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Hypoxic Drill

Read about Ray Bussard's, "Tennessee Turns".

Tennessee Turns

Provided by Scott Bay. Thank-you.

31 Jan 06 @ 8:53 PM  | 0 comments  |  Technique, Tips, and Drills category

Dynoswimmers Dry; Competition All Wet

A busy week! Talk about competitive spirit...

Like Pat Milton and Amy Britton's Harbor Federal Sandpiper 5K. Awesome! Or how about Christine Bange's 2nd place finish in the Daytona 5k! We're loving Scott Bay's 2nd Place repeat in the VA Training Criterium. Don't forget about Dave Petkovsek's 3rd overall in 0:38:54.372 at the Orlando Xtreme Marathon 10K. (Use the Contact Us link and we'll send you Dave's autograph!) Last but certainly not least, Tah Dah: Dakin Fromhold brought home first in his division at the Matanzas 5000. Dakin Rules!

...making waves outside the pool. Way to go, Guys!

30 Jan 06 @ 10:16 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Quote for the Week of January 30, 2006

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." ~Walter Bagehot

Walter Bagehot lived from 1826-1877. He was an English journalist, closely associated with the English institutionalist-historicist tradition. He was one of the early editors of the famous and influential "Manchester School" newspaper, "The Economist". Bagehot was not avidly opposed to contemporary classical economics, but he stressed the need for more institutional content - especially cultural and social factors. He was one of the first economists to discuss the concept of the business cycle. Bagehot also developed a distinct theory of central banking.

29 Jan 06 @ 10:35 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Swimmer CEO Profile

Toyota Motor Sales USA President, Jim Press, keeps his life in perspective.

...with the help of some chlorinated water, of course.

Swimmer Exec

28 Jan 06 @ 4:52 PM  | 0 comments  |  Swimmer Profiles category

Book Review, Ultra Marathon Man, Confessions Of An All-Night Runner

We are pleased to offer you Dave Petkovsek's review of the book, Ultra Marathon Man, Confessions of an All-Night Runner by Dean Karnazes.

Dave writes:

I enjoyed this book probably because I love/hate to run and enjoy endurance events. The book is about an athlete who runs incredible distances. He has completed many races over 100 miles and has a personal longest of 226 miles nonstop! The book highlights 3 or 4 key races and describes the trials and tribulations of the struggles inherent to run those distances.

There are two quotes I would like to share:

1. "There's really no mystery to what I do, However. It hurts me just as bad as anyone else. I've just learned an essential insight: your legs can only carry you so far. Running great distances is mostly done with your head... and, as Benner taught me twenty-five years ago, your heart. The human body is capable of amazing physical deeds. If we could just free ourselves from our percieved limitations and tap into our internal fire, the possiblities are endless."

2. "As a running buddy once said to me: Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming;'Wow! What a ride!'"

If you are looking for inspiration or motivation to push yourself harder, this is the book for you. If you are looking for training methods, spiritual guidance or racing tips, look elsewhere.

Review by Dynoswimmer and avid triathlete, Dave Petkovsek.

You can learn more about this book, by visiting Ultramarathon Man

27 Jan 06 @ 4:30 PM  | 0 comments  |  Book and Movie Reviews category

Scott Bay, Amphibious Dynoswimmer

Check out Dynoswimmer Scott Bay, rocking and (literally) rolling during January's VA Training Criterium. Like those race results; way to go, Scott!


Can you spot the Dynoswimmer?

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26 Jan 06 @ 10:57 PM  | 1 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Swimming History and Wednesday's Practice

There is a little background to tonight's practice. Aside form being a great "long burn" conditioning set, this has been a practice that I've been wanting to do with you since my NY-Florida drive down I-95 on January 3rd. As I was driving, the Interstate was packed with swim vans loaded with college swimmers on their way to Florida for the ye olde "Winter Training Trip". Well, I can spot swimmers from a mile away: speedo flip-flops with socks, nylon sweat pants, green blondes and ashen brunettes. So, feeling a little nostalgic, I harkened back to a reward practice we always did on the last day of training before jumping in the van for a non-stop gaseous trip from Ft. Lauderdale to Rochester.

Here's Wednesday's practice for those of you that will one day look back upon it with a heavy heart and yearning interest (inspired by Nazareth College's January 1989 winter training trip).

Belle Terre January 25, 2006

Can You Spot the Future Dynoswimmer? - View Image

25 Jan 06 @ 9:54 PM  | 2 comments  |  Featured Workouts category

Florida LMSC Consolidated Entry Form

Dynoswim Masters: you will need to fill out both the SUN Masters Valentine Meet form and the below Florida LMSC Consolidated Entry Form. Please follow the intructions provided by SUN Masters.

Download file

24 Jan 06 @ 8:07 PM  | 0 comments  |  Registration Forms category

SUN Masters Valentine Meet

The 2006 SUN Masters Valentine Meet and Dixie Zone SCY Championships will be held February 11-12, 2006 in Clearwater.

If you think you might like to attend, please think about some of the events you'd like to swim and e-mail Dean. We also need to put together a few relays.

Additionally, since this is our first meet as a team, we will train for this as a "NO PRESSURE" meet. That means that we will do it primarily for the competitive experience and to get our "feet wet" so to speak.

Please review the details:

Download file

24 Jan 06 @ 7:50 PM  | 0 comments  |  Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

Freestyle Breathing

Please read the following article on common freestyle breathing mistakes and methods for improvement.

Plenty of Air

24 Jan 06 @ 12:49 PM  | 0 comments  |  Technique, Tips, and Drills category

Quote for the Week of January 23, 2006

"The one piece of advice I can give you is, do what turns you on. Do something that if you had all the money in the world, you'd still be doing it. You've got to have a reason to jump out of bed in the morning." ~Warren Buffett

22 Jan 06 @ 2:29 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Improving Your Kick

A must read for those that want more from their kick...

Freestyle - Great Flutter Kick

Thanks to Scott, for providing this article.

22 Jan 06 @ 2:26 PM  | 0 comments  |  Technique, Tips, and Drills category

Saturday Night Dynoswim, January 21, 2006

We figured it would be great for the team to get together every 4 to 6 weeks for a night out. So this Saturday night we plan on having a Dynoswim team dinner at the Rodeo Mexican Restaurant located on Old Dixie Highway across from the Plantation Bay entrance. If you plan on coming we will meet at 7:00pm.

Please e-mail Dakin with your RSVP.

Additionally, please limit your margaritas to no less than 8, unless you choose an alternative anaesthetic.

19 Jan 06 @ 5:46 PM  | 1 comments  |  Socials category

Janet Evans

This weeks USA Swimming 20 Question Tuesday is with Janet Evans.

18 Jan 06 @ 8:55 AM  | 0 comments  |  Swimmer Profiles category

Dynoswim.com Website Tip

If you've created a Dynoswim account, and submitted workouts to the Dynoswim database you could view all your submitted Dynoswim workouts by doing the following:

  1. Log into your Dynoswim account
  2. Once you're logged in, click the "edit" link in the confirmation message or click on the "edit" link in the Dynoswim Account Login box
  3. At the bottom of the page, click the "View your submitted workouts" link to see all the workouts you submitted to the database

17 Jan 06 @ 8:28 AM  | 0 comments  |  Website category

2005 FINA Swimming World Rankings

2005 FINA World Swimming Rankings (LCM). What do you think is the most impressive swim on the list?

16 Jan 06 @ 10:48 PM  | 2 comments  |  Elite Level Competition category

Future Backstrokers...

Please take a look at the following photo. This is what we're always talking about as demonstrated by one of the best, Aaron Peirsol.

Backstroke Pull

16 Jan 06 @ 9:11 PM  | 2 comments  |  Technique, Tips, and Drills category

Quote for the Week of January 16, 2006

"Every human being is the author of his own health or disease." ~Buddha

Born in 563 B.C. in Kapilvastu, Nepal, Siddhartha Gautama is best known as the founder of Buddhism. Gautama was also the son of a Nepalese rajah. According to tradition, Guatama left a life of luxury at age 30 and devoted himself to years of contemplation and self-denial, finally reaching enlightenment while sitting beneath a tree. Henceforth known as Buddha ("the awakened"), he spent his life teaching disciples about his beliefs (embodied in the Four Noble Truths) and the goal of achieving the enlightened state of Nirvana. Buddha Died in 483 B.C. (possibly from food poisoning).

15 Jan 06 @ 11:49 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Attention Triathletes!

You need to practice all strokes to improve your freestyle.

Individual medley

"The off-season is the perfect time to learn better technique in butterfly, backstroke and breastroke. Aside from the body-balance benefit of working different muscle groups in the water, each of the other strokes has elements that can be applied to better freestyle. The catch motion in butterfly is similar to the freestyle catch, and increased butterfly proficiency can lead to better awareness of how it feels to hold more water during the freestyle catch. Similarly, the breaststroke catch can be thought of as a freestyle drill, with increased water pressure and pitch awareness on the hands. Finally backstroke works the opposing muscle groups and can help activate the lats through effective elbow position, just like in freestyle. Backstroke can also help with body position and balance, as it is a long-axis stroke, as is freestyle."

Taken from Coach Joe Filliol and Triathlete Magazine

15 Jan 06 @ 6:11 PM  | 0 comments  |  Technique, Tips, and Drills category

Open Water Swimming Added to 2008 Olympic Program

This is great news! Check it out:

2008 Olympics

14 Jan 06 @ 4:34 PM  | 0 comments  |  Open Water Swimming category

Friday, January 13, 2006: LIGHTNING CANCELLATION!

Dynoswimmers: be on deck behind your lane at 5:55pm with swim trunks on and goggles down.

We have something to prove today.

Due to lightning we'll have to do a make-up practice TBD.

13 Jan 06 @ 12:34 PM  | 3 comments  |  Practice category

Recent Workouts

Last night at our Westport Swim Club practice we swam a 6200 yard workout in 1 hour 45 minutes. It was the most yards I've swam in one workout in quite some time. What kind of swim workouts have our cyber dynoswimmers been doing? Add your workout to the swim workout database today!

13 Jan 06 @ 8:07 AM  | 0 comments  |  Featured Workouts category

Natalie Coughlin

Interesting article on 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist Natalie Coughlin.

11 Jan 06 @ 7:55 PM  | 0 comments  |  Swimmer Profiles category


Sounds like this site could be interesting. Tomorrow (January 10th) is suppose to be the launch of the site, so be sure to check it out. In the meantime you could view the promo.

SwimmingWorld.TV will provide regular digital programming using an "On Demand" format. The swimming content will range from profiles of the top swimmers in the world, to instructional videos to help improve stroke technique, to in-studio analysis of current events in the world of swimming.

9 Jan 06 @ 11:24 PM  | 1 comments  |  Interesting Products category

Quote for the Week of January 9, 2006

"Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute. What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Begin it and the work will be completed." ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in 1749 in Frankfurt. From 1765 to 1771 he studied law in Leibzig and Strasbourg on request of his father. During his time at university he already earned recognition with his poems and lyric. When he returned to Frankfurt he practiced law and worked on his career as a poet and writer. In 1773 the Goetz von Berlichingen mit der eisenen Hand was published, making Goethe a main representative for the Sturm und Drang movement. Getting a lot of attention and recognition by the literature world, Goethe is invited to Weimar, where he took over many different political offices, but still managed to concentrate on writing. Beside his literature ambitions, he was also very interested in science, which was more important to him, than his writing. From 1786 to 1790 he travelled through Italy where he undertook more scientific researches. In 1794 he befriends Friedrich Schiller with whom he developed a new style of writing, which is now know as it's own literature epoch, the Weimarer Klassik.

In 1808 Goethe finished Faust, between 1811-14 he wrote his autobiography and in 1831 he finished Faust 2, which got published posthumously. Goethe used and explored many different styles in literature and turned out to be an important personality to the world of literature.

8 Jan 06 @ 5:07 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

USMS/LMSC/Dynoswim Registration

For our adult Dynoswimmers, please use the online form to complete your USMS/LMSC/Dynoswim registration for 2006. Please return the completed form and your check made out to "Dynoswim" to Dean or Sheryl as soon as possible.

2006 Registration

4 Jan 06 @ 9:22 PM  | 0 comments  |  Registration Forms category

Quote for the Week of January 2, 2006

"Integrity is what you would do if you were never to be found out."

~Given in a speech (widely referred to as the "We are Brothers, Boys" speech) by the guest of honor, La Salle Military Academy's oldest living alumnus, Class of 1912, at the La Salle Military Academy Alumni Day Parade, to the corps of cadets, April 1988.

If any La Sallians or L.S.M.A. related personnel could provide additional information on the name of this past cadet and if possible, a copy of his original speech then please use the contact us link.

2 Jan 06 @ 12:48 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

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