At last year’s State Champs, I got back in the pool for a relay. “Fortunately”, there’s some footage of my swim and me tinkering around right before the relay.

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Watch some of the action from Friday morning at last year’s Short Course National Championships in Uster.

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Un pas dans la bonne direction pour nos objectifs en mars 2012 avec des bons résultats pour les nageuses et nageurs du Vevey Natation. A noter les deux qualifications pour les Championnats d’Europe en petit bassin de Szczecin en Pologne du 8 au 11 décembre par Jonathan Massacand (100m dos) et Colin Bridier (200 brasse).

Championnats Suisse Uster 2011J’écris cet article seulement un jour après la fin de la compétition. C’est un moment où je me pose encore beaucoup de questions sur la qualité de mon travail des dernières 12 semaines. Est-ce qu’on a fait ce qu’il fallait pour que nos nageurs puissent réussir ? C’est l’occasion d’une analyse pour faire mieux lors des prochaines 16 semaines en vue des Championnats Suisse en grand bassin. Qu’est-ce qui nous a manqué pour faire mieux ? Quels sont les changements à apporter aux entraînements pour mieux encadres tous les nageurs ? Enfin, c’est un moment émotionnel pour l’entraîneur…il faut tout remettre en questions et en même temps garder confiance pour la suite. Ceci n’est donc pas un rapport dans le vrai sens du mot, mais plutôt une partie de mon travail de «digestion» de ces Championnats.

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    Link to the video of the 200 freestyle relay at the Challenge Red-Fish last Saturday. My team is swimming in lanes 2 and 3…finishing 2nd and 4th.

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    Check out this article (in French) by my swimmers about the meet in La Chaux-de-Fonds on Oct 29-30, 2011.


Mark Hill, assistant coach of Clubwolverine Elite, is one of the leading forces behind the Pro Swim League. They will host their first Dual Meet on Novemeber 16-17 at the Canham Natatorium which will feature professional swimmers only…the line-up is impressive. Watch some of the best swimmers in the world compete in an exciting, fast, and high energy atmosphere! And if you cannot attend there will be a live webcast available.

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Meli Malani from Fiji who had been training in the Keys with me this summer flew over to New Zealand after the Far Western Championships in California to compete in the 2011 NZ Short Course Championships. Meli won the 50 butterfly (26.45) and the 50 breaststroke (30.47), got the silver medal in the 50 free (24.42), got 4th place in the 100 butterfly (1:00.96) and got 7th place in the 100 free (56.18). He also swam the 100 IM but didn’t make final in that event. This was a great meet for Meli. Full results can be found on the New Zealand Swimming website.

Meli NZ 2011

Meli with his dad after winning the 50 butterfly in New Zealand.

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    Meli Malani who has been training in the Keys this summer competed at the 2011 Far Western Long Course Championships in California. You can watch his race, Boys 13-14 50 Meter Freestyle A Final, on Swimming World TV.


Speedo Pace Club

Speedo rolled out a new platform called Pace Club. It includes a mobile app for the iPhone that allows swimmers to sign up for training programs, log workouts, view professional athletes demonstrating proper technique and share their progress with friends through Pace Club’s virtual “Swim Team,” as well as on Facebook or Twitter.

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    Swann Oberson won the first ever gold medal at Aquatics World Championships for Switzerland in the 5k Open Water swim. This came just the day after Swann qualified for the 2012 London Olympics with her 9th place in the 10k. Congratulations Swann!