Early on the morning of Nov 13th, 2018, Cameron Bellamy completed his swim in 40 hours and 43 minutes, a full circumnavigation around the island of Barbados.
Some swimmers are tough to catch up with in the water and on land. Jordan Wilimovsky is one such swimmer.
Eney Jones sat down with Mike Curley, the head coach of the Orlando Highlanders, at the Flowers Sea Swim in the Cayman Islands, to talk about his team’s trip to and performances at the open water competition.
One secret to swimming faster is right at your fingertips – spread your fingers!
Haley Anderson was the first American woman to medal in Open Water. She won a silver medal in the 2012 Olympics in the 10k. Anderson also made the 2016 Olympic Team in Rio in the 10k.
Swimming technique to me is an equation. S= D+P+L+T . Swimming = Depth + Power + Length + Tempo.
Your nemeses . . . . the sun, the waves, buoys too far apart or dropped by the pack; what should you do?
Eddie Reese the coach of The University of Texas just won his fourteenth NCAA Swimming title. When I asked him how you know if the taper is going to work, he responded, “You as the coach must believe, and if you believe, your swimmers will believe. The magic is in the belief”.
We all know the standard 2 beat, 4 beat, and 6 beat kick. If you don’t, for every right and left pull you kick 2 or 4 or 6 times in correspondence to the arm strokes.
Cross knowledge is as important to achieve excellence in athletic performance as cross training.
Swimming is the only sport where the coach yells at you for breathing, for actually taking in air or energy.
When open water gets rough . . . and it is not the water! “Ain’t that a kick in the head?”
Our brain is a complex organ that manages to control each and every muscle of the body. Every movement, perception and reception of enormous amount of data is all done by the brain.
Swimming is tough. It is the ultimate in multitasking. The integrity of the T, the shoulders and chest, stay stable.
“Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline.” Jim Collins, Author of Good to Great – husband of Joanne Ernst, 1985 Hawaiian Ironman Champion