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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 […]

It Was All Foggy!

December 12, 2011


It was all foggy, a haze, a steam cloud billowing from the 50 meter watery race track in Indy… I was barely there physically but my mind was there very intensely and focused on the other end of the lane. The deadly silence was creating a eerie feeling in my mind, but I knew there […]

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 […]

The Night Before the Big One!

November 9, 2011


For future reference. This blog has moved to the Florida Swim Network site. Go see by SwimmerJoe Thinking of you high schoolers. This is the night before the BIG ONE. Night of fear Night of excitement Night of team Night of sweat Night of not sleeping Night of shaving Night of apprehension Night of […]

Day 4 – Recap of Day 4 at Senior Nationals

August 5, 2011


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 […]