Training Trips

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    • #12897

      Anyone know where most teams are doing their “holiday” trips this year?

      Carleton hasn’t had classes since before Thanksgiving I think. Do the swimmers stick around and practice, or do they mostly go home? Or do they all hang at the sci-fi house?

    • #42139
      silentp
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      @Chapel Partner wrote:

      Anyone know where most teams are doing their “holiday” trips this year?

      As you probably know, GAC will be heading to Puerto Rico. No word yet on if they will swim to the Dominican Republic for practice one day.

    • #42140
      The Pork
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      St. Olaf has done ft. lauderdale for the last 4 years, so I’m pretty sure that’s where they’ll be again. St. John’s has been down there the past two years as well, as has UST I believe.

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      openwater
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      @Chapel Partner wrote:

      Anyone know where most teams are doing their “holiday” trips this year?

      Carleton is in the Florida Keys.

      And on a related note, how seriously do the MIAC teams take their “meet” that they swim during their trip? Any good training trip rivalries?

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      wonderboy33
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      @openwater wrote:

      And on a related note, how seriously do the MIAC teams take their “meet” that they swim during their trip? Any good training trip rivalries?

      Speedo Mini-Chub had quite a rivalry with a young bahamian kid.

    • #42143
      silentp
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      We hit the Hungry Howie’s Pizza Buffet right before the meet. It was great, didn’t help our swimming, but was always good while we ate.

      There was also a kid from Japan on the other team one year and his teammates told him to “swim to the other end… swim home to Japan!”. Perhaps it was more funny if you were there and doesn’t translate to the forums, not sure.

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      @silentp wrote:

      There was also a kid from Japan on the other team one year and his teammates told him to “swim to the other end… swim home to Japan!”. Perhaps it was more funny if you were there and doesn’t translate to the forums, not sure.

      Was the training trip in Japan?

      I remember this training trip we had once. I was with my buddy Daniel. We ended up on some island called Okinawa. Our coach was from there. Daniel and I hit it up hard in the village and found some local hotties.

      Anyway, Daniel is totally into this chick with a 3 MM overbite. She was pretty bucket. We all went to a bar to watch people chop ice… local tradition I guess. Then this dude totally starts blowing up our spot… Challenging Daniel to chop the ice, or he’d break his neck. Guy was a total buzz-kill. I think he was D1.

      Anyway, coach showed up, bet $600 on Daniel to do it, and we all made out like bandits! I think we blew at least half our winnings upstairs at Rick’s Cabaret. Couldn’t believe they had one in Okinawa.

      They made a movie about it… totally cut out the trip to the strip club though.

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      That dude collecting bets at the ice chopper is totally d1. What a dick.

      If Mr. Miagi has so much cash, why was he living in that crappy apartment in Racine? Did KK every address this? Dude has a bunch of vintage cars and is flashing cash around Okinawa like its pay day at the factory? What gives with the crappy apartment?

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