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New Wave Swim Club is pleased to host a Mutual of Omaha BREAKout! Swim Clinic in Southern Maryland!
Please join us in welcoming two Olympians, Josh Davis and Christine Magnuson, to swimming in Southern Maryland!
Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Check-in at 8:30am.
Location: Hall Aquatic Center, 130 Auto Drive, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Ages: 8-18 yrs
Register Online for the Mutual of Omaha BREAKout! Swim Clinic or visit www.newwaveswimclub-md.com and then select BREAKout! Swim Clinic Registration.
Space is limited - Don't Delay - Register Today!
Early Registration: $65.00
After December 1st: $75.00
Registration Includes: in-water and dry-land group instruction; BREAKout! bag with a T-shirt; poster, DVDs and other souvenirs;
Q&A with the Olympians; photo opportunities and autographs ; drink and snack following the clinic
The latest from Olivier Leroy:
Oh, hi there!
Recently I was laying on the couch recovering after a long workout in a thousand-yard-stare stupor. Protein shake in hand, I kicked off my socks and flicked my running shoes across the room and sank deeper into the couch.
(Pointless sidenote: In case you were wondering, my couch is like a black hole of time. You sit down on it, which transitions into laying on it, which rather quickly progresses into waking up some indeterminate amount of time later with a little drool on your chin and a general unawareness of what day or time it is. See? Black hole of time. Moving on!)
Perhaps it was the lateness of the day, the vigor with which I had completed my workout, or the fact that I had watched Sportscenter three times over, but I stopped my channel surfing on a commercial for a national pizza chain.
I won’t torture you or myself by going over how good and succulent that pizza looked, because that would just be mean. But the close ups on the pepperoni, and the cheese being pulled apart… Not even fair.
Anyways. When the commercial ended, voila, a vintage 1980’s war movie. Right up my alley.
What movie had I landed on? I learned later that it was Heartbreak Ridge, a 1986 film about Clint Eastwood as a “hard-nosed, hard-living” sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.
As is typical with just about any movie in the action/military genre, Eastwood’s character, appropriately named Gunnery Sgt. Highway (or just Gunny), is on his last chance with the brass, and is given the impossible task of reforming a troublesome yet likeable platoon of recon Marines.
I only made it about halfway through the movie, as that post-workout stupor quickly turned into a post-workout coma. But before I nodded off to sleep, Sgt. Highway said something that I think is super relevant to you and your swimming.
As he was leading the recon platoon out for another long run, a beleaguered platoon are grumbling and moaning about having to engage in yet another round of physical training.
Eastwood, err, Sgt. Highway, has this to say:
When you start looking like Marines, you’ll start feeling like Marines and pretty soon you’ll start acting like Marines.
See what he did there?
It’s pretty sage advice. Especially if you have big goals in the pool.
Let me explain.
All too often we get caught up with tail end of our goals. We fantasize about what it’s going ot be like on the podium when we get that sought-after gold medal. How good we are going to feel when we hit the wall in a flurry, look up at the scoreboard, and see our name at the top.
We focus too much on the result, and forget about the process.
If you want to be that swimmer who stands at the top of the podium, you need to start acting like the swimmer that is standing at the top of the podium.
If you want to the swimmer that breaks a state record, start behaving like the swimmer that breaks state records.
Don’t wait to become that swimmer; be that swimmer now.
With your actions. With your habits. With your beliefs.
Don’t wait to be. Act as if you already are.
After all, Sgt. Highway says so.
See ya at the pool,
Your Senior Athlete Rep is... Ben Costello, CAA
Ten Tips to Be Your Best
By Jon Gordon
As I hit the road this week to speak during training camp to the Atlanta Falcons and University of Clemson football team I wanted to share 10 tips from Training Camp to help you be your best. TrainingCamp11.com
4. THE BEST DO ORDINARY THINGS BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE
Work hard on the right things. It means you must identify the very “little things” that are fundamental to your success, and then you must focus on them, practice them, and strive to execute them to perfection.
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I tied my feet together, and my swim partner tied my hands behind my back.
“When I give the command, the bound men will hop into the deep end of the pool,” Instructor Stoneclam said. “You must bob up and down 20 times, float for five minutes, swim to the shallow end of the pool, turn around without touching the bottom, swim back to the deep end, do a forward and backward somersault underwater, and retrieve a face mask from the bottom of the pool with your teeth.”
The hardest part for me was swimming the length of the pool and back with my feet tied together and hands tied behind my back. I had to flip around like a dolphin."
What elite organization (and it's number) would this man have been in training for?
Swimmers who have answered correctly: Lance Rombro, Mia Mesceda, Tess Becket, Shannon Cucchiaro, Lexi CucchiaroAnswer: Los Angeles, Atlanta and Sydney
Last Month's Winner: Taylor Thomas, FAST
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