Archive for November, 2007

Good for you Dave!

Friday, November 30th, 2007

“…When I was training for the Olympic team, my body was perfect, my attitude was paralyzed…”

Dave Denniston, paralyzed superdude, is back in the pool…

French Short Course Nationals 2007.

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Championnats de France en petit bassin
7 Dec – 9 Dec 2007
25 m.

314 swimmers (167 w. 177 m) from 106 clubs battle for national champion crowns and spot on the plane to Debrecen. You can read the results and other information here.

34. STRÖCK-Austrian Qualifying 2007.

Friday, November 30th, 2007

34. STRÖCK-Austrian Qualifying 2007

7 Limits und 2 Rekorde zum Auftakt []

Austrian swimmers are once again qualifying for European Short Course Champs in 34th edition of STRÖCK-Austrian Qualifying. And already fast times swum in the pool. Fabienne Nadarajah, Dinko Jukic, Jördis Steinegger, Mirna Jukic and Mathe Hunor swam new national marks.

Fabienne Nadarajah rocked the pool in 50 back making new national record both in the heats and in the finals. In the morning she shaved little over hundreth off her old mark with her winning time of 27.95 and swam under both World Champs and Euro Champs time limits. In the finals she went futher and clocked 27.51 for the winning time and new national record.

Dinko Jukic was on fire in 100 fly, clocking 53.29 for the second place in the competition. Johannes Dietrich swam bit faster with 52.19 for the gold medal. With his second place time Jukic broke his own national record time 53.57 from earlier this autumn. Jukic also won the 400 IM with meet record time of 4:12.09. Not that far from Michael Windisch´s national record time 4:11.43 from year 2000.

Jördis Steinegger broke her own national record from Helsinki 06 Euros with her 400 IM winning time of 4:40.80. She did the same feat in 200 free clocking 1:59.17 for the new national mark.

In men´s 200 free both winner Domink Koll (1:46.64) and second place finisher David Brandl finished very close to the Dominik´s national mark 1:46.64.

100 breast both in women and men saw records crumble down. Mirna Jukic moved closer to the 1:05 with her new national record time of 1:06.33, good improvement from her 2003 national mark 1:06.66. Mathe Hunor is the first Austrian under magical one minute mark in 100 breast with his new national record time of 59.96. The god of Austrian breaststroking Maxim Podoprigora saw his record 1:00.04 fall down.

Uidaan vaan yhdessä tulevaisuuteen…

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Muistakaas lueskella Uimaliiton Syyskokous-sivulta eri Uidaan Yhdessä-seminaarin esitykset. Tapio kertoilee SLU:n ajatuksia ammattimaisesta seuratoiminnasta, Pertti esittelee tutkimusta seurojen työntekijöistä ja halusta hankkia uusia, Pirjo kertoo palkkaamisesta ja Jari R. kertoo kuinka hyvin asiat ovatkaan Hämeenlinnassa. Vielä puuttuu Jari V. esitys valmentajan näkölkulmasta ammattimaisuuteen…

New European record!

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Just last Saturday Janine Pietsch swam new European record in 50 back with 29.92. Now is reporting that Sandra Jovanovic clocked 26.91 in Zagreb at 35. “Mladost 2007″ Meet to shave off 0,01 from not that old record…

More here in Crotian Swimming Federation website…

Belgian Short Course Nationals 2007.

Thursday, November 29th, 2007


5e Belgische Kampioenschappen in 25m bad
5èmes Championnats de Belgique – 25m

17-18 Nov

General information

1st Day Finals
recap from

Bruno Clayes dominated the men´s 100 back, winning with huge margin and new national record time 53.84. In the morning heats François Heersbrandt dipped under 24 second barrier in 50 fly with new national record time 23.99.

2nd Day Finals
recap from

New national record saw light of the day in men´s 200 free where Glenn Surgeloose clocked 1.46.49, breaking the record with over second to spare. Axel Van de Velde (1991) made a new junior record with 1.49.88 in same event ending on a fifth place overall.

Mathieu Fonteyn clipped huge chunks off record in 100 fly clocking 52.61, splitting 24.87 at 50. And clubmate Bruno Claeys gathered some positive vibes from Mathieu´s record swim and swam new national record in 50 back with 25.49.

All medalists after the jump…


Gangsta Off.

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

New York Times, 28.11.07

Does Ryan Lochte’s sketch pad contain the blueprint for beating Michael Phelps? Lochte’s drawings are as vivid as hallucinations, full of raindrops falling up and fish swimming in the sky.

Come join us you hallucinating swimming god you!

Fuck, I am hip hop muthafucka, damn, sh#it… Please, niggaz, yelp!

Gangsta kitten here to help!!!!

Couple of fast short course yards events coming…

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

2007 ConocoPhillips
USA Swimming Short Course
National Championships

November 29 – December 1
Georgia Institute of Technology
Aquatic Center – Atlanta, Georgia

Live webcast.
WTF?!! is it?
Results and other general information.

Many fast swimmers including Michael Phelps will be swimming in Atlanta…

2007 University of Texas Invitational
November 29 – December 1
Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center
Austin, Texas

Psych sheets and general information
Live timing.

Likes of Brendan Hansen, Ian Crocker, Roland Schoeman plus some Nordic swimmers including Pontus Renholm (SMU) and Jonas Persson (Tennesee) will be crowding the pools in University of Texas. The meet will be conducted in two indoor 25 yard courses. Men and women will swim in separate pools for prelims and in one pool for finals.

Nordic Junior Championships 2007.

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Nordiska Juniormästerskapen i simning 2007
1-2 december
Torshavn, Färöarna

General information and recaps.

99 swimmers from Faroe Islands, Estonia, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden swim in Svimjihöllin at city of Torshavn. Three sessions with fast junior swimming expected…

Back 2morrow…

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Gotta sleep man, gotta sleep…