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<span style="color:#800080;"><b>Hey-and yay for CC's swim clinics! I'm already getting faster. Sheldon is contemplating shaving his body to keep up with me at GCT.</b></span><br><br><span style="color:#800080;"><b>Shizzle. He's wearing a wetsuit! A few of us Kicksters have been to her clinic and learned a lot! Stitcher no longer swims backwards and Dave is smooooooooooooth!</b></span><br><br><span style="color:#800080;"><b>Here's the info!</b></span><br><br>
Is SWIMMING the weakest part of Triathlon for you? Let us help!<br>
Swim Clinic on Sunday, February 17<br>
8 people cap at clinic<br>
Two clinic options:<br>
1) 10:00-1:00p<br>
2) 3:00pm - 6:00pm<br>
Location: Marist High School Pool<br>
Cost: $100<br><br>
This clinic will include extensive pool time. Each swimmer will be individually<br>
video taped with analysis from both Tim and Carole. Each swimmer with be assigned<br>
drills based on their limiters and worked with as to how to apply the drills to<br>
their stroke. Tim and Carole will also talk about what to do from that point moving<br>
forward in terms of suggestions for swim training based on the goals of the<br>
individual.<br><br>
Coaches:<br>
Tim Storsteen:<br>
Former All American, full scholarship for swimming to Clemson University.<br>
Ten years of coaching experience for USS (united States Swimming), USMS<br>
(United States Masters Swimming), YMCA, and Summer League Swimming. Ceritified ASCA<br>
(American Swim Coaches Association) coach for 8 years. Over 25 years of competitive<br>
swimming through USS, NCAA, USMS, and USAT. Current Masters coach for Westminster<br>
Killer Whales in Atlanta, GA.<br><br>
Carole Sharpless:<br>
Carole is a former All-American, nationally-ranked swimmer. Having turned<br>
Professional in Triathlon in 2004, she is known for her swimming prowess.<br>
Carole is consistently among the top-3 overall women out of the water, and<br>
has placed as a Pro:<br><br>
* 2nd Ironman FL 2006<br>
* 4th Ironman Louisville 2007<br>
* 4th Ironman Lake Placid 2003<br>
* 6th Ironman Florida 2005.<br>
* 2003 Ironman National Champion<br>
She has extensive experience in open water swimming. Carole is skilled at<br>
helping to identify weak points in the swim form of athletes and helping to<br>
assess what is needed for improvement. She is regarded as one of the finest<br>
swim technicians in the Southeast.<br>
Her website: <a href="http://www.carole-sharpless" target="_blank">www.carole-sharpless</a>. com<br><br><br><br><br>
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Yup.....<br><br>
It's THAT way........to go....not the OTHER way....down the lane.<br><br>
Besides....whereelse can you go to see yourself ON TV in nothing mmore than an ounce or two of lycra????
 

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I need me some Boston-area Coach Carole.
 

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If you pay her enough, I bet she'll travel! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Or, you can come visit us in ATL and shack up w/us hawt people.<br><br>
She does clinics once a month or so.
 

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Tithers - thanks for posting this for me. There just are not enough hours in the day to get to everything! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br>
XO!
 

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Bumping for anyone who might be interested! <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif">
 

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I wish that I could attend some type of advanced clinic, I seem to get stuck at 27:30 for a 1750 "mile swim". I just can't figure out what I'm doing wrong, and everyone tells me that my stroke looks good.<br><br>
Going to the pool tonight and planning on 20X100 on 1:45.... sigh.... not looking forward to it<br><br>
Jon
 

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If you're on yards....the mile event in racing is only 1650, not 1750...so you might be doing more than you need. The meters distance is 1500 for a mile.<br>
It's not an exact equivalent of feet to yards, I don't think, though.
 

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And if you are nice, Tithers might take you out to eat afterwords at the cheesecake factory!
 

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Yup.
 

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That sounds like I'm gonna take everyone out on a date or something.<br><br>
I volunteer Dave to pay! He's nice like that!
 

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Sound good! Go ahead and order! Wait for me! I will pay for it when I get there. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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You gonna eat dessert this time?
 

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You really don't think I am going to drive two hours just to eat at the Cheesecake factory.
 

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Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm NO!
 

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It's more about how fast I am in comparison to other AG swimmers in open water swims. All I know is that I have plateaued at this pace for the past 2 years, and I'm barely above the 50th percentile.<br><br>
So I set my mark at the 1750 a couple years ago, and measure my current ability against that.<br><br>
This was my one open water race that I did in the ocean last year, Time 32:31 UGH! Conditions were pretty tough but everyone had the same conditions to swim in.<br><br>
ACK!!! I had to remove the table because it did not display correctly<br><br><br>
Compared to triathletes I'm faster than being compared to swimmers, I finished 21 out of 133 in my AG at the only tri that I did last year. That was a 26:44 1500M down the Schuylkill wich did not have much of a current the day of the race. Tne fastest guy in my AG still beat me by 6 mins.
 

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JW...<br><br>
Actually, I would swim more than your scheduled event.... a lot more.. but not necessarily all the time. For a 1500 race you should do some swims (not necessarily many) of 2000+ distance, all easy aerobic, so you get the added AeT benefit of swimming longer than the actual distance of the race so the race itself wont trash you. You want to get yourself to a place where 1500 is almost no problem. The fresher you are getting onto the bike the better your wole tri will go. Other swims should be hard, but not as much distance, other swims moderately hard... vary it up.
 

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For IMFL the longest swim I did was 5000 for a 4200 race. I think it gave me the confidence to go the distance!
 

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Tithers... absolutely! For IM I think a few swims of 4500, and 1 of 5000 is great. Sounds like you did it and got all the benefits needed. Good job girlie! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Thanks for the input. I do not think that I will doing any tri's this season. Still issues with my calf. So I'm going to concentrate on open water swims on the Southern Jersey shore this season. Most of those races are 1 mile, but there is a 2.6 mile in Great Egg harbor that I have been wanting to do.<br><br>
Jon
 
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