Archive for May, 2007


Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Furthest Under Ice Swim

Thursday PM linkage.

Thursday, May 31st, 2007


Amanda Beard, picture from

Better coaching, part ?, oh shucks, I don´t remember but anyways here it is…

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Propulsion in Swimming

Carla McCabe, Professor Ross Sanders – Centre for Aquatics Research and Education (CARE), The University of Edinburgh


Palaces of Swimming.

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Might make this weekly feature to showcase some nice swimming complexes around the world…

The Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

Stumbled upon Ohio State University´s quite new The Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion while reading post in´s board. Someone was wondering how OSU could recruit such big class this year and someone answered “..look at the pool…”. Poster is quite right, this is very nice place for some training.

OSU swimming, diving and syncro teams use this as their practice facilty. It also serves as student rec center.

They have quite a choice of different lanes : 10 lanes of a 50 meter, 20 lanes of a 25 yard and 28 lanes of a 25 meter racing course.

Syracuse University swimming axed?

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

College swimming fans have seen many major schools dropping their swimming programs, Ohio and Rutgers come first to mind. Now Syracuse newspaper The Post-Standard releases following sad, sad rumours:

Syracuse University will drop its men’s and women’s swimming programs after the 2007-08 academic year, two sources told The Post-Standard on Wednesday.

The decision to end the university’s participation in swimming will coincide with the start of a women’s ice hockey team, the sources said.

The elimination of the swimming programs marks the first time in 10 years that Syracuse University will cease participation in a sport. In 1997, Syracuse dropped wrestling and men’s gymnastics as scholarship sports.

And partly reason for this? Money, money, money:

The second source mentioned the financial aspects of the decision.

Currently, Syracuse swimmers train and compete in an antiquated pool inside Archbold Gym. The pool has six lanes and is just 25 meters long. An Olympic pool normally has at least eight lanes and is 50 meters long.

The source said a new natatorium would cost $35 million to $50 million to build.

Argentinian Age Group Nationals (1993/4/5)

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Campeonato Nacional Harold Barrios 2007
12 al 15 de julio
50 m

General Information

Age groups

  • M-1: 1995 born
  • M-2: 1994 born
  • C-1: 1993 born

Jeux Olympiques des Petits Etats d’Europe – MONACO 2007.

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

XIIth Games of the Small States of Europe
Jeux Olympiques des Petits Etats d’Europe – MONACO 2007
June 4 to June 9, 2007

Monaco 2007 – Natation

12th edition for these Games, which are organised every two years. With 1200 participants and 800 volunteer not so small event.

Participating nations:

  • Monaco
  • Andorra
  • Cyprus
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • San Marino

Juegos de los Pequeños Estados de Europa []
2007 Games of the Small States of Europe [wikipedia]

“I am not afraid to subject myself to being beaten here or there.”

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

We all remember Biggie G´s woes during the past year. Shoulder problem, new town and new people, bad bad World Champs and that blood infection in honeymoon…

But thank god that is all past now, four weeks of training with about 70k a week achieved with new coach in Melbourne. And even other people are commenting new good looks, that must mean only only one thing, G-machine is back in business, baby…

“I am not afraid to subject myself to being beaten here or there. I know what I need to do to get back to my best, and, if it means having some average results along the way, so be it.”

Deep thoughts, man..

Friendly bitchslap to neighbours face…

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

New Zealanders and Australians trust the same occupations, but different types of people.

New Zealand’s 10 most trusted people include eight sportspeople. The first athlete on the Australian list is Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett, ranked 15th.

But Australians hold their entertainers in higher esteem. Children’s stars the Wiggles are third on the Reader’s Digest list of most trusted people.

New Zealand Herald compares the lists of most trusted people, both in NZ and Australia.

Daniel Kowalski to UW.

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Australians Kieren Perkins and Daniel Kowalski win gold and silver in the 1500 metre freestyle at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. image from

University of Wisconsin is not in the top tier of college swimming, both men´s and women´s swimming team are both capable mid major programs.

Now they are really investing in to coaching as it was yesterday announced that four-time Olympic gold medalist, Australian distance great Daniel Kowalski will join the coaching staff this summer.

“I am thrilled that we are adding someone with Daniel’s background and level of accomplishment. He has been to the top of the swimming world as an Olympic gold medalist. Our student-athletes will benefit greatly from his coaching and his experience.”

I´m thrilled to know what´s catch here? Why is Daniel suddenly going to Wisconsin? Does have some connections there or what? He is not the first former Aussie great in US college as Brett Hawke is coaching in Auburn, Alabama.

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