Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ASA and British Swimming

ASA and British Swimming
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April 2014

From falling behind to fin-tastic

From falling behind to fin-tastic

Trying to keep up with your swim buddy during your training sessions can be difficult and often frustrating, particularly for those who find they have a weaker leg kick than most. Using a pair of fins can help you to build leg strength and get that extra edge
Fins are great for taking you from falling behind to fin-tastic, but they are also greatly beneficial in a number of other ways!
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Hydration 'How-to': Sports drinks vs H20

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FINA Newsletter 7/2014

FINA Newsletter 7/2014

FINA Newsletter
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  Newsletter #7 // April 9th 2014  
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This newsletter provides you with background information and news on FINA's activities and upcoming events.
  Hosszu: "I always learn something new, even after 20 years of swimming!"  
Hungary's Katinka Hosszu is attending the SportAccord Convention in Belek, Turkey this week. The current 200m and 400m IM World champion is on-hand both in and out the pool as she is to take part in a practice session with kids from the local swimming clubs today and the first-ever "Youth Club" discussion panel on Thursday April 10, together with other outstanding young athletes.
Always flashing a smile, the 24-year-old is creating the buzz at the FINA stand in the Susesi Convention Centre. The Iron Lady of swimming takes a moment to reflect on her career, goals and aspirations for the sport she loves so much.

Winner of the 2012 and 2013 FINA World Cups, what is your training secret to swim so many events?
I train eight to nine hours a day, five in the morning and three to four in the afternoon. It's a lot of work but it's also my passion: I love to swim.
Do you train differently for the World Cup than for other championships? In which way?
Given that my specialty is IM, I have to train all strokes and that's also why I've been competing in all the different strokes during the World Cup. Of course, for the World Championships and the Olympics I will only prepare for 200m IM and the 400m IM.

What makes the FINA World Cup attractive to athletes?
The prize money, the environment at the event - a place with the top athletes - and a great overall vibe.
What are your goals leading up to the Rio Games?
During the last Olympic Games I came in fourth which is the worst position. This time around I am hoping to get to the podium and I am therefore training with that in mind. There is the Maria Lenk Trophy in Sao Paulo, Brazil which is coming up and will be a good place to see where I'm at in terms of times, followed by the Singapore Swim Stars challenge in September and maybe others leading up to the FINA Swimming World Cup and FINA short-course Swimming World Championships in Doha.

How would you describe your swimming career in a few words?
Swimming is a passion. I love how it feels like being in the water, feeling the strokes as I swim. There's always something to work on, to improve and I find it really fun. Year in and year out, I always learn something new: even after 20 years of swimming!
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  World League: Montenegro and Italy head-to-head for last Super Final spot  
  MenWPWLThe last round of the men's preliminary European tournament of the FINA Water Polo World League 2014 will be held on April 15 with the remaining three games.
Keeping its World League title defense in sight, Group A leader Serbia will meet Russia in Kragujevac (SRB). Reigning World champion Hungary, currently atop Group B, will face 2012 Olympic champion Croatia in Pecs (HUN). In Group C last encounter, Germany will play Montenegro in Krefeld (GER).
Montenegro, whose squad totals 12 points so far, is head-to-head with Italy for the last Super Final spot. The Italians defeated Slovakia in a tight 14-13 on April 1, earning a total 15 points.
The men's Intercontinental Tournament, which brings together the teams of Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Africa and USA, will take place in Shanghai (CHN) from May 27-June 1, 2014.
The best eight teams from the preliminary phase will clash in Dubai (UAE) at the FINA Men's Water Polo World League Super Final, organised from June 16-21.
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10km World Cup: Action-packed races and close finishes mark season debut   In the spotlight
Cancun10kmIt was game on from the get go as the world's top marathon swimmers battled it out in the first two stops of the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2014, held in Viedma (ARG, February 1) and Cancun (MEX, April 5).
Among men, Thomas Lurz (GER) started his World Cup title defense campaign by claiming his first win of the season in Cancun, while 22-year-old Thomas Allen (GBR) celebrated his first trip to the podium in the opening leg in Viedma.
The women's races in Viedma and Cancun featured high-level competition with reigning World champion Poliana Okimoto (BRA) bagging a gold and silver. 2012 Olympic bronze medal winner Martina Grimaldi (ITA) touched first in Cancun.
Lurz and Okimoto are the most-decorated swimmers in the FINA 10km circuit with a total 21 and 16 victories, respectively. Setubal (POR) will stage the third stop of the World Cup on June 28, 2014.

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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  

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Join us tomorrow for the British Champs 2014 LIVE

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Join us from tomorrow for the British Gas Swimming Champs 2014

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British Gas Swimming Championships 2014
Sit back and enjoy ALL heats and finals from Tollcross between 10-15 April on your PC, laptop or tablet. Our free to access live page will have video stream, live scoreboard, Twitter feed, Facebook widget, athlete video interviews, daily polls, start lists & results, and more. The action starts tomorrow morning at 9.00am with the Women's 400m IM heats. See you there :)
Click here to head over to the live page

Find out who secures qualification time

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Keep up to date with who has put themselves at the front of the line for nomination to their national teams for this summer's Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Our qualifiers page will be updated daily with who has made the qualification standards for Scotland, England and Wales. You can also find schedule, ones to watch, stats and more on our Champs mini site.
Click for times and Scots athletes already meeting time

Get in the Champs zone with our swimmer video interviews

Champs videos
Get yourself in the mood for the Champs ahead of the action with our exclusive interviews with Commonwealth champions Fran Halsall and Liam Tancock. Also hear the views of British champions Georgia Davies and Ben Proud as well as City of Sheffield coach Russ Barber.
View them at the base of the live page here

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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.