"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." ~Carol Sobieski and Thomas Meehan
See the future of Dynoswim plus many others...
Youth Dynoswimmers! Check out the opportunites at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where you can find a unique combination of one of the top art and design schools around along with a dynamic and growing swim team!
Here's some helpful info (click here).
Plus some printed materials:
If you think you might be interested, send Dean an email...
Check out two friends of Dynoswim, Thorsten Kuechler and Goesta Kumlehn from Germany. Thorsten and Goesta completed the 600km (373 mile) Bodensee to Bern bike race in Switzerland this past June.
Check out the results:
Great job, guys!
“A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed. It feels an impulsion - this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.”
Richard Bach is an American writer and author of 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull'. He was born in 1936.
A1A and Highbridge at 12:30pm. You must confirm with Dean via email if you would like to attend.
Short swim today, about 3500. Underwater activity preying on our nerves made for the short day.
Dynoswim will be participating in the Hammerhead Ocean Marathon on Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 9:00am in Jacksonville. Please be sure to confirm your attendance with Amy once you're registered.
Check out the details:
A record-setting 44-year-old swimmer gives and gains inspiration at youth competitions
By Katherine Nichols, Star Bulletin
For most people, getting older means slowing down. But 44-year-old Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen is an exception. She has set 147 masters swimming world records in every distance from 100 yards to 5 kilometers. Forty-six of those records -- in multiple strokes and age categories -- are still current. In 2004 she was named World Masters swimmer of the Year, and in 1988 she was the oldest swimmer to hold a Division II NCAA record.
In an attempt to revolutionize swimming, Gary Hall Jr. formed The Race Club not only to prepare swimmers for the Olympic Games in Athens, but to create bigger and better opportunities for the next generation.
Check out this article in the "News-Leader" by Beth Jones
(In response, Dynoswim will be stepping up its open-water training.)
The following is taken from the 2006 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships
"It's great to be here, but it doesn't feel that good to get second by two-one-hundredths [of a second]. But then again it's all put in perspective because I'm here and I'm racing."
~Indiana's Kevin Swander on his 100 Breaststroke
A1A and Highbridge, 12:30pm. Confirm with Dean if you plan to attend.
Great swim, six swimmers, calm conditions, and not too many sharks for a total of about 5,200.
Check out Scott Bay at today's race - ninth overall, first in his division. Great job!
Check out Christine Bange and Dakin Fromhold at the New Bridge of Lions 5K. Unfortunately, there was a glitch with Dakin's results but he completed his race in 24:11.
Swimming World Magazine, Industry News: Speedo Debuts First-Ever Swimming Podcasts
Eight-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps stars in Speedo’s inaugural podcast, which launches today. “Speedo Make Waves,” an ongoing series of podcasts, will offer unique insight into the world of swimming featuring the world’s top athletes and the latest swim news from around the world.
USA Swimming has created more options than ever for fans to get information, results, video and entertainment...
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” ~Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Mother Teresa of Calcutta was an Albanian born Indian Missionary and Founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity. She earned the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979 and lived from 1910-1997.
It would have been a Triathlon, but that's another story.
Check out Christine Bange and Joe Matuszczak at Saturday's event. Great job guys!
Eight Dynoswimmers participated in the 5K open-water challenge. Everyone placed, survived rough conditions, and had a great time! Scroll down to the 5K and check out the results for Scott Bay, Sean Bean, Amy Britton, Dakin Fromhold, Dean Osterloh, Dave Petkovsek, Judi Rich, and Sheryl Watkins.
Thanks to Samie Grogan for coming out, taking great photos, and supporting the team!
Amy Britton was 1st and Pat Milton placed 2nd in their respective age groups at the Firecracker 10K. Not bad considering they biked there and back for a total of 52 miles! Joe Matuszczak ran both the 5K and 10K events and was first in both events, awesome!
~Provided by Pedro Ordenes, Water World Swim
"Today I looked in the Random House College Dictionary for the definition of athlete. The athlete is described as having physical agility, stamina, strength and skill. If you are competing in an upcoming event you have trained hard to become agile and strong and like the artisan you have developed the knowledge and skill of your craft as an athlete. This didn’t just happen to you, you trained hard through physical exertion, personal sacrifice and discipline. Remember when you were a child and you were told it was impossible to swim 'in the frigid shark infested water' near Alcatraz because of the 'rip-tides?' Hundreds of swimmers have now made this crossing and have earned their finisher medals, but millions of people will never have this experience because they never believed it was possible for them to achieve. Not everyone can ride a bike full speed for 28 miles or run for 6 miles; or swim from Alcatraz. You are an athlete who believed in your potential to achieve your personal best. Take a moment to reflect on your achievement this far. This could be the best time of your life—recognize it. The competitions have arrived, its summertime and it’s your time to shine."
Since we have eight swimmers participating in the Ed Gaw Amelia Island 5K Open Water Challenge, plus another three swimmers participating in the 20th Annual LIFESTYLES REALTORS Beaches Fine Arts Sprint Triathlon in Ponte Vedra, Saturday's practice is cancelled. Support your fellow Dynoswimmers and cheer them on!
The cannonball jellyfish [Stomolophus meleagris], also known as the cabbage head jellyfish, is a harmless (it’s edible) variety that sometimes washes up on beaches in large numbers.
It's also that thing that kept bumping us last Sunday, one heck of a strong, solid, jellyfish. Check out the details...
Provided by Dynoswimmer Scott Bay, thanks!
"Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim." ~Thomas Macaulay
12:30pm, Highbridge and A1A. Confirm with Dean if you plan to attend.
Great swim, 5K with eight swimmers, and bumping, strong, fast, solid, jelly fish.
Mastering the Swim Start
By Lance Watson / Triathlete magazine / May 31, 2006
Although in most triathlons the swim is relatively short, it nonetheless can be the cause of considerable apprehension, and much of this uneasiness can be traced to the often-chaotic start, where athletes frequently struggle with feelings of disorientation and claustrophobia as pre-race angst gives way to an early adrenalin surge as hundreds of swimmers jockey for position.
Note: Although this is written for triathlon these principals apply to open-water too. If you're swimming the "Ed Gaw" on July 8, you should read this...