"We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don't know where you're aiming, you don't have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she cared."
~Mary Kay Ash (1918-2001)
~By Sue Sotir; Minute Man Masters
Triathletes come to your practice and want to focus on freestyle (only), can't understand why one or two practices isn't enough and sometimes even bring along a workout their tri coach has given them. So what's the deal?
Coach Sue provides some key corrections to focus on to keep your triathletes engaged and improving...
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US swimming star Michael Phelps won the 100m butterfly in a sizzling 50.48sec, flirting with the world record as he continued his 2009 World Championship build-up at the Canada Cup.
Phelps, who won an unprecedented eight Olympic gold medals at the Beijing Games last August, was just eight-hundredths outside the world record of 50.40 held by compatriot Ian Crocker, in Saturday's competition.
He also improved on his personal best time of 50.58sec, set in winning gold at Beijing.
Read on at AFP
...to Win Men's 100 Freestyle Gold at Santa Clara Grand Prix
June 15, 2009
SANTA CLARA, California, June 15. WORLD champion Brent Hayden of Vancouver beat American superstar Michael Phelps to win the men's 100-metre freestyle on Sunday at the Santa Clara Grand Prix swimming competition.
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"Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in."
~Bill Bradley (b. 1943); American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar,former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
Dave Denniston was wondering what to do with the rest of his life after missing the Olympic team at 2004 Trials. He found a job as an assistant coach, went on a trip to his home state of Wyoming, and - well, he explains how his life has changed, and a lot of other stuff in a very special 20 Question with Bob Schaller.
~By Brian Davis
Richard Quick, an icon in the swimming world who grew up in Dallas and became the most successful coach in collegiate swimming, died late Wednesday in Austin after a six-month battle with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 66.
A Highland Park graduate, Quick helped start the SMU women's swimming program and captured 12 NCAA titles as the head coach at Texas and Stanford. He also led the Auburn men's program to an NCAA title last year.
Doctors discovered the tumor last December. Soon after, the Richard Quick Endowment was established by Swim Across America to help raise money and awareness for cancer research.
"The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move."
~By Andrew Silver
Swimmers looking for the perfect post-workout recovery fuel may need to look no further than the refrigerator and the kitchen pantry. According to new research conducted by exercise physiologist Lynne Kammer at the University of Texas at Austin, ordinary foods - even whole grain cereal with milk - can yield extraordinary results.
Read on at SwimNetwork.com
~By Jason Marsteller
PHOENIX, Arizona, June 3. LAST summer, the International Olympic Committee amended Rule 45 of its rules regulating participation in each of the Olympic Games. The new addition states that anyone being suspended for more than six months for a doping-related offense would also be banned from the Olympic Games following the conclusion of the suspension.
read on at Swimming World Magazine
"You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing...By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.
~Charlotte, "Charlotte's Web""
"Breastroke is an athletic event, butterfly is a political statement."