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It's All In Your Head

The secret to improving your technique.

Swimming Psychology

30 Nov 05 @ 2:22 PM  | 0 comments  |  Technique, Tips, and Drills category

Swimming History: July 25, 1925

For those of you interested in swimming history from the silent film era, check out the following website and download the day's competition recaps from the Bottrap Swim Stadium in Germany.

July 25, 1925 Kreisfest

You'll notice a variety of events including: Synchronized Swimming and the 100M Freestyle relay (notice that there are only three legs to the relays). You'll also get to see Double-Arm Backstroke as an optional component to the backstroke event. Equally interesting is the Women's Breastroke (3x100) relay and diving from a 9M platform! The clip concludes with a lifeguard competition and Water Polo.

It's seven minutes long, but very interesting!

29 Nov 05 @ 7:13 AM  | 0 comments  |  Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

Quote for the Week of November 28, 2005

"As the skipper used to say, 'Where's that effing dog?', and you'd take a look and you'd see it swimming away behind like." ~David Walker

David Walker (September 28, 1785 - June 28, 1830) was a black abolitionist. He was born in Wilmington, North Carolina. In the 1820s he made a living from a clothing store that he had set up. In Boston, Walker made acquaintances with black right's activists and was involved with the Freedom's Journal of New York City, which was the first African American newspaper. In September, 1829, he published a pamphlet entitled Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World, which was directed towards the enslaved men and women of the South. Because of Walker's Appeal, which caused many slaves to gain hope of becoming free, plantation owners created a $3,000 reward for anyone who killed Walker, and a $10,000 reward for anyone who brought him back alive. In June 1830, not long after publishing the third edition of his Appeal, David Walker was found dead in his home. Many believe he was poisoned, although there is no evidence to support that allegation.

28 Nov 05 @ 9:35 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Monday, November 28, 2005 Practice Cancelled!

Pool closed due to inclement weather with lightning.

28 Nov 05 @ 5:49 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Amy Britton Whisks to 3rd Place as Patricia Milton Stomps All but Two!

Both Pat and Amy earned third place in their respective age groups at the Paul DeBruyn 15K held last weekend on November 19, 2005. This event was sponsored by the Daytona Track Club.

Great Job: Dynoswim is Proud!

Download Results

25 Nov 05 @ 6:22 PM  | 2 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Quote for the Week of November 21, 2005

"Believe in yourself, not only in swimming, but in life itself. You always have to have fun. You have to have an open mind. If you're not enjoying it, don't do it. Life's too short." ~Debbie Meyer

Debbie Meyer (born August 14, 1952 Annapolis, Maryland) won the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle swimming events in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, at 16 years old becoming the first swimmer and first female to win three individual gold medals. Her winning times were 2:10.5 for 200m, 4:31.8 for 400m and 9:24.0 for 800m, all of them new Olympic records. A sufferer from asthma, she also broke twenty world records, which landed her in the Olympic Hall of Fame, broke 24 United States records and won 19 Amateur Athletic Union championships.

In 1969 she was named Associated Press Athlete of the Year. In 1972 she retired from competition. She owns the Debbie Meyer Swim School.

On 5 July 2004 she was inducted into the United States National High School Hall of Fame.

In memory of her Olympic achievement she uses the custom car licence plate 3GOLD68.

21 Nov 05 @ 4:44 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Benefits to Exercise

"People who exercise can add three years to their life, and their hearts reap benefits from something as simple as brisk walking a half-hour a day, two studies suggest." via Yahoo News

Imagine what swimming an hour and a half workout three or four times a week does for you!

17 Nov 05 @ 9:23 AM  | 0 comments  |  Health and Nutrition category

The Low-Down on Hypoxic Training

Please read the following article by Kevin Milak (published in the 3rd Quarter issue of "Swim Technique" magazine).

Hypoxic Training

15 Nov 05 @ 9:35 PM  | 0 comments  |  Technique, Tips, and Drills category

Quote for the Week of November 14, 2005

"Remember to do the things you enjoy away from swimming, regularly." ~Ian Thorpe

14 Nov 05 @ 11:59 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Ironman World Championship on TV this weekend

Don't miss the coverage of the Ford Ironman World Championship this Saturday at 4:30PM, EST on NBC.

11 Nov 05 @ 6:12 PM  | 0 comments  |  Elite Level Competition category

Triathlon Training Resource

For you Tri-athletes, check out the Charleston Triathlon Club website:

Charleston Triathlon Club

Charleston Triathlon Club Training

9 Nov 05 @ 1:24 PM  | 0 comments  |  Triathlon category

Mountain Biking - Sunday, November 13, 2005

For those of you interested, we have tentative plans to meet for a few hours of trail-riding. We will meet at 1pm this Sunday. Our exact location is still TBD.

If you have a mountain bike and are interested, then please let us know.

7 Nov 05 @ 8:55 PM  | 8 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Quote for the Week of November 6, 2005

"There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way." ~Christopher Morley

6 Nov 05 @ 8:42 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

The Faulty Flipper

Check out the Faulty Flipper - a not too serious resort and resource for grown up swimmers of all varieties.

The Faulty flipper

6 Nov 05 @ 12:44 PM  | 0 comments  |  Swim Sites category

Practice at Belle Terre

Our M/W/F practices will now begin at 6:00pm effective immediately. Saturday's practice will still begin at 11am.

3 Nov 05 @ 12:46 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Video of Underwater Breaststroke Pullout

Swimmingworldmagazine.com posted an article and excellent video demonstrating the new breaststroke pullout. You could also read the specifics regarding the new rule at the USMS website.

2 Nov 05 @ 9:05 PM  | 0 comments  |  Technique, Tips, and Drills category

Follow-up to Breaststroke

Please take a look at www.Swim.ee, an Estonian swim resource, on proper breaststroke technique.

Technique for Men

Technique for Women

2 Nov 05 @ 1:01 PM  | 0 comments  |  Technique, Tips, and Drills category

Free Hershey Bars for Wednesday's Practice

Each swimmer will receive a Hershey bar at the conclusion of Wednesday, November 2nd practice.

1 Nov 05 @ 8:01 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

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