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by Vic
Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: National Championships
Topic: 2013 Championships
Replies: 41
Views: 6256

2013 Championships

Division III Nationals are headed back to Texas. Looks like a tremendous facility.
by Vic
Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Topic: Reid Carlson Article
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Reid Carlson Article

Here's an article about Kalamazoo recruit Reid Carlson.
by Vic
Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Olympic Team Trials headed back to Omaha
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Olympic Team Trials headed back to Omaha

The 2012 Olympic Team Trials will be held at the Qwest Center in Omaha. Article: http://www.omaha.com/article/20090625/NEWS01/706259817

Is this a good idea? I'd especially like to hear from people who went last summer.
by Vic
Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Richard Quick
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: Richard Quick

This is really sad. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work at his swim camp a few summers ago and really enjoyed the experience. What really made him special was his ability as a motivator. He was an incredible speaker on the pool deck and it was inspiring just being around him. I re...
by Vic
Sat May 16, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Phelps New Stroke
Replies: 18
Views: 1623

Re: Phelps New Stroke

Interesting. We'll see if it improves his sprinting. Obviously, a lot of sprinters use a straight arm recovery, but it's not like that is the key to sprinting. But it should increase his stroke rate.
by Vic
Sat May 02, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: University of Washington Swim Program Cut
Replies: 19
Views: 2742

Re: University of Washington Swim Program Cut

This is really sad but not all that surprising. From what I can tell, the athletic department hasn't been very supportive of swimming lately. Their facilities are terrible, which is why they need to swim in Federal Way. That obviously played into the decision - why have a swim team if you're never g...
by Vic
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: National Championships
Topic: Men's Pick 'Em 09
Replies: 2
Views: 1305

Re: Men's Pick 'Em 09

Who won?
by Vic
Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: National Championships
Topic: Floswimming
Replies: 8
Views: 1717

Re: Floswimming

SilentP, you are famous now! Try to get Iceman on tape.
by Vic
Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Go Cardinals!
Replies: 21
Views: 2540

Re: Go Cardinals!

The Big East meet starts Wednesday night with the 2 MR and 8 FR. The website promises live video, but it's $10 (for all 7 sessions): http://www.bigeast.org/ViewArticle.dbml?&SPSID=93494&SPID=11204&DB_OEM_ID=19400&ATCLID=3642001&KEY=&DB_OEM_ID=19400&DB_LANG=&IN_SUBSCRIBER_CONTENT= Feature article on...
by Vic
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Topic: Calvin's New Pool
Replies: 28
Views: 2038

Re: Calvin's New Pool

Building projects like this are usually paid for with capital campaigns. An institution would be foolish to use their endowment to build facilities. When Hope built the DeVos Fieldhouse, for instance, that money was not from the endowment. Half from the DeVos family, the other half from a special c...
by Vic
Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Topic: Calvin's New Pool
Replies: 28
Views: 2038

Re: Calvin's New Pool

Looks great to me. They have about a ten foot bulkhead it looks like, so they'll probably put the blocks on that and swim to the scoreboard end for competitions. I don't think deck space will be an issue; it looks pretty good to me. It's great to see that the MIAA finally has a top notch facility. R...
by Vic
Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Blocks
Replies: 11
Views: 1134

Re: New Blocks

The Race Club modified their blocks to be like the new Omega blocks back when they thought they'd be used for the Olympics.
by Vic
Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nike Pulls Out of Elite Swimwear Business
Replies: 7
Views: 784

Re: Nike Pulls Out of Elite Swimwear Business

I think Morgenstein overstates the effect of Nike pulling out. One of the primary motivators was the fact that a little company (blueseventy) developed a suit that was much better thank Nike's. Hopefully with more revenue this year blueseventy will be able to start sponsoring some athletes. Yes, bl...
by Vic
Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nike Pulls Out of Elite Swimwear Business
Replies: 7
Views: 784

Nike Pulls Out of Elite Swimwear Business

CNBC's Darren Rovell is reporting that Nike is pulling out of the elite swimwear business. Read the article here: http://www.cnbc.com/id/26827098