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The 2012-13 Arena Grand Prix Series will wrap up in Northern California once again. The Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara takes place May 30-June 2 at the George F. Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara, Calif.
The woman’s 100m fly final featured one of the greatest duals of the meet between Claire Donahue and Dana Vollmer. World record holder Vollmer pushed the second 50 to create a decent lead for herself touching the wall in 58.24 followed by Donahue in 58.83.
USASwimming.org nutrition contributor, Jill Castle, recently published “Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School” (Jossey-Bass publisher, 2013), and I asked her to offer her top tips for feeding teen swimmers. Many of our readers are looking for sound nutrition advice with practical tips for families of active swimmers and this book is the go-to source.
Ryan Murphy had the lead at the 50 meter mark turning in a time of 26.24, David Plummer and Andrew teDuits both caught Murphy in what was an incredible finish, with only six one-hundredths of a second separating the three men. teDuits took the event in a time of 54.43, Plummer finished second in a time of 54.45 with Murphy finishing in third posting a time of 54.49.
Clark Burckle has figured a lot of things out in the past few years. The former University of Florida standout went to the Arizona post-grad program, and finaled at the Olympics in the 200 breaststroke. He talks about that, and the amazing opportunity in front of him this fall, in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
After a longer aerobic workout, Bolles School Super Star Ryan Murphy steps up to see what he’s got in a 25 fly. (Photo Courtesy Â© Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
SANTA CLARA — Fresh off luring the San Francisco 49ers and on the verge of scoring hosting rights for the 50th Super Bowl, Santa Clara is setting its sights on a new sports target: The International Swimming Hall of Fame.
With the summer championship meets just around the corner, a lot of athletes and coaches are working to finalize the details of their race-day plans. Nutrition, recovery and race strategy are all key elements in these plans. Another important race-day consideration is when and how to warm-up for competition. In a sport so focused on repetition and routine, I think a lot of athletes get caught up in going through the motions because it is what they have always done, or it’s what they are supposed to do. While there is something to be said about the calm and confidence that can be gained through following a routine, the ability to be flexible and adapt to situations is something that gives elite athletes an edge.
“You have signed your NLI and scholarship papers and are headed off to college next fall. Now you are contemplating your summer plans. You are thinking the next four years in college swimming will be a real challenge and a lot of work and dedication so maybe I should take a little break this summer and just train and not compete.”
*North Coast Section swimming
Concord Community Pool, May 17-18
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A special group of athletes arrived on the North Coast Section swimming scene four years ago, and the assault on the record books was on.
This weekend, Claire Donahue returns to the pool where she saw the first sign of what was to come last summer – making her first Olympic Team.
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