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Blog2018-02-20T17:39:57-04:00

Swim Ontario Legal Woes

It was last year when my wife took the NCCP (National Coaching Certification Progam) Level 1 Triathlon course. On the course, in addition to a pro triathlete and a handful of athletes wanting to [...]

Canadian & British Swimming Associations

What is the common thread that links Swimming Natation Canada (SNC), Swim Ontario (SO), British Swimming (BS) and Swim England (SE)? It is this:  those individuals who are in positions of authority at these [...]

State of British Swimming [2]

Click here or on the banner below for an update to "State of British Swimming"... Click here to link to the initial post on TOEST.ca regarding the State of British Swimming [...]

Canadian Forces Swimming Champs

Recently in an email from the President of the Masters Swimming Ontario Board... (see image) It is great to see that our Canadian Forces - our Air, Army and Navy - plus Royal Military [...]

Is Summer McIntosh Having Fun?

Recently on the swimswam.com website the following articles were posted: Click on the banners to link directly to the articles @swimswam.com The caption below the article states: "McIntosh broke an [...]

Head Coach of EOMAC

I would like to share with you an exchange I had recently in order to demonstrate how fear, ignorance, and blind loyalty typically end up with the sheep being slaughtered... (or in the case [...]

Why Italy?

Remember Santo Condorelli? The Canadian swimmer who became famous / infamous at the 2016 Rio Olympics for his pre-race routine of exchanging 'the finger' with his dad who was a spectator in the stands. [...]

A Dream Shattered – the Elaine Tanner story

From Wikipedia - Elaine Tanner (click to link to Wikipedia) During the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Jamaica, Tanner won four gold medals and three silvers, becoming the first woman to ever win four golds [...]

Class Action Against FINA

Excerpt from an article on swimswam.com : Represented by California law firms Farella Braun & Martel; and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; 3 swimmers have filed a proposed class action lawsuit against FINA for [...]

Swimming Is Not Enough

So you joined a masters swim club, or maybe your tween or teen is swimming with a local age group swim club... and you figure that's enough exercise. Come'on, I'm swimming or my kid [...]

When Is It Too Many?

Imagine... walking into your childs elementary school classroom and... instead of 18, 20 or 24 children in the class there was almost 3x as many children. Imagine a classroom, imagine the noise, imagine the [...]

Can Your Coach, Coach?

Can your coach, actually coach?  Ask athletes or parents of athletes on swim teams and you will be met with a quizzical expression implying 'why wouldn't they be able to coach... they are the [...]

Freestyle StrokeS

There is specific intent to the title having the word 'stroke' pluralized to 'strokes': because there is no one single solitary technique that is Freestyle. Many swimmers and swim coaches seem to be under [...]

Front Crawl ≠ Freestyle

FRONT CRAWL Is a 'survival style' of swimming taught by Red Cross, LifeSaving Society, and YMCA 'learn to swim' programs which focus on water safety: prevent drownings by teaching how to swim short [...]

Untold Story of a Canadian Olympian

Imagine dreaming for years that you would one day represent your country at the Olympics. Imagine training for years, and years, and years in pursuit of that dream. Imagine training with a team that [...]

Canada vs USA – updated 2018/04

Swimming in Canada and the USA is different, way way different and I believe there is one underlying reason, and that reason is the level of competition at the college/university level. In the US, [...]

Questions

At both TOEST & jTOEST, athletes/parents from other swim clubs come out to a training session as a result of requesting an evaluation of the athlete's swimming skills. Why do athletes/parents of athletes who [...]

Summary: State of Swimming

To Conclude & To Summarize Swimming Natation Canada (SNC) and Swim Ontario (SO) have had the opportunity for decades to demonstrate what they would do with the full authority to make the sport [...]

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