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Abby Nunn Conquers Cuba-to-Florida 104-mile Swim

When Abby Nunn gingerly clambered ashore with her own two feet yesterday evening in Key West, she became the first person to successfully make the crossing from Cuba to U.S. soil. She was in the water for 38 hours, six minutes, and preliminary data indicated that she logged approximately 104.912134123 miles.

VMST Member Bill Winters, age 44, Qualifies for Olympic Trials

Competing at Richmond’s newest long course facility, Auburn grad Bill Winters punched his ticket to Omaha for the 2012 Olympic Trials with a phenomenal time in the 200 breaststroke!

Phelps vs Lochte, Round II: The Revenge

Ryan Lochte had an awesome meet at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, beating Michael Phelps in two head-to-head contests. But Phelps recently got a measure of revenge on his rival!

The Manly Art of Leg-Shaving

If you’ve never shaved your legs (and arms and torso) before swimming, you might want to give it a try on your next taper meet. But the process isn’t easy, especially for beginners!

First-Ever Positive Drug Test for Masters Swimmer

Famed United States Masters Swimming’s (USMS) own Dave Holland has recently tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. Read the full sordid story.

The Lighter Side of Swimming

A lifeguard with a sense of humor.

The Lighter Side of Swimming

Training and racing for open water swims certainly puts you in situations you never find in the pool! VMST members Kelly (Parker) Palace and husband Mark are preparing for the 2nd Annual Kingdom Swim (July 24) in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont; apparently this couple who had the same idea.