Orientation, Orientation, Orientation

Great article to read for anyone looking to improve their swimming stoke.

Coach Johnny At tweak

We’ve all heard (and most have probably experienced) the classic saying, “Kids are like sponges”. Personally, I  think the saying should be, “Newbies are like sponges”. I believe and have seen proof that as humans entertain a new discipline, they absorb and replicate behaviors that they are shown or think to be beneficial/correct. One of the most common problems I see as a result of the Newbie-Sponge hypothesis is what I call “Spear Fishing,” where instead of fully extending their arm(s) parallel to the surface of the water, they drive their arms down towards the bottom of the pool, generally on a 45-90 degree angle with respect to the surface of the water. Thus, at full extension they are pointing at the bottom of the pool instead of directing their hand movement towards the end of the pool they are swimming towards (it’s what the swimmer is doing wrong in our

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Summer Inflatable Fun!

OMG they need one of these at sopac… would make going to Metro’s State and Nationals WAAAAY Better

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coolhunterEven though this is only a design competition idea, I can’t wait to jump into the real thing.  Can you imagine this in Hawaii?

Check out more cool inflatable designs @ The Cool Hunter – TCH Design Competition.

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A triathlete’s best friend

I LOL’ed soon as I saw this everyone get nervous before a big race!

I AM a TriAthlete

I never imagine I would get used to getting in and out of a porta-potty like if were walking into the most amazing place. Well, of course, it is clearly not the most amazing place, but come race morning butterflies start rambling around, your digestive system decides to deliver the results of your breakfast, and all that water you’ve been drinking to maintain yourself hydrated before the swim start kicking in. At that moment, a porta-potty can become a triathlete’s best friend.

When you get into this sport, you need to leave behind your girlie fashions and be happy with putting your socks on feet filled with sand, with mounting a bike all wet, with hair all tangled or just puffed up, legs marked with grease from your bike, get bitten by mosquitoes, getting the most terrible tan you can ever imagine, and many, many other things you can imagine…

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First Open Water Swim

This is Great Keep up the good work. Having fun and keeping Fit.

Smilingldsgirl's Weblog

So I am pumped! The beginning of the open water swim season has started. As many of you know I am training for the Great Salt Lake Open Water Swim.  It will be the first of 3 open water swimming races this year- Great Salt Lake, Deer Creek and Slam the Dam.  Naturally I will be swimming in the open water much more than 3 times, every week if I can.

My goal this year is to introduce someone new to the sport.  I know it sounds scary but its really exhilarating.   You also have never met nicer people of all ages, shapes and sizes.  Can’t swim very well? I’ve seen people make incredible strides in a matter of weeks.

Anyway, today my friends and I went out to the Great Salt Lake and swam through the marina and around the buoys several times.  I started to get water…

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Travis Nederpelt bids farewell to swimming

We will be loosing a great Olympic Champion…

Nederpelt, Dual Olympian and Commonwealth Games silver medallist has today announced his retirement from swimming.

Travis Nederpelt is a swimmer from Western Australia. A butterfly specialist, he represented his country in the 2004 Olympic Games at Athens and in 2008 at Beijing.

Nederpelt is a record six-time winner of the popular Swim Thru Rottnest event.

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Read the full release (here)

Slix releases new Angelina Paisley monokini

Hey guys Slix has release a the Angelina Paisley Monokini I bet it would be great for training and look that cute frill….

This costume is soo sweet and angelic…. You will be the cutest thing out with the hottest frill! Silver Chest Logo & White Trim Bound Racer Back Design. Sleek Cut Away Style. Looks like a monokini from from, bikini from back! Exclusive 6 Thread Flatlock Technology for a better fit. Low Irritation Straps Bar tack reinforcement at stress points. Fully Front Lined with chlorine resistant lining. STAMINA – CHLORINE RESISTANT Fabric: 100% Polyester.