NSW Long Course Championships Meet Report '17

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NSW Long Course Championships Meet Report '17

This weekend 8 Wett Ones put their training to the test and took to the pool at Sydney Olympic Park for State Long Course Championships. Swimming in the Olympic pool was as always a great experience for our swimmers and lent itself to some fantastic efforts with multiple PBs, gold medals, and two winning relays.

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Countdown to Rio #8 - Men of Steel

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Countdown to Rio #8 - Men of Steel

Well here we are folks, the opening ceremony is upon us, and the first action in pool begins in less than 24 hours. In this series (as well as doubling traffic to our site) I have reviewed Australia’s Olympic medal hopes in all the big events in the pool. I haven’t covered all of our incredible athletes, there just isn’t time here, but rest assured each are equally as deserving of the right to call themselves Australian Dolphins.

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Countdown to Rio #7 - Has Aus Learnt to Fly?

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Countdown to Rio #7 - Has Aus Learnt to Fly?

The butterfly stroke has a special place among the competitive swimming strokes. It has a reputation of being hard to learn and quickly exhausting. Yet when mastered, butterfly (or simply ‘fly’ to us swimmers) can be the most spectacular demonstration of strength and technique. Has Australia caught up to the rest of the world's great swimming nations in this, the king of strokes?

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Countdown to Rio #6 - Going the distance

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Countdown to Rio #6 - Going the distance

The distance freestyle events are to Australian swimming what Bondi Beach is to Sydney (a very surprising crowd draw?!). Gould, Rose, Hackett, Perkins, and more earned the right to call themselves Olympians by swimming through the pain for 16 or 30 laps.

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Countdown to Rio #5 - Breaststroke

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Countdown to Rio #5 - Breaststroke

It’s just one week until the start of Rio 2016! So far we have reviewed the chances of 17 of Australia’s finest athletes, and covered the backstroke, IM, and women’s freestyle events, as well as discussing the chances of some of our Olympic debutants. Now we turn to a stroke that has had its ups and downs in Australia – breaststroke.

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Countdown to Rio #4 - Individual Medley

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Countdown to Rio #4 - Individual Medley

With just one and a half weeks until the games, we now turn our attention to the Individual Medleys. Very few swimmers are the masters of all strokes and especially for the Australian men this has proven to be a difficult set of events to conquer.

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Countdown to Rio #2 - The Young Guns

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Countdown to Rio #2 - The Young Guns

Thirty-four athletes have been named to the Australian Dolphins Swim Team for the Rio Olympic Games. There is a strong blend of experience and youth with 21 swimmers to make their debut, while 13 athletes will become multiple Olympians including five who are off to their third Games. The oldest swimmer is five-time London Olympic medallist Alicia Coutts at 28, while Tamsin Cook is the youngest female and Kyle Chalmers the youngest male, both at 17. 

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Countdown to Rio #1 - Womens 4x100 (C&P Set 1)

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Countdown to Rio #1 - Womens 4x100 (C&P Set 1)

The Olympic Games are nearly upon us once again, and among the many things to look forward to, we of course have some incredible athletes competing in the pool to represent Australia!

Over the next three weeks, I will do my best to introduce you to some of our best medal winning chances for the aquatic events in Rio, and of course, the comments section is open for your thoughts and medal tips too!

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Cook and Phillip Park Pool!!

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Cook and Phillip Park Pool!!

The popularity of our Saturday swimming sessions is well known, but Andrew 'Boy' Charlton Pool is now closed for the winter so we are trialing Saturday sessions at Cook and Phillip for the first time!

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Proud to Play 2016

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Proud to Play 2016

Like all good sportspeople, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. This was the case of the inaugural and very successful Proud to Play (P2P) sporting festival held in Auckland New Zealand in February 2016. Rising from the ashes of what was originally meant to be an Asia Pacific Outgames, local organisers worked exceptionally hard to ensure LGBTIQ athletes from across the Asia Pacific had a platform to unite and prove that gay people can and do play sport.

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About your shoulders

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About your shoulders

Swimmers: your shoulders are the most vulnerable part of your skeleton. The video shows how the shoulder normally rotates. Problems arise when muscular imbalance pulls one of the joints out of alignment, causing the ligaments to scrape against a surface of bones. Use this video to recognise instructions from your coach about shoulder actions.

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Wett Ones Members Survey Results

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Wett Ones Members Survey Results

We surveyed our members to help the new committee get a better understanding of those who are engaged with the club and what they want out of it. Some of the key results are shared here.

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Holiday Period Training Times

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Holiday Period Training Times

Wett Ones training will continue throughout the festive period, meaning you have no excuses not to burn off those mince pies, and use that turkey dinner (or should that be seafood barbie?) as protein fuel for your swimming!

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A Guide to The Summer Season

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A Guide to The Summer Season

This summer (long-course) season we will have two 'target meets', selected by the coaches and committee based on the number of swimmers likely to attend and their relative importance to the club. These meets are of course, Proud to Play in Auckland, and our own carnival at Sydney Uni at the end of May.

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