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2013 USMS Member Registration
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Success with Starts
By Stu Kahn, Davis Aquatic Masters

If you're a competitive Masters swimmer, then you barely have enough time for swim practice, much less starts. To make the most of whatever time you do have, here's a quick checklist of toys, tips and tricks for successful starts. Read more... 

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Coming this month, we'll unveil a redesign of This is a sneak peek at our new home page. The USMS website has undergone five updates since its inception in 1996. View the website history.
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2013 Pan American Masters Championship

TPan Am Logohis will be the first time the USA has hosted the biennial event. The 2013 Championship in Sarasota, Fla. will include synchronized swimming, Masters swimming, and open water swimming. To be held June 1-13, 2013, the Championship is expected to attract up to 2,000 swimmers from around the Western Hemisphere. Event registration will begin online at very soon. Plan to attend this unique event.
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Toys for Training: Spice Up Your Workout
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by Mark Gangloff, Olympic Gold Medalist, Ambassador

I love toys. Some people love toys that help them take care of their yard. Others like toys to build stuff. Still, others like toys that help them fish, hit a golf ball farther, or drive faster. Today, however, I am talking about toys that we can use to do the thing we all love to do: Swim. Read more...

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USMS History and Archives needs your help

Taking notes The History and Archives Committee is looking for missing Long Distance and Open Water Championship results from 1974 to 1991. A list of the results in question can be downloaded at If you have any of these results, please email them to
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Really Cool Website of the Month

A simple site that says a lot, YWCA Masters of Adams County has everything it needs to thrive, including Coach Dave Diehl, USMS Vice President of Programs.


To be considered for RCWOM, be sure your club's website includes the current USMS logo and Join/Renew membership button. Submit your club name and web address to

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Seen on the USMS Facebook Page

Facebook 100"USMS Poll: What is the optimal pool temp for your workout?" See what they wrote.

Become a Fan! We are 21,000+ 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!
Saluki Masters workout group

The Saluki Masters workout group of St Louis Area Masters (SLAM) participated in the 24-hour swim event Sept 21-22, 2012 to raise money to build the Super Splash Park outdoor aquatics facility in Carbondale, Ill. Way to represent!
Pictured: Mary Pohlmann, Coach Clay Kolar, Carbondale Park District Director Kathy Renfro, Carbondale Mayor Joel Fritzler.
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