Start Now! Visualize Yourself Being Great!

November 8, 2011

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For future reference – This blog has moved over to the Florida Swim Network site. Take a look – http://FloridaSwimNetwork.com After focus, the world’s greatest athletes list visualization as the next most important aspect of their mental training. The importance of this is definitely a must! You have to see yourself being great. I can […]

Another Workout For Those of You That Are Hungry!

November 7, 2011

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For future reference – This blog has moved over to the Florida Swim Network site. Take a look – http://FloridaSwimNetwork.com Monday November 7, 2011 30 minutes circuit dryland…keep up baby! 5 x 100                        1:20                  Swim 50, 100, 150, 200    :55 base           KICK – down all out, back moderate (x2) 3 x 300                        1:25 base        100 IM, […]

Need a Workout? Try This One!

November 7, 2011

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For future reference – This blog has moved over to the Florida Swim Network site. Take a look – http://FloridaSwimNetwork.com Need a workout? Why don’t you try this one on for size? This was a workout done by the Blue Dolfins Age Group athletes on Saturday, November 5, 2011. Enjoy and let me know how […]

2 Things to Think about Swimming This Fall

September 27, 2011

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This is a repost from 2009 because I feel this is a must!  I am seeing a bunch of athletes falling apart during practice, and these two points are huge.  Please read them and continue to think about them…all the time #1—While daily consistency is one key to swimming success, so is performing your strokes […]

Are You in the Louvre? My Butterfly Drawing

September 26, 2011

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So I was sitting at the Highlander Swim Meet this weekend in Orlando, Florida (hotter than almost anything I’ve felt in a while) and saw one of the age group Blue Dolfin swimmers doing butterfly a little oddly. What do you think it was?  It is a common problem with kids and may last until they […]

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You Need to Cross Train

September 22, 2011

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I believe this: If you are an age grouper, you need to cross train. Why? Well, swimming is the most difficult sport-if you are training properly and putting your heart and soul in it, then you may need a mental break with a physical twist to it. Or at least that’s what we do, especially […]

Posted in: Cross Training

Thinking of You, Andy O’Grady

September 10, 2011

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Andy O’Grady was a good friend of mine. We met when I swam for Paramus Red Wave in New Jersey during my senior year in high school. He was the first person on the team that introduced himself and took me in with the main training group. He was a great guy with an awesome “happy go lucky” […]