By Dirk Smith
For most Masters athletes, the story seems to go that involvement in their particular sport (often swimming, track and field, or other sports that don’t have formalized leagues) starts with youth/ age group competition, high school, college and if they’re good enough then elite level competition. Master’s is what happens after all that and is a great way for adult athletes, whether experienced or otherwise new, to continue pursuit of competitive sport well into their… well as long as they can go for!
As a Master’s swimmer, I have attended many levels of competitions, from local and state to national and international competitions. Having joined many different clubs and teams for practice I have had the opportunity to meet many amazing people who have challenged me physically and mentally as an athlete, always in pursuit of becoming a stronger and better swimmer.
By Dirk Smith and Niki Trumpler
In the past 100 years of the culture of physical fitness, there has been a lot of growth and evolution of our knowledge to how regular exercise and fitness effects our bodies and minds. It has not been without a lot of learning and a lot of claims, theories and stereotypes that have been proving wrong; yet persist. A lot of the myths surrounding female fitness trends are rooted in a misogynist and sometimes outright sexist, antiquated standard. Thus here we are to bust some of those myths to help you get motivated to get moving!
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My name is (Dirk) David Smith. I created Stonewall Fitness with a passion to unite the LGBT+ Community through exercise, fitness and sport.
My passion lies in breaking down the barriers and stigmas associated with exercise and fitness.
Focusing on goal oriented training and personal best in exercise, fitness and sport.
I am an openly gay swimmer, coach, trainer, writer and blogger. Stonewall Fitness is my vehicle to channel my passion worldwide. I am #FitwithPRIDE and #iCompete
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