An additional practice has been scheduled for Wednesday from 6 to 7:45pm to make up for the lightning cancellation.
"Susie had no talent whatsoever. She's a little person who couldn't even make a final at a state meet - coming and showing the world that on sheer guts and determination you can do anything you want!"
~Susie Maroney's coach Dick Caine, after her 200 kilometer marathon swim from Mexico to Cuba.
For those of you affected... Managing Migraines
For those of you yearning for some longer sets, distance / middle distance work, we'll be spending the next few weeks working on endurance. Yesterday we did a slew of 400s and today we did our fair share of 800s; 4600 yards in total for Tuesday's workout.
So bring your crinkled up buck, and come to practice. This Friday, we'll be doing some IM work with Sheryl. On Saturday, we'll be back to the theme for the next few weeks (or until we can get back in the ocean for some open-water training), that theme being endurance freestyle.
"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." ~Anonymous
First I would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who donated to Swim Across the Sound. Our team "Westport Swim Club Lane 3" fundraised over $8,000 to benefit the St. Vincent's Medical Center cancer charity. As for the swim across Long Island Sound "it was the closest finish in the history of the race" as spoken by race director Dave Parcell's. Our team and the Westport Water WRATS team swapped holding the lead several times during the 15 mile trek across the sound. We ended up finishing just over a minute behind the 3 time defending champions in 5 hours, and 49 minutes. The conditions for the swim were just about perfect with little chop, no jellyfish, and lots of sun! Your donations and support will go a long way in helping with the battle against cancer. Again thanks for your support and generosity.
Dynoswim contributed $110.00 to the Swim Across the Sound for cancer research; thanks to all who donated. Check out some pictures from last Saturday's event:
Dean's back. We will be working on Freestyle technique on Friday, August 18, 2005. Hopefully the weather will co-operate. See you tomorrow!
Broke 3000 yards!
"The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become." ~Anonymous
If you're using Dynoswim's workouts database, why not enter your own favorite swimming workouts? Or if you have an important set you'd like to share with us, add that too. Spread the wealth of knowledge, if you have it, share it! We do.
Read about efficiency and relaxation. 100 Freestyle
Please read the following article written for swim parents, but which is also applicable at every level (Masters included) of swimming. We can ruin our swimming careers by having unrealistic expectations of what success and failure in the pool actually means. Swimming Sabotage
Just wanted to reinforce some points you've probably heard from a few swim coaches before. If you want to be a fast swimmer, then you have to train like a swimmer; makes sense. Train Like a Swimmer
"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." ~Anonymous
The Dynoswim Masters swim team said goodbye and good luck to Hannah Gerber Friday night at Ruby Tuesday's in Palm Coast. Hannah is one of the co-founders of the Dynoswim Masters team and she is starting a new stage of her life as a post-graduate student at the University of Alabama. We will miss you Hannah! Visit us during your time off...
The Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool: Australia vs. United States will be televised on WNBC at 4:00 - 6:00 PM EST on August 6th (Part 1) and 12:30 - 2:00 PM EST on August 7th (Part 2).
Check out this helpful backstroke tip courtesy of Swimming World Magazine.
"A common technique error in backstroke is letting the hands enter too softly. If the hands enter too softly and "sit" on the water, your body rotation will be slowed down, and there is a tendency to overreach on the entry."
Pat, Diane, and Jake, please read this... Swimming for the Beginner Triathlete
If anyone is interested, there will be a make up practice this Thursday. The practice will start promptly at 6pm (regular time).
I wonder what stroke he did? Read how Rover paddled his way to fame
I keep hearing this question over and over again (three times in the last two weeks). Do swimmers retain more body fat? Bottom line, no one freaking knows... Article by Dr. Ivan Gotnoclue
"For myself, losing is not coming second. It's getting out of the water knowing I could have done better. For myself, I have won every race I've been in." - Ian Thorpe [AUS]