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After this FAST Weekend at Junior Nationals!

December 11, 2011

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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 […]

6 Days from FLAGs – Our Distance Workout

July 8, 2011

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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 […]

Good Distance Set for Age Groupers

April 20, 2011

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So every now and then we do a few distance sets for the age-groupers!  Here is one we did today that really got to a few of them! 5 x 100 warmup, fast interval 2 x 800 IM 20 x 25 Fly from a dive 2 x 400 IM 5 x 100 Backstroke 2 x […]

Friday’s 7600 BOOM!

December 11, 2010

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Friday, December 10, 2010 I promised some of my twitter followers and swimmers that I would put yesterday’s 7600 yard thrashing on http://swimmerjoe.com so they can see what went on during that less than 2 hour practice.  This group of athletes (and triathletes) ranged from 11-36 and handled it without a single complaint.  Although they […]

Randy Reese

February 23, 2010

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Ok, just a quick note about a coach I swam for in college named Randy Reese. He’s where I get many of my ideas for different things in and out of the water.  Reese has been an innovator for years in swimming, and he is a great mental developer of athletes.  The philosophy of Reese’s coaching basically boils […]

The Big 3 (from my point of view)

September 18, 2009

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The pressure is huge in swimming.  To be good, to do what you’re told, to swim fast, to be consistent.  What is the parent’s role in greatness?  Well, as much as I want to tell my own son what to do, how to act, or what to think, I find myself walking a fine line […]

No Wimpy Swimmers Here…

August 28, 2009

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Why don’t more people swim?  Oh yea, it’s the hardest sport there is…  Period!   I mean, it is severe punishment for hours on end month after month.  No wonder these are the best athletes in the world! Welcome New Swimmers The Blue Dolfins in Oviedo, FL picked up some great rookie swimmers this past season. […]