Garrett Reports: SwimSwam News, Friday July 6th

  5 Garrett McCaffrey | July 05th, 2012 | Featured, International, London 2012 Olympics

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  1. liquidassets says:
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    That’s bullshit about the no sleep aids. It should be done on case by case basis.

    • aswimfan says:
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      Yep. Even Phelps takes stillnox for three nights to offset jetlags

      • liquidassets says:
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        Oh I didn’t know that about Phelps; that’s interesting. Stillnox (Ambien) is not a first choice;it can be a little tricky for some folks with the side effects and potential for tolerance if not prescribed properly so it needs close supervision. Its not something to be prescribed casually for the first time at the Olympics (or something to be stopped suddenly if its taken regularly). But again its something that can be reviewed by a team doc for all national team members taking or requesting sleep meds. Wonder what the U.S. Swimming policy is for these situations?

        • aswimfan says:
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          It is reported in swimnews (and in other sites) when Bob Bowman was asked about this latest craziness from Australia.

  2. Carl Elliott says:
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    Good job at trials

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No one lives the sport of swimming like Garrett McCaffrey. A Division I swimmer who spent 4 years covering the sport as a journalist, now coaches club swimming and competes as a masters swimmer, Garrett truly lives the sport of swimming.After graduating from University of Missouri’s award winning journalism program …

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