Archive for September, 2007

huomiseen…

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Steve Vai with three-necked monster…

Sunday PM Linkage.

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

  • First time since 1971 officially swimmers in Potomac River. Not real swimmers though, triathlon swimmers.
  • Oh the stupidity of human beings. In England man drowned as he tried to swim from pub to pub. His friend said in inquest “I heard Brian ordering a drink. Then I heard him say he was going for a swim.”
  • Nepalese Swimming Nationals start October 4th at Satdobato pool.
  • Turkkusessa vesipeuhulassa on ihan ihquu, tai kaisesanotaan siellä ihkkuu… God knows, if only he…
  • Shooting polevaulters beside the pool, what a odd choice…
  • $117 a month for coaching, and $180 a year for registration and insurance to Swimming Australia and Swimming NSW. Bit much, eh?

Jumping into the Potomac for the swim section of the first Nation’s Triathlon. Image by Blacknell.

Man, I´m so gonna get me that kind of abs…

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Now if you got some money poured in to sport in your country, you just might get the shit Norwegians are getting, BASISTRENING…

Video of every goddam excersise… With excersises specifically for swimming…

Now nobody can say that they don´t know how to get some serious dryland training for their swimmers…

What God giveth He taketh…

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Penny Heyns is owner of two Olympic gold medals and broke world records fourteen times in her career that ended in 2001. She is now a motivational speaker and was just in Dubai to open new swimming club stamped with such a thought provoking name as Dubai Swim.

Penny opened in interview for Gulf News about not so triumphant start of her career in early 1990´s:

“I never had any idea that my career would go this far. I thought of it purely out of a sense of responsibility – if I really believed that God gave me the talent to swim, then I had to use it to the best of my ability. That was the only thing that drove me.”

God might just be satisfied with all that Penny achieved during her career, not drop of talent gone to waste…

Image of Penny Heyns from pamgolding.co.za.

Us patronizing, no…

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

 

Just that you all National federations know how to print those team caps for Manchester 2008 SC World, y´all better check the offical specs. So that the official FINA sponsor logo is also printed…

It is funny how all this logo shit never got that much press anywhere…

h/t blogdocoach

In the blogosphere will we were so buuuusyyyy not to post nothing…

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

“That killer whale pup is hot! ;-)” No, Tony it is just an animal… She is hot… (Link NSFW or faint hearted…)

huomiseen…

Friday, September 28th, 2007

A mockumentary about the first male synchronized swimming team at UQ, as they go head to head with the infamous International Swedish Team. From the 2005 University of Queensland Law Revue.

Man, I´m fired up!!! Aaaaarrghhhh! Linkage.

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Image from simforbundet.nu.

The Funniest thing…

Friday, September 28th, 2007

I frequent at collegeswimming.tv-board and shamelessly steal every idea from there. I know, useless dooche, stone me to death, ye righteous brothers! Buuuut anyhou, man with nick “apocolypticus” was making fun of Craig Lordy Lord Overlord, the god of swimming news, the one magnificent beauty of a man who writes the swimnews.com. So “apocolypticus” was pointing to this Swimnews post and similarity to these two articles (BBC and coxwashington.com) as wrote, I quote straight from the horses mouth:

well craig… i hesitate to call it plagiarism… but you are about a year late with this gem. how did you ever score an interview with Chen Lin?

Well, this got me interested and I used the weapons of my choice and found following very interesting thing. Some might call it all right, I call it fishy:

It’s Chop Suey For Chinglish
SwimNews.com, Switzerland – 4 hours ago
‘Some of the translations are confusing or even offensive to foreign visitors,’ Chen Lin, a consultant with the Beijing Speaks Foreign Languages Programme …

Beijing says goodbye to “Chinglish”
China Daily, China – 6 hours ago
“Some of the translations are confusing or even offensive to foreign visitors,” said Chen Lin, a consultant with the Beijing Speaks Foreign Languages …

Buuuuuusteeeeeed! Pliiizzz sometimes link to the original source…

Image from allposters.com.

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TELKOM 2007 SA NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (25m) – preview

Friday, September 28th, 2007

TELKOM 2007 SA NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (25m)
GC Joliffe Pool, Pietermaritzburg 29 September – 2 October 2007
results

What it is? Telkom Short Course Championships take place at the GC Jollife Swimming Pool in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, from September 29 to October 2. The heats will begin at 9.30am each day, with the quarterfinals, and latter stages taking place from 5.00pm from September 29-October 1, with the final day’s session of finals starting at 2.00pm.

Preview from the iol.co.za “Youth and experience at Short Course Champs