|From Mike in Andover, Massachusetts|
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Posted by Swim Brief Guest Blogger at 1:00 PM
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Posted by Chris DeSantis at 10:18 AM
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Yesterday morning, news broke that a former employee of Golden West Swim Club (GWSC) was suing that club's head coach, Mark Schubert, for wrongful termination. Taken alone, it's fairly big news in this sleepy post-Olympic September. Contained within the suit, however, are allegations so strong that in the word's of Tim Joyce, the author of the above-linked article, they "[are] likely to cause a domino effect at USA Swimming". I wish I could agree.
Posted by Chris DeSantis at 2:14 PM
Friday, September 14, 2012
This week, the Aquatic Sports Convention descended on Greensboro, NC. From afar, I am concerned with two things: first, the approval of many changes to USA Swimming rules that would help us take another step forward. Second, it's another chance to check USA Swimming leadership: where are they now and where are they telling us they are headed?
Posted by Chris DeSantis at 7:10 AM
Thursday, September 6, 2012
"The secret to Floyd Landis' training is a hyperbaric chamber".
“Missy grew up in Colorado, so she has been training at altitude since a kid”.
For all those living in the pool, Floyd Landis was the 2006 Tour de France champion, until he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs and stripped of his title. These two quotes are not meant to accuse Mr. Phelps, the greatest swimmer of all time, is using performance enhancing drugs, but to bring to light the myths surrounding the topic of high-altitude training.
Posted by G. John Mullen at 12:54 PM
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Since today I am scrambling to get ready to host our first high school meet of the season, I felt like sharing this one form the old swimviking blogspot. I am sure you can all relate.
Uhh... now what do I do?
“Welcome to the Red Bird Invitational. We are set for a 1:00 start. This is the time when we need volunteers to come down behind the blocks to run stopwatches. If you are a volunteer timer, please check in with the referee near the starters booth at this time…”
Six minutes pass…
Posted by The Screaming Viking! at 8:59 AM