by Barbara Hummel / Goswim.tv
Here’s an email I recently received from a Masters swimmer…and my reply. Although this swimmer is relatively new to triathlon, his questions are ones that I hear again and again from triathletes at every level.
Check out Josh at the Madison Mile where he finished 6th overall and 1st in his age group.Great job!
It ended up being a shortened course due to fog (swimmers couldn't even seen the 1st bouy when the fog rolled in). Instead of doing a mile, participants swam two laps of the mini mile course (1000 yards). By the way, the water temp was 64 degrees!
This is a picture of the Madison Mile course - spooky...
By Gale Bernhardt / For Active.com / May 26, 2006
As a coach, I work with a wide range of athletic abilities -- athletes who are learning their sport, as well as those who are vying for Olympic slots. I use the same training principles on both inexperienced and seasoned athletes. Although the training load and specific workouts are different, the training ideology is the same for everyone.
"Man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much -- the wheel, New York, wars and so on -- while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins have always believed that they were far more intelligent than man ... for precisely the same reason." ~Douglas Adams
12:30pm, A1A and Highbridge. Confirm with Dean if you plan to attend.
Interesting swim today. We swam about 5K from Highbridge to Flagler Beach with some nice wave action. The interesting part came when we (there were six swimmers today) crossed paths with a school of dolphins. Of course, there was some "discussion" whether they actually were dolphins; it's a little scary when fins begin popping up around you. Well, I saw them myself, they were dolphins and dolphins are our friends.
Check out these highlights:
- Scott swims fly for the first 100 yards of the swim - still finishes the first leg top 10!
- Biked at 23mph average. Smoked all the false perpetrators on the technical part of the course.
- Ran a brisk 7:45 per mile; and wins his division!
Now, that's awesome!
"So I jump ship in Hong Kong and make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas. A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock. So, I tell them I'm a pro jock, and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald... striking. So I'm on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one -- big hitter, the Lama -- long, into a 10,000-foot crevasse, right at the base of this glacier. Do you know what the Lama says? Gunga galunga... gunga, gunga-galunga. So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, 'Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know.' And he says, 'Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consiousness.' So I got that goin' for me, which is nice." ~Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) in "Caddyshack"
KING Aquatic Club: Developing World Class Stroke Characteristics
This is the fifth web-based USA Swimming Coaching Clinic. Participants will watch a PowerPoint presentation given over the internet while listening to the audio of the presentation through an “866” toll free conference call number.
This 60 minute presentation gives thoughts on how to develop characteristics shared by world class swimmers. KING Aquatic Club's approach on combining technical and physiological training methods.
This Sunday's ocean swim has been cancelled. Stay tuned for next week's scheduled swim.
Ed Gaw Amelia Island Open Water Challenge 5K and 1 mile
- Date: Saturday July 8
- Race Start: 8:30 am
- Location: Fernandina Beach
Please see attachment for more info and entry form:
Advise Amy and Dean once you register.
Check out some of the races Hannah's been up to:
10th place at the 24th Annual Memphis in May Olympic Distance Triathlon in 2:30:36. That same weekend, Hannah got 3rd place at the Memphis in May Mountain Bike Triathlon in 1:38:44. Among those participating in both races, Hannah was ranked 8th with a combined time of 4:09:20.
Shortly thereafter Hannah, together with fellow Dynoswimmer Amy Britton, did the Gulf Coast Half Ironman (Panama City, Florida) in 5:30:16. Amy finished at 5:48:00.
Awesome job Hannah and Amy!
"The truth is the kindest thing we can give folks in the end." ~Harriet Beecher Stowe
Joe Matuszczak and Christine Bange had a fine race day at the Beaches Fine Arts Triathlon. Check out the results:
12:30pm, A1A and Highbridge. Confirm with Dean if you plan to attend.
Slightly choppy conditions today, small group of six swimmers, 5K today. Great job!
~By Brian Dorfman
When triathlon coach Paul Huddle and I got together in 1988 to produce the first flexibility material for triathletes, it was a meeting of two opposites: the hopelessly inflexible meets Gumby. Let's face it; the tri community is fun, but tight.
On August 5th, 2006 I will be competing in the 19th Annual Swim Across the Sound 25km marathon swim for the 3rd year in a row as part of the "Westport Swim Club Lane 3 Relay". A field of over 150 solo and relay swimmers participated in 2005 and raised a record $250,000 for cancer prevention, education and support programs sponsored by the Swim. Last year our relay team fundraised over $6000 and finished in 2nd place out of 25 relay teams.
Contributions received from Swim Across The Sound will be donated to the cause of secondary cancer prevention, with the endeavor of utilizing screening tests or examinations to detect early disease before it is clinically evident. Detection of the disease process in an early stage is essential for the purpose of initiating early intervention and improving long-term prognosis. Please consider donating to this crucial cause!
If you would like to contribute to this great cause please follow the following link to donate: http://www.active.com/donate/sas2006/joshusdavin
Dakin Fromhold and Daniel Cruz were successful in recruiting Flipper, also a natural butterflier, and the newest member of our team.
Why is swimming the English Channel so difficult? Read this article to find out.
"What I spent, I had; What I kept, I lost; What I gave, I have." ~Henry Ward Beecher
Dave was first in his age group, first in his wave, with the 7th fastest swim overall. Awesome!
A1A and Highbridge at 12:30pm. Confirm with Dean if you plan to attend.
Great swim today! 10 swimmers, 80 degree water, one to two foot waves.
- Date: Sunday June 4th
- Time: 5 pm
- Where: Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club (73 Patricia Drive, Palm Coast)
Adult Admission: $3 Child Admission: $1
Money raised will support the Flagler County Synchro Belles and their trip to Nationals later this month in Seattle Washington, including our very own Melanie Watkins (thumbprint artist, Dynoswim supporter, and synchro swimmer).
Not surprising, Masters swimmers are getting faster and faster...