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Saturday, March 10th, 2007


Posted by:cheery_blossom.
Time:10:26 pm.
Mood: happy.

A while ago, I asked for help in swimming the 500 Free. I just wanted to re-thank everyone that helped me with that race. I actually ended up getting my best time in that event: 734.0-something. So, thank you again!

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

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Posted by:karmaku.
Time:7:44 pm.

Which swimming style would you recommend to exercise your tummy and (upper part of) legs the most and not as much your arms and shoulders? Thanks.

Friday, January 19th, 2007

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Subject:Fly, Breast Advice
Posted by:gem_night77.
Time:7:44 pm.

Just got back from the meet from Hell. We got creamed, score was something like 45-106? Most of the team was pissed off at the coach, who had us swim a timed 3,000 the day before, and our whole bodies hurt. Also have a three meet week sent us into bitch mood. Tomorrow we have an invite and have to be at the school for 6:30am!

My body is in complete pain, and I foolishly signed up for doing the 100 fly tomorrow, my first time ever doing it. (i did have a reason, I have thought I would be decent at it, and the fly and back are the only events I am yet to complete, and by doing all the events, I get a trophie) I also am signed up for the 200 Free, and two relays, dont know which ones yet. (probably the 200 free relay, and the breast stroke in the IM relay)

The question I would love to get any help with:


also a little side question, my 100 breast time keeps going crazy, very unconsistant. One meet it is a 1:30, the next a 1:26, the next 1:29, 1:26, 1:30, any help in that event would make my day.

Ps: Got two new PR's between wednesday and today: 

500 Free: 6:38 and 50 Free: 28.1

Thursday, January 18th, 2007


Subject:Club State meet
Posted by:__yossarian.
Time:6:33 pm.
Had the club state meet up at Carson City. I was shotting for national cuts to help seal in a scholarship with a college but i missed them. But i placed good and got to wear my fastskin so i can't really complain

53.67 100 yard butterfly for fifth place
and a 2:01.42 200 butterfly for third place <- with altitude that a 2:00.22

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

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Posted by:cheery_blossom.
Time:9:39 pm.
Mood: ditzy.
Help, please, again, I know.

I got an 8: 47: 03 swimming the 500 Free in meters.  Does anyone know what this is in yards? I'd really appreciate knowing.

Oh! And our team won- the second time! Thanks again for ALL your help on improving times, and for any you can give on this.

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

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Subject:Dial IMs
Posted by:gem_night77.
Time:3:27 pm.
Hey, this week is hell week for my swim team. 
Not going THAT bad. I wanted to share the one part of pratice we had today, and ask if anyone has heard of them. She called them: Dial IMs. They took out the phone book, and the last four digits was the amount of strokes we had to do. Each lane leader got to pick, so we did it 6 times. They opened up the phone book, the lane leader closed their eyes, and pointed. It landed on something like 788-8286. That means eight 25's fly, two 25's back, eight 25's breast, abd six 25's free. (last 4 digits) Most sets were pretty easy, except for the last one which was like a 8497, I cant complain, we did have a set that was 2005. 

Thought I would share.

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

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Subject:Quick question
Posted by:shadow359.
Time:9:23 pm.
Hey all, Speedo is currently doing one heck of a sale on their Fastskin series of swim suits, which is the type of suits that the Olympians are currently using. They're cutting prices on a couple of lines by 70% bringing the bottom line to right around $75. It seems like a high crime not to pick one up with such discounts. But I'm highly on the fence. For the record I am NOT currently swimming competitively. I'm swimming for exercise and for shape and wouldn't consider this purchase under those conditions with the product at it's full price. But as I said, it seems like high crime to pass it up, and I need a new suit anyways. Any thoughts on this? Anyone out there have one and could comment? Link below is for reference.



Monday, December 25th, 2006

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Subject:Quick Question
Posted by:cheery_blossom.
Time:9:58 pm.
Mood: curious.
Hi! I know that this is kind of a slow community, but I was wondering if anyone could help me with something.

I'm a swimmer on a  high school team and, quite honestly, I'm not that good, and looking to improve, especially in the 500 free. I've been told that to do this, I have to improve my pace. And to do that, is it as simple as: swim faster, or is there something I can do to help me swim faster.

Basically, I just want to know if there's a way I can build endurance. Thanks for any help you can give!

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006


Subject:Seems as though everybody is making in introduction.
Posted by:sonnet_on_velum.
Time:8:55 pm.
Well, I'm not too big on water polo, but I sure do enjoy swimming. I live in Florida, and basically I'll drive to the southeast coast everyday just to be on the beach. Gets me away from my hectic homelife as well.

Much love,

Monday, November 20th, 2006

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Subject:I'm a newbie
Posted by:ddrmaster07.
Time:12:05 am.
Mood: calm.

Hey my name is Ariana.I am a swimmer, cuz I live in Arizona and its the best way to stay in shape and not get killed by the heat. I've been swimming for 3 Years and I've come to love it. This is my senior year and I got my chance to be captain. I had an injury that killed my whole season but it still was an amazing season. And I hope that my physical therapy works so that I can swim My last summer season. :)

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

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Posted by:shadow359.
Time:9:34 pm.
Hey everyone, just signed into the community.

I first started swimming back in the fall of 97 when I started high school. Swam for 3 seasons and in as much off season as I could. When 2001 rolled around I had to drop the sport to make time for the college search. By that time I was clocking 2:12 on my 200yd Free and 6:15 on the 500. Went to college, and graduated in May of 2005. FINALLY got back into the water in January of 2006 and despite an unintended hiatus again from June to August I have been trying to swim once or twice a week ever since. Hit a milestone last Sunday and put in 1,000 yards in a 45 minute work out. I was quite pleased.

So, here I am. Looking for a good discussion outlet. This quickly came to the top of my list and so here I am.

Having said that, I've got a question...it's a little weird, and I apologize off the bat.

As I stated before I was and am an endurance swimmer. As I work out, I've noticed that my left arm and peck is considerably stronger and more 'built' than my right. This is to be expected, in part as I am a lefty. But I was a little surprised by how drastic of a difference there really is. I suspect the cause of this is that I tend to pull harder on my left arm than I do on my right, and that the years of competition swimming, the various 'dryland' things I've done during my time away from the water, as well as the return to the water are catching up to a point where the difference is noticeable. This may or may not be true, this is just my theory.

But regardless, does anyone out there have any suggestions, tips, and/or specific exercises I could try to get my right side built up and 'evened out'


Friday, July 28th, 2006

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Subject:Stupid Question
Posted by:chocodog.
Time:9:29 am.
I'm new to lap swimming, but I really like it a lot. I have MS, so swimming is the new perfect way to exercise. None of my friends swim, and I've asked probably everyone I know this question. Hopefully you all can help me out.
How far is a lap? Across the pool, or across and back?
My friends always ask me how many laps I swim, but I always have to answer that I don't know how far a lap is. This morning I swam either 80 or 40 laps. Thanks!

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

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Subject:new person
Posted by:oh_postblue.
Time:1:24 pm.
Mood: hah.
Hi everyone!

Well, I'm new to this community (live journal also, in fact), but I've been swimming with a team for about 4 1/2 years now, and I can honestly say I'm hooked. Although there have been some rough times with the people and just how much time you dedicate to this sport, as probably most of you know haha, I really love to swim. Okay so I'm in junior high and one more year untill I start freshman year of high school swim.

My fav event would have to be the sprints. 50 free, 50/100 fly, and 100 breast. Backstroke is my worst stroke. Ugh my backstroke is... haha. Terrible. But I'm not giving up yet! From middle school season, I just recently broke a record (my first yayyy) in the 50 free with a 26. 79 and I'm pretty pumped for summer because I'm hoping if I train hard enough I can break into the 25s. So that's sort of my best event. But I'm pretty bad at long distance. Man I wish I could do long distance though.

So my 50 fly is a 29.33, and my 50 breastroke last season was a 35 something and change. It's nice because in Middle School you can still do the 50 individuals in Breast, Fly, and Back. But I'm pretty excited to get more into the 100s and even long distance races like the 200s and 500s. My coach told me once that in swimming you need to build up. In order to truly master the 50 you need to race in a 100, and to perfect a 100 you need to swim a 200, ext. I don't know if this is true for every athlete but for some reason that's always stuck in my mind.

Sorry wow this is a long post. I'll end it now before all of you get bored of reading

Thanks for listening to me and I'll try to help and give tips as much as I can even though I'm younger =)

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

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Posted by:__yossarian.
Time:7:55 pm.
Im going to state baby. i got second in my region which makes me the fifth fastest in the 100 fly in highschool. I did a :55.04 I basicly went out like a mad man...i had a :25 second split which is what i did when i only had a 50 to do earlier...

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

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Posted by:gem_night77.
Time:9:26 pm.
Hey again, i know you people are getting bored with me, but i just have one last question.

i already posted my times, but i will resay them, 100free: 1.03, and 50 free: 28.2

this is my first year swimming, and i'm a junior. after districts ended, a few colleges and universities sent me recuriting papers on swimming a few d3 schools, and one d2. Just asking for my times and telling me to come to there school and talk to the coach. i dont know if they ever really saw my time, infact, i highly doubt it.
would it be a waste to send in my times? i sorta do want to play a college sport, but never concidered swimming. if i did, would they send me something back reading, "opps, sorry, wrong person, we really dont want you."

any information would help.

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

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Posted by:gem_night77.
Time:9:53 pm.
First year swimming in over 6 years.
started off as a slow season getting crappy times.
over the season i improved from:

100 free: 1.23 to 100 free: 1.03
50 free: 33 to 50 free: 28
500 free: 7:20 to 500 free: 6:50

i was just wondering, do u think i could pull off a sub 1 minute next year in the 100 free.
i want to make it my goal, but being so new to swimming, wondering if it is too far fetched.

thanks. looking forward to next season, and hopefully swimming for fun in the summer.

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

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Posted by:take__me__there.
Time:3:20 pm.
hey im buying a fastskin and im wondering what the difference is between a fastskin and a fastskin II. id rather pay $80 than $120, but if the II is much better i guess ill get that.
let me know.

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

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Posted by:inaudible_.
Time:11:32 pm.
On April 8th I have an interview for a lifeguarding position at a summer camp that I worked at last summer[as a lifeguard]. They asked me to bring in a game or two that could be played at the camp. I'm having a hard time comming up with a really original one that would be very very fun. The guidelines: we need to be able to play it with a wide range of ages(think 6-16), with modifications of course. I'm also thinking of listing some 'fill-in' activities for when we have some downtime. Also, some water games that could be played outside of the pool if the pool is unusable.

If anyone has any suggestions AT ALL let me know!! Thank you!

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

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Posted by:shawnael.
Time:10:28 pm.
Mood: amused.
You ARE a swimmer if you laugh 'till your stomach hurts while reading this!Collapse )

More importantly, I am officially the fastest girl on CSM's swim team, with a 50 free time of 26.08. I am trying so hard to at least break 26, but it's really difficult. I want a low 25 by the end of the season. Any weight training tips? Which muscles should I be most concerned with, that kind of stuff.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

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Subject:my swimming life
Posted by:liveitupboy.
Time:10:21 am.
For three months i was couldnt swim due to my shoulders. the only thing i could do were kicking and go to rehab. at that point i wanted to quit swimimng because i wasnt enjoying myself.

i only swam three meets and at our conference meet i got my best times in the 200 free and 100 free.

i went a 1:58.84 and 54.96

since now i know how to swim a 200 free i think i could had gone faster.

i cannot wait for next season so i can try dropping more second in the 200 free and try to make ncaa b maybe a cut.

yep thats all.

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