Is swimming the sport for you? U.S. Masters Swimming's executive director explains why the physical and social components of swimming makes it the perfect sport for a lifetime of fitness.
How many 92-year-olds do you know who swim nearly every day and continue to compete in challenging meets? Brud Cleaveland smashes the stereotypes of aging with every stroke.
With all due respect to the dozen former Olympians and more than 1,000 other competitors, the swimmer with the largest and loudest fan support at the U.S. Masters Swimming national championships was a 71-year-old woman from Minnesota named Ann.
A woman who didn't even start swimming until her mid-60s is now lapping up the competition, earning four No. 1 rankings.
Enjoying Life's Little Miracles
She's not really an athlete. She's a retired biologist who loves adventure. That's why 96-year-old Mary Anne Cooper traveled from British Columbia to Arizona to compete in the U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships.
Just weeks shy of his 76th birthday, Graham Johnston broke six swimming records ... in one race!
Richard Abrahams was one of the world's best swimmers during his collegiate career in the 1960s, and amazingly, now that he's in his 60s, he is swimming faster than he ever has before!
Three-time cancer survivor Susan Helmrich says she's learned one thing from her health battles -- every day is a gift and she intends to each it. Find out how she's combining her passion for swimming and finding a cure.
Army Strong--Learning to Swim at 59
In January of this year, I joined the local YMCA and signed up for swimming lessons. I managed to live 59 years--more than 21,700 days--without learning how to swim.I could dog paddle, but I never learned to actually swim. So how did I get through 10 years in the Army? In the water survival course I jumped in the pool in boots and my uniform and got rescued--three times. I was such a good...
Army Strong: Kick Ass Healthy For Life
Of all times and places in the history of the world, right now is the best time to live a long, healthy, kick ass life. In a month I will be 60 years old and begin my last two years in the Army National Guard. All soldiers are supposed to get out by age 58 on active duty, and 60 in the Guard. But I got a waiver to stay in two more years. Part of my case for a waiver was that I scored the max on...