Swimming Class – Master Diver http://masterdiver.net/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 14:36:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://masterdiver.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-e1624424277963-150x150.png Swimming Class – Master Diver http://masterdiver.net/ 32 32 Goldfish Swim School Pediatrician Provides Expecting and New Parents with Bath Safety Tips and the Benefits of Baby Swim Lessons During National Baby Safety Month https://masterdiver.net/goldfish-swim-school-pediatrician-provides-expecting-and-new-parents-with-bath-safety-tips-and-the-benefits-of-baby-swim-lessons-during-national-baby-safety-month/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 14:05:00 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/goldfish-swim-school-pediatrician-provides-expecting-and-new-parents-with-bath-safety-tips-and-the-benefits-of-baby-swim-lessons-during-national-baby-safety-month/ Leading swim school champions Early introduction to water to improve water safety development and confidence, advocate for swimming lessons to be added to baby registries TROY, Mich., September 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In Honor of September baby safety month, goldfish swimming school helps new parents and parents-to-be understand the importance of year-round water safety, and […]]]>

Leading swim school champions Early introduction to water to improve water safety development and confidence, advocate for swimming lessons to be added to baby registries

TROY, Mich., September 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In Honor of September baby safety month, goldfish swimming school helps new parents and parents-to-be understand the importance of year-round water safety, and how introducing babies to water early can improve a baby’s development and build confidence water safety.

According to the board certified and o-fish-al Goldfish Swimming School Pediatrician, dr. Molly O’Shea of Birmingham Pediatrics and Wellness Center, parents need to learn how to prepare the home for a new baby, especially with regard to water, and understand how beneficial swimming lessons can be, not only to keep them safe, but also to promote their development cognitive and physical. In fact, the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends babies start swimming lessons at one year of age to reduce the risk of drowning by up to 88%.

Drowning remains the leading cause of accidental injury-related death in children aged 1 to 4, killing three children in United States Every day, parents-to-be and new parents must prioritize the introduction of water early on and learn how to keep their babies safe in and around water. According to the APA, most child drownings inside the home occur in bathtubs, and more than half of bathtub deaths are in children under one year old. Because babies can drown in as little as 1-2 inches of water, Dr. Molly recommends these top baby safety tips for parents preparing baby for their first bath:

Safety tips for babies in and around the bathtub

  • Secure the bathtub. Put a soft protector on the tub spout. Use a non-slip mat on the bottom of your tub to prevent slips and falls – good for older kids and adults too.
  • Understand that infant seats pose a risk of injury. Since many infant seats tend to tip over, increasing the risk of drowning, it’s better to have your baby alone in the tub than in an infant seat.
  • Never leave a child alone in the water, not even for a moment! Keep your eyes on your baby and stay close at hand. Avoid distractions like cell phones, checking email or dinner – they can all wait! If you must go away, you must take the baby with you.
  • Have fun in the water! If the baby likes the bath, give him more time to enjoy the water for playing and splashing. The more fun they have in the bath, the less afraid they will be of water.
  • Adjust the heating. Lower the temperature of the water heater to ensure that the bath water will not cause scalds or burns.

Dr. Molly also notes that being in the water early and taking swimming lessons from four months of age greatly benefits a baby’s development and builds confidence in water safety through cognitive tasks, skills socialization and bonding with parents.

The benefits of introducing babies to water early

  • Cognitive skills: Babies who use their bodies fully and in different ways, such as swimming, show developmental progress in all areas. As children grow, associating motor movement with cognitive tasks reinforces learning and repetitive movements. Activities like swimming seem to establish neural pathways that also enhance learning. As they get older, strong swimming skills can boost their confidence in water safety.
  • Socialization Skills: As the baby grows, having swimming lessons among his first memories is an opportunity for him to see himself in a group of children with different skill levels. They also learn to trust and be comfortable with their instructor, helping them follow instructions in a group setting – something they’ll take with them into kindergarten and beyond.
  • Bonding: Being in the water is fun! It’s relaxing for parent and child and feels more like play than learning. When baby and parent do something new together, the shared experience and progress strengthens the relationship.

“Babies can be in the water from the age of a few months. Although body temperature regulation takes a few months to settle in, warm water pools (90-95 degrees) are suitable for any age. ” said Dr. Molly. “Being in the water for swimming lessons, especially when it’s warm, is actually very comforting and feels natural for a baby. Not only can it be relaxing, but it can also help increase motor movement and development, which then translates out of the water as they move and crisscross the home.”

Goldfish Swim School is known for its safe, fun and baby-friendly environment, with a chill-free 90 degree pool, changing rooms, as well as small class sizes. Qualified and certified instructors demonstrate integrity, compassion and trust in providing swimming lessons and water safety instruction to infants and children aged four months to 12 years.

  • Goldfish Swimming School Mini course for babies from 4 to 35 months teach water safety and provide children with life-saving skills, while helping to improve coordination and balance and build stronger muscles.
  • Classes are delivered by specially trained instructors in a safe, child-friendly and fun environment using a proprietary research-based philosophy called The Science of SwimPlay®.

“We know there’s a lot to think about for parents-to-be – setting up nurseries, researching car seats and baby gates, and even preparing for bathing area safety – but classes are one of the most needed, but least talked about baby shower gifts,” said Chris McCuiston, CEO of Goldfish Swim School. “We advocate adding swimming lessons to every baby registry to help cross off an important item on their baby safety checklist. get acclimated to the water early on, while learning life-saving skills to be safer in and around the water.”

To add swimming lessons to a baby registry or as a gift to a future mother, H2Ohhh baby! Gift cards and packages are available at participating Goldfish swim schools.

For more information on Goldfish Swim School, please visit https://www.goldfishswimschool.com/.

About Goldfish Swim School
Founded by a husband and wife team Chris and Jenny McCuiston, Goldfish Swim School offers swimming lessons and water safety instruction for infants and children aged four months to 12 years. Classes are delivered by specially trained instructors in a safe, child-friendly and fun environment using their research-based philosophy called The Science of SwimPlay®. Based at Troy, Michiganthe Goldfish swimming school was established in Birmingham, Michigan in 2006 and opened its first franchise in 2009. Recently, the brand has been recognized by Entrepreneur in its Franchise 500® ranking, Franchise Times’ Fast & Serious List and Inc. Magazine’s Top 5000. Goldfish Swim School is currently undergoing expanding franchise opportunities through North Americawith over 133 schools open and over 110 additional schools in development in over 30 states and Canada.

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Harper Creek’s Corrin Buck ‘huge honour’ to enter Hall of Fame https://masterdiver.net/harper-creeks-corrin-buck-huge-honour-to-enter-hall-of-fame/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 22:31:26 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/harper-creeks-corrin-buck-huge-honour-to-enter-hall-of-fame/ Longtime coach Corrin Buck put in the time, put in the effort, and now she’s getting the reward. Buck, who led the Harper Creek swim program for more than a quarter century, will be inducted into the Michigan High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. After stepping down as Beavers manager last year, she will […]]]>

Longtime coach Corrin Buck put in the time, put in the effort, and now she’s getting the reward.

Buck, who led the Harper Creek swim program for more than a quarter century, will be inducted into the Michigan High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

After stepping down as Beavers manager last year, she will be celebrated for her accomplishments as a coach at an event at Central Michigan University on Sunday.

Buck said one of the best things about being chosen is that it’s a coaching award that comes from your peers.

“It’s a nominating process and a coach I know said they were going to nominate me and I had to find my stats and go through my history for them,” Buck said. “But I didn’t know if I was going to be selected after all that, so I was very happy to receive the invitation. It’s a huge honor.”

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Elaine Breeden is inducted into Stanford Hall of Fame’s first all-female class https://masterdiver.net/elaine-breeden-is-inducted-into-stanford-hall-of-fames-first-all-female-class/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 21:19:06 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/elaine-breeden-is-inducted-into-stanford-hall-of-fames-first-all-female-class/ 2008 Olympic medalist Elaine Breeden was officially inducted into the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame on September 9, along with nine other female athletes. Stanford Athletics celebrated the 50th anniversary of Title IX by inducting its first all-female class into the Hall of Fame this fall. The eight former student-athletes in the class of 2022 […]]]>

2008 Olympic medalist Elaine Breeden was officially inducted into the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame on September 9, along with nine other female athletes.

Stanford Athletics celebrated the 50th anniversary of Title IX by inducting its first all-female class into the Hall of Fame this fall.

The eight former student-athletes in the class of 2022 are Lisa Bernhagen Ramos (racetrack), Elaine BreedenPenrose (swimming & diving), Margie Dingeldein (water polo), Ashley Hansen Church (soft ball), Carly Janiga Reardon (gymnastic), Nneka Ogwumike (basketball), Christen press (soccer), and Sally VossKruger (Golf).

The other two inductees are Tara Van Derveerwho is entering her 37th season as coach of the women’s basketball team, and Linda R Meierwho was a longtime volunteer at Stanford.

The host of the 2022 Hall of Fame ceremony was the 2012 Stanford Hall of Famer and two-time Olympic softball player Jessica Mendoza. As host, Mendoza introduced the 2022 inductees and welcomed them to the podium to deliver their speeches.

You can watch Breeden’s speech in the video shared by Stanford Athletics below.

Breeden swam for the Stanford Cardinals from 2007 to 2010. She was a four-time NCAA individual champion, including three titles in the 200 butterfly and one in the 100 butterfly she won in her senior year. When named captain of the women’s swim team, Breeden led the Cardinals to a second-place finish in the NCAA in 2010. She ended her college career as a seven-time Pac-10 champion and 24 times All-American.

In 2009, Breeden broke American, US Open, and NCAA records in the 200-yard volley with a time of 1:49.92. His time was the first under 1:50 and was the American record for almost a decade before his fellow Stanford swimmer Ella Eastin lowered it in 2018.

Breeden qualified for the 2008 Olympic team in the 100 and 200 butterfly. She won a silver medal in the 400m medley relay with legendary swimmers Natalie Coughlin, Rebecca Soniand Dara Torres.

Breeden retired from swimming after his attempt to make his 2nd Olympic team in 2012.

“I owe a lot of my swimming success to my coaches at Stanford, Lea and Erik Maurer,” she said in her speech. “They say that gratitude is the root of joy. I owe much of the joy of my life to Stanford, and for that I will be forever grateful.

She is now a full-time mother to two daughters, Julia, 4, and Victoria, 2. Her husband of 10 years Colin Penrose recently began his career as an orthopedic surgeon at both Midwest Center for Joint Replacement sites in Indianapolis and Bloomington, Indiana.

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Sprinter Ian Everett (2024) delivers a verbal commitment to Indiana https://masterdiver.net/sprinter-ian-everett-2024-delivers-a-verbal-commitment-to-indiana/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 02:35:52 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/sprinter-ian-everett-2024-delivers-a-verbal-commitment-to-indiana/ Fitter and Faster Swim Camps is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all Pledge News. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who have supported them along their journey. junior high school […]]]>

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junior high school Ian Everett of Kansas City, Missouri, announced his verbal commitment to Indiana University for the 2024-25 school year and beyond.

“I am beyond thrilled to announce my commitment to Indiana University to further my athletic and academic career. I would like to thank my family, my coaches, my team, and everyone who has helped me get here. there. I also want to thank the coaching staff at IU for believing in me and helping me through this process. Go Hoosiers! ⚪🔴

Everett attends Liberty High School and swims year-round with the Tsunami Swim Team. He mainly specializes in the 50, 100 and 200 m freestyle. As a sophomore last season, Everett won the 100 freestyle (45.56) and placed third in the 200 freestyle (1:38.79) at the 2022 Missouri High School Boys Class 2 State Championships. twice were lifetime records. Additionally, during the high season, he earned PBs in the 50 frees and 100 frees. In March, he competed in Columbia Sectionals and had PBs in the 50 free, 50/100/200 backstroke and 100 fly.

This summer, he broke LCM records in the 50 freestyle, 50 backstroke and 50 butterfly in June and early July, before wrapping up the season at the NCSA Summer Championships. There he placed fifth in the 100 freestyle, 10th in the 50 freestyle, 25th in the 200 freestyle, 28th in the 100 backstroke, and 30th in the 100 butterfly. He left the competition with new PBs in the 100 free (51.63), 200 free (1:53.82), 100 backstroke (58.88) and 100 butterfly (56.84). He qualified for summer juniors in the 50/100 freestyle and for winter juniors in backstroke and butterfly.

The Indiana men won the 2022 Big Ten championships with 1,499.5 points ahead of Ohio State (1,406.5) and Michigan (1,056.5). First-year student Raphael Miroslaw won the 200m freestyle (1:32.17) and was fourth in the 100m freestyle (42.24) and 14th in the 50m (19.66). Tom Frankel (a sophomore) joined Miroslaw in the 200m A final. Bruno Blaskovic and Jack Franzmann finished in the top 8 in the 50 free, while Blaskovic made the A final with Miroslaw in the 100.

Best SCY times:

  • 200 free – 1:38.79
  • 100 free – 45.56
  • 50 free – 21.15
  • 100 back – 50.36
  • 200 back – 1:49.76
  • 200 butterfly – 1:55.33
  • 100 flies – 49.79

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OV Elementary School Named National Blue Ribbon School | New https://masterdiver.net/ov-elementary-school-named-national-blue-ribbon-school-new/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/ov-elementary-school-named-national-blue-ribbon-school-new/ Oswayo Valley Elementary School was named a National Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. Recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps between subgroups of students. The school has been recognized as an exemplary high-performing school, according to the U.S. Department of Education, noting […]]]>

Oswayo Valley Elementary School was named a National Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.

Recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps between subgroups of students.

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Century aim for eighth consecutive title despite loss of talented seniors | Swimming https://masterdiver.net/century-aim-for-eighth-consecutive-title-despite-loss-of-talented-seniors-swimming/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 03:45:00 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/century-aim-for-eighth-consecutive-title-despite-loss-of-talented-seniors-swimming/ Not much more can really be said about Century’s 2021 Senior Girls Swimming and Diving Class. Featuring stars Erin Palmer, Sarah Dorrheim, Olivia Schuchard, Taylor Cook and Izzy Koebele, last year’s team edged out the West Fargo Sheyenne Mustangs for their seventh straight title. “The senior class helped us a lot to win seven state […]]]>

Not much more can really be said about Century’s 2021 Senior Girls Swimming and Diving Class.

Featuring stars Erin Palmer, Sarah Dorrheim, Olivia Schuchard, Taylor Cook and Izzy Koebele, last year’s team edged out the West Fargo Sheyenne Mustangs for their seventh straight title.

“The senior class helped us a lot to win seven state titles,” Century head coach Spencer Wheeling said. “Adding it all up, they scored nearly half of our team’s points in last year’s state meet. These girls being the high caliber athletes that they were, it’s hard to replace these scores.”

The benefit of having such an exceptional senior class is that the girls under them learn from the best of the best, and this year’s Century senior class is once again ready to fight for a state title.

Some of Wheeling’s top class performers this season include swimmers like Emma Vallie, who competed in last year’s state tournament, Mady Tivis, a junior who placed in the top eight in three of its four events, and Rylie Pudwill, who is leading the reconstruction of the Century dive. program.

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“Rylie took the new divers who came out this year under her wing,” Wheeling said. “This year’s senior class, as well as our juniors, have big competition experience, they have been and competed around the state like the girls did last year. They are passing that knowledge on to our team. .

“This year’s group of elders and upper class men is no different than last year’s in terms of leadership, fostering camaraderie and bringing many in.”

Last year, Century’s senior squad left plenty of spots that will be contested by the full roster, which is younger than in previous Century teams.

Athletes as young as seventh-year swimmer Molly Osadchy and diver Kiera Kuklok will have every chance of impacting the state scoring roster for the Patriots.

“Molly Osadchy is already making her presence known on the stints,” Wheeling said. “I hope girls like her will step up and maintain a winning mentality for our program. »

As far as events go, Wheeling is starting to get an idea of ​​where his team will be strongest this season.

“We’ve always prided ourselves on having a strong breaststroke group, and this year we’ll have another strong body,” he said. “We have a good group in butterfly and backstroke, as well as free middle distance.”

Wheeling was especially excited about the return of a competition the Patriots haven’t played in since COVID began on his team’s schedule.

“A major addition for this year is that we will be returning to the Minneapolis Maroon and Gold swim meet,” Wheeling said. “It’s a great mid-season meet for us because we’re limited to just three entries per event, so it allows us to set up a mid-year state meet schedule.

“The Maroon and Gold competition has a lot of strong programs, and we compete in the highest division, which allows us to see a lot of good talent and good athletes that we don’t normally compete against.”

As for the teams the Wheeling Patriots usually play against, there’s plenty of local and conference action on the schedule.

The Patriots were the only team to emerge from last weekend’s Capital City Multi-Duals with an undefeated record, although their top contender in the West, Minot, lost just four times to the Patriots.

Minot has appeared on Century’s schedule several times this season, something Wheeling is happy about.

“We have three matchups against Minot this year, and they’ll be on our side for a state title,” Wheeling said. “She’s our best competitor in the West. Having three duels against them is good and should help control the expectations of the girls.”

While an eighth straight title isn’t out of the question, Wheeling is realistic about his team’s chances against a West Fargo Sheyenne side that has plenty of returning talent.

“We know Sheyenne is the big favorite this year,” he said. “They haven’t graduated as many swimmers, but with our younger group and strong leadership, we hope to fight back and get known in the state.”

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“I’m in the best shape I’ve ever had” – The Irish Times https://masterdiver.net/im-in-the-best-shape-ive-ever-had-the-irish-times/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 06:01:57 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/im-in-the-best-shape-ive-ever-had-the-irish-times/ He thinks for a few seconds while emitting a sound. “Ehhhhhh…I’m not exactly sure,” he said. “But it’s been more than 20 times.” That’ll do. It’s hard to follow. Irish records have fallen in the past two years. Even Daniel Wiffen lost count and he was the one who broke and twisted everything at the […]]]>

He thinks for a few seconds while emitting a sound.

“Ehhhhhh…I’m not exactly sure,” he said. “But it’s been more than 20 times.”

That’ll do. It’s hard to follow. Irish records have fallen in the past two years. Even Daniel Wiffen lost count and he was the one who broke and twisted everything at the end of the long run swim.

The 21-year-old also broke a magical swimming barrier this year, when he became the first Irish athlete to break the 15-minute mark for the 1,500m freestyle.

Wiffen is part of an Irish side that have been busy the past two seasons redrawing the record map. Almost half, eight out of 17, of the men’s individual 50m to 1,500m records currently on record were set during this period as Irish swimmers began to appear in Olympic and World Championship finals and to appear on the podium at European level. .

In the women’s individual list, the number is also eight records set in 2021 and 2022 out of 17, with Olympic finalist Mona McSharry holding four.

Wiffen’s Irish swimming story arrived at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest in July

Wiffen has three of the current best marks at 1,500m, 800m and 400m. All have been fixed this year and it is not finished. He has plans to cut more pieces.

“Yeah, I like breaking records, especially when I broke the 15 minutes. That one was definitely the best,” he says.

“The 15 minute barrier is world class. If you’re below that, you’re in the top 70 for doing it. I think with my time, right now, I’m in the top 50 of all time. Just to get under the 15 minute barrier is huge. Then you can say that you are a long distance swimmer.

In swimming, the 15-minute bar has a history. Like the four-minute mile, first pioneered in 1954 by Roger Bannister, swimming 1,500m in less than 15 minutes is a surefire way to get noticed.

The first time it was broken was at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow last July, marking 42 years since Vladimir Salnikov hit the target.

Although the race has been around since Athens in 1896, the first official 1,500m race in a swimming pool took place in London in 1908, when a local, Henry Taylor, won the title after just 15 lengths of the first and only Olympic swimming pool 100 m long.

By the time Moscow arrived, American swimmers were dreaming of numbers. Then, as the story goes, the American team, under instructions from the Carter administration, boycotted the games after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979.

It gave the opportunistic Salnikov a relatively clear field and he took it by becoming the first to leave 15 minutes behind, swimming the distance in 14:58.27.

Wiffen’s Irish swimming story came to the FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest in July. Already holding the previous Irish record of 15:02.78, he slashed it again by almost five seconds. Swimming faster than Salnikov, the Loughborough University student touched down at 14:57.66, to finish fourth in his heat.

He won Ireland’s record for the first time in December 2020, beating Andrew Meegan’s mark of 15:19.98 with a swim of 15:19.04. It was just fractions this time. But it has since consumed the event, taking over 20 seconds over an 18-month period. It now sits in the Irish records list at 14:51.79.

“Yes definitely [15 minutes] was in my head,” he says. “I thought it would take me another year to get the long course record. But I got it in the same season. It’s a very good barrier to break down.

“I know from training how I feel. I know almost every time I go to a race that I’m in the best shape of my life. That alone gives me confidence. I know I’m going to have a PB if I am in the best physical shape.

“Also, I know what the pace is like picking it up in training. You just get like a clock ticking in your head, you automatically make time. You feel it.

“My old coach (Martin McGann), who coached me since I was very young, he always told me he wanted to be there when I broke 50 minutes. It’s not just important for me “It’s important for Irish swimming to show that anyone can do it. It’s a tough barrier to break. But obviously if you know someone who does it, they can strive to do it too. .

My end goal, I would like to get a medal in the Olympics…I really think that’s realistic

Wiffen was also setting ambitions around the Irish record in the 800m freestyle and that was shattered when he became the first Irish swimmer to qualify for a final in a World Championship event, again in Budapest this summer.

Swimming in lane one of heat three out of four, he clocked 7:46.32, knocking more than four seconds off the previous record of 7:50.74, which he set in April.

He now has the 10 fastest Irish performances in men’s 800m freestyle history and has broken the Irish record for the distance four times. A feature of his best strokes was negative splits, an ability to pace himself faster in the second half of the race than in the first.

“Yeah, that’s definitely important, especially in the 800m,” he said. “At the world championships I had a negative split, where the first 400m was slower than the second 400m. I think that’s the way I have to do it. I do it in training and I guess it’s is the reward. He comes out in the race.

“I know that when I train my strategy is to train the way I run. I like to say I’m detailed. My old coach used to kick me out of training if I missed times. 100th of a second Yes it was [severe]. I was only 15 at the time. I was taught to be disciplined, to hit the times to get to the top.

“He told me he wouldn’t do it for anyone else. He said he knew I loved training and running so much that it would have a positive effect on me. I would come back the next day to hit all the times. He was right, yes.

As he now looks to further World Championships in 2023 and the Paris Olympics the following year, Wiffen places nothing in his way of believing in the possibility of an Olympic medal.

A nod that needs to be streamlined, he says, is a simple fix to help bite deeper into his era. Race strategy will also be streamlined as he gains more experience.

Wiffen isn’t afraid to challenge himself to big wins, either. He talks about heavy workloads as a friend and a headlong attitude in training that has already hardened his faith.

“My ultimate goal is to medal at the Olympics,” he says. “Yeah, I really think it’s realistic. Looking at my races, there are so many pointers that I’ve seen, where I know I can improve and lower the times even further.

“I’m not even that far away. The times I did over the summer were only 10 seconds away from a medal and the multiple mistakes I made… I can lose 10 seconds if I can improve on them.

“First of all, I can be more stable on the course if you know what I mean. I keep moving my head up and down when I’m swimming. If I keep that line flat and my head stays neutral, you can easily save 10 seconds by doing this.

“It just causes a lot of drag. No, it’s not easy to fix. But I’m working on it. It’s a big three-year plan for the next Olympic Games. I have some time to work on it. »

Aware of the possibilities that lie ahead, he trains and lives in England with his identical twin brother Nathan. He too is a promising swimmer, who hopes to break through next year.

“I can see something special coming from him,” he says of Nathan. “We could have twins on the team. That would be great.”

In no more than 25 years have Irish swimming records seemed so fleeting with numbers plummeting at every serious gala. For Wiffen it’s not if but when over eight lengths, or 30 lengths, the records already confirming a keen sense of direction.

“I love being the hardest worker in the pool,” he says. “I guess that’s just my mentality.”

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Unstoppable Warhawks | Waukesha County Sports https://masterdiver.net/unstoppable-warhawks-waukesha-county-sports/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 11:45:00 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/unstoppable-warhawks-waukesha-county-sports/ MUSKEGO – It was Arrowhead, then everyone at the Classic 8 swim and dive relays. The Warhawks have placed first in 10 of 11 events, setting five conference records in the process. In fact, the only race they failed to win was the result of taking part in an exhibition relay as Arrowhead racked up […]]]>

MUSKEGO – It was Arrowhead, then everyone at the Classic 8 swim and dive relays.

The Warhawks have placed first in 10 of 11 events, setting five conference records in the process. In fact, the only race they failed to win was the result of taking part in an exhibition relay as Arrowhead racked up 140 points to win their first meeting of 2022 on Thursday night at Muskego.

“A lot of these (records) are from many years ago when there were really good teams in the area, so I’m really proud of the overall performance of the joint venture and the university,” said Arrowhead trainer Ruth Ann Ahnen.

More records are set to fall if Arrowhead’s blistering start to the season is any indication. And after settling for second place for the past three years, the Warhawks bring back several pieces that were part of each of those finalist teams who want more after seeing Brookfield East celebrate gold in each of those instances.

That includes senior Campbell Stoll, a four-time state champion who was part of three wins Thursday. A University of Texas rookie, Stoll’s first win came in the 400-yard individual medley relay with senior Peyton Drexler, junior Danielle Stemper and rookie Cate Wisener as the four combined to finish in 4 minutes, 1.90 seconds.

Drexler and senior Francesca Smith, both entered in Missouri, were also three-time winners. Smith kicked off the swimming portion of the competition with a bang, as Smith, senior Hailey Tierney, Stemper and rookie Julianna Drake finished first in the 200 freestyle relay (1:38.26).

Speaking of Tierney, she will be attending Wisconsin once her high school swimming career comes to an end. In other words, Arrowhead isn’t exactly lacking in talent.

“Hailey is back, Fran, Peyton, and we have a really strong freshman class,” Ahnen said. “We have Haley Johnson and Cate Weisner, Kate Lucyshyn and Julianna Drake. Some of those relays that set records, in our breaststroke relay Haley and Cate, were both very important in setting that record. Julianna was on the 200m freestyle relay and the 200m medley relay which set the record, so we had a mix of veterans and rookies.

“Last year we were missing a lot because they were all on a recruitment trip, but this year they’re all here because they’re all committed to the schools, so it’s really good that ‘they all swim.’

Not to mention the Arrowhead divers, who started things off with a first-place finish even after losing one to injury, as well as sophomore Tatum Brasfield, who won a medal at the State the last year but chose to focus on gymnastics. Arrowhead freshmen Payton Eicher and Emily Corteen, and senior Annie Fredericksen combined for a winning score of 344.35.

“(Dive Coach Mary Woodson) is doing a really, really good job,” Ahnen said. “We have two new divers on the team that won the diving medley, so these girls fit in really well.”

The Warhawks won the first three swim relays of the evening, with sophomore Audrey Worgull, Johnson, sophomore Nora Hansen and sophomore Allison Lucyshyn also taking first place in the 400m medley (4:03.33 ). After the Waukesha South/Mukwonago quartet of senior Ellie Wilber, rookie Kenzie Maciosek Arent, sophomore Keira Gardner and senior Audrey Banske won the 800 freestyle relay in 8:19.71, it was all Arrowhead the rest of the way.

Hansen, Worgull, second Frances Corry and Tierney won the 300 backstroke relay (2:51.19); junior Courtney Sarozek, Wisener, second Grace Kaczmarek and Johnson touched first in the 300 breaststroke relay (3:20.64); the Lucyshyn sisters teamed with Drexler and Smith to take first place in the 500 freestyle relay (4:41.68); Hansen, Tierney, Drake and Stoll won the 300 butterfly relay (2:45.88); Smith, Johnson, Drexler and Stemper swam the meet in the 400 freestyle relay (3:38.69); and the quartet of Worgull, Wisener, Stoll and Drake capped the competition with victory in the 200 medley relay (1:47.82).

Although host Muskego didn’t win any events, his depth paid off in the form of a second-place finish as the Warriors racked up 94 points. They were runners-up in six races as well as in the diving competition.

“I’m thrilled,” Muskego coach Heidi Szczupakiewicz said. “I was hoping to be third, so we finished second…my girls showed up to swim tonight. They were so excited. They were so pumped up and they swam really well.

“We had our divers Ella Cyrak, Stephanie Torres Sotelo and Corinne Wurster. They threw us into second place. Everyone got up and swam well.

Senior Kate Larsen was part of three second-place stints for Muskego. South/Mukwonago took third place with 84 points, Waukesha West/Catholic Memorial finished fourth with 64 and Waukesha North/Kettle Moraine rounded out the field with 44 points.

“It’s a young team…a lot of energy but really a lot of talent and a lot of inexperience too,” Szczupakiewicz said. “They were nervous and excited, and that helped.”

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Three top swimmers who chose club over college https://masterdiver.net/three-top-swimmers-who-chose-club-over-college/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 13:44:26 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/three-top-swimmers-who-chose-club-over-college/ Minnesota continues to produce elite school-age female swimmers. This fall, that weighs heavily on the high school product. Three of the state’s top swimmers, including No. 1-ranked prospects in the classes of 2024 and 2025, have decided to forgo the school season to pursue other dreams this year. Third is Texas State No. 2-ranked senior […]]]>

Minnesota continues to produce elite school-age female swimmers. This fall, that weighs heavily on the high school product.

Three of the state’s top swimmers, including No. 1-ranked prospects in the classes of 2024 and 2025, have decided to forgo the school season to pursue other dreams this year. Third is Texas State No. 2-ranked senior rookie Emma Kern of Delano.

Kern, the reigning Class 1A state champion in the 100-yard backstroke (53.77 seconds) and butterfly (54.80), is focused on the U.S. Olympic Trials and/or the U.S. Junior National Team. She is ranked by Swimcloud just below Edina senior and Gophers recruits Katie McCarthy. Kern Swimming Club for Aquajets.

The top-scoring recruit in the Class of 2024, Eden Prairie junior Caroline Larsen, is the reigning Class 2A state champion in the 50-m freestyle (22.66) and 100-m breaststroke (1:01.35). She swims for the Foxjet team.

Andover sophomore Grace Rabb, the No. 1 prospect for the Class of 2025, is the reigning Class 2A state champion in the 100 backstroke (54.46) and 200 individual medley (2:01.79). She swims for the Aquajets.

“These kids have decided to take advantage of having more opportunities to compete at a higher level. They will also have a more rigorous and demanding training schedule,” said Aquajets assistant coach Chris Aarseth, who is also a coach. -head in Minneapolis Southwest. “We’re at a place right now where we have good young talent in the state.”

Time and again

Visitation has held the Class 1A championship trophy since 2013. It will be no different in 2022. The Blazers will claim their ninth consecutive crown; it would be 10 but there was no state meeting in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minnetonka is also favored to repeat in Class 2A, but Lake Conference rivals Edina and Wayzata will present a challenge. Lake teams have won the last 11 titles: Edina seven, Wayzata three and Minnetonka one.

Well deserved honor

Hutchinson’s coach, Rory Fairbanks, was honored this summer as National Swim Coach of the Year by the National High School Athletics Coaches Association. He is in his 27e swimming coach year, its 23rd at Hutchinson.

The Tigers women’s team has consistently been one of the best in Class 1A under Fairbanks and have been crowned state champions three times (2003, 2004 and 2010).

TEN INDIVIDUALS TO WATCH

Carly Bixby, Blake, Jr.: first in the 200m freestyle and second in the 100m freestyle in class 1A. Middle School: undecided.

Paige Dillon, Minnetonka, Jr.: second in 2A 200 individual medley. Middle School: undecided.

Gabby Mauder, Woodbury, Jr.: first in 2A diving. Middle School: undecided.

Katie McCarthy, Edina, senior: first in 2A 200 and 500 freestyle. Middle School: Gophers.

Libbi McCarthy, Edina, freshman year: fourth in the 2A 50 free and sixth in the 100 free. Middle School: undecided.

Ella Passe, Visitation, senior: first in the 500 free 1A and second in the 200 free. Middle School: Duke.

Cate Pawlaski, Andover, freshman: missed last year’s state meet due to illness. Middle School: undecided.

Claire Reinke, Wayzata, senior: first in 2A 100 butterfly. Middle School: Gophers.

Lily Van Heel, St. Michael-Albertville, second year: third in 2A 100 backstroke and 200 IM. Middle School: undecided.

Haley Zelen, Shakopee, senior: first in 2A 100 free. Middle School: Wisconsin.

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🏌️‍♂️Jayhawks finish eighth in season opener at Fighting Irish Classic – Kansas Jayhawks https://masterdiver.net/%f0%9f%8f%8c%ef%b8%8f%e2%99%82%ef%b8%8fjayhawks-finish-eighth-in-season-opener-at-fighting-irish-classic-kansas-jayhawks/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 20:47:06 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/%f0%9f%8f%8c%ef%b8%8f%e2%99%82%ef%b8%8fjayhawks-finish-eighth-in-season-opener-at-fighting-irish-classic-kansas-jayhawks/ SOUTH PLIAGE, Ind. – The Kansas men’s golf team finished play at the Fighting Irish Classic on Monday, finishing tied for eighth in a competitive 15-team field at Warren Golf Course. 29e-The ranked Jayhawks shot +10 on Monday to finish +4 for the tournament. The competition was won by No. 9 Florida, which shot -22, […]]]>

SOUTH PLIAGE, Ind. The Kansas men’s golf team finished play at the Fighting Irish Classic on Monday, finishing tied for eighth in a competitive 15-team field at Warren Golf Course.

29e-The ranked Jayhawks shot +10 on Monday to finish +4 for the tournament. The competition was won by No. 9 Florida, which shot -22, followed by Georgia Southern (-20) who placed second. 5th North Carolina (-19) finished third in the event.

The Jayhawks were led by freshman Will King, who shot a 69/68/71 to finish -2 for the tournament and tied for 17eplace, concluding his first collegiate event. King birdied on holes four and 17 in the final round. Two under-par rounds secured a Top 20 berth for King’s college debut.

Junior William Duquette remained consistent throughout the weekend, shooting a 71/68/70 to finish tied for 21st at -1. A first-round eagle set the tone for Duquette early, posting two even-laps or better. Duquette birdied on holes three and eight to finish tied on the final day.

Davis Cooper finished tied, tied for 26e with a low 66 (-4) on the team in the second round. Cooper started his final round with a bogey on the first two holes, but bounced back on birdie holes five and six, scoring a 71/66/73 weekend for the junior.

“We struggled a bit today and looked a bit exhausted after yesterday,” coach Jamie Bermel said. “We seemed slow at the start and we just couldn’t get any momentum. We are truly proud of Will King, a true freshman at his first college event. He grew on the golf course this week and seemed more and more comfortable as the tournament progressed.

Newcomers Cecil Belisle and Gunnar Broin made their Kansas debuts on Sunday. Belisle’s first event as a Jayhawk ended with a 69, birdying holes five and 12 in the opening round for a tournament score of 69/74/77 (+10). Broin also competed in his first event as a Jayhawk, posting a 75/72/76 (+11). Belisle finished tied for 63rd and Broin tied for 73rd respectively.

Playing individually, Hank Lierz tied for 68eposting a 68 (-2) in the final round for the team’s lowest score on Monday.

“This team has no margin for error, and we have to eliminate sloppy errors and unforced errors,” Bermel said. “It’s the first tournament of the year and there’s a lot to build on. We have a fast lap this week and we need to be ready to play Minnesota on Sunday!”

The Jayhawks next play Sept. 11 at the Gopher Invitational in Minneapolis.

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