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Age Grading - Performance vs. Age

By David Nordstrom

Two recent articles, Swimming World’s “Holding Back the Years” by Phillip Whitten, March 2005; and USMS SWIMMER’s “Records Topple at USMS Short Course Nationals in Fort Lauderdale”, July – August 2005, prompted me to attempt to further quantify performances vs. age. The running community has an age-grading scheme that allows runners in any age group to “adjust” their times to another age group. So if you are a 70 year old, you can use a formula to find out what your current time would be as a 25 year old with the age adjustment. In some road races, awards are given to best equivalent times ( a 70 year old with a 25 min 5K beats the 25 year old with a 22 min 5K). As far as I know, we swimmers don’t have an age grading system. This is an attempt to develop one.

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31 Mar 06 @ 2:52 PM  | 0 comments  |  Fun Facts category

Balance Your Triathlon Training

An article by Rob Maxwell, M.A.

"I’ve always believed that the middle of the road is typically where the best decision making takes place. Not too far to either extreme. I can’t say I’ve always followed this, but I can say that I think it’s the best plan for success. What am I talking about? I’m talking about triathlon training."

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30 Mar 06 @ 2:24 PM  | 0 comments  |  Triathlon category

Men's NCAA Championships on TV

Get ready to watch some fast swimming! The NCAA Division I Men's Swimming and Diving Championships will be aired on ESPN2 on Friday at 1:30 p.m. (EST). Those of you with Tivo, here is the link to the episode.

29 Mar 06 @ 7:53 AM  | 0 comments  |  College and University Swimming category

Swim Caps are In!


Please see attached picture, the caps are actually a much darker forest green with gray writing. They'll keep you warm when we begin our open water training (this Sunday?).

If you would like one, they are $5.00 each; use the contact us link.

28 Mar 06 @ 5:57 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Memorabilia category

Quote for the Week of March 27, 2006

I set my own goal and hit out for it. ~Johnny Weissmuller

Johnny Weissmuller (June 2, 1904 – January 20, 1984) was an American swimmer and actor. He was one of the world's best swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals and one bronze medal. He won fifty-two National Championships and set sixty-seven world records. After his swimming career, he became the best-known portrayor of Tarzan in twelve Tarzan motion pictures.

27 Mar 06 @ 10:21 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

ATTENTION: Cyber-Dynoswimmers!

Please be sure to fill in your country of residence next time you login to your account.


26 Mar 06 @ 1:19 PM  | 0 comments  |  Website category

Shoulder Injury Prevention

Very important, please read.

Shoulder Injury Prevention

25 Mar 06 @ 8:22 AM  |  Health and Nutrition category

Bahamas Masters Swimming

The sport keeps growing and growing...

Bahamian Masters Swimmer

24 Mar 06 @ 1:53 PM  | 0 comments  |  Swimmer Profiles category

2006 NCAA Men's D1 Swimming and Diving Championships

Stay updated on the action live from the swimming pool on the Omega Timing website.

23 Mar 06 @ 7:53 AM  | 0 comments  |  College and University Swimming category

Scott Bay; Wild Man

Here are the results from the Wild Man Triathlon Festival. There goes Scott, 1st in his division!


Great Job!

22 Mar 06 @ 12:31 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Flip-Turn Basics

"When swimmers are first learning to flip, two of the most common problems are flipping sideways (as opposed to straight over) and using the arms (as opposed to keeping them tucked in to your sides). Here’s an easy drill that will help you master the basics."

Flip-Turn Basics

Provided by Scott Bay, Thanks!

20 Mar 06 @ 10:26 PM  | 0 comments  |  Technique, Tips, and Drills category

Quote for the Week of March 20, 2006

"In self-discipline one makes a 'disciple' of oneself. One is one's own teacher, trainer, coach, and 'disciplinarian'. It is an odd sort of relationship, paradoxical in its own way, and many of us don't handle it very well." ~William J. Bennett

20 Mar 06 @ 11:45 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Christine Bange and Dakin Fromhold at the Gate River Run

Christine and Dakin ran great at the 15K Gate River Run last Saturday, March 11. Way to go Dynorunners!

Check out the results:

Gate River Run Results

16 Mar 06 @ 1:39 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Video Review, Saturday, March 18, 6:45pm.

The Video Review will take place this Saturday, March 18 at 7pm. You need to be at the Frieda Zamba Aquatic Complex at 6:45pm, so that we can begin promptly. There is a high probability that you will want to further discuss your stroke after the actual review, so we need to be sure that we have ample time to do so.

I ask again that you please be there at 6:45pm. Remember, this is taking place at Frieda Zamba, not Belle Terre.

Afterwards, we will have a little bit of fun at the Halifax Plantation Golf Club's brand new Sports Pub.

15 Mar 06 @ 11:55 AM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Video Review

I would like to schedule the video review and need your feedback to be sure that most everyone can attend. I would rate this as one of the most important sessions in order to help you learn from your own stroke mechanics and those of your peer swimmers. I believe that if possible, each and every swimmer should attend whether or not you were taped. There is much to learn from other swimmers.

So please let me know if the following dates and times work for you:

Saturday, March 18 at 7-9pm.

Saturday, March 25 at 7-9pm

We will most likely have this session in the classroom at the Frieda Zamba Aquatic complex and then post meeting, have an informal get together at the Halifax Plantation Golf Club.

Please advise, both yays and nays, regarding those dates.

13 Mar 06 @ 9:06 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Quote for the Week of March 13, 2006

"It is possible to practice anything. You can practice perfection, or you can practice sloppiness. The way you practice is the way you compete." ~Author Unidentified

Provided by Pedro Ordenes, waterworldswim.com, thanks!

13 Mar 06 @ 8:59 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Open Water Swim at the Publix Family Fitness Weekend

This year, Dynoswim will participate in the open-water swim as part of the Publix Family Fitness Weekend. The open-water will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 12:00pm at Crescent Beach in St. Augustine.

Below is the overview for all events taking place.

Family Fitness Weekend

The following link will detail the schedule.


All Dynoswimmers (youth and masters alike) can register with active.com by clicking on the following:

Open Water Registration

All Dynoswimmers are encouraged to participate and cheer on their teammates; this event is widely regarded as the kickoff to the Summer season. If you're a little concerned or apprehensive, just speak to your coach and we'll sort it all out. Please be sure to email Dean as soon as you're confirmed. It'll be tons of fun!

12 Mar 06 @ 4:01 PM  | 0 comments  |  Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

Practice Tip

Feeling overwhelmed at practice?

If you've hit a brick wall or you feel as though you can't finish a set, whatever you do, don't get discouraged. Don't get out of the pool. Don't give up.

Swim those "killer sets" one lap at a time, one stroke at a time if you have to. If your lane-mates begin to pass you, let them. Focus on the task at hand, don't think of repetition 11, when you're only into repetition 2. Think about the fundamentals. Are you lengthening your stroke? Are you pointing your toes? Do you have high elbows?

That's how you get it done - by using your mind to overcome your body, one perfect stroke at a time.

9 Mar 06 @ 12:30 PM  | 0 comments  |  Technique, Tips, and Drills category

Men's Pac-10 Championships on TV

The Men’s Pac-10 Championships will be shown on television Saturday by the Fox Sports Network. The competition is scheduled to be shown at 3 p.m. (PST) but check your local listings to verify.


9 Mar 06 @ 7:57 AM  | 0 comments  |  College and University Swimming category

Amy Britton Embracing that Competitive Spirit

Take a look at the race results for Florida's Great Escape Triathlon:

Florida's Great Escape Triathlon Results

Did you notice how well Amyroni Baloney did in the swim? I never sausage great results! Way to go Amy!

8 Mar 06 @ 2:03 PM  | 1 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Team Portrait

Below is a Renoir-esque rendition of the team by Melanie Watkins. Thanks Melanie!

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7 Mar 06 @ 1:28 PM  | 2 comments  |  Photos category

Quote for the Week of March 7, 2006

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." ~Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was a famous American humorist, novelist, writer and lecturer.

Although he was confounded by financial and business affairs, his humor and wit was keen, and he enjoyed immense public popularity. At his peak, he was probably the most popular American celebrity of his time. In 1907, crowds at the Jamestown Exposition thronged just to get a glimpse of him. He had dozens of famous friends, including such diverse people as Booker T. Washington, Helen Keller and Henry Huttleston Rogers. Regarding his work, another American author William Faulkner, is credited with writing that Twain was "the first truly American writer, and all of us since are his heirs."

6 Mar 06 @ 12:03 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

New Dynoswim Web Features

Take a look at some new features in our Search Workouts function. You can print directly from the selected workout; your workout will come out in perfect form. You can also e-mail your selected workouts directly to your friends simply by clicking on the e-mail link right on the workout page.

Check it out, and keep sending us comments on how you'd like us to improve the site!

5 Mar 06 @ 9:30 PM  | 0 comments  |  Website category

Site Maintenance

We apologize for any downtime you might have experienced with the website today. We are currently in the process of migrating our website to a new web hosting company.

4 Mar 06 @ 6:01 PM  | 0 comments  |  Website category

Dynoswim Places 5th at Dixie Zone Championships

Dynoswim was ranked fifth (5th) of 32 teams at the SUN Masters Valentine Meet / Dixie Zone Championships (our first meet). Additionally, Sean Bean earned the most individual points for us thereby earning himself the meet's "Most Valuable Dynoswimmer" designation. Please be sure to give Sean a big pat on the back!

Great team and individual effort; all Dynoswimmers should be proud!

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1 Mar 06 @ 10:31 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Swimming in Maple Syrup

Mmm, good.

Swimming in Syrup

1 Mar 06 @ 11:43 AM  | 2 comments  |  Fun Facts category

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