Are the ‘B’ Cuts Too Fast?? – Part II

Part I Josh: Do you agree, Jake? Jake: Oh my good friend and former roommate, Coach Hamstra… I’ve got a few things to say. First things first, yes, the finances are limited.  But the faster ‘B’ cuts don’t have ANYTHING to do with the number of athletes actually invited to the meet.  The per diem … Read more Are the ‘B’ Cuts Too Fast?? – Part II

Are the ‘B’ Cuts Too Fast?? – Part I

Chris and Jake will discuss this item back and forth to make their case. You can decide for yourself who won and who lost. Josh: Hey Guys, are the B cuts too fast now? Jake: I, for one, think the individual ‘B’ cut times are too fast.  We can talk about relays later if we … Read more Are the ‘B’ Cuts Too Fast?? – Part I

Dual Meet Tournament – Proposal #1

The Duel of Duals What? 8 Women’s Teams 8 Men’s Teams 24 Dual Meets 3 Days 1 Champion per sex Lots of cuts Lots of excitement Where? I’ll set the stage with our host, the University of Chicago. While the seating is limited, you swim wall to wall and this swims you towards the crowd, … Read more Dual Meet Tournament – Proposal #1

The Key to Fast Swimming – Part II

Part I. Power – The stronger you are, the more water you can pull, the faster your propulsion.  That is the basic theory behind power training.  This incorporates aspects of technique, intensity, and volume into the training.  This year the team has used power towers and parachutes on a regular basis, and the team and … Read more The Key to Fast Swimming – Part II

The Key to Fast Swimming – Part I

The key to fast swimming is in the volume of yards you swim.  Or is it about the intensity of those yards?  Maybe the key to swimming fast is about the efficient use of energy through technique.  But being strong and powerful is important to swimming fast as well.  Well if power and strength are … Read more The Key to Fast Swimming – Part I

Our National Host

At the end of this winter the NCAA D-III  Swimming and Diving Championship meet will be hosted at The University of Tennessee’s fantastic new Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center, completed in 2008.  Since it is a new site for our championship meet it may be useful to take an introductory glance before we all head … Read more Our National Host

And Now for the Airing of Grievances…

Dear D3 swimming coaches and voters, I’ve got a lot of problems with you people, and now you’re all gonna hear about it! The most recent Collegeswimming.com poll came out and the Kenyon women are ranked ahead of Emory, albeit by 3 points (god knows I have no idea how the scoring works). The fact … Read more And Now for the Airing of Grievances…