Saturday, March 29, 2014

Brenton ....

[Effortless Swimming] Yoga, Mindset & Thorpey

Brenton Ford
To Me
Mart 28 at 10:11 PM
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It's a small world...
That's what crossed my mind last week when I received
this email from a friend of a mutual friend.
It began like this:
"Hey Brent
I worked extensively and travelled with an elite swim squad
for 4 years before the Athens Olympics as a mind/body coach
and also was employed to travel on the Pro Surf Tour."

My interest was immediately piqued.

Working at an elite level in swimming and surfing?

If I could do only two things for the rest of my life -- it would
be those exact two things.

'I've gotta chat to this guy,' I thought to to myself.

So I gave him a call.

It turns out he worked closely with Tracey Menzies and
her squad leading up to the Athens Olympics. Her squad
included a few swimmers you might have heard of before...

Does Ian Thorpe ring a bell?

So I got him on the podcast and it turns he (Mark Breadner)
has some pretty interesting stories to share and some
awesome tips for getting into your peak performance state.

Listen to the podcast here


Brenton Ford
Effortless Swimming

Friday, March 28, 2014

USA Swimming

Digital Splash: Men's NCAA Preview

USA Swimming
To Me
Today at 12:52 AM
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SPLASH Magazine Digital
March-April 2014
March 27, 2014
Men's NCAA Preview

The March-April Issue of Splash
Digital Available NowThe Men’s NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships begin Thursday at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin.
Last year, the University of Michigan became the winningest team in Division I college swimming by taking its 12th NCAA title. Can it repeat, or will one of the many schools nipping at its heels emerge victorious?
Take a look at how the teams stack up, and check out which swimmers and races to watch in “Title Chase,” Splash’s annual NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships preview.
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

FINA Newsletter 6/2014

FINA Newsletter 6/2014

FINA Newsletter
To Me
27 03 2014 Today at 10:16 AM

  Newsletter #6 // March 27th 2014  
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This newsletter provides you with background information and news on FINA's activities and upcoming events.
  katinka hosszu to make waves at sportaccord convention in belek!  
  Hungarian swimming sensation Katinka Hosszu, reigning 200m and 400m IM World champion, will attend the SportAccord Convention taking place in Belek/Antalya, Turkey, on April 6-11.
The Iron Lady, also winner of the FINA Swimming World Cup tours in 2012 and 2013, will take part in the first-ever "Youth Club" conference session, which brings together young people from sport and media to share their tastes and sporting aspirations.
Together with coach and husband Shane Tusup, Hosszu, who first shined at World level by capturing gold in the 400m IM in Rome 2009, will be available to share her experience and discuss various topics, like her unrivalled versatility in the pool.
The 24 year-old will also spend some valuable time with young swimmers from the Turkish Swimming Federation during a practical session.
  Open water racing resumes in Cancun  
  CancunOWAfter a thrilling start in Argentina (Santa Fe and Hernandarias), Cancun (MEX) will hold the third stage of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2014 on March 29.
11 women and 21 men from 15 countries will take the departure in the 15km race. Big names in the world of open water include Pilar Geijo (ARG, winner in Hernandarias), Silvie Rybarova (CZE, winner in Santa Fe), Angela Maurer (GER), Damian Blaum (ARG), Simone Ercoli (ITA, winner in Santa Fe) and Ivan Afanevich (RUS, winner in Hernandarias).
On April 5, Cancun will welcome the world's finest marathon swimmers for the second stop of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2014.
Many Olympic and World medallists will be on-hand, considerably heightening the level of competition: 2012 Olympic silver and multi World medallist Thomas Lurz (GER), 2012 Olympic bronze medallist and reigning 25km World champion Martina Grimaldi (ITA), 2013 World Cup overall winner Angela Maurer (GER), 2013 World 10km silver medallist Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) and 2013 World 25km bronze medallist Eva Fabian (USA), to name a few.
  all results and rankings on  
Italy and Montenegro to battle for last Super Final spot   In the spotlight
The sixth round of the men's FINA Water Polo World League European preliminaries will decide the last qualifier from that continent for the Super Final taking place in Dubai (UAE) from June 16-21, 2014.
Group A and B leaders, Serbia and Hungary, have already secured a ticket for the Super Final. The battle for the last spot plays out between Montenegro and Italy in Group C, both totalling 12 points so far.
On April 1, Slovakia will receive 2011 World champions Italy in Kosice. On April 15, 2013 World League winner Serbia will meet Russia in Kragujevac, current World champions Hungary will face reigning Olympic champions Croatia in Pecs and Montenegro will visit Germany in Krefeld.
Shanghai (CHN) will welcome the men's water polo teams of Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Africa and USA for the World League’s Intercontinental Tournament from May 26-June 1, 2014.

all results and rankings on
Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA)

The Fédération Internationale de Natation, FINA (founded in 1908) is the governing body for aquatics worldwide. Its five disciplines - Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming - are all included in the Olympic programme. FINA organises World Championships, World Swimming Championships in 25m-pool and World Masters Championships every two years. FINA counts 204 affiliated National Federations on the five continents and has its headquarters in Lausanne (SUI).
  FINA Office // Avenue de l'Avant-Poste 4 - 1005 Lausanne // Tel. (+41 21) 310 47 10 // Fax (+41 21) 312 66 10  

Monday, March 24, 2014

British Swimming ...

Live streaming of the British Gas Swimming Championships 2014

British Swimming
To Me
Today 24 03 2014 at 7:21 PM

The Spotlight newsletter

Live streaming of the British Gas Swimming Championships 2014

Live Page Swimmer Stats A Question Of Swimming

Free live video stream and results from the Champs in Tollcross

Michael Jamieson We're less than a month away from the biggest national swimming event of the year - the British Gas Swimming Championships 2014 in Glasgow. There are still tickets available to watch the action - click here for tickets - but if you can't make it to Tollcross, we're happy to announce you can follow streaming video and results for free on our live page. No sign-up, no subscriptions needed, just a free and easy live video streaming. Bookmark it now!
Check out the British Champs Live Page Now

Compare some of the best swimmers competing in Glasgow

Swimming Diving From Starting Blocks After entries for the Champs closed last week, we now know exactly who will be lining up on the blocks next month. But how much do you know about some of the stars set to compete in Tollcross? How old was Fran when she won her first British medal? When did MJ win his first British Champs gold? How many titles does Hannah Miley have? Delve a little deeper with our stats widget and pick up some facts to impress all your (swimming) friends!
Learn more about the top athletes competing

A Question Of Swimming returns for 2014

Play the free online A Question Of Swimming game
Our exclusive swimming quiz game, A Question Of Swimming, is back for the third year running! If there is a better way to get excited about this year's Champs than testing your swimming knowledge and trying to beat your PB (we've top scored with 37 so far!), we'd like to know about it! You might have to start on our 'easy' difficulty but there's no excuses for not being a high scorer in the 'hard' difficulty by the time the Champs arrive!
Play 'A Question Of Swimming 2014' now

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If you have any questions about events British Swimming runs then contact the Events team by clicking here. To find out more about our athletes and events visit the British Swimming website here.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Numaratoarea ......

[Effortless Swimming] 

Stroke Count and Distance Per Stroke

Brenton Ford fam.

To Me
Today 20032014 at 1:59 AM
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Coaches often come from one of two schools of thought...

'Distance Per Stroke (Stroke Count) ' or 'Stroke Rate' being the most important factor in speed.

This biggest problem with this single-focus approach is that it's missing an important piece of
the puzzle. It ignores half of the speed equation which is Speed = Stroke Length x Stroke Rate.

Imagine someone giving you a bike and telling you that the fastest way to ride is at 200 rpm.

You'd need to shift down into a tiny gear and pedal like crazy. With each push of the pedal
you'd only be travelling a small distance. It doesn't make sense.

It's about finding the optimum distance per stroke and stroke rate that suits you.

In previous videos we've talked about stroke rate - now let's look at the importance of
distance per stroke and how to increase yours.

Watch the video

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[Effortless Swimming] Oops, correct link to video

Brenton Ford
To Me
Today at 1:26 AM
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Oops, for some reason the link to the video was incorrect in the previous email.

It was directing to the Google Chrome store.

Here is the correct link to the 'Stroke Rate' video on our website:

Apologies for any confusion.

Brenton Ford
Effortless Swimming
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

ASA and British Swimming

ASA and British Swimming
To Me
  18 03 2014 at 5:18 PM
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In The Fastlane

Essential updates for your pool

March 2014

Going the distance with ASA badges

Going the distance with ASA badges

For children, one of the best things about learning to swim is getting the rewards at the end.
Designed to complement the 10 stages of the British Gas ASA Learn to Swim Framework, the Rainbow Distance Awards are a range of bright, cheerful badges and certificates to help keep children motivated while working through the Learn to Swim stages.
This range of 19 awards increase gradually in distance to help swimmers develop their confidence, ability and stroke techniques.
And badges aren't just motivational for children. The ASA Adult Awards provide structured development and targets for adult learners to reward progress.
Click here to find out about distance badges for children and adults

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New online Deaf-Friendly course

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The National Deaf Children's Society and the ASA have teamed up to create the Deaf-Friendly Swimming i-Learn course.
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