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Australia, Throwback PanPacs, Taylor Ruck’s feet and Kayla Sanchez’s playlist

Blog Time! Australia, Throwback PanPacs, Taylor Ruck’s feet and Kayla Sanchez’s playlist. Evan a bonus Santo Condorelli quote. It’s all here! Curl up with with someone and read it together. Santo Condorelli said something wise with a microphone in front of him at this year’s Men’s NCAA championships in Minnesota. After Santo was asked [...]

WESTERNS

Mid-February was pretty good timing for a meet for me.  The Gophers were all away at Big Tens (B1G) in Ann Arbor so an ideal time to head up to Winnipeg instead of swimming on my own.   Originally I was planning on going to Westerns in Winnipeg, then changed my mind and was headed to [...]

JAPAN

I know a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy. This is the formula I used to get invited to train in Japan for two weeks prior to the Tokyo world cup race in a few days. My first Kelowna coach, Takeo Inoki, is Japanese and currently lives in Hong Kong set it [...]

LIQUID LIGHTNING AND KELOWNA AQUA JETS MERGER NON MERGER

Next Tuesday, early in the morning when it’s still dark outside and normal people are still asleep, the golden age of swimming will begin in my community. In addition to coaching a masters club and my club LLSC in West Kelowna, Emil Dimitrov will be coaching the Kelowna Aquajets. A bit of history. If I [...]

DQ, TORONTO, SUMMER PLANS, DISCRETIONARY PICKS, RUSSIA, PAN AM EVENT SWITCH

Oopsies! I was disqualified in my very first race. It was about ten years ago in Penticton BC in a prelim of the 200IM. I was entered with a NT and the official told me after my race right after I got out of the water that I was disqualified. He handed me a Dairy [...]

NCAA’S 2015

About a week or two ago Kelly and I went back and forth on whether or not I should enter the 200 IM in Greensboro on day 1 of the NCAA championships. The argument against entering was that it might affect my 100 br split on the 4 x 100 medley relay that morning and [...]

MARE NOSTRUM, TRAINING BY MYSELF OR WITH 700 FRIENDS, KATINKA, CONFIDENCE AURAS AND BC AAAS

Summer 2015.  I’ll get to the swimming in a second….first things first.  I bought a car and I drive everywhere.  I mean everywhere.  Instead of walking my dog, we go for a quick drive around the block instead.  I live across the street from my pool  and even though it’s faster and less of a [...]

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