Tag Archives: Competitive Swimming

Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex – Swimming Hall of Fame

The following press release was issued by the City of Fort Lauderdale on September 21, 2012 The renovation of the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex – home of the International Swimming Hall of Fame – has received the critical go-ahead from the City Commission. I’m pleased to announce that the Commission approved this week an agreement […]

Doc Counsilman’s Curiosity Continues

Racing start velocity, body shaving, drag forces, and drinking chocolate milk for a quicker recovery after workouts are just a few of the subjects Joel Stager and his team of researchers at Indiana University’s Counsilman Center have been studying. The researchers are carrying on the work of James “Doc” Counsilman, regarded as one of the […]

Minimum Water Depths Under Starting Blocks

On July 20, 2012, the Facility Design and Construction Model for the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) was posted for public comment due October 14, 2012.  In section 4.8.3.3. a single sentence could change the industry standard for minimum depths  under starting blocks to 6 feet and 7 inches for a distance of 20 feet.  […]

Trainer speaks of the ‘Phelps performance legacy’ for aquatic sports

Michael Phelps’ personal athletic trainer believes the American swimmer’s scintillating performances in the pool have helped to transform aquatics forever. Keenan Robinson has been credited with being part of the team that helped to mould Phelps into the greatest swimmer of all time Robinson, who has helped to oversee Phelps’ development at the North Baltimore […]

Birmingham CrossPlex To Host NCAA Division II Swimming Championships

The NCAA has announced that they will be hosting the Men’s & Women’s NCAA Division II Championships at the Brimingham CrossPlex.  The Birmingham CrossPlex is a world-class facility designed for three primary sports: indoor track and field, volleyball, and competitive swimming and diving. Located just two miles from theBirmingham-SouthernCollegecampus, the Birmingham CrossPlex is proud to […]