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 [...]
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We got a raise yesterday. An 18% increase. An extra $270 per month. Total now is $1,770 per month. Loud shout out from me to Adam Van Koeverden for putting this together. AVK was like Mel Gibson in Braveheart attacking guys with bigger swords and more horses for a long time. Van Koeverden wouldn’t let [...]
I’m not sure if it’s a west coast swimming tradition or something practiced everywhere every time swimming people get together to hand out trophies but the women at last Saturday’s Swim BC Awards Banquet were all dressed beautifully in their best dresses and heals while the men ironed their favourite sports t-shirts. I wore my [...]
I bought my plane ticket and committed to going to the Mel Zajac meet at UBC in Vancouver May 27-29. This will be my eighth straight Zajac meet and last one at the UBC Aquatic Centre because UBC is building a new pool across the street which will be ready next year (I think). There’s [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I just about lost it standing on that podium and it was tough keeping it together. You don’t rehearse being on a podium at home playing your national anthem and I don’t think anything can prepare you for that moment when it comes. It was 10 times better having Martha and I going 1-2 and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]