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Greetings from beautiful San Juan! This issue of STREAMLINES will help you stay up to date with what's going on at Summer Nationals.
Additionally, read about one team's efforts to bring a little summer to their winters. Dr Ross Hauser shares another informative article about shoulder problems, and Hammer Nutrition follows up their article from last month with more about pre-race fueling.
Our USMS volunteers contribute to this issue: the Records and Tabulations Committee has written a "how to" on how to make sure your Top 10 swims make it to the record books. And we get up close and personal with USMS President, Jeff Moxie.
Swimming for Life!
at U.S. Masters Swimming
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People At The Office Think We're On Vacation
by Libby Garland
When the two swimmers left their shaded hammocks on the beach at Pie
de la Cuesta, a village just north of Acapulco, Mexico, the
mid-afternoon sun was intense. They decided to avoid the thirty-minute
uphill trek to the house where they were staying with their teammates
during Red Tide's annual weeklong training trip. Instead, they hailed
one of the Volkswagen Beetle taxis that ply the narrow highway from Pie
de la Cuesta to Acapulco. The driver, on hearing their
destination-given in rudimentary Spanish-nodded. "Ah!" he said. "The
group on that bus!" [Read more]
For the Record
Making Sure Your Top 10 Time Sticks
the Records and Tabulations
So you're going to a Masters meet that is not run by USMS.
How can you get your times to count for USMS Top 10 and Records?
"They asked me for my USMS number, so that must mean it's
necessarily! First of all, the meet must be "Recognized" by USMS... [Read more]
President's Profile: Jeff Moxie
We were able to sit down with USMS President Jeff Moxie and talk about his swimming life and his vision for the future.
We're At Summer Nationals!
August 9th - 13th in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico. This
exciting event will include over 630 competitive swimmers ranging from 18 to 87
years of age.
Held at the Natatorium of
San Juan, this world-class facility was modeled after the 1996 Olympics
Natatorium at Georgia Tech. The Natatorium will host 44 events over the course
of four days of Masters competition. Additionally, USMS will hold the
1,500-meter Open Water Challenge at Ocean Park on Friday, August 13th.
Full results and coverage of the event can be found on USMS.org
as well as our YouTube
What To Do When "Simple" Solutions Do Not Resolve Shoulder Hypermobility Problems for the Swimmer
by Ross A. Hauser, M.D.
Swimmers need a delicate balance of shoulder mobility and stability
in order to meet the tremendous demands of their sport. While joint
hypermobility can be advantageous for the swimmer, to have good reach
and range of motion in their stroke, too much laxity in the shoulder can
leave it unstable. For the swimmer who has hypermobility, the simple
first steps include altering training hours, working on stroke
mechanics, and trying specific exercises aimed at tightening the
muscular support around the shoulder. But after these are tried, and the
athlete is still left with pain or instability, what is the next step? [Read more]
by The Professionals at Hammer Nutrition:
Steve Born & Laura Lee LaBelle
You've spent a lot of hours in the pool and in the gym, preparing for
your important, soon-to-be-happening competition. You're fit, you're
ready, you're psyched, and now you're anxiously waiting for the days
prior to the meet to pass (why do they always take so long?!). The
questions you're probably asking are, "What should I do in the days
leading up to the race? Perhaps more importantly, what should I do on
race morning so that I can achieve the best results possible?" Here are a
few time-proven tips that we're sure will help you. [Read more]
Make a Splash
To date, more than 350,000 children have learned to swim through the USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash program. Would you like to help? Click here
to learn more...
We've Got Spirit!
by Kona Aquatics Masters
This picture was sent to us from Kona Aquatics Masters
, taken during their Memorial Day workout! Coach Steve Borowski is the one hanging loose in the center of the photo.
About U.S. Masters Swimming
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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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