Take a look at a great, short (only 1450 Yards) workout designed for kicking. One of our Cyber-Dynoswimmers, John Eisenschmidt from Virginia, wrote this one and I suggest you all try it!
"You're not a wave, you're a part of the ocean." ~Mitch Albom
MITCH ALBOM, 47, is a best-selling author, nationally-syndicated newspaper columnist for the Detroit Free Press, nationally-syndicated radio host for ABC and flagship station WJR-AM in Detroit, and television commentator.
A Philadelphia native, Mitch graduated from Brandeis University with a sociology major and earned Master's Degrees in journalism and business administration from Columbia University in New York City.
His background includes stints as an amateur boxer and nightclub singer and pianist. He once played as a warm-up act for comedian Gabe Kaplan.
He has done hundreds of speaking engagements for numerous corporate, professional, and charitable organizations.
Take a look at the attached article.
Please read about another event that we'd normally participate in (this year posed a small conflict with the Dixie Zone championships).
Article provided by Scott Bay, thanks!
Great advice for our younger swimmers, but also applicable to those of you young at heart.
Provided by Sean Bean, thanks!
You didn't? Why not? Don't you care about your flexibility? No flexibility. No speed. Get it?
Use your bands, everyday.
"A career in swimming is what matters, not one race, nor one meet, nor one season. Consistency is what gets the job done." ~Author Unidentified
Taken from Pedro Ordenes, Water World Swim Clinics (www.waterworldswim.com).
Please take a look at some of the pictures from the SUN Masters Valentine Meet / Dixie Zone Championships.
Additionally, please give a big thanks to Melanie Watkins for all of her help during the meet. We also thank Amber and Carrie Troha, as well as Sami, Brett and Bobby Bay for cheering us on. Another big thank-you goes to Karen Cruz for holding down the fort and running practices while we were away in Clearwater.
Enjoy the Photos!
Please right mouse click and "zoom out" on the photograph for best viewing.
Amy was the first Dynoswimmer in the water for her heat in the 1000 Freestyle.
"Take your mark."
Dakin bringing home the bacon.
Dave P., (quiet time)
Counting the distance events
Amy's relieved it's over, the rest wait in fear.
First lap of a long swim...
Dean High Elbow
What's wrong with Sean?
Take your mark!
Locomotive in your path
Sheryl's 200 Backstroke
Happy to be here...
There she goes...
*MUST SEE* Dave's Incredible 50 Free
Take a look at Nazareth College of Rochester's swimming newsletter. You can get a glimpse of some of their season highlights as well as some cool photos from their Hawaii trip.
Check it out...
Hey Dynoswimmers! As we move into the next phase of our training, I am requesting once again that each of you submit your written goals to Dean or Sheryl by Tuesday, February 21, 2006. I suspect that many of you may have similar objectives as you did six months ago, but I also hope that as our training progresses, you'd be able to better identify the parts of your swim training that need more attention. So, please share your thoughts with your coach and if you'd like to keep your goals private, then please say so.
Take a look at the results from last weekend's meet. Stay tuned for more information regarding our performance, team standings, and pictures.
"I knew what my times were and how my practices were progressing and how close I was to the goals I had set for the year. I swam hard. I always swam hard. If I didn't, I knew I would pay for it either the next day or the next meet." ~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 the 200m, 4:31.8 for the 400m and 9:24.0 for the 800m, all of them new Olympic records. An asthmatic, 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 July 5, 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.
Apparently H20 Audio has a new product that offers waterproof housing for your iPod and speaker headset. I wonder if it's cumbersome having it strapped to your body, and how do you prevent getting tangled up in the headset wire while swimming? If anyone has used this product for swimming, I'd love to hear some feedback on it.
Breakfast, it's not just for breakfast anymore...
Provided by Sean Bean, Thanks!
This past weekend I attended the Fina World Cup finals session at the Nassau County Aquatic Center on Long Island, NY. It was great seeing some of the best swimmers in the world compete. I got to see Michael Phelps come from behind and win the 200m freestyle with a new American Record, and also win the 200m Individual Medley. Tara Kirk, Peter Marshall, and Frederick Bousquet all won their respective events as well. It was amazing to see how flawless and effortless everyone's stroke technique looked, yet they were swimming so fast!
This event will also be televised on Feb. 18 at 5 PM EST, on the Outdoor Life Network (OLN).
"If one synchronised swimmer drowns, do all the rest have to drown too?" ~Steven Wright
Steven Wright (born December 6, 1955) is an American actor, writer and stand-up comedian from New York, New York.
Here's a website devoted "to inspire and promote our passion and enthusiasm for the art and sport of open water swimming; and to be a community resource for anyone with the dream of swimming the open waters of the world."
Check it out:
Provided by Scott Bay, thanks!
"There are 2 reasons to drink fluids: (1) to stay hydrated, and (2) to provide the body with fuel."
Provided by Sean Bean, thank-you.