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hearing from our members about their swimming experiences. We may
feature your story on the Web, in STREAMLINES
, or in SWIMMER
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Please enjoy this issue of STREAMLINES as we transition from spring to summer. More informative articles by some of our members await, as well as some helpful tips from a sponsor.
Be sure to check out the long distance and open water results from the start of the season, as well as upcoming events. The video recaps from Atlanta shouldn't be missed and online registration for Summer Nationals is now available.
Swimming for Life
Your Friends at U.S. Masters Swimming
Summer Nationals Registration is OPEN
for Summer Nationals in San Juan, Puerto Rico has opened. The meet will be held August 9-12. Entries received by July 1 receive a $10 discount. The deadline for entry is July 8. The event will be capped off with an open water swim on August 13. A separate open water registration page
will be updated, so check back for more information.
As you move through online registration, you will notice that there are many apparel options, including women's cuts, tech shirts, polos and more available for this meet-- be sure to order them during the online registration process-- only limited styles and quantities may be available for purchase at the meet.See You in San Juan!
Changing for Good
by William G. Ewan, Ph.D.
One of the greatest contributions to psychology in the 20th Century
came from research done at the University of Rhode Island. In a book
entitled "Changing for Good," James Prochaska, Ph.D., John Norcross,
Ph.D., and Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D. describe their findings. By outlining
them here briefly, I hope to help swimmers understand how they can
change in the water to become faster. [Read more]
When Shoulder Hypermobility is a Problem for the Swimmer
Ross A. Hauser, M.D.
Athletes who participate in shoulder-stressing sports, such as tennis
and swimming, often experience laxity, or looseness, in their shoulders,
with female athletes normally having more shoulder laxity than male
athletes. Certain sports stress different structures in the shoulder. [Read more]
USMS Spring Nationals Recap
In case you missed it, USMS hosted nearly 2,000 athletes at Georgia Tech Aquatic Center May 20 - 23. Over 100 individual and 19 relay records were set at the same pool used for
the 1996 Olympics. Extensive coverage could be seen on Facebook
throughout the weekend. Subscribers can enjoy the benefits of future U.S. Masters Swimming content. You can also log on to usms.org
for all of the daily video recaps cataloged on the site.
Don't Let This Happen to You!
Larry Kravitz with Nitro Masters in Austin, Texas missed
the entry deadline for Spring Nationals in Atlanta and sent a plea for leniency. Unfortunately, no exceptions were granted and he had to attend as a spectator. We did, however, enjoy his list of excuses as to why he was late.
His teammates got in the action by printing him a T-shirt
with his Top 10 list, which he wore proudly while cheering for them on deck in
Atlanta. Kravitz, 56, says he and his teammates have several Top 10 lists and
have such a good time that his kids think he goes to work just to have access
to a computer to email his swimming friends all day.
Top 10 Reasons Why I Missed the Entry Deadline for Spring Nationals...
by Larry Kravitz
had Icelandic volcanic ash clogging my computer keyboard.#9: I
didn't want to intimidate the other swimmers who might withdraw if they saw my
name in their race.#8: I
was busy doing CPR on my teammate who collapsed trying to make the cut times
for the meet.#7: I
got lost on the 10K open water swim last week and just hitched my way home.
#6: I was too busy trying to sew up the rip in my tech suit (you know where) that happened because I put on weight since qualifying for Nationals.
#5: I was waiting to
see if I was picked up as a quarterback in the NFL draft.
#4: Who could think
straight to do an entry after one of our coach's workouts?
#3: I had too much
fun at Zones, and spent the week in confessional.
ate one of my teammate's recovery recipes, and was in the bathroom the rest of
#1: I was too busy helping Michael Phelps learn to swim butterfly breathing every OTHER stroke.
Start Your Engines:
Open Water and Long Distance Seasons Kick Off
Upcoming Open Water and Long Distance Events
Long Distance National Championships:
Open Water Series, USMS's National open water series:
Goggle Strap 4-1-1
by the Professionals at SwimOutlet.com
Take a close look at the huge variety of goggles on the
market, and you'll soon notice that your choices include not only different
types of lenses, but also many different types of goggle straps. And that may
leave you with a whole new set of questions.
Which goggle strap will keep your lenses in place for the
start of a race? Which goggle strap is easily adjustable? Is it better to have
a single or a double strap? Whatever your questions are about goggle straps,
the answers are here. [Read more]
USMS Historical Record Missing
The USMS historical records do not contain the minutes from the 1985 USMS Convention held in Phoenix, Ariz. Long-time convention veterans are asked to dust off their files and search for a typewritten copy of these minutes. If found, please contact Meegan Wilson
We've Got Spirit!
Masters of South Texas
The lake water is warming up. Linda Callaway, Shawn Feather and Scott Linnborn submitted this picture taken May 3rd, as they swam in Lake Georgetown in Texas. The water temperature was 68 degrees at the time.
About U.S. Masters Swimming
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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 programs across the
country; 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
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Header photo by Cokie Lepinski.