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.
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.
Siphiwe Baleka is a one-of-a-kind Yale graduating, globetrotting, God-fearing, truck-driving, fast-swimming family man. And he’s got a new mission — to help long-haul truckers everywhere improve their health, fitness and quality of life.
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.
Growing Bolder CEO Marc Middleton took his suit and his video camera to the U.S. Masters National Swimming Championships in Atlanta. He returned with dozens of new friends, 4 medals and 1 story about an amazing competition.