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May 2012
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2012 Spring Nats Recap
Treading the Thin Line of Death
2012 Summer Nationals
Speedo 5K and 10K Postal
USMS Wins Telly Award
Online Coach Patrick Brundage
World Masters Swimmers of 2011
USMS/Chammyz Special Offer
Really Cool Website
As Seen on Facebook
We've Got Spirit!
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USMS 5K Open Water Championships 

Noblesville, Ind., June 23 


Open Water Clinic June 17 

Contact Dick Sidner for details or visit the event website.  


USMS 2-Mile Cable Swim   

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USMS 6+ Mile Open Water (10K) 

Jacksonville, Ore. July 14     

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Whether you swim for health, competition or both; whether you prefer open water to the pool, we have swimming events for you. Read on to see what's happening in USMS.

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2012 Spring Nationals Recap

Greensboro 20121,862 swimmers competed in this years Spring Nationals at Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C. It was resounding success and great to watch several Olympians, Hall of Fame inductees and national record holders making splashes. There were a total of 41 USMS national records broken. All of this happened with live video streaming of the meet. Congratulations to the top finishing local and regional clubs.  

GACLocal Clubs
1 Virginia Masters Swim Team (1,555.50)
2 Sarasota YMCA Sharks (855)
3 The Olympic Club (697)
Regional Clubs
1 North Carolina Masters Swimming (4,615.50)
2 Pacific Northwest Aquatics (1,269)
3 Georgia Masters (1,014)

Complete Results

Rob and Eney The meet was not only about the fast swimming. So many competitors accomplished their own personal goals and we were able to bring those stories to life in our video coverage. Rob Butcher and Eney Jones brought us the highlights by roaming the deck collecting stories and interviews. Videos of the event can be found in our online Meet Video Gallery.
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Treading the Thin Line of Death
by Coach Emmett Hines
Open Water Swimmer

Instinct rarely serves you well in swimming. The human survival impulse in water screams, "Get head above water! Get vertical! Get out!" For the majority of swimmers, despite having quelled most of these primal urges, the "need" to lift the head, if only a wee bit in order to breathe, still remains. Read more...  

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2012 Marriott USMS Summer Nationals

2012 Summer NationalsRegistration fees will increase tonight at midnight for the 2012 Marriott USMS Summer National Championships. Do not delay, online registration is available. This unique championship will be held in the same pool as the USA Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb. All the pageantry from the Trials will be in place for these Nationals. Visit our USMS Facebook page contest for a chance to win a 4 nights hotel stay in Omaha for these nationals. The energy for our Nationals will be electric. This is guaranteed to be the one Nationals you will not want to miss! Read more...
2012 Marriott USMS Summer Nationals July 5-8
2012 Marriott USMS Summer Nationals July 5-8

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Speedo USMS 5K/10K Postal Championships

Lap Swim

Some people do the 5K Postal and/or the 10K Postal event for competition, while others do it for fitness. Are you up for the challenge? The Speedo USMS 5K and 10K postal championships  start May 15. Just swim 5K (5000 meters) and/or 10K (10,000 meters) in its entirety in any 50-meter pool you choose. Fill out your entry and you will be compared to other USMS swimmers around the country. Good Luck! Online Entry
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U.S. Masters Swimming Wins Telly Award

Telly Award U.S. Masters Swimming is excited to announce that it has been awarded a Bronze Telly Award during the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for its outstanding promotional video, "We Are U.S. Masters Swimming." The honor is shared with creator and producer Ben Christoffel of Liquid Media, Inc. Read more... 

We Are U.S. Masters Swimming
We Are U.S. Masters Swimming
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Meet High Volume Online Coach, Patrick Brundage

Patrick Brundage Patrick Brundage competed for the University of Texas at Austin, training under one of swimming's greatest coaches, Eddie Reese. While serving in the Peace Corps, he trained with the small but enthusiastic Swaziland National Swim Team. Patrick's coaching career started during graduate school, when he coached 9- to 12-year-olds on a YMCA swim team. Patrick trains and competes hard, chronicling his workouts in his USMS blog, "Of Swimming Bondage." Patrick's workouts will be tailored to his fellow distance swimmers who love to swim in the "animal lane." View Patrick's Workouts
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World Masters Swimmers of the Year

2011 Top 12 Masters In April, our media partner Swimming World Magazine announced the World Masters Swimmers of the Year for 2011. Seven Masters swimming experts from around the globe served as the selection panel. Among the honorees representing U.S. Masters Swimming were:
  • Janet Evans, USA, 40-44
  • Diann Uustal, USA, 65-69
  • Laura Val, USA, 60-64
  • Tom Barton, USA, 55-59
  • Jim McConica, USA, 60-64
  • Steve Wood, USA, 50-54

For a complete list and an explianation of the selection process, visit Swimming World's 2011 World Masters Swimmers of the Year page

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USMS/Chammyz Special Offer

Chammyz bomber Get your USMS embroidered Chammyz at a fraction of the retail price with our exclusive USMS offer of $59.99 (plus embroidery). Chammyz are available in ten different colors and five different sizes so you can find comfort in whatever style that fits you.
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Really Cool Website of the Month

Wisconsin Masters Swimming keeps all their members informed with events, records and newsletters all in one place with an easy to navigate design. That's why they are the Really Cool Website of the Month.

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 100Nearly every week we ask... "What will you be doing in your swimming life this weekend? " See what they said, and join the conversation!

Become a Fan! We are nearly 19,000 fans strong 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!
Illinois Masters

During the Illinois State Championship meet, they had some very spirited relays set national records. Nothing but smiles and cheers on the deck. 

Illinois Masters

Bottom Left: Charlie Cunick, Tim Carlson, Justin Chiles, Vince Allegra
Top Right: Hannika Schleebs, Kelly McNichols, Katie Braun, Julia Shallcross
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