I just want a donut
— Maddie Homovich (@MHomovich) October 11, 2015
Every day. Before practice, after practice. Maybe even during practice. We all want donuts.
My mom won't stop sending me pictures of Luke eating McDonalds… This is getting unhealthy for the both of them pic.twitter.com/gFFvSrEUPi
— Amy Bilquist (@amybilquist) October 10, 2015
Meanwhile, Amy was kicking butt in Washington, where she won four events in two days as Cal beat Washington State in a 2-day dual.
Swimmin the 100 IM at a dual meet, what a time to be alive
— Alicia Finnigan (@alicia_joy98) October 7, 2015
We love the 100 IM <3
Almost a year old!! pic.twitter.com/xpltXR9JcS
— Braden Holloway (@WolfpackSWD) October 5, 2015
NC State head coach Braden Holloway with his little wolf pup. S’cute.
— Santo Condorelli (@santocondorelli) October 11, 2015
< 300 days, folks.
Swim practice be like https://t.co/akHm0an9X5
— Swimming Is Me (@Swimmingisme) October 5, 2015
Get knocked down, get right back up. Unless you’re doing a fly set, in which case ignore the intervals and take your time; it’s the only way to avoid the pain.
Saw today that sub 5-min 500yd back was possible
— Team Elite (@SwimMacElite) October 6, 2015
WHO WAS IT?! Lochte? Clary? Feigen? Maybe not Feigen. @SwimMacElite we want to know!
US star Elizabeth Beisel, swims 70km a week. Download her fact-packed poster now. http://t.co/3Wzeizy8Qj #TeamSpeedo pic.twitter.com/9CbYLBRQq8
— Speedo (@speedo) October 5, 2015
Basically Elizabeth Beisel rocks, and we are not worthy.
Recently someone gave me a selfie stick, but I don't understand how it's supposed to make my selfies any better tbh. pic.twitter.com/82qDgb1ITn
— Allen Browning (@EABrowning) October 8, 2015
Recent Auburn swimming graduate Allen Browning using his selfie stick in a way that might be wrong but also might be the funniest thing we’ve seen all week.
Well at least I tried. ?#SuchASwimmerICantEvenDiveOffOfLand @swimswamnews pic.twitter.com/toLHAdlq35
— Lucia (@lucieludavis) October 8, 2015
Ugh, when we’re out of the water, we’re useless.
In college I got beat in the 500 at a meet. We both went under 5:00. I swam freestyle, he swam backstroke. The word humbled comes to mind.
I would think they could get close to breaking 5:00 doing it kick on their backs
I watched/swam next to Dan Veatch for a 1650 averaging under 00. Beisel could do a 500 easily. Missy absolutely. Feign….never.
I recall stories in the late 1980’s or early 1990’s where a male American swimmer (was it te esteemed Brian Goodell?) swam continuously as long as he was averaging under 1:00 per hundred. He ultimately swam more than an hour & went 6600 before he hit 1:00+. Does anyone recall this or who it was?
I don’t recall, but the “D” guys (and girls) were insane in those days. I’ll still never forget the 1973 World Championships when Steve Holland (at 15) was narrowly leading Rick Demont in the 1500 free and miscounted — they swam an extra 100 meters holding the same splits.
Pretty sure that’s about the time Demont decided to switch to swimming and coaching sprints.
I’ve heard that story too, but if it was Goodell it would have been in the 70’s, not the 80’s.
I remembered today – it was Mike Bruner in 1980. He set the world record in the 200 M LC fly at the Montreal Olympics.
It was Mike Bruner. He had to AVERAGE under 1:00 per hundred for a 10,000 swim or he had to stop. He went 1 hour 39 minutes +(1:40 being 1:00’s) and had 2 or 3 hundreds above 1:00.
It was before 1980 since I swam with him at ASU then (he was training with Bill Rose for the – ugh – Moscow Olympics) and he didn’t do it there. I read about it in SW when I was still in HS.
Thanks for clarifying; legendary swims like this are amazing. Wonder what some of the newbies these days would do?
Who says it was a guy? What about Coventry?
swimdoc – Coventry might could have done it in her prime…I think these days, I’m not sure there’s any women in the world who could do it in October.
Do you think a backstroker like Clary could hit sub 5:00 in a 500m backstroke if that was all he trained to do? Tweet has to be talking about a girl, that is pretty mundane guy stuff. probably over 100 guys could hit that on any day in practice in the USA.
I don’t know about that — might have been a “get out” swim or a test week.
Don’t see the big deal. That isn’t very fast for an elite backstroke like Ryan or Tyler. They are 1:36 backstrokers……they should be WAY under 5:00.
Exactly. Think about the 500 free time that a 1:36 freestyler puts up. Lochte in his prime — in a meet — could probably go well into the 4:20s.
Back in day
Ryan would do 10×500 back on 5’30 all under 5′
hmm… I heard this used for the first time this weekend from a teammate during an open water relay. I wonder…
My guess is Clary