Archive for March 2019

What to Bring to a Swim Meet

Going to a swim meet? Here are the most critical items to pack. Suits: Yes, plural. Of course, you want to pack your tech suits if you own them. If not decide which suit(s) are best for your races. Don’t stop there, pack several warm-up suits. I often don’t warm-up in my tech suit, they…

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Butterfly: One Dolphin, two kicks

A rookie butterflyer often get confused about the dolphin motion. The butterfly has only one dolphin per arm stroke, but two kicks.  The first kick, is the large kick we see breaking the surface of the water on a proficient butterflyer and help drives us forward. The second, smaller kick is where the beginner often…

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Breaking FINA’s hold on where athletes can compete

If you have not been paying attention to the world scene in swimming let me catch you up on the controversy that should not exist. Swimming is not yet a support with a robust professional presence. It is hard for any without sponsorship to make a legitimate living.  While Michael Phelps is worth an estimated…

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My top ten most wonderful things about being a swimmer

Over a long career as a competitive swimmer, I have won a few and lost a few over the years. But, most of my favorite things about swimming have nothing to do with my wins and losses, but the little moments.  Here are my top ten best things about being a swimmer:   10: Hitting…

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