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ande
September 8th, 2011, 03:56 PM
Have y'all seen

Journey to Olympic Trials, by Jeff Commings (http://commings.blogspot.com/)

This blog will post every workout I do as I prepare to compete at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials. I will be 38 years old when I swim the 100 breaststroke at the Trials in Omaha, so my journey to this meet will be unlike that of just about all the other competitors attending Trials

his First post was:
Sunday, August 21, 2011 Welcome! Let the journey begin! (http://commings.blogspot.com/2011/08/welcome-let-journey-begin.html)
where he wrote:

My primary goal is to not get "DFL," or "Dead F------- Last." After a lengthy discussion with my coach, Mark Rankin, we thought it would be a nice goal to also swim under 1:04


Jeff's blog will be fun to follow and I'm certain he won't be DFL at trials.

Speedo
September 9th, 2011, 02:12 PM
Man, Jeff's blog would be a great addition to our USMS blogs- It's a very interactive section of this site, so maybe that's why he decided against it :)

Jeff Commings
September 10th, 2011, 12:42 AM
I decided against posting on the USMS site because the blog is geared for people beyond Masters, and I wasn't entirely sure if a non-Masters swimmer would create a profile just to read my blog.

My blog has a place for comments, so if you want to interact, please do! I look forward to hearing from everyone.

robertsrobson
September 15th, 2011, 11:47 AM
I decided against posting on the USMS site because the blog is geared for people beyond Masters, and I wasn't entirely sure if a non-Masters swimmer would create a profile just to read my blog.

My blog has a place for comments, so if you want to interact, please do! I look forward to hearing from everyone.

Hats off to you, Jeff!

I've thought about entering the Nationals back in Scotland, but that's another level altogether from the US Olympic Trials.

I'll need to check out your blog (which I can't do at work) as I'm dying to know what constraints you are working with and how you will manage them (work, family, life....).

ande
December 5th, 2011, 05:02 PM
Jeff is also being featured on USASwimming.org

TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS: JEFF COMMINGS

PART 1 11/14/2011 (http://usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?TabId=2216&itemid=3937&mid=11941)

PART 2 11/21/2011 (http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?TabId=1&itemid=3950&mid=8712)

PART 3 11/28/2011 (http://usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?TabId=2216&itemid=3964&mid=11941)

PART FOUR 12/05/2011 (http://usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?TabId=2216&itemid=3991&mid=11941)

ElaineK
December 6th, 2011, 04:19 PM
Thanks for posting these interviews, Ande; I enjoyed reading every one.

Goooooo Jeff! :cheerleader:

ande
April 20th, 2012, 10:20 AM
Journey to Olympic Trials: Anything You Can Do
April 18, 2012 (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/Commentary/30320.asp?q=Journey%20to%20Olympic%20Trials:%20Any thing%20You%20Can%20Do)


http://commings.blogspot.com

ande
June 7th, 2012, 12:02 PM
Journey to Olympic Trials:
It's All Coming Back to Me Now (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/Commentary/30754.asp?q=Journey%20to%20Olympic%20Trials:%20It% 27s%20All%20Coming%20Back%20to%20Me%20Now)

June 6, 2012

ElaineK
June 7th, 2012, 12:49 PM
Thanks for posting, Ande. Gooooooo Jeff! :cheerleader:

swimbody
June 8th, 2012, 09:49 AM
No doubt, Go Jeff! I swam with Jeff at Texas and he was always a devoted and dedicated swimmer. He worked with Eddie all the time to perfect himself and to have that focus and determination at that age is what gave him his success today.

No way you will get DFL, you have wisdom that will give you wings. It's what makes Dara able to do what she can do. :angel: