Tag: U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships

Phil Dodson Keeps Giving

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Phil Dodson, a lifelong swimmer and volunteer from Illinois, won the tough 200-yard butterfly race in the 60-64 age group at the 2014 U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships in Santa Clara, California last week. His gutsy performance is typical of his performances that have highlighted his long pool

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Men vs. Women In Las Vegas 10K

In viewing the results from the 10 km U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships, it was interesting to compare men versus women. 28 women (averaging 40.75 years old) and 38 men (averaging 44.8 years old) completed the 10 km race in Lake Mead. Led by Bill May, the men's overall average time was 2 hours 46 minutes. Led by Lexie Kelly, the women's

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Del Valle Doing Well

The Del Valle Open Water Festival in northern California is in less than two weeks. Race director Bill McCracken predicts that the weather will be superb and the lake water levels are strong. Over 200 participants are participating in the 5 km and 10 km events, there is plenty of interest in the longer distance events, but it is the projected 20% increase

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When Things Go On The Fritz

When stiff winds kick up the turn buoys, timing system tents, and the water in Lake Mead in Las Vegas, things get rough for the open water swimmers and triathletes, but nothing goes on the Fritz. Because civil engineer and Swim Las Vegas coach Paul Fritz has thought of every contingency and every scenario well ahead of time. Fritz is a former swimmer from

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Nitric Oxide Release Is Good For The Body

There is no sport in the world - nothing - that exposes the human body to the elements like open water swimming. Mountain climbing, scuba diving, marathon running, surfing, skydiving, or orienteering get you outdoors, but open water swimming fully envelopes and engages you in Mother Nature's totality like swimming in oceans, lakes, and rivers. Nearly naked

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Don’t PASS Up These Open Water Swims

Dick Sidner announced the 2012 Planet Adventure Swimming Series (PASS), three open water swims in Noblesville in central Indiana, USA. The PASS events include the PASS 1K/2K held on May 26th in Morse Park & Beach, the PASS 5K that is run in conjunction with the 5K U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships on June 23th in South Harbour Club House Beach,

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