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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz Hands
    Speaking of Coughlin, dig the shots of her doing dumbbell rows with 65 and front squatting 135 with chains: http://vimeo.com/102896201
    Interesting. I thought a knock on her was that she wasn't that strong. But that sure doesn't seem to be the case based on that vid.
  2. Jazz Hands's Avatar
    Speaking of Coughlin, dig the shots of her doing dumbbell rows with 65 and front squatting 135 with chains: http://vimeo.com/102896201
  3. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Nice job chowmi!

    Are you planning on nationals since it's in your home state?
    Hi Fort! I PM'd you as well.

    Right now, I don't plan on it. But I said the same thing for Austin, 2008 and did amazing there. My goal is to stay healthy and injury free this year. I'll do our 1 day meet in Feb, and then see how I feel.
  4. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    That sounds like fun. If you give them plenty of space and just interact occasionally during the meet they will probably think it is cool. You are fast enough that there is no danger of being embarrassingly slow. My daughter and I have talked about doing something like this, but have not made it happen. About 1.5 years ago there was an open meet and we were going to enter a relay with my daughter's friend and her little brother, (who was about 7 at the time). We were pretty excited about it and even tried to think up a name for our relay team, but the meet got cancelled Have fun!

    Nice swims btw.
    Thank you! They're not really into the swimming, but will do a meet now and then. It will be a fun experience to have them swim in the same event!
  5. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Think of this meet as laying the foundation for a lifetime of engagement with your daughters through Masters swimming. For me, I love that my Dad and I still can connect through swimming masters. I hope that I'll do the same with my daughters later in their lives.
    Sorry to miss you - we swam on different days!!!! See you at the 1-day meet at Highland Park!!!
  6. ekw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Decently long sessions then! I think I'll go sign up!
  7. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ekw
    I didn't make it last year. The year before that I think the Saturday session went until 5ish and the Sunday until 3ish.
    Decently long sessions then! I think I'll go sign up!
  8. ekw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Atlanta or Columbus GA.

    Do you recall how long the sessions last at this meet? I haven't been in many years.

    Even if woefully out of shape, still good to swim and compete!
    I didn't make it last year. The year before that I think the Saturday session went until 5ish and the Sunday until 3ish.
  9. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    I hope they can figure out exactly what's wrong. Has she had an MRI? It's a huge bummer and pita, but she will bounce back fast.

    I think you're a nationals junkie.
    just an X-ray. They think it will heal without any surgery which is what we obviously want.

    You think. 😄
  10. The Fortress's Avatar
    I hope they can figure out exactly what's wrong. Has she had an MRI? It's a huge bummer and pita, but she will bounce back fast.

    I think you're a nationals junkie.
  11. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ekw
    I just registered for the Auburn meet. I am woefully out of shape so it will probably be a mess but I am still looking forward to it. If you come just remember that AL is on central time (I'm guessing you might fly to Atlanta).
    Atlanta or Columbus GA.

    Do you recall how long the sessions last at this meet? I haven't been in many years.

    Even if woefully out of shape, still good to swim and compete!
  12. ekw's Avatar
    I just registered for the Auburn meet. I am woefully out of shape so it will probably be a mess but I am still looking forward to it. If you come just remember that AL is on central time (I'm guessing you might fly to Atlanta).
  13. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Oh man, I hope that it's not actually broken. Sounds like a lot of kick sets in her near-term future.

    And good luck with the upcoming meets. If some of my team's peeps compete, I'll come out and look for you there again now that I know what you look like. The new head coach will finally be here in about 10 days and I can't wait to get back to swimming again by mid-February.
    thanks kk. She will most certainly have an opportunity to build her legs. Her mother is wrapping her in cotton wool right now but that's natural right now.

    I hope you get back in the pool soon and our paths cross again. Are you swimming at Nationals in San Antonio?
  14. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ekw
    I hope your daughter heals quickly. I'm always amazed how fast kids can heal so I hope she sticks to that trend.
    thanks Ellen. She is up and down. When I came home tonight she was bouncing off the walls. She is a typical 11 year old and as such I hope she heals quickly. Thanks for the kind wishes.
  15. The Fortress's Avatar
    Nice job chowmi!

    Are you planning on nationals since it's in your home state?
  16. Karl_S's Avatar
    Next up: I entered another USA meet - an open format, no qualifying times. So it'll be a mixed bag of swimmers. Most notably, it will be a MOMMY AND ME swim meet! I entered the 50 free, swimming 13 & over, WITH MY 2 DAUGHTERS! What fun. Well, for me. Not so much for them.
    That sounds like fun. If you give them plenty of space and just interact occasionally during the meet they will probably think it is cool. You are fast enough that there is no danger of being embarrassingly slow. My daughter and I have talked about doing something like this, but have not made it happen. About 1.5 years ago there was an open meet and we were going to enter a relay with my daughter's friend and her little brother, (who was about 7 at the time). We were pretty excited about it and even tried to think up a name for our relay team, but the meet got cancelled Have fun!

    Nice swims btw.
  17. pwb's Avatar
    Next up: I entered another USA meet - an open format, no qualifying times. So it'll be a mixed bag of swimmers. Most notably, it will be a MOMMY AND ME swim meet! I entered the 50 free, swimming 13 & over, WITH MY 2 DAUGHTERS! What fun. Well, for me. Not so much for them.
    Think of this meet as laying the foundation for a lifetime of engagement with your daughters through Masters swimming. For me, I love that my Dad and I still can connect through swimming masters. I hope that I'll do the same with my daughters later in their lives.
  18. flystorms's Avatar
    Oh man, I hope that it's not actually broken. Sounds like a lot of kick sets in her near-term future.

    And good luck with the upcoming meets. If some of my team's peeps compete, I'll come out and look for you there again now that I know what you look like. The new head coach will finally be here in about 10 days and I can't wait to get back to swimming again by mid-February.
  19. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Ha! You outed me and my insecurity Fort!!
    Didn't you out yourself on your blog with that comment?
  20. Water Rat's Avatar
    Ha! You outed me and my insecurity Fort!!
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