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My Reasons for Winter Training

December 14, 2011


Winter Training. Different coaches may have their own reasons, but mine is quite simple and easy to understand. After a decent fall season with the age groupers, a week or so break, I normally like to jump back on it. This time, the timing was right-mid December. So we got back on the training, at […]

After this FAST Weekend at Junior Nationals!

December 11, 2011


After this fast weekend at Junior Nationals our younger swimmmers realized several things: Yes it was a fast meet, yes they were older, yes the great coaches were there. But in addition to these, one very important event happened that needed to take place with all these younger athletes. They got to see how close they are to […]

Florida Age Group Championships – Day 2 and 3 Recap

July 16, 2011


The speedy Florida Age Group Championships, which is know as #FLAGs on twitter, has added many more Olympic Trial Time Standards for the women after day 3, as well as state records and incredible times for the men. Oh yea and HUGE RAIN STORMS! The girls from Clearwater Aquatic Team (CAT), Michelle Turek, Sydney Pickrem, […]

Florida Age Group Championships – Day 1 Recap

July 15, 2011


Quickly back at it in the swimming world with the Florida Age Group Championships (FLAGs) at the I-Drive Center in Orlando.  Day 1 brought us an outstanding start of the long weekend with incredible swims and several Olympic Trial Cuts!  The Day also brought us the first time Florida Swimming, in my knowledge, has used […]

6 Days from FLAGs – Our Distance Workout

July 8, 2011


Hello all.  The young athletes responded well to this one.  We are 6 days away from their big meet of the summer.  If you are masters swimmer or triathlete, this is a good one for you as well!   More to come.  16 x 100     1:30, 1;20, 1:15, 1:10 (repeat) 4 x 200     KICK @ 3:30 […]

Who Is This Mark Anyway?

June 18, 2011


I don’t think it is fair.  Starters in track, swimming, physical education classes, any and everything that deals with starting, say “Take your Mark,” and then you hear a starter’s gun, beep or whatever.  Why does Mark get to have his name in there?  And why has he lasted so long? I mean really!  What […]

Blueprint for Success After Meets!

May 2, 2011


Blueprint for swimming success? Who knows, but this is what I do! Sometimes after a very long weekend, you need to swim long and easy, but still keep your eye on the goal.  You need to keep training while taking a little of the edge off. That’s what we did today.  The age-groupers had a […]