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Lane 1 - The Morning Call posts " Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones to help open Wildwater Kingdom season. Cullen Jones, who says he's giving back to swimming, will be at Dorney Park Saturday."
Lane 2 - Arena posts "Ranomi Kromowidjojo & Jacco Verhaeren go Head to Head. We asked Ranomi Kromowidjojo & Jacco Verhaeren to complete a series of sentences for us. Listen as they share with us their inner most thoughts and feelings on the wonderful sport of swimming…."
Lane 3 - The Vancouver Sun posts "Swim star Ryan Lochte headlines Zajac meet; so what will he do? Olympic, TV reality 'dude' hoping to make a big splash at UBC this weekend. The Mel Zajac Jr swim meet at UBC has had its share of headliners over its 50-year history but it has never had an 11-time Olympic medallist with his own reality TV show. Ryan Lochte is the dude, his show is entitled What Would Ryan Lochte Do? and the question for him Wednesday was: Hey, Ryan,
what are you going to do at the Zajac meet?"
Lane 4 - La Gazzetta dell Sport posts "Pellegrini and Magnini split "Our love story is over". In a joint statement given to ANSA, the two swimmers announced their decision: "Our feelings have faded, and the things that have been written over the last few weeks aren’t true"
Lane 5 - Community Impact posts "Waterloo Swim School. Longtime swimmer dives into teaching lessons. A California native, Mike Varozza grew up swimming, a passion that would lead him to qualify for the 1988 Olympic trials, compete in U.S. Masters Swimming and later motivate him to open a swim school. “I found my way back in swimming,” he said. “I’ve always enjoyed the sport and teaching specifically.”
Lane 6 - BBC posts "David Carry takes on Swimming Scotland role. Double Commonwealth Games gold medallist David Carry has been appointed to the board of directors at Swimming Scotland."
Lane 7 - Speedo UK posts "Swim Drills - Head Up Drill with Stuart Hayes and Michelle Dillon."
Lane 8 - WeHoVille posts (w/photos) "8 Shots of Speedo Speaker Michael Crosby Addressing WeHo’s City Council; Nearly Naked, Obviously. Talk about a fish out of water. File this one away in the “only in WeHo” category: In only a Speedo, local water polo player Michael Crosby took to the public comment podium at Monday night’s City Council meeting to express his approval of the city’s plans to build a whole new recreation center, including two pools on the rooftop."
I got in a swim today. A very short swim but I don't have a whole bunch of free time today. This morning I'm filling in teaching some extra classes at the gym. Started off my day teaching a 5:45 Group Power (weight training) Class then went right to the pool. Everyone was already swimming and since they are tapering for Masters' Pan Am in two weeks they had an easy workout. I jumped in and started to swim.
I don't know what they did before this but it was a 300 followed by 6x50's on 60. Then I was on my own. Figured I had to swim a bit more to get to at least 1,000 yards.
4x50's Pull on 55 first two breathing every three last two breathing every 4
4x50's on 60 Fly, Back, Breast and Free
Then a 50 easy. Just 1,000 yards but at least I swam.
Month Total Distance Jan 6.96 miles (=12,250 yards, =11,201 meters) Feb 6.25 miles (=11,000 yards, =10,058 meters) Mar 2.50 miles (=4,400 yards, =4,023 meters) Apr 7.02 miles (=12,350 yards, =11,293 meters) May 4.69 miles (=8,250 yards, =7,544 meters) Total 27.41 miles (=48,250 yards, =44,120 meters)
I'm hoping to get to the 7 miles mark for the month if not just a bit above. Would like to beat April but we'll see. I'll be teaching a few extra classes this week and next so who knows how much swimming I'll get in.
Lane 1 - The University of Texas at Dallas posts "Gala Emphasizes Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. Olympic swimmer and cancer survivor Eric Shanteau held up his gold medal, urging audience members to become champions in their own right – champions of diversity. Shanteau was speaking as master of ceremonies for the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement’s 4th annual Diversity Awards Gala, which honors students, staff, faculty and community members for their commitment to diversity and inclusion. This year’s theme was “Creating the Future: Diversity, a Pathway to Excellence.”
Lane 2 - Investec posts "Check out the behind the scenes footage of the photoshoot we had with Cameron van der Burgh earlier this year. Investec sponsored Cameron van der Burgh is a South African swimmer. He is Africa's first home-trained world record holder and individual male Olympic Champion He trains with Dirk Lange and is based in Pretoria."
Lane 3 - NBC Bay Area posts "Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin Graduates High School, Heads to Cal. Olympic star Missy Franklin is graduating from high school. The four-time gold medalist will get her diploma from Regis Jesuit High School in a ceremony in Denver on Monday evening."
Lane 4 - CCTV posts "South African swimmer Zandberg hungry for success. A little later this year, the world swimming championships takes place in Spain with South African's Cameron van der Burgh and Chad le Clos hoping to build on their Olympic success. But as those two were celebrating gold in London, another swimmer from the Republic was in tears and faced an uncertain future."
Lane 5 - KCET posts "A Dive into the Deep End: The Importance of the Swimming Pool in Southern California. "The history of backyard swimming was written largely in Los Angeles," noted the Los Angeles Times in 2007. Beginning in 1920 with a Beverley Hills swimming pool at their Pickfair estate, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford could boast of having one of the nation's largest pools (55 feet in width and 100 feet in length), but newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst set the tone with his T-shaped indoor pool, distinguished by the 24-karat gold tiles into its mosaic styled Art Deco walls, in 1924."
Lane 6 - The West posts "D'Orsogna ready to take the next step. WA swimmer Tommaso D'Orsogna says it is time for him to "step up" both in the pool and out of it as he looks ahead to the world championships. Controversy has followed D'Orsogna since last year when he was a member of the 4x100m free- style relay team which failed to win a medal at the London Olympics, despite being raging favourites. The 22-year-old is in his fifth year on the Australian swim team and will feature in July's world championships in Barcelona. D'Orsogna wasn't entirely satisfied with his performance at last month's national trials in Adelaide."
Lane 7 - Internet Media Labs posts "Olympic Swimmer Cullen Jones Sits Down with Arthur Kade #InTheLab. Two-Time Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Cullen Jones talks with Arthur Kade about his "Make A Splash" initiative to stop drowning along with the USA Swimming Foundation and Phillips 66."
Lane 8 - All Voices posts "Why you should hit the pool next time you're at the gym. With the help of Olympic stars like Michael Phelps and Natalie Coughlin over the past decade or so, swimming has finally garnered the kind of respect amongst Americans it always deserved. Not only is it an enthralling and fast-paced spectator sport, swimming is a fantastic workout. It is the one cardio activity that utilizes and strengthens every muscle group. Swimming burns calories and upgrades metabolism like no other workout."
I don't know what he means by "back to the hard stuff" as it seems all his workouts are hard! Here is Joe's workout this week:
OR 1000 warm up of your choice
4 x :
4 x 50s drill/swim by 25, IM Order
10 x 100s pace @1:30
Breathing every 5th stroke
100 – 200 – 300—300--200—100
On the first set, the focus is on the kick and the drill (you know how my workouts are!) Stay focused on the drill and the technique when you switch to swim.
The 100s - pace pace pace – count and maintain your strokes. For ‘fun’ today I ‘flew blind’ a few times and counted my strokes as I got to the wall and turned. Without looking. A few of them I was right on. A few of the turns were into nothing. OOPS! I find that the stroke count helps me maintain my pace and hurts a lot. J
The pull set is really one the edge of garbage yardage. But focus on the breathing (if you can’t do every 5, do every 3) and again, maintain pace and stroke count. I found that these started off feeling horrible and then ended really feeling borderline miserable. No, they ended feeling moderately successful.
My name is Joe Denton, I am a 41 year old swimmer in Seattle
Washington. I've been swimming competitively since I was 11 (with an 8
year break in the middle somewhere) and find the pleasure to be worth
the sacrifice. I swim with a few local master's teams in the Seattle
area and also on my own due to scheduling conflicts. Because of that, I
end up writing a lot of my own workouts which is something I've
recently discovered I really enjoy. I end up reading a lot about the
training techniques that are being developed and in my free time watch
training videos on YouTube and other sites. My workouts tend to focus on
stroke as I am primarily and IM'er, but I also do a fair amount of
distance free training as I swim a few open water distance events as
well (but those workouts tend to be in the spring/summer).