Tag Archives: swim stroke

Early morning pool brain

“You’re too snuggly,” my wife admitted at 4:45 this morning when her cellphone alarm began beeping a third time. Guilty as charged. I had my arm over her warm body under the covers. The sweet smell of her hair in … Continue reading

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No longer a fool in the pool

Today I felt good in the water. Perhaps you know the feeling too. After weeks or months or years of swimming, running or riding, you reach a point where things come together a bit. You feel the flow. My wife … Continue reading

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Kick you fool

This weekend we’re heading up to Madison, Wisconsin to do the half-marathon. I’m simply hoping my tight old hips hold up all thirteen miles, but I’ll take what I can get. On Saturday, both Sue and I are having swim … Continue reading

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Swim time

There comes a time in every athlete’s life when it does no further good to offer up excuses why things aren’t happening like they should. When I started swimming three or four years ago, I could barely manage a couple … Continue reading

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Baby’s got back

This swimming thing is turning out to be a blessing on a number of fronts. As the combination of learned form and increased endurance add up, it is finally possible to enjoy the experience of being in the pool. Up … Continue reading

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Rust never sleeps, but neither do swimmers

It’s been hot outside and Sunday presented an opportunity to perhaps gather our swim gear and take one last trip to Centennial Beach in Naperville. But by the time we go home from riding and a meetup with friends at … Continue reading

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Are things going swimmingly for you this summer?

by Christopher Cudworth The alarm rings at 4:30. It doesn’t care how you feel. How you slept. Who you slept with. Or how many days this week you rose at 4:30. It’s 4:30. Get up. The windshield wiper does not … Continue reading

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