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November 8, 2019

Aside from getting in my actual swim in the morning when I'm traveling, my next favorite part of the experience is walking to a pool, whenever possible.  Most cities are pretty darn quiet in the 5am to 7am timeframe when I'm walking, so I not only get a bit of a medita...

November 3, 2019

Way back in March of 2013, I had the pleasure of swimming a 1-1 workout with Rich Abrahams, one of the world's greatest swimmers, a guy who in his 70s can still crush guys decades younger than him.  We got together at Cactus Pool in Scottsdale after a "Sprinter's Spect...

November 2, 2019

Third time's a charm to restart tracking my training.  I've made a commitment to myself to be in 'old man racing form' by the Masters Swimming Ontario 2020 Provincial Championships in late March.  That gives me four and a half months to get back into shape and two week...

August 2, 2019

The move from Arizona to Ontario has been a most excellent adventure in so many ways, but has also been quite all-consuming.  While I've found a small, but vibrant masters swimming community* and I have been getting in the water a few days a week for most weeks, my tra...