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Monthly Archives: September 2013
As many of you may know, we had problems with our previous hosting company, GoDaddy. After some upgrades to their infrastructure our site was completely broken, and after a week of calling and tracking incident tickets, the problem was not fixed. For that reason we decided to move and we have a new hosting provider and a different web site building tool that is more modern and easy to use, which gives us more flexibility to communicate with our growing audience. We want this web site to be a useful tool for everybody that is involved with the team and we are committed to do our best to achieve our goal.
At the same time, remember that we are not professional web page designers so please indulge us some growing pains as we learn and make mistakes. We would like to know your opinion and suggestions, so we will open comments to be able to get your feedback, and to determine if we can keep the comment functionality enabled.
We’re into our third week of the new season, and everything looks great. The numbers are fantastic. We’re already at the numbers we finished with last year, and we’ve only just started the season. We also have quite a few new swimmers and some new early level coaches. Lots of smiling faces on the pool deck.
We’ve also had some hiccups. GoDaddy had some problems with their hosting service, and so our mightytritons.org web site has been down for almost a week now. This has definitely not helped us during the registration season. Thank you to everyone for being so patient.
Early season is a time for technique
I know that everybody wants to get in the water and swim FAST. I know that. But NOW is the time to work on your technique. We need to develop and groove good strokes at the start of the season, so that our muscles remember good technique all the way through the year. This should be your primary goal at this point in the season.
You may be wondering why some early level swimmers can swim fast with poor technique. Those young swimmers are really just taking advantage of some natural physical skills, and they would be even faster with better technique. But as swimmers get older and the competition gets faster, good technique becomes more and more important. At the highest levels, everybody has very good technique. So you might as well develop it now and get an advantage on everybody else.
Time for conditioning
Wait! I just said this is the time for technique. How can it be the time for conditioning also?
This is easy. As anybody in my group knows, an 800 IM Drills repeat with an intense focus on technique is incredibly tiring. Both mentally and physically. The same is …read more
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