Swiss Championships 2009

Swiss Championships 2009

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.

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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.

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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.

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CIG 2009

CIG 09

The 42nd edition of the Championnats Internationaux de Genève were held from Friday, January 16th to Sunday, January 18th at the Les Vernets.

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Stats 2008

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.

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Oyonnax Trip

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.

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As Good As It Gets / Among the Best – Part 2

This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series Race Club Diaries

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.

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As Good As It Gets / Among the Best – Part 1

This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series Race Club Diaries

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.

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