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I want to talk about leadership. Your influence as a sports director has been far-reaching for quite some time.
Our conversation with Tom was walk through 45 years of swimming history in and out of his history-making career, being the only Canadian swim to date that has medaled in three consecutive Olympic Games. Tom's journey to where he is now has ebbed and flowed naturally; he talks about what he's learned, challenges that he has experienced, the joys of success and the bitterness of defeat, and how that has developed the framework of a growth mindset.
Watching their commitment through the years of tough losing seasons, winning seasons, and being so close so often has always been inspiring. It displays a level of commitment that I deeply respect and find honorable. A commitment to a goal, ideal & principles. How is this connected to current events? Shortly after the 2020 Superbowl, lockdown measures were put into place; the months following proved difficult for so many people and disastrous for some businesses. Lockdown, what did that mean? It meant that there was an invisible threat that we were learning about as researchers and doctors themselves learned more about; it was a fluid situation. I recall the speed at which everyday life moved from ordinary to something unknown for most of us;
it was minutes.
We spoke with Sean Baker of the Markham Aquatic Club. Sean has been a pillar of the Canadian swimming community for the past 30 plus years. He's had the opportunity to coach from coast to coast and has always strived to make swimming better in his community. He is unapologetic about winning, his desire to win, and his performance expectation so long as it's done in the right way. He's a proponent for athletic development and is a master of team building.
In the same vein, can you separate results from experience or, better said, an exceptional result versus enjoying an extraordinary experience as an athlete? In the shoes of an athlete, um, is it worth sacrificing one for the other? Would you sacrifice the totality of an awesome experience for the result?
I don't know why you'd have to sacrifice one for the other. One of the things that I have bought into and truly believe in is developing habits and that habits will culminate into something great. I watched a documentary on Tony Robbins; something that I love that he said is that we all overestimate what we can do in a year, but we all underestimate what we can do in a decade. If you focus on developing habits, you can't help but have greater experiences. It's a culmination of your moments that are going to wind up creating success and creating happiness.
We spoke with Kris Hildebrand from the Exceleration triathlon club in Vancouver, BC. Kris is an experienced coach with 32 years on deck in both swimming and triathlon. He's been at the Exceleration triathlon club for the last 14 years. And today, we're here to talk to him about his philosophy behind why he does what he does and his program. Kris shares his philosophy on training, his view of sport and its place in society, and what makes the Exceraltion Triathlon club what it is. You can find the Exceleration Triathlon club and Kris at https://www.excelerationtriclub.ca/
The semi-finals of the International Swimming League wrapped up today, laying the path forward to the finals on November 21 & 22, 2020. Energy Standard, London Roar, Cali Condors & LA Current will compete for the ultimate title in the professional swimming world - The ISL Championship.
The team reigns & individuals strive for wins in a challenging format. Watching world and country records get broken and having teams rally together for relay team wins and jackpot points make this league just so exciting.
With match ten wrapped up after four weeks, the stage is set for the International Swimming League's semi-final.
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing people and organizations' power to transform their communities and the world. We have all become accustomed to the outrageous Black Friday scenes of people getting trampled to secure the latest and hottest toy out just in time to start the holiday buying season. It seems to draw out the worst in people, and there is no virtue in a gift that comes at the expense of someone else's well being, nor is a disposable item worth the hype.
It is a reinvention of the sport of swimming. It brings an evolution to the sport of swimming, pulling it into current times. It is a professional league that showcases the talent and ability of so many high ranking athletes. These athletes seldom have the opportunity to achieve the notoriety or benefit from the exposure that the ISL provides.
The Missile goggle is a go-to product for so many because of its versatility. Imagine a cross between an old Swedish swim goggle and a traditional medium profile training and racing swim goggle, and that is the Missile. Its inner orbital eye fit and four adjustable nose pieces put the goggle in the swimmer's eye socket; the soft silicone gaskets & the adjustable nose pieces allow a narrow or wide fit depending on the size of the swimmer. The bonus is the quality of the anti-fog and how long it lasts.
We all know...anecdotally that physical activity has a positive effect on mental health and our physical health. The research and evidence show, "Regular physical activity comprised of cardiovascular and resistance exercise has many mental health benefits. The longer you stick with your exercise schedule, and the more often you exercise, the more benefits you'll see. For example, research shows that regular physical activity can help with anxiety, stress, cognitive performance, and mood".
There are so many organizations big and small across Canada that provide programs for people of all ages. We have compiled information for swimming, triathlon and multisport programs below.
The Missile goggle is the go-to goggle for so many swimmers worldwide - from youngsters up to those taking charge at the Olympic games. Why? Because the goggle works. Its inner orbital eye fit sits in the eye socket, creating a personal fit for so many & the adjustable nose pieces allow fitting on small and larger faces. As with all Vorgee products, the anti-fog is long-lasting. Click read more & lets go through the features and highlight what you get with your purchase.
The perfect combination of products to care for your body, hair and swimwear in an eco-concious way.
The Vorgee Aqua Range features three components: A body wash, a hair rinse and bathing suit wash that the Aussie's like to call a "Tog" wash.
Ever used a slimy, grimy kickboard or pull buoy? Here's why it was and your solution. EVA foam is expanded or foam rubber. Because EVA is a buoyant material, it is used in kickboards, pull buoys, aqua fitness equipment, fishing and water sports gear, and non-traditional items like floating eyewear. EVA foam remains strong at low-temperatures, retains its resistance to UV radiation and stress-cracking, and possesses hot-melt adhesive waterproof properties.