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Michael Phelps takes silver in 200 meter freestyle at 2009 swimming world championships by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Tue 28 Jul 2009 10:06pm German swimmer Paul Biedermann not only beat Michael Phelps but also shattered the American' s world record in the 200 meter freestyle final at the swimming world championships in Rome. Biedermann, who was seeded number one going into the final, smashed Phelp' s world record of 1:42.96 set at the Beijing Olympics by swimming the event in 1 ... Read on »
German swimmer breaks world freestyle record and is embarrassed by the swim by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Fri 26 Jun 2009 4:39pm Normally when a swimmer breaks a world record they are over the moon. But not so with German swimmer Britta Steffen who just broke the 100 meter freestyle record in Berlin. Instead of being crazy happy, she was embarrassed and said this: "My new suit is as if it comes from a different planet. One swims as if on an air mattress, I am ... Read on »
10 Steps To Swimming Faster Freestyle by bengreenfield Facebook Posted Mon 04 Jun 2012 10:07pm During my recent stay in Hawaii, I had the opportunity to take a clinic on swimming faster freestyle. The clinic was taught by Karlyn Pipes-Nielsen was recently voted one of the top ten master’s swimmers of all time by Swimming World Magazine. She has set over 200 Masters World records, she’s in the International Masters Swimming Hall of ... Read on »
Swimming Tips - Swim Technique by WaterBound .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:33pm Join a Masters Team. Most communities have a ‘Masters' team for adults who want to improve their swimming skills. You don't have to be a ‘master' to join! Learn breaststroke. Even if you are a ‘freestyle' swimmer, breaststroke is a great way to strengthen your thighs, and see where you're going in open water. Look down. For freestyl ... Read on »
Swimming| Injuries by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 02 Aug 2008 10:11pm Sunday, August 03, 2008  With the event of the upcoming 2008 Olympics in Beijing , the eToims blog news will relate to the muscles and nerves responsible for performing the various sports events in the Games. This week we hail the Olympics with blogging about injuries associated with competitive swimming.  The shoulder inswimmingis subjecte ... Read on »
Why Swimming is Good For You by CoachKennedy Posted Mon 29 Jun 2009 7:32am Our bodies are about 70% water; and while the lungs are filled with the air, the body is slightly less dense than the surrounding water, which exerts a buoyant force on it. So to stay afloat all that is required is a slight propelling of water downward relative to the body. Because we are buoyant in the water,there is less force placed upon our ... Read on »
P90X Hybrid Day 32: 1500 Yard Swim by Jeff Irvin Patient Expert Posted Tue 08 Sep 2009 10:33pm I got back in the pool today and surprisingly felt quite good! I took it slow and steady and when it was all done I had done over 60 laps. I really focused on bilateral breathing and my overall form. The freestyle swim stroke, at first glance, looks rather uncomplicated. But after closer examination you begin to realize that it is actually very ... Read on »
Hello Life! by Fitzalan Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:05pm Today is the first Monday that I haven’t had to worry about traveling that Friday since August!  It is amazing.  I may actually be able to relax, get some chores done and simply calm down a little bit.  Or at least we can hope! How was your weekend?  Mine flew by.  It was fun, bit dramatic and in general a great time.  We headed to Blacksb ... Read on »
I don’t miss running–well at least not distances by Fitzalan Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:05pm I have thought about this a lot lately and reading a post on Holly’s page made me think about it even more.  Yesterday, walking through the gym, I looked at the treadmill and kept going.  It isn’t like I’m giving up running per se.  I do love to do a normal, 40 minutes jog as a workout.  When my body is craving it or I am limited in what else ... Read on »
Traffic was Back by Fitzalan Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:05pm I loved that yesterday was a federal holiday.  When you work near Washington DC and live up in Northern VA, even if you don’t have the day off, you feel kind of spoiled–because there is almost NO traffic.  Which for us is a MAJOR thing and sorts of feels like a gift!  Unfortunately everyone was back today and I got to spend a bit too long in ... Read on »