Lane 1 - The Umpqua Post has "Crawford makes waves in masters swimming. Reedsport resident John Crawford has made great strides in the past six months as a masters swimmer. Crawford, who is 69 and retired to Reedsport from the Bend area, joined up with other South Coast masters swimmers last June, and late last year completed a 3,000-meter swim."
Lane 2 - Notre Dame Athletics posts via youtube "Strong of Heart - Haley Scott DeMaria. Strong of Heart tells the tale of former Irish swimmer Haley Scott DeMaria, whose recovery from a bus accident not only inspired those around her, but served as a tribute to the lives lost in the tragedy."
Lane 3 - NYDN posts "A new sport for Michael Phelps? Ahead of Phoenix Open pro-am Olympic swimming legend signs golf-club deal with Ping. The winner of a record 18 gold medals in Olympic swimming, Phelps signed on with Ping to provide his clubs starting with an appearance
in Wednesday's pro-am for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He was scheduled to be paired with Masters champion Bubba Watson. Ping added a few special touches to Phelps’ clubs, including accents in both gold and red, white and blue."
Lane 4 - Phuket Gazette posts "Europe’s best train at TSLC. With thoughts firmly on the upcoming 15th FINA World Championships to be held in Barcelona, Spain from July 19 to August 4, Dutch swimmers, Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Femke Heemskerk, along with Italian swimmers, Federica Pellegrini and Filippo Magnani, are currently training at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club (TSLC). The Dutch national team coach Jacco Verhaeren explains why the Dutch swimmers chose Phuket: "We came here because now in Holland it’s winter and people tend to get sick this time of year. It’s healthier for the athletes to be outdoors in the sun training at this tremendous facility."
Lane 5 - Herald Sun posts "French swimming superstar Laure Manaudou quits again to have second baby. LAURE Manaudou, the first Frenchwoman to win Olympic swimming gold, has quit
for a second time and revealed she is expecting another baby. "I am stopping," said the 26-year-old, who was also a three-time world champion."
Lane 6 - The New Zealand Herald posts "World renowned swimming coach heads to NZ. World-renowned coach Bill Sweetenham has been snapped up by Swimming New Zealand in a temporary role as high performance coach. The former Australia head coach and Great Britain performance director will start on February 8 following the resignation of coaches Mark Regan and Scott Talbot, who is now at the New South Wales Institute."
Lane 7 - Huff Po has "Go Red for Women: Woman's Day for Women's Lives. To bring more attention to the cause, Woman's Day established the Red Dress Awards in 2004, and the progression of honorees over the last 10 years is a testament to the tremendous advances that are being made. Early on, it was a struggle to find prominent personalities who were speaking out. But in the past few years, Woman's Day has honored Laura Bush, Barbara Walters, Hoda Kotb, Star Jones and Dr. Mehmet Oz, and this year, our honorees include Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer who, after triumphing over her own heart condition, has become an American Heart Association National Volunteer."
Lane 8 - Gazettes posts "Belmont Pool Direction Decision Expected Within Month. Options to rebuild or replace the Belmont Plaza Pool will go to the Long Beach City Council in February, and likely will include installation of a temporary swimming pool. The indoor pool at Belmont Plaza was closed on Jan. 10 due to a report saying there would be significant damage if there were a moderate earthquake. Last year, the City Council tasked Chapjian with studying alternatives for the historic pool, which opened in 1968 and hosted U.S. Olympic Swim Trials that year and in 1976."
Lane 1 - Sports Grid posts "It’s The Offseason, So Ndamukong Suh Is Saving Lives. Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is prone to exposing quarterbacks to potential danger. But back to Anderson: he was practicing his dives last week when a bout of acute not-in-shapeness swallowed him whole. Unable to pull himself up on the poolside ladder, Anderson kept falling back into the water “again and again.” Then our heroes, Ndamukong Suh and former Olympic diver Greg Louganis, got to work."
Lane 2 - The Australian posts " Celebrity Apprentice stars face off. A FEISTY mix of the old and the 'who' are set to face the starter's gun in a new series of Celebrity Apprentice, which launches head long into its first charity challenge this week. Tough-talking track star John Steffensen, outspoken Olympic legend Dawn Fraser and boxing champion Jeff Fenech are set to add muscle to the Channel 9 reality hit, heavily stacked with the network's tie-in talent. New Today reporter Stephanie Rice, The Voice diva Prinnie Stevens and Big Brother runner-up Layla Subritzky will join Dancing With The Stars export Kym Johnson, as well as PR supremos Roxy Jacenko and Prue MacSween in rounding out the female contenders, while actor Rob Mills, TV host Peter Everett and comic Peter Berner will compete alongside ageing rocker Brian Mannix and former AFL
hall-of-famer Dermott Brereton."
Lane 3 - ESPN posts "Li Zhesi banned 2 years for doping. Swimming's governing body says former world record-holder Li Zhesi of China is serving a two-year doping ban after testing positive for EPO. FINA says Li and her coach, who was not identified, have been banned for doping violations by the China Swimming Federation. Dates of the suspension were not published. Li's positive test for the banned blood-booster in a March 2012 out-of-competition test was revealed weeks before the London Olympics opened last July."
Lane 4 - Pink News posts "Gay Games 2018 bid kicks off. he bid to host the 2018 Gay Games in London began with a reception in Westminster last night. Swim coach and London 2018 bid chairperson Alex Davis recalled the low numbers of openly gay athletes who participated in the Olympics, and said that the games would “change and shape the attitudes towards LGBT people” in countries where sexuality and gender are still matters for criminal law."
Lane 1 - Daily Mail posts "Jamieson puts pool before the perks and makes no excuses. But Jamieson does not seem interested in making excuses for others and expresses genuine sympathy for Scott’s demise. ‘If I were to finish in fourth place in my heat I would not be blaming a head coach or performance director,’ he says. ‘The swimmers who were expected to perform and didn’t
should hold up their hands. ‘It’s not down to luck, but 100th of a second is half a metre and you could have had a medal and Michael Scott could still have had a job. ‘I was disappointed to see him go. But the team are moving forwards. I’m excited to see who is named in his place but it’s really down to us swimmers.’"
Lane 2- My Fox Detroit posts (w/video) "Olympic
champion Lenny Krayzelburg opens swim academy in Michigan. The Jewish
Community Center opened two Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy's in West
Bloomfield and Oak Park on Sunday Jan. 27."
Lane 3 - TedX Talks posts via youtube "My Golden Heart: Dana Vollmer at TEDxSanJoseCA Women. Dana is a proud ambassador for the American Heart Association. Due to Dana's experience with a heart condition as a child, she is proud to support AHA in their mission to educate women about heart disease."
Lane 4 - Daily Mail posts "And he wonders why he can't get a girlfriend! Ryan Lochte posts picture of himself in his underpants on Twitter. He claims he finds it impossible to find a girlfriend. So
perhaps Ryan Lochte was hoping to attract some offers after he posted a picture of himself in his underpants on Twitter."
Lane 5 - Radar Online posts "Michael Phelps Whisks Stunning Waitress To Bahamas For Romantic Tryst. The gold medalist‘s latest gal pal is 22-year-old beauty Sarah Herndon, and according to a pal she was “swept off her feet” by the star. Sarah’s pal, who declined to be named, told Radar: “Sarah was on holiday with her family in Cabo and that’s where she met Michael. She stayed an extra day with him because he asked her too. She asked her family if she could stay another day and they were cool, especially after they found out who he was!"
Lane 6 - The Australian posts "Ian Thorpe likely to bypass tilt at worlds. IAN Thorpe looks increasingly likely to forgo a tilt at this year's world swimming championships in favour of targeting next year's Commonwealth Games. Thorpe has clearly signalled his intention to continue swimming since missing out on a spot on Australia's London Olympic team. But with world championship trials less than three months away, Thorpe is yet to confirm whether or not he will attempt to win a place on Australia's team for the July/August world titles in Barcelona."
Lane 7 - Scotsman posts "1970s Commonwealth swimming star saves teenager from drowning. A GRANDMOTHER who swam for Scotland in the 1970 Commonwealth Games has told how she saved a teenager’s life after he got into trouble in the ocean in Puerto Rico. Jean Pendrich, 60, swam 400 metres through huge waves to rescue American teenager Derek Becker, 13."
Lane 8 - The Australian posts "An army of 120 swimmers hits the road to Rio. THE nation's best swimmers have taken over eight Olympic pools and a major hotel at the Gold Coast for the next week as national head coach Leigh Nugent attempts to ensure that the leading swimmers and coaches are all on the same page as they begin the four-year campaign to the Rio Olympics. After reports that disunity undercut the efforts of the Olympic team last year, Nugent decided to revive the practice of gathering all of the best swimmers together for a national training camp at the beginning of the Olympic cycle. About 120 swimmers and 74 coaches and staff arrived at the Gold Coast yesterday for a week of training, briefings and team-building activities. The gathering includes stars such as Alicia Coutts and James Magnussen through to a handful of the most promising 14- and 15-year-old prospects."
Since Joe was busy traveling in Italy we all missed his workout last week but he's back with this killer workout...
This workout is very ‘basic’ but as any workout is what you make it.
Total yardage is 4200. Clearly, you can cut it up as you see fit and extend or shorten it.
400 Swim, 200 kick, 300 Pull, 100 IM drill
30 x 100 broken as follows:
5 x 100s free build @ 1:30 -- these are meant to be conditioning work. Maintain pace & effort and stay relaxed)
3 x 100s backstroke kick @ 20 seconds - - you know how we love kick!
2 x 100s free build @ 1:20 - - these are meant to be hard – work your walls and hold your stroke together.
3 x 100s IM @ 1:40 -- - try to maintain stroke integrity on these. Slow & steady and maintain form!
4 x 100s dolphin kick w/ board 20 seconds – AB WORK!!! (UGH)
3 x 100s IM best stroke HARD @1:35 - - IM again, but this time focus on your best stroke and WORK IT…
4 x 100s free @ 1:20 ( these are intended to be challenging, so adjust send off to get 10 seconds rest and maintain effort & pace)
2 x 100s kick, 3rd length under water @seconds - - I really am loving this under water thing – it makes things BURN but in a good way.
4 x 100s free @ 1:20 (same as previous 4, but these should be harder after the underwater kicking)
200 Easy lengths 3 & 6 double arm backstroke
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).