Every year a strong contingent of swimmers from the Northern Neck YMCA travels down to Florida for some fast swimming, and this year was no exception, as 13 LMSC members participated in YMCA Masters Nationals.
Results from the 2013 Short Course Colonies Zone Championship have been uploaded! Links to the results from two other April meets — the NC LMSC Championship and The Backup Plan distance meet — have also been posted on our web site. There are some photos too!
The May-June 2013 issue of SWIMMER Magazine features an article that discusses the relative effectiveness of the sculling S-pull (“propeller”) and the deep-catch pull (“paddle”). USMS has recently uploaded a YouTube video to accompany the article.
We have a new Open Water swim in our LMSC: the Lake Moomaw 1-Mile Open Water Swim.
Open water warrior Abby Nunn was featured recently in our April Fools article. Abby was more than willing to play along with the prank, but she takes her swimming pretty seriously! Read how Abby manages to balance training and medical school.
Mark Gangloff posted an excellent review of over a dozen paddles of various types.
The April 2013 edition of the LMSC Newsletter, The Wet Gazette, has been uploaded.
Being able to breathe to either side can be useful in both open water and pool swimming, and developing the skill can also correct some stroke flaws. Two Feel For the Water blog entries recently addressed this issue.
When Abby Nunn gingerly clambered ashore with her own two feet yesterday evening in Key West, she became the first person to successfully make the crossing from Cuba to U.S. soil. She was in the water for 38 hours, six minutes, and preliminary data indicated that she logged approximately 104.912134123 miles.