Jackie Allender
Members of U.S. Masters Swimming don’t confine their participation to the pool.  There are many volunteer opportunities for their talent, expertise, and generosity.  USMS recognizes the commitment of those who give back with the Dorothy Donnelly Service Award, named to honor one of USMS’s outstanding volunteers.  The award recognizes those […]

U.S. Masters Swimming Recognition and Awards



Breakfast Pumpkin Cookies
These healthy cookies make a great seasonal grab-and-go breakfast.  With hearty whole-grain oats, cranberries and pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies Prep time      10 minutes Cook time     15 minutes Total time      25 minutes Yield               12 cookies Ingredients ¼ cup coconut oil, melted ¼ cup honey 1 cup rolled old-fashioned oats 1 […]

Healthy Pumpkin Cookies


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Enjoy the health benefits of pumpkins just like our forefathers before us.  Native American Indians used pumpkin as a healthy staple in their diets for centuries before the pilgrims landed.  Pumpkins continued to be an important crop for the pilgrims because they stored well and provided a nutritious food source […]

Fit to Swim: Pumpkin is a Healthy Treat


Tim Waud
Practicing good habits while training can be an accurate representation of how we compete.  Even when we are tired, we should maintain focus and perform as if we were in a race.  If we perform poor, unfocused turns, continuously during practice, this will translate into how we swim our races.  […]

Practice Makes Permanent



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I attended the USAS/USMS Convention for the 17th consecutive year, joining about 300 other delegates in the annual meeting of the National organization.  I serve as Chair of the National Open Water Committee (charged with the development of and participation in open water swimming) and as a long-time member of […]

Long Distance Swimming: 2016 USMS Convention


Scot Sullivan 1
Scot Sullivan Age: 50; Workout Group: Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC) The first time I recall experiencing the impulse to race in the water came in December, 1974, in Norman, Oklahoma.  My older brother and sister were swimming in a meet, and I was relegated to the stands.  As a 3rd […]

Swimmer Spotlight: Scot Sullivan


Ralph Mohr
In recollection I have always felt that Michael Phelps had two swims in the 2008 Olympics that were beyond compare.  First was the 400 IM in 4:03.84, which still stands and probably will for quite awhile. The second was the 200 free where Phelps obliterated the field by more than […]

Swim Bits: Turns, Turns, Turns