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Amherst vs. Williams

On Saturday, Amherst will travel to Williams for their annual meet, which is arguably the fasted Division III dual meet in the country. With top talent like Amherst’s 3-time NCAA Champion Alex Fraser, reigning mile champion Ryan Lichtenfels, and Tim White, who has continued to impress in his junior year, swimming against Williams’ trio of…
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January 5, 2011 0

Featured Forum Post – Williams vs Amherst Preview

This Saturday will mark the annual clash between the men (and women) of the Williams and Amherst swim/dive teams. While the Williams men have won five of the last six meetings between the teams, the balance of power seems to have tipped to Amherst thanks to a core roster of NCAA-level superstars and a deep…
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January 4, 2011 0

Ed Kennedy

Many Division III teams were represented at The Ed Kennedy Meet at the International Hall of Fame Pool in Ft. Lauderdale, just a few days ago on December 31st. Although the practices are some of the most challenging, the NCAA requires teams to compete in a meet during training trip. The Ed Kennedy meet are…
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January 4, 2011 0

Scoring Proposal #1 – Men’s Championship

7th Place (5) St. Olaf 135 – (7) Carthage 127 = StO chooses the 2 freelay, Carthage goes with the 4 medley.  Pretty close meet throughout, the largest spread was 18 points and strangely enough, by CARTHAGE after the 100 free.  The Oles battle back and won 4 of the last 5 individual events to…
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January 3, 2011 2

Slow Down

I love driving.  Many people find it boring, but I love long car rides.  The chance to drive 8-10 hours a day to a destination can be a fun game.  The speed limit is 55 so I push it a little bit and start going 60.  After an hour or two, the scenery is boring…
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January 2, 2011 0

Scoring Proposal #1 – Women’s Championship

7th place STO 169.5 – OC 92.5 =  Olaf sets the stage by going 1-2 in the 4 medley relay, the relay they picked.  There are a few close events here and there but the bottom line here is Olivet is over matched in this tournament. Olaf wins both relays and 9 individual events.  Olivet…
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December 30, 2010 0

Training Trip Bus Ride

Taking a bus down to Florida instead of a plane was a foreign concept to me.  I tried to mentally prepare myself for the monotonous hours spent sitting in the uncomfortable seats.  Twenty-two hours on the road, going through West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia before having to travel through most of Florida…
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December 30, 2010 0

Scoring Proposal #1 – Round 2 Men

Winners Bracket (1) K-Zoo 181 – (4) Hope 113 = We’ll get to see this matchup for real very soon, but tapered, it was no contest. Hope’s only wins were the distance events…Rose and Shade flip flop 1-2 finishes in the mile and 500.  Hazekamp wins the 2 bk, Hunt wins the 1 fly and…
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December 29, 2010 0

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Many teams will be going through rigorous training during the next month to get in shape for championship season, and as the swimming all starts coming together the team starts to come together as well.  For some training trips just ended, for others training trips are about to begin.  While the in water workouts and…
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December 28, 2010 0

Scoring Proposal #1 – Round 2 Women

Winners bracket: (4) Chicago 146 – (1) UWSP 138 = Winning isn’t everything in a dual meet, even with college meet scoring. Despite top seed UWSP winning 9 of 16 events (both relays included), they couldn’t overcoming the 32-0 hole left from diving. (3) WashU 163 – (2) Carthage 99 = Carthage is good, but…
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December 28, 2010 0

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…
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December 27, 2010 0

Scoring Proposal #1 – Round 1

So last week I proposed a midseason dual meet format. You can find this post here. Just to see what happens, I decided to score them out based on this year’s midseason meet results. I did my best to move people around and spread the points. The results are interesting and maybe they will change…
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December 27, 2010 0

The Great Northwest

First, I have been a fan of D3swimming.com since 2007. The delay in my appreciation is due more to my ineptness on the internet than it not being a viable site. It is that and more, and now my goal is to bring it to the attention of not just the Northwest Conference, but to…
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December 22, 2010 0

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…
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December 22, 2010 3

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 CollegeSwimming.com 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

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