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Keys to Open-Water Sighting

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.

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30 Jun 06 @ 2:01 PM  | 0 comments  |  Open Water Swimming category

Joshua Usdavin at the Madison Mile


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...


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28 Jun 06 @ 8:58 PM  | 0 comments  |  Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

Ten Things That Can Hold You Back

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.

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27 Jun 06 @ 7:57 PM  | 0 comments  |  Technique, Tips, and Drills category

Quote for the Week of June 26, 2006

"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

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26 Jun 06 @ 1:44 AM  | 1 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Ocean Swim - Sunday, June 25, 2006


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.

25 Jun 06 @ 3:50 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Scott Bay at the Baldwin Park Triathlon

Check out these highlights:

Now, that's awesome!

Baldwin Park Tri Results

22 Jun 06 @ 11:05 PM  | 1 comments  |  Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

Quote for the Week of June 19, 2006

"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"

18 Jun 06 @ 9:54 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

USA Swimming Internet Coaching Clinic

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.

Web Based Coaching Clinic

16 Jun 06 @ 4:25 PM  | 2 comments  |  Technique, Tips, and Drills category

Ocean Swim - Sunday, June 18, 2006 - CANCELLED!


This Sunday's ocean swim has been cancelled. Stay tuned for next week's scheduled swim.

15 Jun 06 @ 11:41 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Dynoswim Team Event: Open Water Challenge

Ed Gaw Amelia Island Open Water Challenge 5K and 1 mile

Please see attachment for more info and entry form:

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Advise Amy and Dean once you register.

15 Jun 06 @ 1:44 PM  | 0 comments  |  Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

Hannah Gerber and Amy Britton: Race, Race, Race

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!

12 Jun 06 @ 11:08 PM  | 0 comments  |  Triathlon category

Quote for the Week of June 12, 2006

"The truth is the kindest thing we can give folks in the end." ~Harriet Beecher Stowe

Learn about Harriet Beecher Stowe

12 Jun 06 @ 4:54 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Beaches Fine Arts Triathlon

Joe Matuszczak and Christine Bange had a fine race day at the Beaches Fine Arts Triathlon. Check out the results:

Proud Dynoswimmers' Results

11 Jun 06 @ 10:48 PM  | 0 comments  |  Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

Ocean Swim - Sunday, June 11, 2006


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!

11 Jun 06 @ 10:12 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Tips for the Hopelessly Inflexible

~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.

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9 Jun 06 @ 9:55 PM  | 0 comments  |  Technique, Tips, and Drills category

Swim Across the Sound - Connecticut Dynoswimmer, Joshua Usdavin

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

Many Thanks,
Joshua Usdavin

6 Jun 06 @ 10:02 PM  | 3 comments  |  Open Water Swimming category

Hawaii Recruiting Trip Successful


Dakin Fromhold and Daniel Cruz were successful in recruiting Flipper, also a natural butterflier, and the newest member of our team.

6 Jun 06 @ 3:57 PM  | 1 comments  |  Photos category

Swimming the English Channel

Why is swimming the English Channel so difficult? Read this article to find out.

5 Jun 06 @ 7:42 AM  | 0 comments  |  Open Water Swimming category

Quote for the Week of June 5, 2006

"What I spent, I had; What I kept, I lost; What I gave, I have." ~Henry Ward Beecher

5 Jun 06 @ 1:30 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Dave Petkovsek at the 2006 Central Florida Triathlon Series

Dave was first in his age group, first in his wave, with the 7th fastest swim overall. Awesome!


4 Jun 06 @ 10:30 PM  | 1 comments  |  Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

Ocean Swim - Sunday, June 4, 2006

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.

4 Jun 06 @ 4:53 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Synchro Belles 2006 Water Exhibition (Synchronized Swimming)

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).

3 Jun 06 @ 4:12 PM  | 1 comments  |  Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

USMS Records Shatter

Not surprising, Masters swimmers are getting faster and faster...

Swmming World Magazine

2 Jun 06 @ 1:31 PM  | 0 comments  |  Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

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