Here's another bonus shot taken at camp.
We have posted 689 pictures online from our two summer camps at Bucknell University. If you'd like to know where they are, you MUST have gone to camp to find out.
About half the team are doing a local triathlon this weekend, and many were tired from long bikes and runs, so we did something a little easy today. We did a couple of long swims with fins, incorporating all the strokes (to use different muscles) and lots of dolphin kick on the back (air and abs). Then we did a short, more difficult, set at the end.
Many swimmers on our team are getting ready for the Vermont State Triathlon Champs this weekend...or the Fairlee triathlon...so I wanted to make this an all-freestyle practice today. I also wanted them to go from swimming right into heavy use of the legs, so we threw in the med-ball segment.
We have a day off between our camps, so the Pic of the Week is in honor of the camp we just finished.
Every Thursday like clockwork I get my copy of Sports Illustrated to give me reading material for the week. While I have to say their coverage of Olympic sports is sad to say the least, they have put out a couple of articles that really caught my attention.
In honor of starting our camps this Sunday, the Pic of the Week is just FUN. We know our past pictures of our camps have given the impression that FUN is all we have at our camps, but try this little drill with our campers a few times, and you'll realize it's tougher than it looks!
Last weekend I had the opportunity of a lifetime, at least for me. I traveled with two of my best friends to Montreal for the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix of Canada. Being an F1 fan, this was something I had looked forward to for years.
Fast hands are extremely important in breaststroke, and this week's drill, which puts a slight focus twist on a standard drill, presents a tremendous opportunity to prepare the quickest hands possible.