There's a lot of talk in sports circles about family. But we haven't been very good to some members of our family. We're lucky they still talk to us, still love us enough to hang in there and try to help us to get better.
The podcast is coming back with a roar. I just finished recording a pod that will go up on Tuesday, August 20th that I’m really excited about. I spoke with Cejih Yung, and without spoiling it too much, there’s a lot in there for anyone who works in swimming and wants to make a living.
Gwangju went very poorly for the Danes. One can hardly blame the swimmers as their preparation for the meet was the opposite of ideal. It was therefore fairly important, less than a year out from the next Olympics, that they quickly regroup with a plan for Tokyo success.
There are a number of ways to improve your swim coach, of which telling them or other people how dissatisfied you are with them is not particularly effective. Here’s one way that can really juice up the improvement curve on your coach: pay them more.
For the first time ever, here’s a book review. I recently “read” David Epstein’s latest book, “Range”. I say “read” because, as reader and friend Erik Wiken so rightfully knows, I am loathe to read any books, and so I cheated. I listened to it on audible.
There’s some not good stuff happening. It feels like every few days I should write about one of these topics, and I just fall further behind. So, for those that care, here’s a summary of what’s not going right in the past few days.