Thursday, June 27, 2013

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The Trials: British Champs action round up. Open for the chance to win a Lumie light

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Brown beats Foster's five-year record as Jonathan Fox flies

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Adam Brown broke Mark Foster's five-year old British record to take 50m Freestyle gold on the opening night of the British Gas Swimming Championships 2013.
Meanwhile, in the MC events Jonathan Fox was at his record-breaking best taking the 100m Back final in a time of 1.09.82.
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Thousands of GB swim fans were part of the action last night, now it's your turn. Join us on our new LIVE streaming service for the British Gas Swimming Championships 2013. Log in tonight for live action hosted by Olympian Ross Davenport and Bob Ballard. Access the live scoreboard, send a Facebook update, view the #BGSC13 Tweets, send a Tweet and more all from a single page.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Swimming World Stories - June 25, 2013

Trending Swimming World Stories - June 25, 2013

A Semi-Monthly Wrap-up of News from Around the World by Sports Publications Intl.
June 25, 2013

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Kickstarter for Paralympian Marin Morrison: Swimming with Brain Cancer
PHOENIX, Arizona. MARIN Morrison was one of the most inspirational stories to come out of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. The teenager, whom doctors discovered had a brain tumor in 2005, struggled to complete three swimming events at the Games after suffering a near fatal stroke just months prior.

James Magnussen Nearly Posts First Unshaved 47-Second 100 Free of 2013
BRISBANE, Australia. THE second pf three sessions of the Australian time trials featured some impressive swims by the Australian world championship team on the road to next month's world championships.

New Backstroke Start Platform Tested in Russia; FINA Might Approve Next Month
MOSCOW, Russia. THE Russian nationals might not have featured many performances of note, save for a national record, but the meet featured the official debut of a new starting platform for backstrokers that promises to reduce the danger of slipping on the touchpad.

World Champion No More; Mads Glaesner Draws Three-Month Doping Ban
COPENHAGEN, Denmark. 2012 world champion Mads Glaesner of Denmark has drawn a three-month doping suspension according to Swimming World correspondent Rokur Jakupsstovu on his blog Swimmer's Daily.

U.S. National Championships Predictions, Part One
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana. JUST days remain until the beginning of the Phillips 66 U.S. National Championships at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis. Swimming fans have eagerly anticipated this week since the conclusion of swimming at last summer's Olympics. Now, finally, the U.S. will pick the World Championship team. Plenty of big names remain from the London team, but plenty of events have vacancies that will force young, new faces to step to the forefront. Who steps up in Indy will help decide who leads the way for the U.S. this Olympiad.

U.S. National Championships Predictions, Part Two
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana. THE third and fourth days of the U.S. National Championships will bring important races for Olympians such as Jessica Hardy and younger swimmers attempting to make their mark, such as Kevin Cordes. Both will compete in the 50 and 100 breast in Indianapolis, and both enter as favorites in both events. Hardy holds the world record in both events on the women's side, but she didn't qualify to swim the 100 breast in the Olympics last year. Now, with a renewed focus on breaststroke, she will battle Breeja Larson for supremacy in these races.

U.S. National Championships Predictions, Part Three
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana. HAVING already made my picks for the first four days of swimming in Indianapolis - here and here - only six more events remain to finish up the meet on Saturday. Events on the final day include the women's and men's 200 IM, women's and men's 50 free, and the non-Olympic distance races, the women's 800 and men's 1500 free.

Keep Your Eyes On These Four At USA Swimming Nationals
PHOENIX, Arizona. THE best thing about the year after the Olympics is trying to figure out who will lead the next generation of swimming stars to the next Olympiad. If the United States is to remain at the top of the medal standings in the years leading up to Rio de Janeiro, the next wave of elite swimmers need to cement their status now as ones to watch, to give them time to get used to the spotlight before 2016.

USOC Courting Cities to Bid for 2024 Olympic Hosting Duties
PHOENIX, Arizona. THE United States Olympic Committee is in the very early stages of considering which city would be the best candidate to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, and is currently considering about 10 cities that have host potential.

Stanford Leads List of Schools With Most Aquatic Sports Olympic Medalists
ORLANDO, Florida. THIRTY-NINE American universities were named today as winners of the U.S. Olympic Achievement Award, honoring schools with current student-athletes who won Olympic medals last year, and/or coaches that led medal-winning teams. Among those schools, 18 had coaches and/or athletes with Olympic ties in aquatic sports.

FORD Masters Quartet Break World, National Relay Records in Tucson
TUCSON, Arizona. WHILE several elite younger swimmers were posting impressive times last weekend at the long course meters Southwest Classic on the campus of the University of Arizona, four Masters swimmers were breaking relay records.

Serbia Defeats Hungary in Finals of World League Water Polo
CHELYABINSK, Russia. FOR the seventh time, Serbia won the World League Super Final and a check for $100,000. The team, which twice won as Serbia-Montenegro, defeated Hungary in the final match for the honor. Montenegro--the other half of the former joint country--defeated the American squad for third place.

Fifteen Divers On USA World Championship Roster
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana. THREE of the American divers who won Olympic medals last summer in London look to repeat or improve on their Olympic performances this summer at the FINA world championships in Barcelona.

USA Synchro Honors Myrna Hagedorn With Distinguished Service Award
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana. USA Synchro recently recognized the late Myrna Hagedorn with the Lillian MacKellar Distinguished Service Award.

In My Mind: Flowers Sea Swim is a Gem in the Swimming Crown
When it comes to creating an open water race, you could only dream about a package that includes magnificent white sand, boundlessly clear, blue water, superb weather, friendly faces everywhere you turn, and an organizational team so efficient their talents rival that of any event, anywhere. For the Flowers Sea Swim, this dream is a reality, and their annual event--having just completed its 21st year--is, like a fine wine, only getting better with age. If you haven't heard of it--or participated in it--you're missing out on a lifetime experience.

Science of Performance: Plyometrics and Its Effect on Swimming Performance
SANTA CLARA, California. PLYOMETRICS start with children doing hopscotch with their friends on the playground. (Do kids still have recess?) However, this seemingly innocuous form of exercise requires specific instruction and progression for safe utilization.

USA Pentathlon announces our second coaches' clinic of 2013. This free clinic is for interested coaches who would like to learn more about Modern Pentathlon! Coaches from all pentathlon events are invited to attend (swimming, running, fencing, shooting, horse riding). Coaches will be certified as a Pentathlon Coach after the successful completion of the clinic.

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What you'll find in the July 2013 issue of Swimming World
Feature Article:
Focused on the Bigger Picture
Cullen Jones, two-time Olympian and world record holder, extends his passion for the spot of swimming to combating the staggering drowning rates through USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splach campaign.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Freestyle Rhythm

[Effortless Swimming] Freestyle Rhythm

Just like in dancing it's rhythm that makes everything come together in the pool.

You don't need to be a good dancer to swim well though (or I'd be in trouble)! In today's video we cover the relationship between faster swimming and your rhythm.
  1. How To Develop Rhythm in Freestyle - This week we look at 'dead spots' in your stroke and my three favourite ways to avoid them (and develop rhythm). This was prompted by one of our subscribers who sent in a video of their stroke. He asked what he could do increase his speed, my suggestions are in this video.
    What the video
  2. What Should Our New Logo Be? (Your help needed) - I'm tossing up between two new logos for Effortless Swimming - I can't decide which one to choose. If you have 20 seconds to spare I'd love to hear your thoughts over on our Facebook page where I've posted them.
    Help me choose here
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Thursday, June 20, 2013

From British Swimming

The Spotlight: Join Olympian Ross Davenport and Bob Ballard online for the 2013 Champs

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Join us live online from Sheffield

They say 28° is the optimum temperature for competitive swimming. Now it's the optimum space for enjoying the sport online. 28° is our new live stream service and is being launched for the 2013 British Gas Swimming Championships, which kicks off next Wednesday. Sign up free ahead of the Champs to enjoy the finals with commentary from Olympian Ross Davenport and BBC favourite Bob Ballard, live scoreboard, live heats text updates, social interaction, stats, and more. Click below to sign up or buy tickets.
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Detailed start lists for the 2013 British Gas Swimming Champs

Start Lists Confirmed for Champs

With entries closed and all the big names confirmed for Sheffield, the final start lists have now been drawn up for this year's World Trials. Which day do you think will be the most dramatic?
Detailed Start Lists
Keri-anne Payne wins World Championship test event

Payne wins World Champs warm-up

Well done to World Champion Keri-anne Payne who took victory in her first 10km race of the year at the Barcelona test event at the weekend. For Keri-anne's time and more details click below.
Payne's Gold
GBR water polo team chosen for Worlds

Water Polo women selected for Worlds

There are three new faces and eight Olympians among the 13-strong British squad heading to Barcelona next month to compete at their first World Championships in 10 years.
Full Team List
Tonia Couch wins World Series medal

The Spotlight In Brief

Tonia Couch won GB's first individual female World Series gold last month.
Full Story
Last weekend saw another thrilling British Masters Champs in Sheffield.
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Videos this month from Swimming TV: Dan Fogg

Dan Fogg previews the 2013 British Champs
Last year's British Gas Swimming Championships was a breakthrough moment for Dan Fogg as he sailed under 15 minutes for the first time to take gold in the 1500m Freestyle and book his Olympic spot. We caught up with Dan as he prepares to defend his title and asked him about working with distance legend Graeme Smith as well as his thoughts on the open water events at this summer's World Champs.

Videos this month from Swimming TV: Craig Benson

Craig Benson previews the 2013 British Champs One of the highlights of the final day at this year's Champs will be the men's 100m Breaststroke final with Scottish swimmers Michael Jamieson, Craig Benson and Ross Murdoch just three of the top names vying for the crown. We caught up with Craig at his training base at Warrender SC in Edinburgh and asked him about his approach to the Champs, having competed at his debut Olympics at London 2012 last year.
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Events For Your Calendar

Fancy taking in some aquatic sport during the next month? These are the top national events taking place in the next 30 days.

June 2013 - July 2013
26-30 Jun British Gas Swimming Championships The biggest and best national event in the British Swimming calendar. Great Britain's top swimmers converge on Ponds Forge to battle for British titles and qualification to the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona.
Location: Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
Online: Adult prelim £6.50, final £10.50, event pass £68.00, Concession prelim £4.50, final £8.50, event pass £52.00. Group and family passes available. Tickets also available on door.
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11-14 Jul British Gas ASA National Age Group Diving Championships The nation's most promising divers converge on Ponds Forge, Sheffield to compete for national titles across four different age groups.
Location: Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
Available on door. Adults Day Pass £4.00, Event Pass £12.00, Concession Day Pass £3.00, Event Pass £9.00.
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24-28 Jul British Gas ASA National Age Group Championships 2013
The highlight of the national junior swimming calendar as Great Britain's most promising 11 - 14-year olds battle it out over five days in Sheffield.
Location: Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
Online: Adult £5.50 heats, £6.00 finals, £41.80 five-day pass, Concession £5.00 heats, £5.50 finals, £37.40 five-day pass. Tickets also available on the door.
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28 Jul British Gas ASA 3k Open Water Masters Championships 2013
This event is the calendar highlight for the open water masters swimmer and their only opportunity to compete on the national stage for honours.
Location: Rother Valley Country Park, Sheffield.
Free - bring your family and soak up the summer festival atmosphere.
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29 Jul British Gas ASA Open Water National Age Group and Youth Championships 2013
This championship sees the nation’s youngest open water stars take to the water in allocated age groups. This competition is the flagship open water age group event for the future of open water swimming in the country.
Location: Rother Valley Country Park, Sheffield.
Free - bring your family and soak up the summer festival atmosphere.
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