Category Archives: Opinion

The same goes for the rest of us

Gennadi Touretski on coaching Ian Thorpe: ” I want him to enjoy racing. I don’t want him to measure himself, I want him to be free to race.” That’s one reason to love the World Championship of Texas 3-on-3 Swimming … Continue reading

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You don’t sing to get to the end of the song

After listening to Elizabeth Beisel’s repeated refrain, “I’m glad it’s over”; it was a pleasure to listen to Missy Franklin tell the world, following her victory in the 100 freestyle at the USA Swimming Nationals, “I had so much fun!”

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Guaranteed to yield world records

Ah, equipment. The suits have been banned (sort of). Now we have new, improved starting blocks. Aren’t the new track-like starting blocks wonderful? I love it when we reduce the swimming in competitive swimming. Of course, I can see where … Continue reading

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I can appreciate a hottie, but not when it’s the pool water

The aerators are up and working at Northwest Pool. Before they were, the water temperature was at 90 degrees. This morning the water in Northwest Pool was 82 degrees. We hope to have a third aerator going there soon, which, … Continue reading

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Of the Oakland A’s?

http://www.letsrun.com/forum/read.php?board=1&id=2734976 Either way, I like the “plain fun” part. But if this is the “Moneyball” man, it’s even better.

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Butterfly and Breaststroke turns

One of the unique (and fun) aspect of ASA rules is that flip turns are permitted for breaststroke and butterfly. Of course, butterfly and breaststroke flip turns are not uniquely legal in ASA. Butterfly and breaststroke flip turns are legal … Continue reading

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Dive-in Backstrokes

I was catching up on the phone with my longtime friend, Jim Steen, the most successful collegiate coach ever. I was telling him about the World Championship of Texas 3-on-3 Swimming Tournament. I mentioned that our rules provide for dive-in … Continue reading

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