May 7, 2021
The latest issue of Swimming World Magazine is now available for download in the Swimming World Vault! Non-Subscribers Can Download This Issue Here Swimming Technique Concepts: Maximizing Swimming Velocity
Jan. 21, 2021
In the sport of swimming, records fall. They are, as the saying goes, “meant to be broken.” But some records linger for years, even decades, making them even more impressive as their legacy grows with time. There are several FINA Masters World Records that have stood the test of time — 10 records that are still held from the 20 th Century. That is no small feat considering how the sport has evolved in the 21 st Century. Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen holds several FINA Masters World Records, including five that are more than 20 years old. She holds the long-course meters w ...
Jan. 19, 2021
15 Truths About Swimming Swimming is a sport like no other. You learn a lot about yourself throughout your years as a swimmer and the sport inherently instills valuable life lessons in you. Even when your time as a competitive swimmer is done, you still continue to learn more about the sport and have time to reflect. Here are 15 very real and very honest truths about swimming: 1. Swimming isn’t like any other sport, so don’t expect it to be. Swimming is unique for many reasons and is truly unlike any other sport. You don’t get a timeout in the middle of your 400 IM, no matter how bad ...
April 8, 2020
With nearly all swimmers reaching their prime between their late teens to early 30s, masters swimming gives an opportunity for swimmers all over to continue competing at any age. Swim Fort Lauderdale’s Cecilia McCloskey has been racing masters for over 30 years and has amassed numerous American Masters and World Masters records. With decades of experience in the pool, McCloskey is a clear example of the longevity the sport of swimming can provide. After making waves in the US masters swimming world for quite some time, the now 70 year-old is showing no signs of slowing down. Most rec ...
March 28, 2020
George Corones, an Australian masters swimmer, who made waves in 2018 for becoming the first 100+ year old to break 1:00 in the SCM 50 freestyle, died this morning of natural causes. Corones, a resident of Albany Creek, In Queensland, would’ve turned 102 years old on April 6th. Due to crowd restrictions put in place by the Australian government because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the family live streamed the funeral service, which was held today. The video of the service will be made available in the near future. Corones became a masters swimming icon in Australia for tearing up record ...
June 8, 2021
Every year, a select few Masters swimmers from around the world are inducted into the Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame, a division of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. In 2021, the list of inductees includes two longtime U.S. Masters Swimming members—Kerry O’Brien of Walnut Creek Masters and Clay Britt of Montgomery Ancient Mariners—who’ve achieved the highest level of their respective disciplines within the sport. The induction will take place Oct. 9 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.