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Ocean Swim - Sunday, April 30, 2006 CANCELLED!

Same time, same place, Highbridge and A1A at 12:30pm. Be there to swim with the dolphins and sea turtles. Oh, and don't forget about our new friend, the giant octopus named Clyde.

Today's Swim has been cancelled due to extreme conditions.

30 Apr 06 @ 11:29 AM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Triathlon Swimming Race Rehearsal

Smart-swimming practice plans for everyone ~By Terry Laughlin

As you prepare for a season-opening triathlon, the best use of your practice time will be to actively rehearse what you'd like to do well in the race. But different athletes will race in different ways. Let's examine three levels of ambition.

Active.com April 4, 2006

29 Apr 06 @ 7:41 PM  | 0 comments  |  Triathlon category

Frieda Zamba - Monday, May 1, 2006

We move back over to the Frieda Zamba Aquatic Complex beginning this Monday May 1.

27 Apr 06 @ 10:38 AM  | 2 comments  |  Practice category

Featured Workouts from Our Friends in Montana

Take a look at some more workouts posted by two of our Cyber-Dynoswimmers, Geoff L'Heureux and Ashlynn Gordon!

Hey, did you know that Ashlynn was a top age-group swimmer and is now the Head Masters Coach for the Missoula YMCA. She also coaches the Masters team at the University of Montana. She holds several certifications for coaching and has experience with all levels of swimmers. In fact, Ashlynn's swimmers range from total beginners, to former national swimmers, and even Olympic gold medalist, Dave Berkoff who drops in for a practice or two!

Ashlynn really knows her stuff, so if you want to see what the experts are offering, scroll down to Ashlynn's workout - and don't forget to try Geoff's too! Geoff is a Masters swimmer for Missoula Masters Swimming and is the aquatics coordinator for the Missoula Athletic Club.

Ashlynn's Hard Tri Workout

Geoff's Tri Training

Remember to e-mail these workouts to your friends!

25 Apr 06 @ 8:54 PM  | 0 comments  |  Featured Workouts category

Quote for the Week of April 24, 2006

"I feel more like I am now than I was before I dived in." ~Graffiti on the wall of the Guiness Brewery Pool, Dublin, Ireland

I have no idea what this quote actually means, although I think I know what it means. Does anyone out there know what this means?

24 Apr 06 @ 9:34 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Ocean Swim - Sunday, April 23, 2006

We will have our regular Sunday ocean swim at 12:30pm at Highbridge and A1A. Please confirm if you plan to attend.

We had relatively calm conditions and warm water today. There were ten Dynoswimmers in total and everyone swam the whole practice - that's 4,500 yards! We swam the same course as last week from Highbridge to the water tower in Flagler Beach.

We welcomed Hannah Banana back with us who's home for a short visit. A special congratulations goes to Julia, Joe, and Doug who swam their first open-water today!

23 Apr 06 @ 6:38 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Come join Flagler County & the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life!

What is it? Relay for Life is a community gathering where everyone can participate in the fight against cancer. This year, we have approximately 20 teams participating! The goal of each team is to have a member walking or running in the relay at all times. Teams are raising money for the American Cancer Society, though there are many ways to help.

When & Where?

The Luminary Ceremony will proceed shortly after dusk. Walking will continue through the night and into the next day!

What can I do? There are many ways to participate or support Relay for Life. Please feel free to come out as a spectator and cheer on the walkers. Stroll around the track where there will be booths and campgrounds set up by each team and get to know all the awesome members of Flagler County. You can also sign up as a team member and walk or run with us! Luminaries are for sale in remembrance of those who have lost their lives to cancer and in honor and support of those fighting it. There is a survivors’ reception and banquet to kick off our event.

Who do I contact? For more information about Flagler County’s Relay for Life, visit the website at www.acsevents.org/relay/fl/flagler. If you are interested in making a donation, purchasing a luminary or participating in the event, you may also contact Diane Bixler at apples1996@yahoo.com or via phone, 386.405.8057.

22 Apr 06 @ 8:13 PM  | 0 comments  |  Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

Saturday Practice - Cancelled!

Since the team will be participating in the Family Fitness Weekend, we will be canceling Saturday's practice. For those of you that are not competing on Saturday, you are encouraged to support and cheer for your teammates at Crescent Beach in St. Augustine.

Due to popular demand, we will still have our Sunday Ocean Swim.

20 Apr 06 @ 11:27 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Quote for the Week of April 17, 2006

"When the earth floods from global warming, the swimmers will rule the world." ~Author unidentified

17 Apr 06 @ 11:27 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Ocean Swim - Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006

We will be hopping on down to the beach for an ocean swim this Sunday. We will begin at 12:30pm at Highbridge and A1A. Please confirm if you plan to attend.

Great job everyone! We had 10 swimmers with us today, calm conditions, and beautiful weather. We swam from Highbridge to the water tower in Flagler Beach. We ended up quite far from shore (about 1000 yards). In total, we swam about 4,500 yards. Congratulations to Margaret and Micah who completed their first open-water swim today!

16 Apr 06 @ 7:08 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Palm Coast Dynoswimmers: Smile!

Why...?

Because you swam 5,500 meters today.

April 14, 2005 Practice

14 Apr 06 @ 8:56 PM  | 0 comments  |  Fun Facts category

The "New" Food Pyramid

Dedicated to the food pyramid designed by government nutritionists. In the past couple of years the pyramid has changed a bit, and this website has many fun tools that reflect those changes. For instance, try the game that rates your eating habits (it’s for kids, but what the heck). Additionally, If you scroll down the window you will see a section called “Spotlights”. In that section there is a link that says “My Pyramid for kids”; click on it and it will take you to another page. Next you'll see the “MyPyramid Blast Off Game”; click on it and this will start the game. Try the game out, it’s actually not that bad, and it’s actually kind of funny.

My Pyramid

Provided by Sean Bean.

13 Apr 06 @ 5:54 PM  | 0 comments  |  Health and Nutrition category

Florida Swimmers, Welcome to Ireland

‘Vibes & Scribes’ Lee Swim 2006

The date is 22 July (Saturday) with the swim starting at 2:30pm – through the centre of Cork City, Ireland. We expect 200+ swimmers and crowds larger than the estimated 5,000 who cheered us on in 2005.

This swim is not handicapped and is open to ALL competent swimmers regardless of age, wetsuit (or just swimsuit/togs) or membership in a swimming club/association. For the latest information on this and other events, or if your email system hasn’t forwarded the entry form attachment see Cork Masters.

The swim was re-launched last year as part of the celebrations of the Cork 2005 European Capital of Culture. To learn more download the attached file.

Download file

12 Apr 06 @ 12:53 PM  | 0 comments  |  Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

Fun Facts

And as of April 10, 2006, the top visitors to Dynoswim hail from (in order):

  1. United States
  2. Canada
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Australia
  5. Finland
  6. Italy
  7. South Africa
  8. Spain
  9. China
  10. France

Woohoo! So, what's it like training in the different corners of the globe? Let us know and we'll share it with the rest of the Dynoswim community. Just use the contact us link.

11 Apr 06 @ 10:23 AM  | 0 comments  |  Fun Facts category

Quote for the Week of April 10, 2006

"By its very nature sport is about participation. It is about inclusion and citizenship. Sport brings individuals and communities together, highlighting commonalities and bridging cultural or ethnic divides.”

~The chief finding of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Sport for Development and Peace is that well designed sport-based initiatives are practical and cost-effective tools to achieve objectives in development and peace (See: UN, Sport for Development and Peace: Towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals, 2004).

10 Apr 06 @ 11:51 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Ocean Swim - Sunday, April 9, 2006

We'll be swimming a little longer this time. Same time and place as usual, 12:30pm at Highbridge and A1A. Please confrim with Coach O. if you intend to participate.

The water is definitely warming up, not that anyone noticed considering we had some waves as high as seven feet - very rough conditions. We had to go about 600 yards offshore past the second set of breakers to beat the white caps. Some of us still got tossed around a bit making it by far the most fun (most will disagree) open water swim I've ever had. We swam a total of 5,000 yards in one-hour from Highbridge to Ormond-by-the-Sea with the help of a strong current. Way to go guys! A special congratulations goes to Amber who swam her first open water today!

9 Apr 06 @ 2:51 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Featured Workouts, Montana Swim Community

Please take a look at some exceptional workouts posted by two of our Cyber-Dynoswimmers, Geoff L'Heureux and Ashlynn Gordon. Geoff is a Masters swimmer for Missoula Masters Swimming and is the aquatics coordinator for the Missoula Athletic Club. Ashlynn is the Head Masters Coach for the Missoula YMCA and also coaches the Masters team at the University of Montana.

Take a look at some of Ashlynn and Geoff's workouts:

Let us know how you like them, and don't forget to say "Thanks Ashlynn and Geoff!" The whole Dynoswim community looks forward to trying more of your workouts!

8 Apr 06 @ 12:39 AM  | 0 comments  |  Featured Workouts category

Triathlon, Swimming, Flexibility Training: Shoulder Stretches

By Brian Dorfman

"I think of swimming as the savior for the triathlete. Swimming is the perfect compensator for biking and running..."

Flexibility Training

6 Apr 06 @ 10:23 AM  | 0 comments  |  Health and Nutrition category

Quote for the Week of April 3, 2006

"Support your teammates. Without their help and competition, you could never reach your own best level." ~Author Unidentified

Provided by Pedro Ordenes, thanks!

3 Apr 06 @ 2:30 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Ocean Swim - Sunday, April 2, 2006

We will be doing a short (30-45 minutes) ocean swim this Sunday at 12:30pm. We will meet at the beach access of Highbridge and A1A. If you haven't already done so, please confirm if you plan to attend.

We had near perfect conditions today, except that the water was a bit on the chilly side at least for the first 10 minutes or so. Other than that, we swam about 2700 yards in about 45 minutes. Great job! A special "Great Job!" to Christine, who completed her first ever ocean swim!

2 Apr 06 @ 9:00 PM  | 2 comments  |  Practice category

New Dynoswim Web Features

We are now displaying the approximate workout time when viewing a workout.

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1 Apr 06 @ 12:22 PM  | 0 comments  |  Website category

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