Thursday, December 9, 2010

... si astia "inoata'n Decembre"....

zilele trecute, pe Discovery, se arata o colectie de oameni neobisnuiti:

un neamt calcula mai repede, din minte, de cat calculatorul...;

o elvetianca cand auzea muzica vedea si culori...,

un turc orb picta cu cu degetele tablouri minunate,

unul, mai varstnic, avea dorinta de a fi nemuritor si cei care se pricepesc la trebi din astea ii calculau ca.. asa va fi / nu era o gluma - 'omu' chiar ca avea cca 60 de primaveri arata ca la 40... si asta nu-i asa usor ...,

iar unul, nici mai stiu ce natie era... a alergat la Cercul polar, pe zapada, la minus 16 grade si in pielea goala... 21 de km;

ei da, astia sunt 'Supermanii zilelor ns.'..., dar ceilalti care ii postez mai jos, oare ce-or fi...?

Ce-i poate face pe unii sa fie asa de indrazneti cu puterile lor si nu ca noi, zgribuliti,infofoliti si, mai ales, certareti si... nu mai continui.....;

Acusi vine Sf.Boboteaza si tare bine ar fi daca noi toti ce-am 'reboteza', sa putem trai mai 'curati' si la suflet, mai ales.....

Inotul a mai pierdut doua nume distinse, antrenorii unor generatii bune de sportivi:resiteanu - Nicu Tat si distinsul nepot al unui leader de partid din vremi trecute - Ion Codreanu/ LER... D-zeu sa-i odihneasca si sa ne apere de cate cele rele mai exista pe asta lume.... Amin !


November Newsletter

Thursday, December 9, 2010 6:19 PM

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Issue: 38December 2010


December 2010

Travesia San Sebastian-Playa de Santiago, La Gomera, Spain , Saturday 18 December, 10.30
Saturday 25 December, (Various times)
Saturday, 25 December, (All day)
Sunday, 26 December, (All day)


Dear Mircea,

Welcome to the December issue of the SwimTrek newsletter!

This month we introduce a calendar of open water swimming events in and around Europe so you can diarise these events and hit the water!

We get some expert tips on changing pace in the water, take a look at our long-distance training tour in Malta and meet our latest guide of the month, Andrew!

We also meet the newest member of the Swimtrek family and find out who won our Craziest Swimtrekkers Photograph competition - so read on!

Finally, from everyone here at SwimTrek, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

We look forward to seeing you in 2011 and don't forget...FERRIES ARE FOR WIMPS!

The SwimTrek Team
If you are still looking for a present for someone special, why not get them a SwimTrek Gift Certificate? We have both £50 and £100 vouchers available and they have no expiry date so can be used on any trip, at any time!

To order yours, please call the office on 01273 739713.


There is a fantastic new open water swim venue in Reading about 5 minutes from the Jn11 off the M4. The Tri20 SwimCentre is 400m buoy to buoy, 20.5 degrees, good water depth and has a great clubhouse for tea and coffee afterwards. Follow signs to the Copthorne Hotel Reading as the lake is next to the hotel and park in the hotel car park bays on the right hand-side and aim for the heli pad. You will then see the signs for the club. They are open Tue / Thurs 06:30 - 09:30 and Sat / Sun 07:00 - 10:00 and full details can be found HERE.


Conditioning your body to being able to sprint in certain parts of a race while then recovering and assuming your regular speed and rhythm can benefit you greatly in a race scenario as there will be times (race start, turning buoy, finish etc..) where a faster pace will possibly be required. To read the full story, click here.


Charlie Lawlor is the newest member of the Swimtrek clan and we'd like to give her a big welcome! Charlie was a club swimmer as a youngster and coming from the Midlands in the UK (far too far from the sea!), she has now developed a healthy obsession with wild swimming and most other outdoorsy things that involve being wet and/or muddy! After working in construction as a quantity surveyor for a few years she swapped a hard hat for a paddle board and spent this summer as a Beach Lifeguard on Brighton beach before joining SwimTrek. Charlie will be based in the office in Brighton.


Under the expert eye of our swim coaches, this training trip is ideal for the open water swimmer looking for a week of intensive long distance training in the idyllic waters of the Mediterranean by Gozo.

Focusing on both distance and technique, our experienced coaches will work with you on improving your performance in the open water. Using video analysis both above and below the surface throughout the week, we will ensure that you leave the trip improved, revitalised and ready for any endurance swim.
To book your place on this great training trip CLICK HERE


Andrew joined us from Adelaide, Australia in 2009 and is now in his second full season with us. Andrew is a very experienced pool swimmer who has competed in breastroke at a high level, but is enjoying his new passion of open water swimming. To read more about Andrew, click HERE.


The winner of the 'Craziest Swimtrekkers' photograph competition was announced at the Swimtrek party in October and Dave Davis was the lucky winner for his "Borut does the Lakes" photograph. Well done Dave!

A big thank you to all of you who sent photographs in to us!


You only have a few weeks left now to book on to one of our fantastic tours at our our current 2010 prices. Places are selling fast and a lot of dates for next summer have already sold out but we have just launched our two Lake District short escapes and have added extra dates on some of our week long tours.

If you have any questions or want to get in touch with us, feel free to send an email to

The SwimTrek Team

vai cat 'sport' mai fac unii.... oare dece?

2010 Ford Ironman World Championship Broadcast on NBC

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:58 PM
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Today kicks off the inaugural interactive 10-day countdown to the 2010 Ford Ironman World Championship broadcast on NBC!

Starting today, visitors to and will have the opportunity to read, watch and comment about never-before-seen portions of this year's show. Both sites will include sneak peeks from the telecast, including quotes from featured athletes and exclusive video clips, along with exciting promotions. The broadcast, airing on NBC on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. EST, will showcase the raw power and competitive nature of the professional field as well as impressive stories of courage and determination demonstrated by all participants.