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October 2011
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Greensboro High Performance Camp
As the Fire Fades
Video: We Are USMS
2011 USAS Convention Wrap up
USMS National Championships
Eliminate Shoulder Pain
2012 USMS Member Registration
Is Your Club Registered?
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Greensboro High Performance Camp a Success
by Glenn Gruber, Ventura County Masters

High PerformanceThe wait was six years. The place was no longer the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, but the brand-new Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C. The USMS High Performance Camp returned with 15 swimmers from around the country and five top-tier USMS coaches.

The USMS High Performance Camp is an intense five-day training camp for Masters swimmers who are committed to improving their skills and speed. Read more...
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As the Fire Fades
by Ashley Jones

Ashley JonesHave you ever come to the realization that the intensity you have felt in the water for so many years is no longer there? You know-that extra something that kicks in, moving into a higher gear, causing you to stretch farther, kick harder and drive to the wall.


It just happened to me the other day-the realization that I am no longer overly concerned with how fast I am swimming. I have watched my times slowing down in the last five years, but have failed to look at the process taking place as this was occurring. Read more... 

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NEW VIDEO: "We Are U.S. Masters Swimming" 

We are excited to release our new video, "We Are U.S. Masters Swimming." For those of you who are new to USMS, this video will give you a snapshot of who we are. 

We Are U.S. Masters Swimming View our videos on YouTube
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2011 USAS Convention

USMS Logo 100X100 Our annual convention was a great success with the gathering of our USMS leadership in Jacksonville, Fla. Sept. 14-18. We have a newly elected president, Nadine Day and vice-president of community services, Jody Smith. Please visit our press release and convention page for a recap of the elections, awards and workshop videos available for viewing.
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USMS National Championship Locations Announced
Mark your calendars and plan to attend these great pool championship events! 

Greensboro 2012 2012 Spring Nationals: April 26-29, 2012
The USMS Spring Nationals will be a four-day competition and will take place in the brand new Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C.

Omaha 2012 Summer Nationals: July 5-8, 2012
The USMS Summer Nationals will follow the USA Swimming Olympic Trials that are scheduled for June 25 through July 2, 2012 in Omaha, Neb. Our meet will be contested in the same competition pool-- this is an opportunity to swim in an amazing facility and experience Olympic Trials.

IUPUI Natatorium2013 Spring Nationals: May 9-12, 2013
The 2013 USMS Spring Nationals is a four-day event and will take place in the newly renovated IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind. Home of the Indy Aquatic Masters.

Mission Viejo2013 Summer Nationals: August 7-11, 2013
The 2013 USMS Summer Nationals will be held in Mission Viejo, home of the Mission Viejo Nadadores. The competition will be held in the Marguerite Aquatic Center, which has undergone extensive renovation.
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Eliminate Shoulder Pain While Swimming Freestyle
by the Professionals at Finis, Inc.

Shoulder PainChances are you've experienced shoulder pain or discomfort at some point in your swimming career. If this has ever prevented you from swimming, you will appreciate just how frustrating this can be. Many people spend lots of time trying to recover but always seem to overlook what is actually causing that pain in the first place: poor stroke technique.


Swimming freestyle with an early hand entry at the start of each stroke will almost always cause the swimmer to drive down with his or her arm rather than extending forward. This digging motion causes an ineffective straight-arm pull that produces little power and puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the swimmer's shoulders and back. Read more... 

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2012 USMS Member Registration Starts November 1

new join renew button USMS is once again offering sponsor discounts for those members who register from November 1 through December 31. Once a member registers they will receive coupon codes via email from the following sponsors.

blueseventy: 20%
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Speedo: 20%****
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*(does not include Turnmaster Pro and Swim Teaching Platform)
**(only Sporti and USMS logo'd items)
***(take advantage of already reduced sale pricing between Nov. 14 and Dec. 16)
****Offer not valid on previous purchases and excludes "Buy 2 and Save" promotions, full price Competition Swimwear styles (LZR Racer Elite, Fastskin FSII, and Aquablade), Speedo Aquabeat MP3 Players, Speedo Water Proof Digital Camera and online gift certificates. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. One code use per user.  No Cash Value. Void where prohibited by law.

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Is Your Club Registered?

RegisterThe club renewal process is underway. The goal is to have all clubs renewed by October.    

The National Office will begin sending renewal reminders to all 2011 members on November 1.  If a club has not renewed its membership for 2012, the member will not be able to choose that club during the registration process.
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Really Cool Website of the Month

For this month's Really Cool Website, we go all the way to Hawaii for the Valley Isle Masters. Good luck to all of our USMS members competing in Kona for the IRONMAN World Championship. 
                      Valley Isle Masters

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  

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As Seen on the USMS Facebook Page

Facebook 100"Coaches inspire all of us to do better, what are some memorable quotes you have heard from your coach?" Check out what they said!

Become a Fan! We have nearly 15,000 fans at the official USMS Facebook Fan Page! Join the party and suggest our page to all of your friends.
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We've Got Spirit!
Noblesville Adult Swim Team, Inc.

Congratulations to the three newest members of the Butternuts: Jeff Maydak, 38, Tom Kline, 47, and Jeff's sister, Danielle Maydak Denniston, 33. Sibling rivalry apparently made Danielle try the 500 yards of butterfly challenge, although she's primarily a triathlete, and she beat her brother's time by one second. The swimmers became the 99th, 100th and 101st Butternuts. All are members of the Noblesville Adult Swim Team in Indiana. Read more...


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U.S. 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 programs across the country; promoting information via the bi-monthly member magazine, SWIMMER, monthly e-newsletter, STREAMLINES, and; 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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