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  Swimming - MSN Encarta
Competitive swimming is one of the most popular participant sports in the world.
Used by judges during competition, these lines indicate the farthest distance a swimmer is allowed to swim under water after the start and when making a turn.
They typically swim about 10,000 to 20,000 m (6 to 12 mi) per day and supplement their workouts with flexibility exercises, weight training, and other routines.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761565444_3/Swimming.html   (1174 words)

 Swimming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Swimming is a technique that humans, and other animals, use to move through water using only movements of the body, for exercise, fun and competition.
Swimming is also used in marine biology to observe plants and animals in their natural habitat.
Swimming is primarily an aerobic exercise due to the long exercise time, requiring a constant oxygen supply to the muscles, except for short sprints where the muscles work anaerobically.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Swimming   (3545 words)

 History of Swimming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
By 1837, regular swimming competitions were being held in London's six artificial pools, organized by the National Swimming Society in England.
In 1896, swimming became an Olympic sport for men with the 100 metres and 1500 metres freestyle competitions held in open water.
One used an obstacle course; another was a test of underwater swimming endurance; the third was a 4,000-metre event, the longest competitive swimming event ever.
www.penangswimming.com /main/sports/sub_sport_main.html   (396 words)

 ASCA Online Articles
My guess is the swim bureaucrats are annoyed that anyone would question the bigger swim suits and raise the question that they are "artificial aids and flotation devices." They probably equate it to a mosquito that has mysteriously gotten into a comfortable, closed, air-conditioned room.
Swimming is a sport that relies on talent, training, dedication, and personal factors to determine its competitions.
Swimming costumes could be made of fabrics that meet criteria for permeability and flotation and shapes that do not alter the natural function of the body.
www.swimmingcoach.org /articles/200002/20002_1.htm   (5459 words)

 Swimming - MSN Encarta
Swimming, act of moving through the water by using the arms, legs, and body in motions called strokes.
Swimming is an integral part of almost all water-based activities.
Later in life many children and adults learn to swim in order to be safe around the water, to have fun, and to participate in competition.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761565444/Swimming.html   (574 words)

 RSA Raleigh Swimming Association - Swimming News, NC Swimming News, Meet Results
The RSA competitive swim program provides a step-wise progression from entry level swimmer to national level competitor while remembering that swimming is supposed to be fun.
Competitive training is introduced with continued emphasis on stroke technique and efficient starts and turns.
This group facilitates the transition from age group swimming to Senior level swimming with an increase in training and introduction of race strategies.
www.swimrsa.org /cached/competitive.html999612791.html   (900 words)

 Welcome to Minnesota Swimming
MSI is a non-profit organization whose focus is competitive swimming and the benefits that youth get from being involved in a competitive activity.
Competition is available for all ability levels from novice to National Championship.
If your kid(s) swim, there is also a place for volunteers as officials, club representatives, etc..
www.mnswim.org   (133 words)

 COMPETITIVE SWIMMING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Some of you may be asking, “What does it mean to be water logged?” In the world of swimming, if someone says that they are water logged, they simply mean that they spend a lot of time in the water.
Swimming is an activity that is enjoyed by many people.
To these people it is a highly competitive sport that requires a lot of training and a high level of skills.
www.geocities.com /swimmingmimi   (134 words)

 Fleet Swimming
Swimmers are able to swim 50 yards (2 lengths of the pool) of freestyle and 25 yards (1 length) of the other competitive strokes.
The Silver Group is an intermediate competitive swimming group for swimmers 9-12 years of age.
This program is tailored for swimmers who have dedicated themselves to the sport of swimming, are capable of performing more difficult training sets in practice and want to enhance their competitive swimming careers.
www.fleetswimming.com /programs.htm   (951 words)

 The Psychology of Training Sets and Workouts ? Using Physical Training to Develop Mental Skills (and mental skills to ...
After swimming the two personal best times, the swimmer lost the motivation to continue to strive for any additional 30 second swims, ie they achieved their own personal goal in the first two repeats.
However, as successful swimming is dependent on mental, technical, tactical AND physical factors it is also reasonable to expect that the swimmer complete some form of MENTAL warm up in addition to the physical one to prepare to complete the set correctly.
Just as successful competitive swimming is a complex interaction of physical, mental, technical and tactical factors, so too training sets and workouts need to be designed to develop more than just the physical aspects of performance.
www.coachesinfo.com /category/swimming/316   (1916 words)

 Competitive Swimming-Masters swimmers use the Endless Pool to stay in shape
Unlike most athletic endeavors, swimming can be a lifelong source of cardiovascular vitality, healthy muscle tone, and limber joints.
Annette retired from competitive swimming in 1990, coincident with receiving her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.
Sydney, who has been swimming for 20 of her 21 months, was named after the location of the 2000 Summer Olympics.
www.endlesspools.com /why/swimming/swim_vonjouanne.html   (321 words)

 Wheaton Swim Club
The focus of the group will be to introduce all aspects of competitive swimming, including all fours strokes, racing dives, and competitive turns.
Swimmers in this group will begin to learn the basics of all aspects of competitive swimming throughout the season, and should be able to swim one length of the pool using the freestyle or backstroke techniques.
This group is for the exceptional 14 and Under swimmer who swim as their main sport and who are mature enough to handle a large portion of the National team's training.
www.wheatonswimming.com /TeamInfo/group_descriptions.html   (1223 words)

 Competitive Swimming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It is for all clubs in the West Midlands, competition is very strong and it gives an indication of the overall strength of the club.
You will swim against other swimmers with similar entry times to you, the fastest usually competing in a final, after which trophies are presented to the finalists in each event.
Swimmers usually have to swim in their own age group probably with a maximum of 2 or 3 individual swims.
www.chaseswimmingclub.co.uk /Competitive.htm   (444 words)

 Bolles Swimming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
We offer an individualized swim lesson program for infants and children that will provide awareness in the water as well as a foundation of water safety skills necessary for survival.
The main emphasis of this group is teaching the basic fundamentals of the competitive strokes.
This group is designed to transition swimmers from age group swimming to senior swimming through an increased volume and intensity of training.
www.bollesswimming.org /programs/programinfo.htm   (643 words)

 Tigershark Swimming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
TSS is a member of United States Swimming, the national governing body of competitive swimming.
The mission of the Tigershark Swimming (TSS) is to provide a fun and inviting atmosphere to learn the four competitive strokes of swimming.
To teach the four competitive strokes of swimming and give the swimmers a chance to improve in all those areas.
mysite.verizon.net /tigersharksswimming   (353 words)

 About Sydney University Swimming
The learn to swim program is focused on providing children and adults with the opportunity to develop a strong relationship with the water by ensuring that participants experience the water in a safe and fun way.
Minimum requirement is to swim 50m of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke.
If you want your child to swim at other times a supervising Parent/Guardian needs to be a member of the Sydney University Sports and Aquatic Centre and you will be required to pay for pool use as per Centre Management Fee Structure.
www.suswimclub.com.au /page/about_susc.html   (1565 words)

 Swimming 1on1 - The Competitive Swimming Primer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Swimming is a great sport in which the USA has dominated in World Competition for the past one-hundred years.
Swimming takes your mind off of the every day issues, and gives you a fresh start.
Swimming will enable you to suceed in other aquatic sports: Surfing, Bodyboarding, SCUBA Diving, Snorkeling, Jet Sking, Water Sking, Tubing, Sailboarding, Diving, Triathlon, Water Polo, Swimming with the Dolphins, and even Marco Polo.
www.1on1.com   (272 words)

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This level is designed for moving your kids, who are able to swim 25 yard, from beginner or pre-competitive level to competitive level.
The goal is to make your kids serious about competitive swimming ocne their talents have been explored and developed.
This class is designed for parents who are interested in their kids' swimming career at earlier age (4-6) whish to have a solid foundation for ealier stage.
www.pandaswimmingschool.com /index.html   (438 words)

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Hollywood Swimming is a youth swim team for kids and teens ages 6-17.
We are located in Hollywood, California and strive to offer a fun and competitive environment for swimmers who want to go beyond traditional swimming lessons.
The goal of Hollywood Swimming is to provide a safe, healthy, enjoyable experience for the children of the Hollywood area that incorporates discipline, teamwork, goal setting, victory, and occasionally, learning to deal with defeat.
www.hollywoodswimming.org   (243 words)

 USA Swimming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
USA Swimming is the national governing body of competitive swimming in the United States.
The NGB is responsible for nearly all aspects of USA swimming, and swimming in the United States in general.
All levels of swimming use invitational style meets at least once during their season (usually as a championship meet of all the clubs in a league), but the clubs of USA Swimming use this meet almost exclusively since there are very few leagues in USA Swimming and it acts as one giant league itself.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/USA_Swimming   (2253 words)

 Competitive Swimming Reference Manuals
This swim training guide gives competitive swimmers an edge by teaching perfect form for the backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle and butterfly by detailing essential drills for all four strokes as well as for starts and turns.
This open water swimming guide by the legendary former world record holder for swimming the English Channel provides conditioning plans, event profiles and mental training techniques for distance swimmers, marathon swimmers, triathletes of all levels and their coaches.
The author also incorporates in the story details on the physics of swimming, race strategy and the politics of sports.
www.recreonics.com /competitive_swimming_books.htm   (175 words)

 Spirit Swimming, Newtown, Pennsylvania
Caitlin Jokubaitis has been notified by USA Swimming that her performances over the past season have qualified her to attend the 2006 Zone Select Camp.
The following are the initial Spirit Swimming team records for the 200 meter backstroke, the 200 meter breastroke, and the 200 meter butterfly that will be recognized in the 11-12 year old category.
Caitlin's swims in the 200 and 400 free were her career best in those events.
www.spiritswimming.com   (1659 words)

 Greater Burlington YMCA -- [ Competitive Swimming ]
Y Dynamo is a member of the YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving Association as well as United States Swimming.
This is the highest level of Dynamo Swimming.
Senior swimmers range from 13-18 years old and are expected to make a serious commitment to the team, which includes dry land and weight training.
www.gbymca.org /aquatics/competitive_swimming.html   (219 words)

 Swimming Camp - Cornell University - Official Athletic Site
These swim camps are best suited for swimmers who have at least one year of competitive experience at the USS, YMCA or interscholastic level.
He previously served as the sprint coach for LeMoyne College men's and women's swimming teams (1993-98), and he was assistant coach for the Syracuse women's squad (1981-82).
His research for his MS degree on how physiology correlates to swimming performance was presented at both the FINA World Sports Medicine Conference and the North American Association of Pediatric Exercise Medicine Conference.
www.athletics.cornell.edu /camps/swimming.html   (656 words)

 Competitive Swimming for All Ages
There are many advantages to competitive swimming, not the least of which is that swimming is a sport that can be enjoyed throughout a lifetime.
The most obvious benefit to competitive swimming at any age is that it gets us moving.
More importantly, swimming engages us in a sport that we will be able to continue with throughout our lifetime without concern for damaging joints, breaking bones, or placing undue stress on our bodies.
www.googobits.com /articles/197-competitive-swimming-for-all-ages.html   (423 words)

 SWIMMING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Thorpe is interesting in that he breathes in whatever direction required to watch his opponent: swimming in Lane 5 to VDH's Lane 4, Thorpe breathed on the right during the 1st and 3rd 50s and on the left during the 2nd and 4th 50s; while VDH always breathed to the right.
Now, when my younger daughter was 9 years old, she used to swim the butterfly with a flop...flop entry rhythm -- she just couldn't get both arms around at the same time -- one always slightly followed the other.
In swimming a goal can be a time in an event, qualifying for state or the national team.
home.teleport.com /~danperz/id3.html   (4513 words)

 Penn State | Outreach | Penn State Competitive Swimming Camp | About the Camp
Penn State Competitive Swimming Camp is designed for students entering grades four through twelve next fall.
Past or current membership on a swimming team is a requirement for camp enrollment.
Penn State Competitive Swimming Camp is structured around a philosophy of teaching skill acquisition and development in all four competitive strokes.
www.outreach.psu.edu /programs/psusportcamps/Swimming   (327 words)

 Thunderbolt Swimming
Two of the records fell to Morgan Scroggy swimming a very fast 200m Backstroke in a time of 2:09.90 and in the 200m Freestyle in a time of 1:58.27!
Morgan lead the team with exceptional swims qualifying for Summer Nationals in the 100Bk, 100fr, 200bk and 200fr.
Also hitting her National Cut is teammate Mackenzie Luick in a beautiful swim of 2:31.47 in the 200 Breast placing 1st!
www.thillsswimming.com   (253 words)

 Colorado Swimming - Governing Body for Competitive Swimming in Colorado and Swimming Information Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
USA Swimming is pleased to announce the participants for the 2007 Zone Select Camps.
LISTEN in to Swimming World Radio as we talk with Kate Ziegler, American Record Holder in the 500, 1000 and 1650 yard freestyle events and her coach Ray Benecki about ta...
FOUR months after she took the swimming world by storm with a global standard in the 100-meter freestyle at the European Championships, Germany's Britta Steffen enjoyed...
www.csi.org   (5073 words)

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