D3 off season training Stuff that Makes me MAD

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Re: D3 off season training Stuff that Makes me MAD

Post by plutus » Sat May 19, 2012 1:22 am

the rules, as structured, actually inhibit pursuing academics and internships. allowing coaches to coach would afford flexible schedules that fit around academics and internships.

most coaches would probably vouch that swimming isn't a cause for slipping academics. in truth, swimming often enhances academics. that's the whole d3 mission.
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Re: D3 off season training Stuff that Makes me MAD

Post by nescac » Sat May 19, 2012 6:33 am

Schiller wrote:Is this within the rules?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... 0rg#t=102s
I'd love to hear the answer to that question. Also read: http://www.emoryathletics.com/sports/ws ... 0826ztw6eh
for a journal of the Italy trip. I assume the reference to "Jon" is their head coach. They are not hiding the trip so it must come within the rules. How?

I agree that D3 swimming, as presently constituted, doesn't hurt academics and may even help it. But a longer training period could certainly change that balance. I don't mean to pick on Emory but, when I looked at their website, I didn't see any bragging in their "news" about the team GPA or the number of Academic All-Americans or Academic Honorable Mention All-Americans. (They did have a number of prestigious post-graduate scholarships though.)

I love NESCAC because of the shorter training period (with great results both in and out of the water). It's nice that NESCAC is a choice within D3 swimming.

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Re: D3 off season training Stuff that Makes me MAD

Post by coach tom » Sun May 20, 2012 6:03 pm

My hat is off to Emory for pulling this off!

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Re: D3 off season training Stuff that Makes me MAD

Post by DonCheadle » Tue May 22, 2012 1:04 pm

nescac wrote:
Schiller wrote:Is this within the rules?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... 0rg#t=102s
I'd love to hear the answer to that question. Also read: http://www.emoryathletics.com/sports/ws ... 0826ztw6eh
for a journal of the Italy trip. I assume the reference to "Jon" is their head coach. They are not hiding the trip so it must come within the rules. How?

I agree that D3 swimming, as presently constituted, doesn't hurt academics and may even help it. But a longer training period could certainly change that balance. I don't mean to pick on Emory but, when I looked at their website, I didn't see any bragging in their "news" about the team GPA or the number of Academic All-Americans or Academic Honorable Mention All-Americans. (They did have a number of prestigious post-graduate scholarships though.)

I love NESCAC because of the shorter training period (with great results both in and out of the water). It's nice that NESCAC is a choice within D3 swimming.
Emory does it every 4 years or so, and the same question arose last time. Yes, there is some exemption for an of season trip.
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Re: D3 off season training Stuff that Makes me MAD

Post by Truthinswmng » Thu May 24, 2012 9:50 pm

nescac wrote:
Schiller wrote: I don't mean to pick on Emory but, when I looked at their website, I didn't see any bragging in their "news" about the team GPA or the number of Academic All-Americans or Academic Honorable Mention All-Americans. (They did have a number of prestigious post-graduate scholarships though.)
Because the Academic All American recognitions don't come out until the Summer, the "news" stories tend to be overlooked because school is not in session. But just for amusement purposes, last season (the last reported) Emory's men's and women's teams produced more Academic All Americans and Academic Honorable Mention All Americans than any other school in the country. Amazingly, 16 of the 18 members of the women's national squad were recognized as Academic All Americans. Here is a link to the "news" story which lays out the details, including the team GPA's for both the men's and the women's teams (3rd and 7th nationally). Happy reading.

http://emoryathletics.com/sports/wswimd ... holarAA8-8

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Re: D3 off season training Stuff that Makes me MAD

Post by coach tom » Tue May 29, 2012 8:20 pm

ASCA meeting in Sept?

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