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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 […]

Need State High School Swimming Results?

November 10, 2011


Go to Florida Swim Network at, we’ll see you over there! We now have 3A up under the Results Tab and the High School Tab.

Thinking of You, Andy O’Grady

September 10, 2011


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” […]

Ryan Lochte – Finally, “All-In”

July 28, 2011


So maybe you’ve seen the dismantling.  I have and I’ve heard about it too! Being tired of losing will do that.  Tired of second or third.  Sick of it.  Living with his talent wasn’t enough.  Living with his incredible skills and gift in the water wasn’t enough.  So he had to fix something.  He was over it. […]

I am the Last Man Standing

July 27, 2011


I am the last man standing. I am it, the man, the last one in the pool. The one that out-waited everyone. The longest sitter and agitator of the tireless coach who sets his “get in” calling on the ever lasting “repeat” button. I mean, who says it isn’t dreadfully lonely being the last one, the […]

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, […]