TI Weighs In On Ledecky

TI Weighs In On Ledecky

Like wasps prowling a picnic, many coaches are weighing in on Katie Ledecky after her stunning sweep of all 200, 400, 800, and 1500 freestyle events at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. Why not TI? In this article in Outside Magazine are some observations...
2015 Bosphorus Race Review

2015 Bosphorus Race Review

I wrote some pre-race comments in Funky Current in the Bosphorus, and now it is time to review what actually happened in the 2015 (27th Annual) Bosphorus Cross Continental Race in Istanbul, Turkey. The morning started very calm and beautiful. There was a northern wind...
Funky Currents In The Bosphorus

Funky Currents In The Bosphorus

I am in Istanbul this weekend for the 2015 Bosphorus Cross-Continental Race. Previously, I wrote about the 2013 BCC race I participated in. This year we have several swimming friends and students converging from around the world – Netherlands, Russia, UK, South...
Drink Up!

Drink Up!

As the heat of summer gradually builds into an oven-like experience here on the Mediterranean Coast of Turkey I am reminded annually to renew and improve my habit of hydration. That habit has gotten better for me but I still notice weaknesses in it. And I am betting...
Love Your Goggles

Love Your Goggles

It may sound like a silly question but… Do you love your goggles? Let me rephrase it… Do you love being able to see clearly and comfortably when you swim? It may sound like an obvious thing, or it may sound like no big deal. But care for your goggles is...
Swim Prep Habit

Swim Prep Habit

Here is an inspirational description in the book The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg of the habit Michael Phelps had set up to support his success in every race. This story makes a persuasive argument for competitive athletes to set up a personal pre-race habit like...