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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Doing a Gazillion meters not cutting it? Try HIIT

HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training
Takes half the time as usual endurance training but burns 2 to 3 times more calories
What is it?
·         Involves short burst of effort 80 to 90 percent of your maximum heart rate
·         Followed by short periods of rest
·         Usually in 4 to 10 repetitions (ie 50 metre  sprints on 1 minute)
·         Endurance training is a predictable pace called ’steady state’ cardio where your body adapts to the speed and conserves energy whereas HIIT ( with bursts of all out and varied pace) keeps body from entering a comfort zone
·         Gains in muscle endurance and exercise performance similar to that of lengthier endurance training
·         Increases amount of oxygen to muscles making blood vessels work more efficiently lowering risk of heart attack and stroke
·         Produces ‘afterburn effect’ – a metabolic boost that makes the body  expend a high number of calories for hours after workout as well as during workout

Monday, January 10, 2011

Coach Nicolette smokes 'em!!!

Here is a link to one of coach Nicolette's races in London.
Have a look! (shes swimming in lane 4) she had asked me to remind you to pay attention to her underwaters, and have a look, she doesn't breath on the first stroke!

Way to go coach!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Muscle Cramps - now WHAT!!!!!!????

Want to find out what causes muscle cramps and then – what you do about them? Go to this link in the Globe and find out! It will save you the embarrassment of sinking when you should be swimming!! J

Monday, April 12, 2010

Coaches Corner (Without the green quote at top, sorry!)

Hello everyone:

The past two months have been very busy with meets and great swimming in the pool. A job well done

 by all.




1) In February we had one swimmer participate at the Burlington meet – John Hague. John did all personal bests

in 50, 100 & 200 Free as well as 100 Breast. Congratulations John on a job well done.

In March we participated at two meets:


2) Milton. We had ten swimmers attend who all did exceptional we improving or doing personal bests.

Women – JoAnne, Gina, Nina, Christine R & Alison

Men – Greg P, Louie, Rob D, Stephen & Gavin

I was very impressed will the above swimmers as all did personals best. At this meets we placed 7th out of 14 teams

which is a great showing as there was stiff completion. Congratulations to all.


3) Provincials. At Provincials we had seventeen swimmers travel to London.

Women – Darlene, Alison, Christine R, Julie, Gina, JoAnne & Jessie

Men – Richard, Gavin, Stephen, Gavin, Derek S, John H, John S, Chris W,  Rob D & Ed

A great performance was done by all with the club placing 10th out of 35 teams which is a great showing

as the level of competition was very high. Personal best and club records were achieved. I was very

impressed by all the swimmers with such great performances. Congratulations to all who attend Provincials.




Congratulations to the following for swimmers of the month:


February – John H & Darlene


March – Derek S & Barbara.




A new theme that has been introduced this year is a swim off swimmers vs coaching staff. To date the swimmers lead the series 2 – 0. The first swim off was in early March in 400 Im when the swimmers squiked out a win by less than 3 metres of Head Coach Eric.


In the second swim off the swimmers being honest destroyed the coach staff Eric & Michael in 400 Free by lapping.

However a challenge has been slated for another swim off in late April with the coach's indicating that a win will occur. Details will follow of date for this swim off.


Finally I am glad that everyone is enjoying themselves and is improving in their swimming and hope to see everyone soon.


Eric & Michael

Coaching Staff

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Swimmers Goal Sheets/ First Meet of the Season

Hello Everyone:
Well we are a month into the season and everyone is slowly getting back into form.
Just a few reminders:
1. Please remember to bring a t-shirt to practice along with other equipment - pull buoys and paddles.
2. Please try to show up on time as it makes it difficult for the coaching staff to rearrange lanes and is unfair to fellow swimmers.
3. Goal sheets - The coaching staff have been reviewing the goal sheets and have the following:
Women - Allison, Marney, Lynda, Kelly, Krystin, Gina, Darlene, Christine, Nina, Pamela & Joanne
Men - Chris, Greg, Rob D, John & Michael C. In order to help everyone develop and know what they want to achieve it is important for the coaching staff to receive those goal sheets. If we don't receive your goal sheet, it makes it much more difficult for the coaching staff to develop and help swimmers achieve their goals. Please submit ASAP for those that have not done so.
4. First Meet of the Season. We have our first meet of the season approaching - Not So Serious Meet - Sunday Nov 15 at Etobicoke. This is a great meet to attend and even for first time swimmers. Forms are available at the pool and are due back to coaching staff by Sunday Nov 8, 2009.
Hope to see everyone at the pool soon and enjoy the month of October and November swimming.
Coaching Staff
Eric & Michael 

Mississauga Masters Swim Team 


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