Nov
17

Challenge Red-Fish 2009

On Saturday Nov 14th I swam during the morning session of the 2009 edition of the Challenge Red-Fish in Neuchâtel. As every year, this meet is for most Swiss athletes the last occasion to compete before Short Course National Championships at the end of the month.

I mainly entered this meet for two reasons. First, it was about time that I got some racing done and found my way back on the blocks. As much as I enjoyed my coaching stint this summer in the Florida Keys, I was looking forward to this moment. I still enjoy swimming a lot and racing is just a big part of it. Second, as many other Swiss athletes I needed to know where I stand to lay out my plans for what’s to come.

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Nov
2

Crystal Cup 2009

On Saturday Oct 24th I participated at the 30th edition of the Crystal Cup hosted by the SLRG Oberwallis in Fiesch.

This meet is the season opener for most Swiss finswimming athletes but this year not as much of them eventually showed up in Fiesch. With the weekend being placed right at the end of the holidays a lot of the athletes enjoyed the warm weather some place else rather than the chilly mountains. I for one had a great day and a lot of fun.

The format of the meet is really simple. You won’t win anything unless you compete in all the events. Try do to your best in your weak events and score in your strong events to come out on top at the end of the two days. Although I already knew I won’t be eligible for the final rankings because I only raced on Saturday, I went ahead and swam all events on this one day anyway.

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    The final ranking of the 2009 CMAS Finswimming World Cup is out. As you know I did compete in two (Aix en Provence and Tenero) out of the six stops. I tie 5 other athletes on rank 161 out of a 285 total. My final point total is 58 pts, scoring 4 pts in Aix en Provence and 54 pts in Tenero. Looking forward to improve on that score during the 2010 World Cup Series.

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    The 2009 US Junior N2009 Speedo Junior Championshipsational Championships are taking place in Federal Way, WA. Ashley Brewer from the Best Swim Club is swimming in this meet. I tried my best to get her tapered and ready for this meet the last two weeks in Miami and the Keys, so all her hard work during this season can pay off. It look as Ashley had a good meet so far. For complete results of the meet, please go to the Star Meet site.