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March, 2014  // Posts published in March, 2014

31 Mar Tryout Training | Comments Off on Tryout Training: Day 4

Tryout Training: Day 4

Tryout Training: Day 4

Day 4’s pool workout for those preparing for our upcoming tryout, April 19th at the UTMB Field house. Be there at 7am! Warm up 300 swim choice stroke 300 kick (75 of each, IM order) Main Set 3 x 100 swim IM on 1:15 1 minute rest 3 x 150 swim on 2:50 1 minute […]

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28 Mar Tryout Training | Comments Off on Tryout Training: Day 3

Tryout Training: Day 3

Tryout Training: Day 3

Day 3 of our suggested workouts in preparation for the 500m swim under 9 minutes tryout for our Rookie School! Keep training! And give us a call for with any questions! Warm Up 300 swim choice stroke 300 kick IM order (75 each) Main Set 3x 200 swim on 3:55 (1 pull, 2 swim) 150 […]

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28 Mar Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Archie

Archie

Archie

Some people are wired different than others. Some candles burn brighter. Some people are larger than life. Archie Kalepa is such a person. Archie was the Lifeguard Chief in Maui for quite awhile. We are the same age and knew each other originally through the United States Lifesaving Association and forged a friendship through the […]

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27 Mar Tryout Training | Comments Off on Tryout Training: Day 2

Tryout Training: Day 2

Tryout Training: Day 2

Day 2 of workout suggestions in preparation for our second Rookie School tryout on April 19. Warm Up 300 swim choice 300 Kick with fins choice Main Set 3 x 100 swim pace on 2:15 50 easy 3 x 100 swim pace (faster times than first) on 2:15 50 easy 3 x 100 swim pace […]

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24 Mar Tryout Training | Comments Off on Tryout Training: Day 1

Tryout Training: Day 1

Tryout Training: Day 1

Our second tryout for the 2014 season is just under a month away! To help those of you who are preparing for our 500m swim in under 9 minutes, we will be posting pool workout ideas each Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the coming weeks to help get you ready for the tryout swim and […]

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21 Mar Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Warming Up

Warming Up

Warming Up

Finally! Spring feels like it’s just around the corner. After the long, long winter there’s finally that feeling in the air. The cold is still there but doesn’t seem to penetrate all the way to your bones and even if it’s cold in the morning you’re able to get by with a thin layer or […]

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15 Mar Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on San Luis Pass Patrol

San Luis Pass Patrol

San Luis Pass Patrol

Spring break got off to a slow, cold start this year. But we all know how fickle the weather can be in March and it pays to be prepared. Sure enough, each time the wind slowed down or the sun even hinted that it might come out people started appearing all over the beach. Fortunately, […]

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07 Mar Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Tryouts

Tryouts

Tryouts

The group of young men and women radiated nervousness as they lined up on the sand. “On your mark, get set, GO!” shouted the instructor as they raced down the beach around the tower and into the water. I was about half way out to the buoy when a group of good swimmers caught me […]

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03 Mar Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Breaking the Rules

Breaking the Rules

Breaking the Rules

Four heavy duty water barricades were interlocked and stretched across Boddecker Drive just before the entrance to East Beach. Captain Tony Pryor sat in his Beach Patrol truck working security. His job was to keep cars from entering East Beach. In years past we’ve had problems in the beach parks after the Strand area was […]

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