Swiss Long Course National Championships were held from Thursday March 19th trough Sunday March 22nd at the indoor pool in Oerlikon. I decided to participate in only two individual sprint events at this year’s National Championships. And of course I took a lot of pride in competing with my team mates in the 4x100m freestyle relay.
6ème Meeting Lémanique
Le 6ème Meeting Lémanique a eu lieu le samedi 7 mars et dimanche 8 mars à la piscine de la Maladaire à Montreux. Ceci était la dernière compétition avant les Championnats Suisses en grand bassin à Oerlikon. J’ai participé à trois épreuves le dimanche de la compétition.
Championnat Romand d’hiver (petit bassin)
Le Championnat Romand d’hiver en petit bassin a eu lieu le samedi 28 février et dimanche 1er mars à la piscine de Tivoli à Lancy. Avec les Championnats Suisses en vue, un grand nombre des équipes Romandes ont soit décidé de sauter la compétition ou de participer au Hi-Point Meeting à Oerlikon où se dérouleront les Championnats Suisses.
First, I wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a happy, safe, and prosperous new year. 2009 looks like it’s going to be a heckuva year. Otherwise, let’s take a quick look back at 2008 and bring up some statistics.
To close the year 2008, I went on a short trip to Oyonnax (FRA) with my teammates and some of the youngsters of Lancy Natation.
The aim of the trip was really to have a good time together as a “family” and along the way spend some time with those young swimmers and hopefully inspire some of them to continue their journey in the world of swimming.
Short Course Championships Lausanne
Swiss Short Course National Championships were held from Friday November 28th trough Sunday November 30th at the Piscine Mon Repos in Lausanne.
Camp Tenero 2008
Photos form the training camp in Tenero.
As Good As It Gets / Among the Best – Part 2
Lately, I was asked two questions. One of them was easy to answer because someone asked me the same question not a long time ago. The other one was kind of hard to answer on the spot, so I took some time to think about it the next day at breakfast.
Let me start with the question which was part of the table discussion the night I was invited to dinner by Gary Sr.:
“What can we do to make the camper’s (swimmer’s) experience even better?”
No answer that night, so I hope Gary Sr. will be reading this to finally get one. We figured out that I’ve been in the Keys quite a few times and that’s maybe why he thought I had an answer ready.
As Good As It Gets / Among the Best – Part 1
Can it get any better than this? Try to image the following – You’re about 12 hours back in the Keys and after a first short swim in the morning you’re already out there on the sea to chase some lobster for dinner – read up to the end for the answer.
Only one way to start this diary entry. Let me officially announce that the World Team has a new favorite TV channel – the high definition spear fishing channel.
Sounds weird? … I guess it sure does! But what do you expect from a bunch of swimmers of which, after my knowledge, most would answer the following question with a YES.
“Would you like to be a professional spear fisher and/or lobster hunter?”
Okay, to make a long day (story) short, we’ve been out on the boat for most of the day hunting for our dinner and bringing in a couple of lobster and one fish speared by George.