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A Few Things

Also, for those of you in the Northeast and want to check out some fast swimming this weekend the Yale, Harvard, and Princeton tri-meet will be taking place at Yale University.

Friday, February 1: Men at 6pm
Saturday, February 2: Men at 12 noon, Women at 6pm
Sunday, February 3: Women at 12 noon

31 Jan 08 @ 11:00 PM  | 0 comments  |  Elite Level Competition category

Did you know...?

Some hotels in Las Vegas have gambling tables floating in their swimming pools.

30 Jan 08 @ 4:55 AM  | 0 comments  |  Fun Facts category

Quote for the Week of January 28, 2008

"The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps -- we must step up the stairs."

~Vance Havner

28 Jan 08 @ 2:24 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Did you know...?

The first recorded swimming competition in the United States took place in 1883 with the New York Athletic Club, who held annual competitions through 1887 when the Amateur Athletic Union began sponsoring the events.

23 Jan 08 @ 4:54 AM  | 0 comments  |  Fun Facts category

The Problem with Traveling Coaches


Take a look at the attached picture:

The first person to guess what it's written on (meaning the type of "paper" used) will win their very own Dynoswim swim cap.

(By the way, in case you're wondering, this is a practice we did on June 29, 2007 in Palm Coast in preparation for the 2007 Ed Gaw Amelia Island Open-Water Challenge.)

21 Jan 08 @ 10:57 PM  | 14 comments  |  Featured Workouts | Fun Facts category

Quote for the Week of January 21, 2008

"We all lose friends.. we lose them in death, to distance and over time. But even though they may be lost, hope is not. The key is to keep them in your heart, and when the time is right, you can pick up the friendship right where you left off. Even the lost find their way home when you leave the light on."

~Amy Marie Walz

21 Jan 08 @ 12:44 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

How to Swim With Your Body - Not With Your Arms

Jim Sanders writes: Here is my take on the two beat kick - As TI swimmers we have learned first hand that the vast majority of our propulsion comes from a rotating core. This is evidenced by swimming with fist gloves. Another way to demonstrate core propulsion is to not catch and pull, but, upon entry, let your hand just fall through the water of its own accord and allow your body to glide past your arm as you recover into the next stroke.

Read on at Timed Finals

20 Jan 08 @ 2:03 PM  | 0 comments  |  Technique, Tips, and Drills category

Big Pool Plans Coming Down Pipe In Florida

It seems like every day another community is struggling to either upgrade exisiting or build new aquatic facilities. I wonder how much of it is backlash against traditional swimming venues at the high school and University levels and their incentive to drop the swimming programs first: Talk to us, Dynoswimmers. anyone have any theories?

Big Pool Plans Coming Down Pipe In Florida; Bruce Wigo Talks on Swimming World Radio About ISHOF's Role

January 9, 2008

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, January 9. In a pair of articles emerging today from Florida, it looks like policy-setters in the area are looking to make some serious upgrades to the swimming infrastructure of the state.

Read on at Swimming World Magazine

17 Jan 08 @ 1:13 AM  | 0 comments  |  Elite Level Competition category

Did you know...?

Buster Crabbe, gold and bronze medallist in the 1932 Olympics, went on after his swimming career to appear in 175 movies. He signed with Paramount for his first film "King of The Jungle" in hopes of becoming a rival to Johnny Weissmuller in the movie industry. Weissmuller was a swimming Olympian who starred in 12 Tarzan pictures.

16 Jan 08 @ 4:53 AM  | 0 comments  |  Fun Facts category

Annual 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim

The date is set: April 19th, 2008. All interested parties need to contact Dave Petkovsek (Dynoswim's team Captain for this year's event) and give him a $100.00 deposit. Last year's participants will be given first priority.

This race is sanctioned by Florida LMSC for USMS Inc., Sanction # (applied for), and current USMS (United States Masters Swimming) Long Distance Swimming rules govern this swim.

Read more about the Eleventh Annual 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim

15 Jan 08 @ 6:23 AM  | 0 comments  |  Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

Quote for the Week of January 14, 2008

"Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm."

~Winston Churchill

14 Jan 08 @ 12:59 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Rotary Tour of Scenic Highway (Century), Flagler Beach

No matter which length tour you take this year, you will be on a designated Florida Scenic Highway – if you do the 100 mile tour, you travel all five in the Flagler area.

Click here for the Rotary Tour Brochure

13 Jan 08 @ 10:56 AM  | 0 comments  |  Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

Popular pool to reopen in Palm Coast


PALM COAST -- No more treading water for swimmers waiting for the Frieda Zamba pool: It's scheduled to open Monday.

The pool had been closed since September when heavy rains caused drainage problems and flooded the parking lot. School swim teams and community groups had to find other places to practice and hold classes. The pool center also was home to a yoga class, which was forced to move.

Judi Rich, the president of Friendsofswimming.org and a member of a team called Dynoswim, said the group of swimmers is eager to return to Frieda Zamba.

Read On

9 Jan 08 @ 9:01 PM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

Did you know...?

At the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela, the U.S. men's 400 meter medley relay consisted of all four 100-meter stroke world record holders, the only time this has happened in swimming history. (Rick Carey, Steve Lundquist, Matt Gribble, Rowdy Gaines)

9 Jan 08 @ 4:53 AM  | 0 comments  |  Fun Facts category

Practices Resuming at Frieda

Dear (Palm Coast) Dynoswimmers,

Frieda Zamba has officially re-opened. We will be back to our traditional schedule at Frieda Zamba – M/W/F – 6-7:45pm Sat: 10-11:30am beginning this Wednesday, January 9th. We do hope that Frieda can sustain the re-opening, if not we may be retaining our practice schedule at Belle Terre. In the meantime keep your fingers crossed!

If you have any questions, fell free to use the comments field below or contact me directly.

Best Regards,

Judi Rich

9 Jan 08 @ 4:42 AM  | 0 comments  |  Dynoswim Palm Coast category

A Conversation with Dara Torres

The diehard Olympic swimmer is proof that when it comes to any goal, it's all about how bad you want it.

~By Sue Carswell

This diehard Olympic swimmer is proof that (1) your body can be rock-hard at 40; (2) a baby doesn't have to slow you down; and (3) when it comes to any goal, it's all about how bad you want it.

Read more at Women's Health

7 Jan 08 @ 6:29 AM  | 1 comments  |  Health and Nutrition category

Quote for the Week of January 7, 2008

"A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."

~Walter Gagehot

7 Jan 08 @ 12:55 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

2007 Statistics

We put together some interesting 2007 year end statistics. We are quite pleased with the growth of the site this past year. Please continue using Dynoswim as your swimming workout resource. Let's surpass these numbers by a large margin next year!

6 Jan 08 @ 2:36 PM  | 0 comments  |  Website category

Polar Bear Plunge a Success!

Polar Plunge 2007.jpg

Cold? Just a little. Wet? Yes. Fun? Absolutely!

Seven Dynoswimmers participated New Years Eve in the 1st Annual Dynoswim Polar Plunge. The weather was beautiful at 72 degrees however the water was a bit chilly at 63 degrees. Once the initial shock of getting in was over and hypothermia starting to set in - a few of us went for a short swim. Of course, the spectators on the beach thought we were insane but that’s okay. That’s what it’s about, having fun and being a little crazy!

Participants in order (left to right): Judi Rich, Samie Grogan, Dean Osterloh, Dave Petkovsek, Christine Bange, Michael Rich and Grace, Dave’s yellow lab (the newest Dynoswim member!)

6 Jan 08 @ 11:14 AM  | 0 comments  |  Meets, Open Water, and Other Events category

Did you know...?

Leigh Ann Fetter was the first woman to break 22 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle with a 21.92 at the 1990 NCAA Championships.

Please provide photos.

2 Jan 08 @ 4:52 AM  | 0 comments  |  Fun Facts category

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