“You’ve got to swim fast to swim fast.” That’s Rob Orr, long-time Princeton men’s coach, doing his best Yogi Berra impression. “Swim slow to swim fast.” That’s the title of an instructional video that generated some lively discussion on the USMS discussion forum this week. Who’s right? Well, I guess it depends. How’s your technique?… Read more »
Monthly Archives:: February 2010
Today I passed 100 miles for 2010. There was a time, some years ago, when I covered this distance in 2-3 weeks instead of 7. But there was also a time – most of the past 10 years, actually – when it might have taken me 6 months. So I’ll take it.
Go the Distance is a nice little motivation hack. Each day (or week, or whatever), you enter how far you’ve swum into your account at usms.org. The online tool keeps track of your total distance accumulated for the calendar year, and posts that number online each morning – along with ~1,500 other participants. It’s a… Read more »
Today is my 30th birthday, and in honor of my fourth decade on this mostly-aqueous Earth, here’s what I hope to accomplish in the water this year: Short-Course Nationals: 500 Free – 5:00 1650 Free – 18:00 200 Back – 2:00 200 IM – 2:05 400 IM – 4:30 10K Nationals: 2:05 Big Shoulders 5K:… Read more »
The objective of the USMS One Hour Postal Championship is to swim as far as you can in 60 minutes, in your home pool, sometime during the month of January. Over 2,000 people are expected to participate in the “Hour of Power” this year. If you swim further than anyone else in your age group,… Read more »
This is a blog about swimming. I started swimming competitively when I was 7 and continued through my first two years of college. But then I drifted away from the sport – as many do who make it to the collegiate level. I swam Masters off-and-on through most of my 20s; but I felt no… Read more »