Thursday, August 9, 2007

Team pictures - don't we look cute?

Thanks for taking these great underwater shots, Patricia! Working out some of the glitches of this photostream but enjoy what you can see for now!

Colonies Zone LCM Championships

David will be competing at the LCM Championships in Maryland in just one week! He'll be racing in the 100, 200, 400 and 800 free as well as the 100 breast and 100 fly. Phew! We wish you the best of luck!

And, thanks, David, all the Grimaldo's Mile swimmers and NYC Tri folks, among others, for competing - now no one (i.e. our wonderful coach) can say we don't have competitors on our team :D

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Therese Alshammar

Wow - look at that underwater kick! Again, that must be what Igor means by kicking up and down with minimum amplitude. It's like she's on super fast forward! Therese Alshammar recently set a new world record of 25.46 in the 50m fly in Barcelona on the Mare Nostrum circuit [video] but this video is of her winning the 50m fly race in Melbourne earlier this year at the FINA World Championships. Watch the underwater replay!

Man, talk about flying!

Just thought this was an awesome picture. The photo is from guyomedw at Flickr and I first saw it via the SCAQ blog which has posts on Therese Alshammar and got me looking for more pics and videos of her swimming fly.

Guess this is what Igor means when he says we have to throw our arms forward!