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Ocean Swim - Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008

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We'll be at Highbridge and A1A. The exact time TBD by the end of Saturday's practice. If you intend to swim you need to speak to Coach O. via cellphone or in person at Friday or Saturday's swim practice at Frieda Zamba.


19 Mar 08 @ 7:56 AM  | 0 comments  |  Open Water Swimming | Practice category

Drainage problems close Palm Coast pool

For our Palm Coast Dynoswimmers...

~By Kenya Woodard

PALM COAST -- Weather woes have shut down Palm Coast's public swimming pool, forcing school swim teams and community groups to find other places to practice and hold classes.

Read on at the News-Journal

5 Oct 07 @ 5:15 AM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Palm Coast Dynoswimmers...

The normal practice schedule resumes at Frieda Zamba.

Schedule

15 Aug 07 @ 5:36 AM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Palm Coast Dynoswimmers!

On July 4th, we will have practice from 10-11:45am.

Additionally, all Saturday practices will now be offered from 10-11:45am with the exception of July 28th's practice which will be from 11am-12:45pm.

2 Jul 07 @ 8:39 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Ocean Swim - Sunday, April 22, 2007

P4080154.jpg There will be an ocean swim, this Sunday at 12:30pm at Highbridge and A1A. Please let Coach Scott know if you will be attending by speaking to him either in person or by email by Saturday. Additionally, you need to be sure that you have already submitted your registration forms with waiver in order to participate.


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18 Apr 07 @ 10:12 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Easter Sunday Ocean Swim

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Easter Sunday's ocean swim was a great introduction to the 2007 open water season. Although the water was a bit chilly at first we were all (three of us) used to it in a matter of minutes. The purpose of Sunday's swim was to get reacquainted with the ocean. We swam a relatively light 3,000 yards in one hour. The air was on the chilly side (high 60s) with an ocean temperature of about 67 degrees. A gentle southern moving current at our feet helped us along our less typical route - south toward Ormond Beach. There was a light chop with nice wave action 300 yards to the shore. There was even less wave action 500-700 yards offshore. Great job Judi and Dakin!

9 Apr 07 @ 10:34 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Ocean Swim - Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007

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We'll be at Highbridge and A1A. The exact time TBD by the end of Saturday's practice. If you intend to swim you need to speak to Coach O. via cellphone or in person at Friday or Saturday's swim practice at Frieda Zamba.

In the meantime. please consider the following:

Do you know how bunnies stay in shape? Hareobics.

What do you call the Easter bunny's work-outs? Eggercise.

Sunday's ocean swim will be at 12:30pm.

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7 Apr 07 @ 9:47 AM  | 1 comments  |  Practice category

UPDATE #3: Frieda Zamba Maintenance (read below)

Practice will resume at our normal time (6-7:45pm) on Friday, January 26, 2007.

Apparently, a small maintenance issue has arisen.

23 Jan 07 @ 5:46 PM  | 3 comments  |  Practice category

Poll: What is your largest source of swim practice anxiety?

Please describe your biggest fear, largest source of frustration and anxiety, or the things you hate most regarding your swim training.

Don't worry, many answers will be the same or similar, please list them anyway...

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27 Nov 06 @ 7:06 AM  | 13 comments  |  Practice category

Ocean Swim - Sunday, July 23, 2006

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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.

23 Jul 06 @ 3:40 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Ocean Swim - Sunday, July 16, 2006

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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.

16 Jul 06 @ 4:51 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Saturday, July 8, 2006 Practice - CANCELLED!

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!

5 Jul 06 @ 10:02 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Ocean Swim - Sunday, July 2, 2006

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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.

2 Jul 06 @ 4:02 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Ocean Swim - Sunday, June 25, 2006

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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

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

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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

Ocean Swim - Sunday, June 11, 2006

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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

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

Memorial Day Practice

There will be practice on Monday, at our normally scheduled time.

Great Practice today, 16 swimmers, four relay teams, lots of fun. Here's what we did:

Memorial Day Practice

29 May 06 @ 9:38 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Ocean Swim - Sunday, May 28, 2006

12:30pm, Highbridge and A1A. You must confirm with Dean if you plan to attend.

Very nice conditions, no waves, and a lot of sun. We went south to Ormond Beach today for a total of 5,000 yards. There were nine swimmers today and a special congratulations to Judi and Ashley who completed their first open-water today!

28 May 06 @ 3:36 PM  | 1 comments  |  Practice category

Ocean Swim - Sunday, May 21, 2006

Yes, there will be an ocean swim this Sunday - 12:30pm at Highbridge and A1A. You must confirm with Dean if you plan to attend.

Very nice conditions today. Air temp was 94 degrees, ocean temp is around 81. We swam about 4800 yards, staying a little closer to shore. "Something slimy touched my leg."

21 May 06 @ 3:19 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

No Ocean Swim on Mothers Day!

Spend the day with Mom. Buy her favorite flowers and take her to dinner.

12 May 06 @ 10:08 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Ocean Swim - Sunday, May 7, 2006

12:30pm at Highbridge and A1A. You must confirm with Dean if you intend to participate.

We had beautiful conditions today; the water was clear and turqoise green. You could see fifteen feet down - really nice - some waves, but no problems. Nine swimmers today, completing 5,000 yards from Highbridge to Flagler Beach. Congratulations to Ross, who swam her first open-water today!

7 May 06 @ 3:55 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Ocean Swim - Sunday, April 30, 2006 CANCELLED!

Same time, same place, Highbridge and A1A at 12:30pm. Be there to swim with the dolphins and sea turtles. Oh, and don't forget about our new friend, the giant octopus named Clyde.

Today's Swim has been cancelled due to extreme conditions.

30 Apr 06 @ 11:29 AM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Frieda Zamba - Monday, May 1, 2006

We move back over to the Frieda Zamba Aquatic Complex beginning this Monday May 1.

27 Apr 06 @ 10:38 AM  | 2 comments  |  Practice category

Ocean Swim - Sunday, April 23, 2006

We will have our regular Sunday ocean swim at 12:30pm at Highbridge and A1A. Please confirm if you plan to attend.

We had relatively calm conditions and warm water today. There were ten Dynoswimmers in total and everyone swam the whole practice - that's 4,500 yards! We swam the same course as last week from Highbridge to the water tower in Flagler Beach.

We welcomed Hannah Banana back with us who's home for a short visit. A special congratulations goes to Julia, Joe, and Doug who swam their first open-water today!

23 Apr 06 @ 6:38 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Saturday Practice - Cancelled!

Since the team will be participating in the Family Fitness Weekend, we will be canceling Saturday's practice. For those of you that are not competing on Saturday, you are encouraged to support and cheer for your teammates at Crescent Beach in St. Augustine.

Due to popular demand, we will still have our Sunday Ocean Swim.

20 Apr 06 @ 11:27 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Ocean Swim - Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006

We will be hopping on down to the beach for an ocean swim this Sunday. We will begin at 12:30pm at Highbridge and A1A. Please confirm if you plan to attend.

Great job everyone! We had 10 swimmers with us today, calm conditions, and beautiful weather. We swam from Highbridge to the water tower in Flagler Beach. We ended up quite far from shore (about 1000 yards). In total, we swam about 4,500 yards. Congratulations to Margaret and Micah who completed their first open-water swim today!

16 Apr 06 @ 7:08 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Ocean Swim - Sunday, April 9, 2006

We'll be swimming a little longer this time. Same time and place as usual, 12:30pm at Highbridge and A1A. Please confrim with Coach O. if you intend to participate.

The water is definitely warming up, not that anyone noticed considering we had some waves as high as seven feet - very rough conditions. We had to go about 600 yards offshore past the second set of breakers to beat the white caps. Some of us still got tossed around a bit making it by far the most fun (most will disagree) open water swim I've ever had. We swam a total of 5,000 yards in one-hour from Highbridge to Ormond-by-the-Sea with the help of a strong current. Way to go guys! A special congratulations goes to Amber who swam her first open water today!

9 Apr 06 @ 2:51 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Ocean Swim - Sunday, April 2, 2006

We will be doing a short (30-45 minutes) ocean swim this Sunday at 12:30pm. We will meet at the beach access of Highbridge and A1A. If you haven't already done so, please confirm if you plan to attend.

We had near perfect conditions today, except that the water was a bit on the chilly side at least for the first 10 minutes or so. Other than that, we swam about 2700 yards in about 45 minutes. Great job! A special "Great Job!" to Christine, who completed her first ever ocean swim!

2 Apr 06 @ 9:00 PM  | 2 comments  |  Practice category

Video Review, Saturday, March 18, 6:45pm.

The Video Review will take place this Saturday, March 18 at 7pm. You need to be at the Frieda Zamba Aquatic Complex at 6:45pm, so that we can begin promptly. There is a high probability that you will want to further discuss your stroke after the actual review, so we need to be sure that we have ample time to do so.

I ask again that you please be there at 6:45pm. Remember, this is taking place at Frieda Zamba, not Belle Terre.

Afterwards, we will have a little bit of fun at the Halifax Plantation Golf Club's brand new Sports Pub.

15 Mar 06 @ 11:55 AM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Video Review

I would like to schedule the video review and need your feedback to be sure that most everyone can attend. I would rate this as one of the most important sessions in order to help you learn from your own stroke mechanics and those of your peer swimmers. I believe that if possible, each and every swimmer should attend whether or not you were taped. There is much to learn from other swimmers.

So please let me know if the following dates and times work for you:

Saturday, March 18 at 7-9pm.

Saturday, March 25 at 7-9pm

We will most likely have this session in the classroom at the Frieda Zamba Aquatic complex and then post meeting, have an informal get together at the Halifax Plantation Golf Club.

Please advise, both yays and nays, regarding those dates.

13 Mar 06 @ 9:06 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Friday, January 13, 2006: LIGHTNING CANCELLATION!

Dynoswimmers: be on deck behind your lane at 5:55pm with swim trunks on and goggles down.

We have something to prove today.

Due to lightning we'll have to do a make-up practice TBD.

13 Jan 06 @ 12:34 PM  | 3 comments  |  Practice category

Christmas Break Workouts

USA Swimming has some very tough workouts the kids are doing during Christmas break. I definitely don't miss those workouts! Do any of you Dynoswimmers have a favorite set you used to do in college or still do? If so, add it to the Dynoswim Workout Database.

28 Dec 05 @ 8:31 AM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Yes, There is Practice on Christmas Eve!

Saturday is Christmas Eve and we will be having practice as we would at our normal Saturday time. That means 11:00am. So get excited, nothing's better than a nice tough workout to get you in a festive mood. In honor of the holiday spirit, you will however get to take Sunday, Christmas Day, off!

Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!

19 Dec 05 @ 11:56 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Monday, November 28, 2005 Practice Cancelled!

Pool closed due to inclement weather with lightning.

28 Nov 05 @ 5:49 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Practice at Belle Terre

Our M/W/F practices will now begin at 6:00pm effective immediately. Saturday's practice will still begin at 11am.

3 Nov 05 @ 12:46 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Free Hershey Bars for Wednesday's Practice

Each swimmer will receive a Hershey bar at the conclusion of Wednesday, November 2nd practice.

1 Nov 05 @ 8:01 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Remember New Swim Schedule at Belle Terre

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, we begin at 5:45pm. (We may gravitate toward a 6pm start time, if we find 5:45pm too early.)

On Saturday we start at 11:00am.

All practices run for 1.5-1.75 hours depending.

31 Oct 05 @ 9:12 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

You know it's too cold to swim at Frieda Zamba when...

10. Your resting heart rate is 10bpm.

9. 8x100 on 1:25 oddly reminds you of snow-skiing in Vermont.

8. Lose feeling in four or more toes.

7. Coach asks you to pee in his lane.

6. Dakin trades practice for furry slippers and cocoa.

5. Lifeguards say, "You guys are actually going to swim today?!"

4. Headlights.

3. We live in Florida, but blast the car's heater.

2. What do you mean by "Warm-up" / "Cool-down"?

1. Can't complain when your teeth chatter.

25 Oct 05 @ 9:42 PM  | 3 comments  |  Practice category

Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club

We will move over to Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club on Friday, October 28, 2005. Remember we'll begin a little earlier than usual, so please arrive by 5:45pm.

25 Oct 05 @ 9:23 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Monday's Practice Cancelled!

No practice on October 24, due to Hurricane Wilma. We'll see you Tuesday. By the way, the water at Frieda will be nice and warm...

24 Oct 05 @ 1:00 PM  | 1 comments  |  Practice category

Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club

We expect to move over to the Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club sometime in the next few weeks depending on the water temperature at Frieda. Additionally, we will still offer a Friday practice on an informal basis. Please see the attached file for details.

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6 Oct 05 @ 12:54 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Labor Day Ocean Swim, Monday, September 5, 2005 CANCELLED!

11:00am, at Highbridge and A1A. Please confirm your attendance.

We've cancelled today. Ocean is way too rough.

5 Sep 05 @ 10:05 AM  | 3 comments  |  Practice category

IMPORTANT: Dynoswimmers

I have been speaking with the managers at the Halifax Plantation Country Club swimming pool. There exists the possibility that we may use their pool for our practices as a complement to our existing agreement with Frieda. The goal is to split our training sessions between two different facilities. I need to discuss the pros and cons of this potential arrangement with you, each team member. You also need to give me your opinion on what you consider reasonable costs to be, to use such a facility.

4 Sep 05 @ 7:46 PM  | 2 comments  |  Practice category

Practice Wednesday, August 31, 2005

An additional practice has been scheduled for Wednesday from 6 to 7:45pm to make up for the lightning cancellation.

30 Aug 05 @ 9:26 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Swimmers and Triathletes

For those of you yearning for some longer sets, distance / middle distance work, we'll be spending the next few weeks working on endurance. Yesterday we did a slew of 400s and today we did our fair share of 800s; 4600 yards in total for Tuesday's workout.

So bring your crinkled up buck, and come to practice. This Friday, we'll be doing some IM work with Sheryl. On Saturday, we'll be back to the theme for the next few weeks (or until we can get back in the ocean for some open-water training), that theme being endurance freestyle.

23 Aug 05 @ 8:46 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Coach Grouch is Back.

Dean's back. We will be working on Freestyle technique on Friday, August 18, 2005. Hopefully the weather will co-operate. See you tomorrow!

18 Aug 05 @ 10:59 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

August 4, 2005 - Make-Up Practice

If anyone is interested, there will be a make up practice this Thursday. The practice will start promptly at 6pm (regular time).

3 Aug 05 @ 10:24 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Ocean Swim Cancelled for July 31, 2005

Sunday's ocean swim has been cancelled. Next week's open water is at the discretion of Sean and Amy, please contact them if you're interested...

30 Jul 05 @ 9:08 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

New Pool

We need suggestions on possible pools. If we can find an indoor pool, lightning will no longer be an issue. If we at least have a back-up pool, we can move practices when problems with water quality exist. Please offer your suggestions, our current arrangement isn't working as envisioned...

29 Jul 05 @ 7:27 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Tentative Practice Scheduled for Thursday, July 28, 2005

At this point a make-up practice has been scheduled for this Thursday at 6pm. If you intend to swim you *MUST ADVISE* Dean. If there aren't enough responses by Wednesday evening, then we will unfortunately cancel Thursday's make-up practice.

26 Jul 05 @ 8:54 PM  | 3 comments  |  Practice category

Tuesday's Practice: Walls & Flip-Turns

IMPORTANT: Today we will be focusing the entire practice on flip-turns and walls. You heard it here first!

26 Jul 05 @ 1:08 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Ocean Swim, Sunday, July 24, 2005

Today we had very choppy conditions, coupled with soreness from the 23,000 yards we put in last week (yes, 23,000 even with the sets we've missed due to the heat). The theme for today was recovery. We swam an easy 2,000 yards with a lot of floating around, a necessary and important complement to our training. Next open water swim will be Sunday, July 31, 2005 at 12pm.

24 Jul 05 @ 3:00 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Saturday Practice a Success!

Despite the hot weather and hot pool water, we still made it through today's practice and avoided a collective stroke (not a swimming stroke of course, a heat stroke). Today, the water was a bit cooler than it was on Friday, but certainly warmed up as we approached high noon. We swam 4,000 yards, with plenty of stroke work. (Slackers: we missed you!)

23 Jul 05 @ 5:51 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Additional Practice Scheduled for Thursday, July 21, 2005

We'll be having an additional practice this Thursday, July 21, 2005, at our normal time - 6pm.

18 Jul 05 @ 11:57 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Ocean Swim, Sunday, July 17, 2005

Today's ocean swim was excellent. Modest wave action, and in some areas, clear turqoise water, you could see almost 15 feet down, beautiful! Dakin, Amy, Sean, and Dean swam 1.8 miles (3,200 yards) from Highbridge Road to the water tower in Flagler Beach in just under an hour. Great job, guys! Next ocean swim is scheduled for next Sunday, July 24, 2005 at 12pm. An ocean swim this Wednesday or Thursday TBD.

17 Jul 05 @ 2:56 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Our "Beat the Lightning Avoid the Soiled Pool" Practice, July 16, 2005

Finally, after a week of lightning cancellations, practice delays, soiled pool water, and a ton of frustration, we had our first solid practice - 4,600 yards including relays! Special accolades go to Pat for swimming an awesome butterfly in her leg of the medley. Dynoswim brought home both the gold and silver in today's informal competition.

16 Jul 05 @ 1:42 PM  | 1 comments  |  Practice category

Make-Up Practices: Wednesday & Thursday

We will have practice on Wednesday and Thursday, July 13 & 14, to make-up for the two lightning cancellations we've had to endure this past Friday and Monday. Please advise for those of you who intend to be there.

12 Jul 05 @ 4:33 PM  | 2 comments  |  Practice category

Next Ocean Swim: Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 12:00pm

Next ocean swim is tentatively scheduled for next Sunday at 12pm, barring any hurricanes, lightning, or excessive shark activity (woo, scary!)...

11 Jul 05 @ 7:17 PM  | 2 comments  |  Practice category

Dynoswim Practice Schedule

As you are all aware our present schedule is as follows: M/Tu/Fr: 6:00pm-7:45pm Sat: 11:00am-12:45pm. There have been inquiries regarding an additional practice day (i.e. Thursday evening or Sunday morning). In a separate but related matter, there is also the possibility of adjusting Saturday morning workouts for a start time of either 10:00am or 10:30am instead of the normal 11:00am start time (practice would still be 1 hour and 45 minutes). If at least four people commit to an additional practice day, we can add one. If any of you would like to adjust our Saturday morning start time then please advise. Post your opinions either way in the comments section...

11 Jul 05 @ 7:12 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

Frieda Zamba Closes Early: Friday, July 8, 2005

Frieda Zamba has closed early today due to the "storm" (sounds fishy) but will re-open tomorrow for our regularly scheduled Saturday practice. Barring any problems with lightning, we will do an Ocean Swim tonight (Friday) instead for those of you who contact Dean and confirm attendance.

8 Jul 05 @ 3:09 PM  | 1 comments  |  Practice category

Ocean Swims

Sunday's ocean swim had calm conditions with virtually no wave action - unlike last Sunday with very heavy surf and large waves, quite a different type of swim. Sean and Dean swam approx. 2,300 yards (1.2 miles). We are scheduling the next ocean swim for Sunday, July 10, 2005 at 12pm. We may offer an additional ocean swim scheduled for either this Wednesday or Thursday (July 6 / July 7) at 4:30pm, depending on confirmed attendance. Please advise if you would like the additional open water training...

3 Jul 05 @ 5:21 PM  | 1 comments  |  Practice category

July 4, 2005 Practice

Independence Day practice will be held at 12:00pm-1:30pm at Frieda Zamba. We have at least 7 swimmers who have thus far confirmed attendance! Burn those pre-BBQ calories...

2 Jul 05 @ 2:26 PM  | 0 comments  |  Practice category

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