Dear : Get 2019 started right with the SmartyPants Vitamins U.S. Masters Swimming Winter Fitness Challenge (Feb. 15-28) and the USMS 1-Hour ePostal Championship (Jan. 1-Feb. 28).
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Do you have Masters swimmers whose only concern is how fast they swim and fear the inevitability of getting slower? Remind them that swimming is about more than becoming faster. Medical research has shown that swimming slows the aging process, loss of muscle mass, reduction of cognitive brain function, and decreased libido as swimmers get older. Your swimmers might not be swimming as fast, but they're getting better.

About U.S. Masters Swimming
U.S. Masters Swimming encourages adults to enjoy the health, fitness, and social benefits of swimming by providing more than 2,000 adult swimming programs and events across the country, including open water and pool competitions. USMS's 65,000-plus members range from age 18 to 99 and include swimmers of all ability levels. USMS, a nonprofit, also trains and certifies coaches and provides online workouts, a bimonthly member magazine, monthly eNewsletters, and technique articles and videos at usms.org.

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