Introverts Love Swimming

Introverts Love Swimming

Does swimming attract a disproportionate number of introverts?  That is an interesting question for which I don’t have an answer.  Looking back on Mediterra’s activities and events over the years, I recall many seemingly-introverted participants who I...
Should You Take Up A Second Sport?

Should You Take Up A Second Sport?

Should you take up running (or some other activity) to supplement your swimming? I saw a discussion on a swim coach Facebook page asking what other coaches thought about making their age-group swimmers do some running as part of their conditioning for swimming. There...
The Power Of Your Adaptability

The Power Of Your Adaptability

What interesting times! I imagine you are, as I am, being bombarded with helpful information about COVID-19, receiving offers to gather online or do virtual workouts with others, and perhaps several opportunistic sales advertisements. I won’t add to that. I...
So Much More Than Swimming At Camp

So Much More Than Swimming At Camp

If you have been to one of our swim camps before, you may recall that we tend to wander onto topics that go way beyond swimming itself, when interest and opportunity presents itself among our students. We like to think about and work on: mindfulness body awareness...
The Hardships We Face

The Hardships We Face

I both run and swim year round. In the last year or so I’ve put a lot more emphasis on running, and felt the corresponding motivation for that activity. Back in April, after a week off from illness, I irritated my achilles tendon on the first (allegedly...
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