Archive for February, 2008

Curl with you loved ones.

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Jodie Henry is on a comeback trail… It´s hard to swim when curled up in pain, yaaahhhhh… aaarrhhhg…. She eats steel for lunch and s#it automobiles during the night… My kind of woman….

Maybe this song will help the healing process, sooth those muscle cells…

Would you please stop f#cking each other and make some good comedy?

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

First it was Matt Damon

…then it was Ben Affleck

…and now Seth Rogen, Knocked Up and other good s#it, is having a intercourse.

Adventures in the land they sing is your land and my land.

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

To get the facts on that video, read Gothamist, stupid. Like you don´t already know about this? It´s all ´bout money, baby…

2008 C-USA Women’s Champs & C-USA Men’s Inv, day 1.

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Conference USA Women´s Championships and Men´s Invitational started yesterday in Houston. Pontus Renholm and boys from Southern Methodist University (SMU recap) missed NCAA A-cut in 200 medley relay only by .18, Renholm opening with fast 22.59.

Swede divers, training at Hawai’i University, Magnus Frick and Mats Wiktorsson fared well in 1 meter diving, Magnus won conference crown and Mats collected bronze (Hawai’i recap).

Marshall soph Jenny Johnsson swam anchor leg in 800 free relay, bringing her team home in fifth place.

Finn Sampo Sissala swam in the 800 free relay but was eager to start causing a disqualification (CSUB recap).

Live results

Stand up and join the fight brothers & sisters!

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

People are always bitchin´n´whining about lack of poolspace but never do anything to about the situation. People of City of Palm Coast and Flagler County have started an advocacy group in order to get new aquatic facility to Palm Coast.

Mission statement goes:

  • An advocacy group with a mission to build an aquatics complex in order to promote a healthy lifestyle by supporting local swim programs.
  • A venue for physical activity for all segments of our community, including children, seniors and those with physical disabilities.
  • The promotion of water safety, fitness, sportsmanship and a lifelong enjoyment for people of all ages.

They´re gathering a petition, maybe all readers should add their names to that? Maybe they should talk to Ryan Lochte for some support, isn´t he from Daytona Beach?

Athens 2004 swimming champions, where are they now?

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Do you still remember by heart results from 2004 Olympic Games in Athens? The winners?

Blog do coach has compiled the list and follow-up on what has happened to the them, like are they still swimming?

I did not remember that Ai Shibata won 800 free, but I remember women´s 200 breast. Leisel was too green to handle the pressure and Meet the breasts went to demolish her hopes’n'dreams…

Fribading.com

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Fribading.com, website for Norwegian swimming news, has some nice videos posted here… There are every women´s and men´s world record swim Youtubed there…

Lot´s of Nordic swimmers in Houston…

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

2008 C-USA Women’s Champs & C-USA Men’s Invitational will be held at University of Houston pool from 2/27/2008 to 3/1/2008. Many Nordic swimmers swimming there. Swede Pontus Renholm, Alex Hetland and Thomas Fadnes from Norway; and last but not least Sampo Sissala from Finland…

You can check Psych Sheet and other information here…

Olympic champion Jodie Henry faces another obstacle.

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Like Jodie Henry has not had enough things complicating her swimming career, here comes next obstacle:

It said the condition had prevented the freestyler from training properly for three months and predicted it was “increasingly likely” Henry would withdraw from the trials.

The Daily Telegraph reported that a medical specialist had found Henry had an imbalance in the muscle group around her pelvis which was causing her severe pain and making her reliant on painkillers to get through training sessions.

It is now unclear if she is going to swim in Australian Olympic Trials. Physical therapy is helping her but there is too little time before Trials next month.

Swim fast, easy?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Swimming is easy – 7 Easy Tips to Swim Faster

1. Kick with your toes above your heels
2. Kick from the hip and whip your lower leg like a fin (see #1)
3. Kick with bigger sweeps rather than smaller flutter (see #1 and #2)
4. Reach as far out you can (roll to reach further) before starting your pull
5. Whip your stroke faster after the mid-point in your pull
6. Pull all the way through until you touch your thigh
7. Keep a pencil profile (long and thin) to drive through the water with minimal resistance.