Never too old to learn

Somehow I managed to get myself installed as the Chair of the Arizona Local Masters Swimming Committee (LMSC) this year* and, thanks to the good efforts of last year's Board of Directors, we had won a free Freestyle Clinic for the LMSC put on by USMS Chief Operating Officer Bill Brenner. We decided to use this clinic as an incentive to bring more members to our Annual Meeting and it worked! We had about 35 people signed up for a two hour, in-water clinic, with Bill plus another 8 volunteer coaches on deck at the fantastic Arizona State University Sun Devil Fitness Center pool: Bill emphasized at the start of the session that the coaches' goal for each swimmer was to focus on improving thei

What's the MVP?

Traveling to the east coast this week for company strategy meetings had me involved in a lot of discussions around what our Minimally Viable Product (MVP) offering would be across our various lines of business. Swimming in three different pools ... ... got me thinking about what is the Minimally Viable Pool for a good workout? As is clear from the wide variety of pools I have swum in, I'll try to get in a workout in just about any body of water. What I wanted to put down here is what are the bare minimum requirements for me to get in a good workout: Length - At least 20 yards long. I can make stuff up and exert some effort in shorter pools and have certainly done so, but with a minimum le

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