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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,…
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December 21, 2010 2

Featured Forum Post

We intend for “Featured Forum Post” to become a regular article on the site. Today, in the first installment, the post comes from Bocephus. The forum topic is Avidasports Rankings. Reading some of the forums on and talking with swimmers elsewhere, it seems as though no one is buying these rankings–mostly due to the…
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December 20, 2010 0

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…
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December 20, 2010 1

Freshman A-Cuts – Women

Every year brings a new crop of swimmers to D3 swimming – some of whom have been state champions in high school, some of whom were just finding their stroke when high school ended, some of whom may only want to have a group to be part of as they begin living away from home…
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December 20, 2010 3

Mroz excels in senior year at Emory

December 19, 2010 0

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…
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December 17, 2010 3

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…
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December 17, 2010 1

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 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…
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December 17, 2010 2

D3 Dual Meet Poll

The latest CSCAA Top 25 Poll has been released and if you don’t look close, you’ll likely have to venture outside the top 10 to see beyond the parity.  The top three schools in both polls are Kenyon, Emory and Denison and 9 of the top 10 teams are ranked in both polls.  That’s right,…
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December 16, 2010 6

Dive Right In

Too often, divers get overlooked for their contribution to the team and many people do not honor and appreciate their dedication to the sport.  Yesterday, I had to witness the physical and mental toughness of our Wabash divers first hand.  Usually, I don’t get to watch Jake and Jake as much as I would like…
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December 16, 2010 1

RE: Amanda Beard’s Book

This isn’t a book report. I haven’t read the book and from the looks of things, no one has because it hasn’t been written yet. That won’t stop me from commenting on the subject matter though. I saw the announcement today on, which can be found here. It didn’t surprise me, nor should it surprise…
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December 16, 2010 0 Under New Ownership

As the welcome post said, is changing. Derek Jansen, the founder of the website, has decided to take a step back and allow new owners to take over, us. We all appreciate the time and effort Derek put into the site to get it up and running. With that as our base and history,…
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December 14, 2010 1


Welcome to, we’re currently undergoing some changes, so the current homepage will replace the old one for the time being. The forums are still available here and from the link in the upper left. We’ll be sending more information soon, please contact Mike and Josh if you have any questions or want to get…
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December 14, 2010 2