Tips from
Jon Shastid


In February of 2003, Jon Shastid, from Crescent Hill Masters in Louisville, attended the Olympic High Altitude Training Camp in Colorado Springs as part of a special USMS program. This outstanding camp is offered to Masters swimmers each February through the combined efforts of U.S. Masters Swimming, USA Swimming, the U.S. Olympic Training Center, and The Victor. It is a rare opportunity to access the world's most sophisticated resources for assessing parameters of swimming performance. The camp is limited to twelve dedicated Masters swimmers who are committed to advancing their skills and performances. The camp emphasis is on testing and education. Pool time is dedicated to technique improvement, rather than conditioning. Jon has written a series of articles based on what he learned at the camp.