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orca1946
February 23rd, 2010, 04:28 PM
I am from the Elgin Blue Wave in Elgin Il. :applaud::wave:
We are to project , as a team, one large force to be dealt with.:weightlifter:
How did your team end up with it's name?

Karen Duggan
February 23rd, 2010, 04:48 PM
There was this goddess of victory, some call her Nike, and she smiled upon the City of Walnut Creek.

:lmao:

That Guy
February 23rd, 2010, 04:49 PM
So we were all wearing velcro suits and we were stuck to this huge Velcro wall. After a few days, it was getting pretty uncomfortable and smelly up there, I can tell you that much. Finally somebody figured out how to detach himself and encouraged the rest of us to do the same. We've been a team ever since! I'm not sure when it happened exactly, but at some point we stopped calling ourselves "Detached" and starting calling ourselves "Unattached."

SolarEnergy
February 24th, 2010, 03:14 PM
Currently committed to a training project that brings some athletes from the UK and from Canada. We are envisioning calling this project "UKAN Triathlon Team".

Now, recently a Croatian athlete decided to join in so now I'm screwed :)

orca1946
February 24th, 2010, 04:10 PM
Ukanathon, isn't that some sort of sport ?:)

SolarEnergy
February 24th, 2010, 05:20 PM
Ukanathon, isn't that some sort of sport ?:) Hmmm not aware. Although, it sounds kind a cool. In fact, it sounds more like my girlfriend's nickname, Caneton which translates into Duckling.
:bump:
I think I should simply fire the Croatian athlete. That would solve the issue :)

orca1946
February 24th, 2010, 06:38 PM
Give him the USA papers to become one of us .

Allen Stark
February 24th, 2010, 08:55 PM
Our team is called Oregon.Actually ,historically, no one is really sure where the name "Oregon" for the state came from.

Bobinator
February 25th, 2010, 11:52 AM
NASTI'S= Noblesville Adult Swim Team Incorporated! :) That's it!! :)

Rykno
February 25th, 2010, 12:13 PM
city name + swim club

there are only 3 cities that I know of in sweden that have more than one team.

fatboy
February 25th, 2010, 06:51 PM
NASTI'S= Noblesville Adult Swim Team Incorporated! :) That's it!! :)

Great team name. And you always seem to have great T shirts at Big Shoulders!

orca1946
February 25th, 2010, 10:14 PM
Only 3 teams ? What happens to all the snow when it melts ?
Come to the USA & you can swim with us for practice.
RYKNO - Good to hear from other countries !:applaud:

Ripple
February 27th, 2010, 10:20 AM
The best masters swim club name I ever came across was Cochrane Coelacanths. I briefly considered moving to the town of Cochrane just to belong to a team with such a great name.

swim53
February 27th, 2010, 10:28 PM
O*H*I*O= OLD HEARTS INSPIRING OTHERS:applaud:

orca1946
February 28th, 2010, 03:12 PM
a t shirt collection of cool team names could be in the future !

3strokes
February 28th, 2010, 10:54 PM
I'm unattached and live in ONtario, thus : UNON
I thought it stood for UNmarried ONe (as in divorced) but then I found out that others were also divorced.

That Guy
March 1st, 2010, 07:52 PM
Here in the PNW there is a team called Old Olympic Peninsula Swimmers, OOPS on the heat sheets.

jonblank
March 2nd, 2010, 09:40 AM
Anecdotally, one of the founding members was a UNC Tarheels fan, so the acronym RAM may be referential to Ramses, the UNC ram mascot. The team used to be the "Raleigh Aquatic Masters", as the surrounding towns grew, the team became the "Raleigh Area Masters".

Of course NC State University is here in Raleigh. NCSU is a bitter ACC rival to UNC-Chapel Hill, so only Tarheel fans accept this anecdotal explanation.

http://www.logoshak.com/~asgsport/images3/UNC4.gif

orca1946
March 2nd, 2010, 02:30 PM
HA HA I like the OPPS :applaud:

orca1946
March 2nd, 2010, 02:32 PM
I swam in H S for Reavis H S in Burbank Il. We were the RAMS , that brought back a ton of memories.

orca1946
March 4th, 2010, 02:42 PM
Illinois state univ from 64 - 68 . We were the Redbirds . They have dropped the swim teams , I was told.

SolarEnergy
March 5th, 2010, 01:14 PM
Finally, I found something generic, bilingual, available in .com

Vo3Max

So this is now our team name.

fatboy
March 5th, 2010, 02:08 PM
Finally, I found something generic, bilingual, available in .com

Vo3Max

So this is now our team name.

Is Vo3Max one better than Vo2Max?

SolarEnergy
March 5th, 2010, 02:33 PM
Is Vo3Max one better than Vo2Max? Hopefully yes :)

Seriously, it's becoming harder and harder to find names that are available as .com

A lot of folks all around the world are purchasing a bunch of domain names in expectation to resell them at much higher costs.

Glad to see that none of these guys have thoughts about purchasing vo3max.

Since I coach in triathlon, the 3 (instead of 2) has its relevance.

jcornman
March 6th, 2010, 12:19 AM
Vo3max - not sure you want maximal uptake of that molecule...