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The Power of the F-Bomb

As a swimmer, I never cared for pre-meet speeches.  The idea that someone else needed to scream and yell in my face to get me pumped up was absurd.  If there was a big meet, I was in charge of my emotions, my passion, my fire.  If I couldn’t find the inner spark to get excited for a…
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February 16, 2011 1

UAA Preview

Preface: UAAs is going down in Rochester this year.  Spoiler alert: It is going to be cold as hell!  Emory are clear favorites, but there will be a few teams looking to capitalize on any slip-ups.  Long story short, this year’s UAAs should be fast and deep.  Let’s get it on! Emory: Last year, Emory…
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February 14, 2011 7

MIAC Preview – St. Johns

St. John’s University Head Coach Bill Saxton – 13 years as head  coach Last years score/place – 542.5/4th Bill Saxton enters his 13th season as the head coach of the St. John’s Men’s swim team. Coming off a 4th place finish at last years meet, SJU has had a strong recruiting class to help them…
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February 11, 2011 0

MIAC Preview – Carleton

Carleton enters the 2011 meet with one of their best teams since 2008. Strong recruiting the last two seasons has built up the top level relay speed and added depth for Carleton to compete at MIACs.  This year Carleton will most likely be in the mix to compete with GAC and SJU for the 3-4-5…
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February 10, 2011 0

D3Swimming.com Sells Out

Reel Big Fish said it best. As you probably noticed, we now have ads on our website. For years, D3Swimming.com took the Facebook approach of growing without advertising so we could be cool (not really, we used to have some ads). Now we’re going full frontal attack on the ad space. We hope this doesn’t…
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February 9, 2011 0

MIAC Preview – St. Thomas

Coach: Tom Hodgson – 32 years as coach, 1 conference title Last Year’s Score/Place: 709/1st St. Thomas emerged last year with their first men’s conference title since before the school was co-ed. The rise to the top may look surprising to some as they finished 4th in 2008 and 3rd in 2009. But UST doesn’t…
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February 9, 2011 0

Snowmageddon!!!!

Most of the country, it seems,  is experiencing Snowmageddon. Here in New York, we’ve been hit pretty good a couple of times with some heavy storms that dumped about a foot or more total each time. Chicago experienced the always exciting blizzard/thunder and lightning combo. Western Michigan had so much snow it drifted and covered windows. Even…
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February 8, 2011 0

MIAC Preview – SMU

Coach: Eric Lindquist – 12 years as coach Last Year’s Score/Place: 224/6th St. Mary’s is a school that has teetered on the edge of making it into the mid-tier mix at conference for the last few years. Their 6th place finish last season showed signs of possibly being 2-3 recruits away from that next level.…
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February 8, 2011 0

MIAC Preview – Gustavus Adolphus

Coach: Jon Carlson – 21 years as coach, 7 Conference titles Last Year’s Score/Place: 701/2nd Gustavus enters the 2011 MIAC conference meet coming off a strong 2nd place finish in last year’s MIAC championships. The team fell just 8 points shy of recording Head Coach Jon Carlson’s 8th conference title in the past 11 years.…
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February 7, 2011 0

Featured Forum Post

This post can be found here. This outlines the biggest d3 question everyone has each February/March. Thanks Swmr46! A lot has changed since last year. I figure I would post the link to the Championship Handbook. That way everyone can freshen up on the qualification procedures. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/champ_handbooks … imming.pdf Number of Participants. The number of…
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February 4, 2011 0

Dear Greg…

With all due respect Greg, I had no idea you’d gotten experimental surgery to have your balls removed. That line is from Talladega Nights and in no way do I mean anything bad about Greg in it, so don’t take it as that. I like Greg and have a great deal of respect for what…
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February 2, 2011 8

NCAA Championship Coverage

D3Swimming.com has been granted media passes for the NCAA Meet in March. Neither Mike nor I will be available to go (jobs), but will be sending live bodies to the meet to give us the best possible coverage. Look for written interviews from coaches and swimmers as well as breakdowns of close races and record…
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February 1, 2011 0

Taking it to the Next Level

A lot of people over the course of the swim season have asked me how to get better.  This is a fairly common question and one that I expect; it’s natural for people to want to improve.  Some goals may be loftier than others, like qualifying for nationals, or just trying to drop some time…
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February 1, 2011 0

Featured Forum Post

From Chapel Partner in his topic under the MIAC forum, Conference Relays: I know I wrote a bunch of crap at the beginning of the year on this, but I’m too lazy to go back and look what I wrote. So if I contradict myself, I don’t really care. Here is what I’m coming up…
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January 31, 2011 0

MIAA Preview Day 3

1650 As a coach, I have a new found respect for distance swimmers, and an appreciation for these events. Being able to pace and communicate more with your swimmers gives coaches more involvement in the race, which I have really enjoyed doing. Anyways, onto breaking down the last day of the 2011 MIAA championship meet.…
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January 31, 2011 0

UAA Championship Site

It’s up! All the info you will need plus video. (All conference meet info for each conference will be posted on this site in an easy to navigate page closer to the start of conference meets. Stay tuned.)


January 28, 2011 0

MIAC Championship Info

Site The MIAC Championship page has been put up. There will be live video, though whether or not they charge for it is not noted. Also, t-shirts are for sale.


January 28, 2011 0

Whitworth on ESPN-NW

The Whitworth men’s swim team got coverage from the local ESPN Network. Video Way to go Whitworth!


January 27, 2011 0

NCAC Championship Info

NCAC Swimming Championship Website As stated on the site, live video will be available (for a fee). Best of luck to all the swimmers!


January 27, 2011 0