The pool today was 94F. I do not lie it was really 94F. One of the lap swimmers had a pool thermometer at the pool today. Hopefully we will get some rain soon to cool the pool off. I so look forward to swimming at the WeHo Pool next week!
With it being so warm I pretty much took it easy. Just wanted to get a swim in and burn some calories.
500 Easy Swim
3x200's Kick. I kept taking breaks to chat and play with my iPhone 6+ WaterProof Bag. I took a few pictures but with it being in a bag they didn't come out so hot. (600/1100)10x50's Pull on 60 using the Finis Agility Paddles (500/1600)
200 Kick (200/1800)
10x50's Kick on 60 using the Finis Agility Paddles (500/2300)
200 Kick (200/2,500) I get to swim Friday, once this weekend then on Monday. On Tuesday I fly to Michigan for work and then Wednesday night I fly to LA. Consider next week a taper week.
My Progress for Go The Distance 2015
Month Total Distance Feb 1.36 miles (=2,400 yards, =2,195 meters) Mar 1.39 miles (=2,450 yards, =2,240 meters) Apr 1.45 miles (=2,550 yards, =2,332 meters) Jun 0.91 miles (=1,600 yards, =1,463 meters) Jul 5.45 miles (=9,600 yards, =8,778 meters) Aug 8.72 miles (=15,350 yards, =14,036 meters) Total 19.29 miles (=33,950 yards, =31,044 meters)
Almost doubling July's yards. That was my goal for the month. Not a big goal but a goal.
San Jose, CA (August 24, 2015) – SwimOutlet.com, the web’s most popular swim shop, and Rovio, creators of Angry Birds™ have agreed to a licensing partnership that will see SwimOutlet.com create a range of swimming and aquatics products for both boys and girls starting in Fall 2015. The products will highlight Rovio’s Angry Birds™ line for boys and will emphasize the Angry Birds™ Stella characters for girls.
The range will feature clothing items like rash guards, swimsuits, jammers, board shorts and tankinis, as well as pool and beach accessories such as kick boards, goggles, inflatables, floaties, towels, and flip-flops.
“These will be high-quality items and fun designs that will cover all recreation and competition swimmers from 4 to 16 years old,” says Winnie So, VP of Sourcing & Product Development at SwimOutlet.com. “They will be products designed and produced by SwimOutlet.com exclusively for SwimOutlet.com, continuing to make us the place to shop online for your whole families’ aquatics needs.”
Angry Birds™ are featured on many goods ranging from clothing to electronics, but never before have they appeared on pool and beachwear.
“We are excited to make a splash in a fun new product category for us,” says Randi Spieker, Rovio’s VP Consumer Products and Retail, North America. “As the largest online retailer of aquatics in the United States and well known for high-quality swimwear, SwimOutlet.com is a great fit for Rovio and our mission to entertain and delight.”
Products are expected to go on sale this October at SwimOutlet.com (www.swimoutlet.com/angry-birds/) and will range in prices from $4.95 for arm floats to $26.95 for rash guards and girls’ swimsuits. The line will also feature a full promotional campaign from SwimOutlet.com across its channels including social media, email marketing, online advertising and more.
Rovio Entertainment Ltd. is a global entertainment media company. Headquartered in Finland and with studios across the world, Rovio is the creator of Angry Birds™, the casual mobile game that changed an industry and became an international phenomenon. Today Angry Birds is not only the most downloaded game of all time, it’s a renowned entertainment brand that’s branched out into animations, books, licensing and more. The Angry Birds Movie is slated for release in 2016. www.rovio.com
I may have complained once or twice about the non-cooled or chilled pools here in The Villages but today's temp has to have been a record. The lap swimmer who takes the pool temp wasn't there but I can tell you by feeling I've never been in a warmer pool. We didn't have any rain showers last night so with temps in the mid-90's the pool just really cooked. I barely did anything in the pool today. It was another stretched out warm up or really warm warm up. Just one week and a few days to I can be in a chilled or cool pool. I can't wait to jump in a comfortable pool.
The warmer warm warmup:
5x100's Pulling on 1:45. Since it was too warm to even think about speed I decided to work on my technique. I used the FINIS Agility Paddles. I really like these paddles as they are very unforgiving. You really need to have good form or the paddles let you know. By using them today I could tell I was rolling more, allowing my arm to slide forward and really grab the water in my pull. The only thing I need to master is from time to time I get a pinch of the skin between my thumb and the rest of my hand. I'm thinking it's a user error issue that I can work on.
So, 1,100 yards. Better then nothing. Plus I need to get dressed and head to work.
Lane 1 - Sleep Review posts "Airweave Bedding Topper Partners with FINA. Bedding topper brand Airweave has signed a partnership agreement with the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) to become an Official Partner of the 17th FINA World Championships (2017) and the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships (2016). The company will also be the title partner of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup (2015, 2016, and 2017)."
Lane 2 - CNN posts "This pool looks like you're swimming in midair. A pool that feels like swimming through air ... CNN's Jeanne Moos introduces the "Sky Pool"."
Lane 3 - US Masters Swimming posts "Play the Long Game: Incremental Improvement. Taking small steps to achieve long term success."
Lane 4 - The Augusta Chronicle posts "Andrew family believes unusual methods will lead to swimming success. or Michael Andrew & Co., conformity just isn’t their style. Andrew turned pro when he was 14. He’s home-schooled and trains differently than most of his competitors. With his parents by his side every step of the way, he believes he has broken more age-group records than any swimmer in U.S. history, more than 80 in all."
Lane 5 - Heavy posts "Duke Kahanamoku: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know."
Lane 6 - Staten Island Live posts "$2,500 awarded to swimmer injured by pool chemicals at LA Fitness. Special Referee Susan Quirk recently awarded Prignoli $2,500 for skin rashes, "severe" hair loss, eye irritation, loss of taste and smell and other problems he allegedly suffered while swimming in the LA Fitness pool in January 2014."