by Sue Stanley
by Lee-Anne Greer
This session we have 2 main events to focus
Well, the sale of teamsuits this past fall was
week in February! The first is February
suits, and we received several compliments
Fit for Heart swim. Let's support our
STROKING FOR PLEASURE
about them at the North York swim meet in
definitely be given to Keith MacKay of 'The
event. Look for more details elsewhere in
Fitness Technique' for all of his hard work
and good natured persistence in persuadingTYR to part with the suits (and in having
is the Burlington swim meet.
This meet has traditionally been very popular
with our Club - it's close, it's well organized,
it's a nice pool facility, and it caters to novice
Since the Milton pool is notoriously rough on
It’s that special time of year again! February
the more fun it is. Consider giving a meet a
is “Heart Month”
. Once again we
inquired about purchasing 'training suits.'
try - you really don't have to be a great
swimmer to have fun. There will always be
“Swim for Heart”
swimsuit, and are therefore more practical
yourself. Eli will gladly help estimates times
for day-to-day use (and not for swim meets).
for anyone who doesn't already know their
They are usually solid colours such as navy
time, and she can also suggest which events
or black, and are quite inexpensive: between
participate. For this special event, split
each heat only lasts a matter of seconds the
rest of the time is social, you'll get to know
some people outside your usual lane. Last
investigating the options for these. Watch
Guests are also encouraged. If you’re not
year we took 20 people, let's try to exceed
for them to bring samples to the pool.
that number this year! Come out for a Social
information, or in buying a training suit let
Participants must swim for a continuous half
Due to the flurry of activity in February -
hour (using any stroke or combination you
lifeguard training/testing, Fit for Heart Swim,
choose - we’ll be watching for your half hour
& Burlington Swim Meet - we will not be
holding a Fun Night this session. However
the Wings and Beer at Millside Restaurant
timed swim will start at 8:30 p.m. There will
will continue on the first Tuesday of every
be lap counters so you don’t have to keep
The prizes are beautiful and well worth the
effort (have a look at the poster at the pool).
Don’t miss this opportunity to help such a
worthy cause. It’s easy! It’s fun!
Marsha Zuest collected the most pledgeslast year, let’s give her a run for her money!
& beer night
Thank you in advance for making this year’s
Eli!) and I had fun. At the awards ceremony
A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR OUR
it was with great pride that we stoodtogether and cheered as it was announced
that Jason placed first in his age group, Lee-
I know all of you join me in thanking our
Anne placed second and Anna placed third.
In addition one of our relay teams took first
our Club by donating their time to guard for
by Sue Stanley
place (and it was a tight race!). We were all
pleased with our performances. It was worth
guard hours from our volunteer guards. If we
I started to question my decision to enter the
were to pay for lifeguards from the Town, the
North York Pentathlon when they told me we
had to meet in the Leisure Centre parking lot
at 6 AM the day of the event. It was still dark
Jason Van de
and quite cold as we gathered in pre-race
A normal session runs approximately twelve
anticipation to arrange our car pool rides.
weeks. Therefore, the cost to the Club for
lifeguards would be $120.00 x 12 weeks or
availability of trunk space, you would think
amount of luggage (not to mention food, right
increased by over $20.00 for every member
if we did not have our guards to cover for us.
We arrived in perfect time, just before the
This year we lost some of our longstanding
guards, making it necessary for each guard
warmup period. At first not many swimmers
were in the pool, but after a few minutes it
scheduled for Bronze Cross certification in
became evident to all of us that the warmup
February, and that should alleviate some of
the pressure on our existing guards.
completed. You can't do drills when there
are about 20 people in each lane trying to
swim! It wasn't long before all the Milton
members as possible to share in the work of
gang had straggled back to our deck space,
providing a Masters swim club in Milton!! If
each of us giving up our warmup. It would be
you are interested in volunteering to be a
less frustrating without it. At least the water
guard for MMAC, and if you are interested in
certifying for Bronze Cross, please contactKaren Haist at 878-9239 or any member of
P.S. Rumour has it that Baywatch is looking
Crushing my premise that this would not be
a well attended event because of thenecessity to compete in all strokes.
really quickly. They started with the fastest
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heats first. This gave those of us that were
slower the opportunity to learn race etiquette
before our turn. The judges were no where
near as strict as I had imagined. They let
infractions - like toes over the end of the
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procedure was quite orchestrated and verywell run.
LIFEGUARD BRONZE CROSS
In between events we had just enough time
to get recovered and prepare for our nextrace. The wait was surprisingly short,
FOR NEW GUARDS AND
participants. It was great to watch our team
FOR SUNDAY FEB. 16 AT 8 P.M
suits attracted lots of attention as did the
After our individual events, we competed inrelay events. The relays were fun, everyone
Tel: (905) 884-8726
took part. We learned some interesting racestrategies like improvised starting blocks forback strokers in the shallow end - make use
By Karen Haist
At the end of the day, I was pleased to havereached my goal - not to be disqualified! Icompleted all my starts and turns (thanks
by Sue Stanley
What does Catch Down mean and do for
Goals for this session?
experienced this swimmer's affliction, here
are the gory details. Ears are prone to this
What does it mean to feel the water?
prone because this makes it even harder to
medium for the infection to cling to.
The first symptom is an unbelievably itchy
When Should I practice turns?
ear. At this point if you can recognize the
What is the purpose of the drills?
ear drop such as liposporin immediately and
likely save yourself from stage two.
Why should I do the Warm
Next your ear will become extremely painful
Up and Cool Down?
but the pain manifests itself in your outer ear
rather than inside where the actual infection
is thriving. If it hurts to pull on your ear lobe,
glasses, then you likely have swimmer's ear.
What is the purpose of Switch?
prescription ear drops, and some people will
have to take a full course of antibiotics to rid
How to do “height of elbow” and relax
According to Coach Eli, in Bulgaria they do
not use medicated drops or antibiotics.
If the workout is too hard
They treat swimmer's ear by ear candling.
for me what should I do?
have time to wait for this pesky infection to
disappear, so they immediately candle it out.
In my experience it works, but you have to be
Why do we do kicking with our arms
On Technique night what
prepared to use several candles to get all
behind our backs and heads up?
should I be paying
the infection out (and you won't believe what
Different position of the arms during the
All the little details
Apparently there is no real risk to having
swimmer's ear, only discomfort. You don't
Did you know??
In an effort to try to prevent swimmer's ear
Masters meet for wings & beer,
nachos & pop, etc
religiously apply drops before and/or after
swimming, but blow drying your ears after
swimming and showering should suffice. If
How long should I hold a Catch Up?
Stretching, compressing,accelerating and relation phases ofthe stroke
: 15-20 each exercise
be lifted in 15 repetitions(reps) but not in 20.
minutes using the upper andlower body (all cylinders)
by Keith MacKay
OPP training and is stationed in Napanee.Congratulations Randy
Weight training is supplementary
training modality used to prevent
injuries, improve performance or
rehabilitation following injury.
swimming most injuries are of an overuse
Remember “Aunt Flipper”, she was the local
nature; where the repetitive nature of the
traitor marrying a Georgetown runner. She
order to prevent injury it is necessary to
could not stand the disgrace so they moved
perform the swim strokes correctly, gradually
coach and now have coaching twice a week.
provide rest and development of different
Radium Pool - still outdoors - swimming in
perform all strokes in an effort to preventoveruse injuries (editor Take Note
Triathletes), improve the feel for the water
condition the primary, accessory (helping)
I use the Cylinder training System to designweight training programs where body
segments are considered cylinders. Muscleswithin these cylinders and muscles crossingthe cylinder joints are the targets of training.
Body Segments as Cylinders
by Martin Stanley
A good times was had by all, (the pool had
to kick us out). Everybody left well fed on
mostly healthy snack food. Thank you to all
earrings. As well as giving Eli and Emil a
night at the movies and dinner at the Keg.
primarily the shoulder (rotator cuff), knees ofbreast stokers and secondarily to the lower
Remember the drive (bribe) to bring in new
back. By gradually increasing the training
and a swim cap. Both were provide by Keith
largest cylinders and proportionately down to
the smallest. The following phase 1 program
is designed to be completed at home using
dumbbells, a bench, tubing and wrist/ankle
are interested. Did you know that several of
doing the 1997 IRONMAN in Penticton BC.
Weight Program For Swimmers
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