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    S.M.A.R.T. Goals for 2013

    Coach Chris Campbell, Mountain View Masters


    Chris Campbell It's time again to think about some goals for the New Year. Coaches encourage you to do this every year, because goals are great motivators, especially on those cold and dark mornings when we're all tempted to hit the snooze button and go back to sleep. Whatever may come down the pike in 2013, what you desire to get out of this sport is entirely in your hands. It always has been, and it always will be. Read more... 

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    SWIMMER is now online!

    SWIMMER MagOur beautiful, informative, and super-cool print magazine is now available on your computer or tablet. If you're a current member of USMS, you can now access SWIMMER through your My USMS account. If you haven't set up your free account yet, follow these detailed instructions. Enjoy digital issues dating back to 2011, with previous years to be added over time.

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    SWIMMER underwater music player reviews 

    Video review of the Swim Bag: Underwater Music review in SWIMMER
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    Waterproof Audio Reviews - SWIMMER Magazine

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    Choosing Supplements

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    Swimmers often employ a tremendous range of training techniques, a variety of equipment and training aids, and use high-quality fuels and supplements, all for the purpose of helping them get the most out of all the time and energy they put into their workouts. For swimmers who also race, the ultimate goal of all of these things is to help them win races and set personal bests. Read more...  

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    In case you missed it, we unveiled a redesign of in December. Visit today and let us know what you think. The USMS website has undergone five updates since its inception in 1996. View the website history.
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    This is Masters swimming: Some days it's not about the competition.
    USMS - Some days it's not all about the competition
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