Due to an injury my typing skills are a bit off so here is a quick swim report -
Lane 1 - PR Web posts "The Race Club Announces Their Thanksgiving Camp Enrollment. Celebrate Thanksgiving week relaxing in the sun, fishing in the ocean, and working in the pool. The Race Club announces open enrollment for an exclusive swim technique camp from November 25th to November 30th."
Lane 2 - Go Swim posts "Headstrong Posture Trainer. Through simplicity comes a great tool to help our swimmers to think about their head position."
Lane 3 - Wicked Local posts "Olympic swimmer inspires Weston High School students. It’s not every day that an Olympic gold medalist comes to town, but that’s just what happened earlier this month when Weston High’s swimming and diving program hosted Janet Evans at the Weston High School Auditorium."
Lane 4 - Men's Journal posts "Inside the Coast Guard's Rescue Swimming School. One of the military's toughest courses is the Coast Guard's rescue swimming school, where trainees get punished, pummeled, and (if they graduate) prepared for the most troubled waters."
Lane 1 - Inside The Games posts "Aussie booze ban at Rio 2016 raises questions about role alcohol plays in elite sport. After London 2012 there was widespread criticism of Australian athletes for "preferring leisure to sport", wasting public funding, and distracting those teammates still competing by raucous post-event celebrations. The swim team bore the brunt of the abuse, along with rower Josh Booth, whose post-race celebrations ended somewhat prematurely after being arrested for vandalising several shop windows."
Lane 2 - Diana Nyad posts "Diana Nyad on Dangers at Sea - Cuba to Florida Swim. Diana Nyad talks about the members of her team that helped her navigate the dangerous waters during the 53-hour Cuba to Florida Swim."
Lane 3 - The Australian posts "State rose on strokes of genius swimming official. HE was Australia's greatest swimming administrator yet he never held an executive position in the national body and he cut short his one stint as a director of the then Australian Swimming Incorporated so he could be free to resume his spirited attacks on the organisation. Greg Lalor, who died in Brisbane on Saturday, aged 95, was Australian swimming's loyal servant -- but Queensland's first -- and in his 26 years as Queensland Swimming Association chairman the state emerged not just as the most powerful but arguably the most successful swimming region in the world."
Lane 4 - The Australian posts (w/video) "Symantha Perkins opens up about her split from Olympic swimmer Kieren, the toll it took on her health and how she's rebuilding her life."
Lane 5 - Aussiebum posts "Wrestle Me Hipster - Promo. Take competition to the beach this summer with aussieBum's 'wrestleMe Hip!' Available in 4 colour combinations, the long-leg hipster features bold and powerful lines that compliment the strength and posture of your body. Specially engineered using the world's best Italian XtraLife Lycra fabric this swimwear range will outplay and outlast any rival."
Lane 6 - Western Australia Today posts "Swim in the Swan for a share in $100,000. Registrations have opened for BHP Billiton's Aquatic Super Series, which features swimming and water polo competitions and a mass open water race across the river where up to 500 people will battle for a share of more than $100,000. For two days on Friday January 31 and Saturday February 1, the Australian Swim Team will take on their Chinese, Japanese, Brazilan and South African counterparts at Challenge Stadium."
4x 1x50 swim, count your strokes @60 4x50 swim, 2 less 2 strokes, 2 less 3 strokes @50 1x50 HARD less 1 stroke1 @60 1x50 EZ @60
so, the warm up set is getting to be a standard warm up set for me - - essentially it's an easy 1000 with the last few hundred yards getting your heart rate up a bit. Descend to a good effort on the last 4 50s.
The main set is actually a combination of several other workouts, so you get the best of everything. The first set is some easy and yet important stroke work. this set should be on an easy interval so you can really think about your stroke and really think about your technique. Pick a stroke and maintain that stroke for the whole small set.
The core of the workout is the sprint set (which I loathe) that combines some good speed work with some stroke counting. As you do on any stroke count work, count your strokes per 25 on the first 50 and then maintain that same stroke count on the remaining 50s, but don't sacrifice your stroke for your speed. Some of that will happen naturally, but do the best you can to maintain the integrity of your stroke.
Most of all, have fun!
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).
Lane 1 - CNN posts "Shaped by sharks: Five designs inspired by ocean predators. If ever there was a man with the body of a shark, it was American swimmer Michael Phelps. What was his secret? Apart from freakishly good genes, Phelps wore a Speedo Fastskin II swimming suit, modeled on drag-resistant shark skin."
Lane 2 - Arena posts "South Africa's Head Coach, Graham Hill talks life, pool and Chad le Clos. Graham Hill is put in the hot seat as he talks life as a coach. This includes high & low moments, motivating the troops and Chad le Clos."
Lane 3 - Al Arabiya posts "World swim body warns Qatar, UAE over Israel snubs. Swimming’s governing body has formally warned officials in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates for disrespecting Israeli swimmers at World Cup events. FINA executive director Cornel Marculescu told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the two organizing committees apologized for the
“stupid” incidents in the past week."
Lane 4 - The Guardian posts "Heroes of swimming: Duke Kahanamoku. Second in our series on the greatest swimmers of all time is an unassuming kid from Hawaii who went on to conquer the world – and pioneer the sport of surfing."
Lane 5 - Inside The Games posts "Ledecky and Ligety unveiled as US sportspeople of the year. Swimmer Katie Ledecky and Alpine skier Ted Ligety have today been named by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as its sportswoman and sportsman of the year, respectively, for 2012-2013."
Lane 6 - Delaware County Times posts "FINA slow to react to Crippen tragedy. Thursday marked an ominous anniversary for the world of swimming: Three years ago, Fran Crippen died during an open water 10k race outside of Dubai. Even three years after Crippen’s death, FINA, swimming’s international governing body, has been embarrassingly slow and indecisive on measures to prevent future tragedies."
Lane 1 - The Canberra Times posts "Coutts makes waves on value of swim lessons. Olympic swimmer Alicia Coutts began swimming lessons because her mother feared she would drown. Drawn to the shiny water of their neighbour's pool, 18-month-old Coutts climbed a fence so she could get to the water. Luckily the neighbour was home, ''otherwise I could have been another story of a toddler drowning in a backyard pool'', Coutts said on Thursday at the launch of the ACT Primary Schools' Swim and Survive program at the Canberra International Sports and Aquatic Centre, Belconnen."
Lane 2 - Swimming Australia posts "BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series Ticket Launch - 100 Days to Go."
Lane 3 - Today Online posts "Schooling gets NS deferment to swim at 2016 Olympics. Talented swimmer Joseph Schooling secured a significant breakthrough for Singapore sports yesterday when he became the first athlete to be granted long-term deferment from National Service (NS), thus allowing him to pursue his dream of winning an Olympic medal at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro."
Lane 4 - The Australian posts "Christian Sprenger ready to tackle Cameron van der Burgh at
Super Series. WORLD champion breaststroker Christian Sprenger will renew his burgeoning rivalry with Olympic champion and world record-holder Cameron van der Burgh at the BHP Aquatic Super Series in Perth in January. Swimming Australia confirmed yesterday that van der Burgh would be part of the South African team that will compete in the five-nation challenge, alongside Australia, China, Japan and Brazil."
Lane 5 - The Australian posts "Controversial Olympian Nick D'Arcy retires from swimming. CONTROVERSIAL swimmer Nick D'Arcy has retired from international competition to concentrate on pursuing a medical career."
Lane 6 - Active.com posts "6 Reasons to Join a Masters Swim Program. For those new to swimming, you may find that self-instruction is only getting you so far. If you're an adult, is it too late to join a swimming team, especially if you didn't establish any speed or technique in your younger years? Not at all. In fact, more than 55,000 adults are members of U.S. Masters Swimming, an organization that oversees hundreds of Masters swim programs around the country. And no, don't be intimidated by the "Masters" label—it only means that you're over the age of 18."
Lane 7 - The Guardian posts "Masters swimming is a way of holding back the tide. Not all masters swimmers are obsessed with PBs and overtaking you in the fast lane; some are merely seeking a sociable way to fight the inevitability of decline."
Lane 8 - San Jose Mercury News posts "New Masters team makes big splash. The Coastside Tiger Sharks (CSTS), Pacifica's only Masters swim team, competed in the Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Championships last weekend in Walnut Creek. The meet included over 350 swimmers from 46 different teams from throughout Northern California and Nevada."
Lane 1 - Miami Herald posts "International Swimming Hall of Fame looking for a new home. After 50 years by the beach, the International Swimming Hall of Fame plans to close its headquarters and museum when its lease expires in 2015."
Lane 2 - Shalom Life posts "Israel's Flag Painted White on Qatar TV. When Israel's Amit Ivry won
the silver medial at the FINA Swimming World Cup 2013 in Doha, her name appeared next to a white flag. On Monday evening, the second day of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2013 in Doha, the Israeli flag disappeared from the live broadcast from Qatar on several occasions. Instead, a colorless flag was displayed alongside the names of the Israeli swimmers."
Lane 3 - Baltimore Business Journal posts "'Out-of-shape' Michael Phelps is training again, coach says. Michael Phelps has been training for about six weeks, perhaps — but not necessarily — foreshadowing a return to competition. Phelps’ coach, Bob Bowman, told Agence France-Presse
that Phelps trains at his facility in Baltimore every now and then."
Lane 4 - The Guardian posts "British Gas: the brand that tried to buy swimming. Rather than dropping prices, the energy giant uses a partnership with one of our favourite sports to 'transform consumer attitudes' and win over 'detractors'. Excuse me while I projectile vomit."
Lane 5 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "James Magnussen excited by prospect of working with new swimming coach Jacco Verhaeren. World champion swimmer James Magnussen hopes the appointment of Dutchman Jacco Verhaeren as Australia's head coach can help turn his London disappointment into Rio Olympics gold. Having underachieved in collecting silver in the men's 100m freestyle at last year's London Games, Magnussen rebounded to grab gold at August's world championships in Barcelona."
Lane 6 - Herald Sun posts "UAE medal swag for Aussie swimmers Kenneth To and Bobby Hurley at FINA World Cup. TRAINING partners Kenneth To and Bobby Hurley have raced off with a 16-medal haul from their World Cup campaign in the Middle East after a successful final night in the pool in Doha."
Lane 7 - Go Swim posts "Turns - Deep Pushoffs. If you want great underwaters, you have to start with the right angle. Here's a drill that's fun for kids, and teaches good habits."
Lane 8 - The Telegraph posts "Life coach: can I swim without earplugs? Our health experts answer your questions. This week: a swimmer's ear problems and losing weight with IBS."
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Lane 1 - Swimming World posts "International Swimming Hall of Fame Is Leaving Fort Lauderdale. The International Swimming Hall of Fame, Inc., (ISHOF) announced today that upon the expiration of its current fifty-year agreement with the City of Fort Lauderdale, in February of 2015, it will not renew and will look for a new home in another city."
Lane 2 - SwimOutlet.com posts "Swim Goggles Buying Guide. Having a variety of choices is
great, but a wide selection can also be overwhelming. To help you navigate the waters (pun intended!), I have listed a few things to keep in mind as you shop for your next pair of goggles. But first, a word on personal preference: above all, goggles are an individual preference. Whatever is right for you is right for you. Just like, whatever is right for me is right for me. Now, where it might get tricky is when whatever is right for me is wrong for you. So, trust yourself and your opinion."
Lane 3 - Speedo posts "Swim Fitness | Different types of swim kick. There are different types of kicks that you can use whilst swimming, each with unique benefits, and here we will give a breakdown of each one. Getting your kick right is just as important as your stroke, the more efficient your stroke and kick, the more effective your swim will be."
Lane 4 - Runner's World posts "RW Half & Festival Features Record, Wedding Proposal. The running-with-your-dog seminar was one of 13 on Friday and Saturday with Runner’s World editors and other experts. Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders led one of the most popular, on women’s running. (As is now the norm, the half-marathon had more women than men finishers.)"