Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy new year 2104 din 'Tarile calde"....

[Effortless Swimming] 3 Things You Must Know To Be A Faster Swimmer In 2014

Brenton Ford
To Me
Today at 7:35 AM
Before we head into 2014 there's a few things I've learnt this year that might help you.
1. Training Hard Will Only Get You So Far
Don't get me wrong, you need to bust your arse in training...but it's not the only thing that'll get you to where you want. The smartest athletes know that hard work is important but it isn't everything. Motivational speakers will tell you that you need determination, courage, grit, yada yada yada...it means nothing if you swim like a drowning monkey.
Bashing up and down the pool without focusing on your technique is like trying to build a house on sand. All that effort gets washed away without any tangible results. Build your house on rock and it's a much different story. Your swimming 'rock' is your knowledge of what makes a fast swimmer.
For example, if you know that the best position to pull with is with your hand on the inside your elbow (rather than being wider than your elbow) you can build your technique based on a solid understanding of what will make you faster. 
Enable images to see this pic of the hand being 'inside' the elbow
2. Love The Fundamentals
To some athletes the 'fundamentals' might sound like the boring bits...the 'Swimming 101' class. I love the fundamentals. To me it means the things that must be in place if you want to take something to a high level. The good thing about fundamentals is that they can make a significant difference to your times.
For example one of the most important fundamentals is 'swimming tall'. Being straight and streamlined with your body. It's easy to do if you know the two things that position you like this in the water. But if this isn't in place before you start working on your catch and pull then you'll be stuck at 80% of what you're capable of. This is why knowing the fundamentals makes such a difference.
Body position: This is how you do it
3. Don't Make A New Years Resolution
Who the hell said the January 1st is when you should set your goals? That's stupid. You can set your goals whenever you want. They can be as big or small as you want and you don't need to tell anyone about them. Tell them after you do it. That's what I did yesterday. I set a goal in June and hit that goal yesterday without broadcasting it before I did it.

Made it just in time
It's your life. You make the rules.  You're in control.

On Monday January 6th I'm running a live online training on 'How To Knock 5 Seconds Off Your 100m Pace In 5 Weeks'. It's totally free and will provide you with what you need to step up your swimming in 2014. Register at this link:


I hope you have a great new years and happy swimming!

Brenton Ford
Effortless Swimming

Sunday, December 29, 2013

" NOEL TIMES " ... I will give you a gift:

In vara acestui an, nepotul meu [Jan Paul...]a vizitat pentru prima data Anglia, Londra [ impreuna cu parintii sai, tata fiind cu un Master la Oxford /economist].

Asa se face ca am primit ultimile noutati, carti de inot [au costat o groaza de bani... dar nepotu' a simtit nevoia sa faca asa ceva...].

Lucrarea este excelenta si merge, cum se zice, drept la tinta 
[la 'target']

Eu am scanat paginile cele mai importante si vi le-am postat pe blog, astfel toti veti avea un cadou bine meritat si 'bine nimerit'...; iata-l:
Acum urmeaza partea care lamureste problemele de antrenament, efortul si zonare acestuia; dupa terminarea textului veti avea un link care daca il deschideti va veti duce exact la instrumentul cel mai important pentru sanatatea si pregatirea sportivului = "jurnalul de autocontrol"

asta a fost Coperta cartii..... iar ce urmeaza sunt copertile viitorului cadou.....


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Si de la britanici ....

ASA and British Swimming
To Me
Dec 20 at 6:51 PM
In The Fastlane

Essential updates for your pool

December 2013

New RAPs approved ASA Level 2 Certificate

New RAPs approved ASA Level 2 Certificate

The ASA's main training partner, the Institute of Swimming, has announced details of how practising swimming teachers can achieve the new RAPs approved ASA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Aquatics (QCF) qualification.
Created by SkillsActive in conjunction with the ASA, RLSS UK and the STA, the Register of Aquatic Professionals (RAPs) provides a system of regulation to ensure that individuals working in the aquatic industry meet agreed National Occupational Standards (NOS) and best practice guidelines.
RAPs also supports the training needs and career development of those working in related roles, including swimming teachers, lifeguards, pool managers and pool plant operators.
The IoS, have launched a RAPs approved qualification to meet the requirements of SkillsActive. Undertaking the new qualification, although optional, will give teachers the opportunity to both up skill and join RAPs.
The ASA recommends all employers consider RAPs registration a pre-requisite to employment, to give your organisation a competitive advantage and verify that your staff are committed to continued professional development.
Find out more about RAPs

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Your vacancy could be seen by over 500,000 leisure professionals. ASA clubs can advertise for free and there is a 10% discount for swim schools.
There's been a 35% growth in traffic since the site launch in September, proving that Careers in Aquatics is fast becoming the best place for aquatic professionals looking for a new job.
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Sport England survey reveals upward trend in swimming

Sport England survey reveals upward trend in swimming

The number of people swimming has increased by 48,800 in the last six months, according to official statistics from Sport England.
The statistics also point to an emerging trend over the last two years, with a net gain of 125,000 participants in the sport. The number of people swimming at least 30 minutes once a week now stands at 2.93 million people (2,934,200).

From USA Swimming ....

From: USA Swimming
Date sent 12/20/2013 09:12:10 am
Subject: Did you know you can enjoy swimming from your couch?

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Watch the World's Top Swimmers on NBC this Weekend
Catch the world’s top swimmers in action on NBC both Saturday and Sunday. The AT&T Winter National Championships will air Saturday at 5 p.m. ET and the Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool will air Sunday at 4 p.m. ET.

Be sure to follow Nathan Adrian (@Nathangadrian) and Natalie Coughlin (@NatalieCoughlin) on Twitter as they live tweet the AT&T Winter Nationals broadcast! Check your local listings for time and channel in your area.

Last Minute Shoppers, Take Advantage of the Perks!
Have you taken advantage of Deck Pass Perks this holiday season? Deck Pass, the official mobile application of USA Swimming, has exclusive deals from USA Swimming and its partners that are only available for Deck Pass users!

SwimMAC Takes Third Straight Club Excellence Title
SwimMAC Carolina is the 2014 team champion in USA Swimming’s Club Excellence program. SwimMAC scored 57,297 points to earn a decisive 3rd straight victory. Nation’s Capital Swim Club finished in 2nd place with 45,411 points followed by SwimAtlanta in 3rd position with 37,294.

Sigma Gamma Rho Swim Clinic #WetHairDontCare
Ladies from the southeastern region of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority were treated to an exclusive swim clinic on the second day of the 2013 AT&T Winter National Championships in Knoxville, Ten. The clinic was hosted by title sponsor AT&T and led by Olympian and first African-American woman to make the National Team and medal, Maritza Correia.

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