular are:The FAF AFAP Digest
, by Leslie Livingston a.k.a. "The Fortress." Good mix of dry land and sprint workouts, along with a running commentary on her quest for good swimmer nutrition and balancing family and swimming.Ande's Swimming Blog
, by Ande Rasmussen who swims with Longhorn Aquatics Masters in Austin, Texas and posts frequently in the Discussion Forums, helping out other swimmers with training information and answering commonly asked questions. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout
, by Rick Walker, who swims and coaches for the Sarasota YMCA Sharks Masters. The workouts are more geared for middle distance and distance swimmers, with a healthy does of stroke work thrown in.
High Intensity Training and
Its Relationship to Hemorrhagic Stroke
by Dr. Paul Hutinger
High blood pressure (HBP) and unusual stress can cause a
hemorrhagic stroke, not usually as devastating as an ischemic stroke, which is
the most common type of stroke and is caused by a clot or other blockage within
an artery leading to the brain. Hemorrhagic strokes are due to a
rupture of a blood vessel or an abnormal vascular structure. [Read more]
Open Water Fun
by Anna Lea Matysek
Looking for an out-of-the-ordinary swimming event this summer? The USMS Calendar of
Events lists a number of open water swims with unusual features. For
those new to open water swimming, you may want to try an event that
allows a little extra insurance. [Read more]
Conejo Valley Multisport Masters
Check out this
months featured club on our YouTube Channel
. This relatively new club near Los Angeles, CA, has been growing rapidly and they share their keys to success.
We've Got Spirit!
Glens Falls Masters
They call it March Madness. Glens Falls, N.Y. Masters Swim team starts off the month with a water polo scrimmage, then it's off to the "Cabin Fever" meet in Ballston Spa. Some St. Patrick's Day themed relays follow as they cap off the month with a water polo match in Saratoga. This is a team-building exercise to get them ready for their big swim meet in May.
Volunteer Profile: Jill Wright
The Spring issue of STREAMLINES for Volunteers
had an incorrect link to the profile article about Jill Wright, Snake River LMSC Registrar: Volunteer Profile: Jill Wright
will get you to the story.
About U.S. Masters Swimming
Masters Swimming, founded in 1970, is a membership-operated national
governing body that promotes adult health, fitness, wellness and competition through
aquatics. It does so by partnering with more than 1,000 adult swim
clubs across the country that offer swim fitness programs, promoting
information via the bi-monthly member magazine, SWIMMER, monthly e-newsletter, STREAMLINES, and usms.org; and
by sanctioning and promoting pool, open water and virtual competitions. More than 50,000 adults are registered members of U.S. Masters Swimming.
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Header photo by Cokie Lepinski.