Do you think Michael Phelps could win Olympic gold in the OTHER 8 events?
We’re looking for some beach-reading suggestions this week. What’s your favorite book and/or movie that features swimming?
What do you think of the FINA list of approved suits, released on May 19, 2009?
Without seeing this person swim… what technique advice would you give a novice swimmer who is complaining of getting all “burpy” when swimming?
Just as with today’s question, has your coach ever shown up late for practice, and if so, did you secretly wish he or she didn’t make it?
Depending on your age, and your swimming goals, which is more important, training or competing?
Have you ever been filmed under water for your swimming and, if so, when you saw yourself, were you surprised by anything?
On high-stress days (like April 15th tax day in the USA) are you more likely to go swim or not go swim? Why?
When training gets really rough, and the voice in the back of your head tells you to back off a bit… what, or, in regards to yesterday’s article, WHO do you think of to push you to the next level?
How long of a taper do you need for a championship meet? When you reply, please state how old you are.
With the new rules coming, and the uncertainty of what will be legal, or illegal, will you purchasing a new “tech suit” this year?
What parts — if any — of your dryland/weight routine do you carry into the taper?
Do you use science on a regular basis and, if so, are there specific areas of sports science that you feel are more beneficial or user friendly to coaches than others?
Where do you think sports science and the application of research fits within the development of athletes for peak competition? The bottom line is, can coaches go forward without the aid of science and still be successful at the elite level?
We’re curious… are you attending or coaching at a swim camp this summer? If so, which one(s) and why and what are your camp goals?
Please answer on the survey if you’re a swimmer or a coach. The topic is private lessons.
Are you doing a swim on Saturday to raise money for Richard Quick/Swim Across America, what will you do/how have your organized your swim?
Got a good set for when the water in your pool slips into the mid 70s (24 Celsius)? Or climbs to the high 80s (30-31 C)?
When you respond to this week’s question, please let us know if you’re a coach or a swimmer, and thanks for helping us with a bit of market research.
What do you do (or what can you do) to gather inner strength and confidence before a race?
Coaches: What do you do to get all your assistants on the same page with you? Swimmers: What are the effects of your coaches being (or not being) consistent?
What will you be focusing mostly on for 2009? Technique or fitness.
Why will you swim in 2009?
Are you swimming on Thursday?
Do you believe the “new” body suits are cheating?
As we approach the middle of the season for many age-group teams, what’s been working for you? What new things did you add to your program, post Olympics, that are bringing results?
As the holidays approach, what’s more important…
What are you thankful for this year relating to your swimming?
What is swimming success?
In a pool used primarily for Masters and age-group swim practice and for lap swimming (and not for lessons), what’s the ideal water temp? Not talking meets here… but day-to-day practice time.