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Thank you for stopping by.  My name is Sergio Lopez Miro and I have been involved in the swimming world as a swimmer or as a coach for almost 40 years.  Swimming has given me a path in life and my goal is to share some of my thoughts and experiences here with you.  Let me know what you think and enjoy!

 

 

Tuesday
Jul302013

Joseph Schooling Swims a Good First Race at Worlds in Barcelona

Today Joseph Schooling had his debut at the World Championships with the 200 Free.  This morning Joseph swam well, 1:50’16, but was a little of his best time.  He was in control of the race very well from the beginning with an great 150 meters split with a 1:20’88.  Before this last turn he took a very sloppy breath right before and he lost his stroke.  After the turn he lost control of his race and had a tough last 50.

Still Joseph swam his Fastest morning time ever and his second best time ever in this event. I believe 100% that this 200 Free will be a very good event for Joseph in the future.  Watch out World ;-)

Hoy Joseph Schooling ha debutado en este Mundial con los 200 Libres.  Esta manana Jospeh nado bien aunque un poco fuera de su major marca personal.  Empezo la carrera en control con unos muy buenos 150 metros con un parcial de 1:20”88, pero perdio el control antes de dar la vuelta de los 150 al respirar doble.  Yo creo que despues de la vuelta paso de ir primero sin preocupacion a nadir con desespero.

Aun asi esta es la major marca que Joseph ha hecho nunca por la manana y aun mas siendo la primera prueba en su primer Mundial.  Yo creo al 100% que el 200 Libres sera una gran prueba para Joseph en el future. ;-)

GOOD LUCK TOMORROW JOSEPH!!!

BUENA SUERTE MANANA JOSEPH!!!

Tuesday
Jul302013

Gisela Morales Breaks her National Record after Four years here in Barcelona at Worlds

Great day for Gisela Morales since she broke her own National Record in the 100 Back today here in Barcelona at the 2013 FINA World Championships.

Gisela's video of the 100 Back National Record at the 2013 FINA World Championships:

I am very happy for her, her family and her coach back home Marco Antonio Caal.  Gisela stopped swimming for over a year and half and at the end of 2012 she contacted me because she wanted to come back to swimming and wanted me to coach her.  I was very excited to her that she wanted me to be her coach since I have known her for many years and I have watched her swim since she was very young.  I was wanted her to come and swim with me at West Virginia but when I went to talk with the coach she had already committed to AuburnL.  Well the World works in funny ways and now I had this chance in front of me.  The challenge was that she just had a baby and that I had to coach her online since she lives in Guatemala.

Well we have been working together (Gisela, Marco and me) for the last 9 months and the results could not have been better.  The main goals for this season were: learn how to cope with taking care of the baby and training, balancing her married life and training and also balancing her professional life and the training.  So far Gisela has done a tremendous job listening, learning and sharing with me her thoughts and experiences, and I have learned a lot at the same time from coaching her and having to think outside the box with this situation.

 

She swam an impressive 1:02”12, her last best time was 1:02”46 from 2009 and with the FAST suits.  Very impressive for a 26 year old mother of a beautiful young boy.

Gisela Morales rompio su propio Record Nacional desde 2009

Gran dia para Gisela Morales rompiendo su propio record Nacional de Guatemala de los 100 Espalda aqui en los Mundiales 2013 de Barcelona.

Yo estoy muy contento por ella, su familia y su entrenador Marco.  Gislea dejo de nadar durante mas de dieciocho meses y a finales del 2012 me contacto ya que queria volver y queria que yo la entrenara.  Yo super content de que ella quisiera que yo la entrenara ya que la conocia como nadadora desde que era joven y yo siempre crei que era un grantalento.  Hasta cuando yo estaba de entrenador Universitario en West Virginia University fui ha hablar con su entrenador pero ella ya se habia comprometido con la Universidad de Auburn :-(.  Pero bueno la vida funiciona de manera interesante y ahora se me presenta la oportunidad.  El reto era que ella acababa de tener el bebe y que la iba a tener que entrenar a traves del internet ya que vive en Guatemala.

Bueno hemso estado trabjando juntos (Gisela, Marco y yo) durante los ultimos nueve meses y los resultados no podrian haber sido major.  Los objetivos principals para esta temporada han sido: aprender como compaginar cuidar del bebe y los entrenos, aprender a compaginar su vida de casada y los entrenos, aprender a compaginar su profesion y los entrenos.  Hasta ahora Gisela ha hecho un gran trabajo escuchando, aprendiendo y compartiendo conmigo y Marco sus pensamientos y experiencias, y yo he aprendido mucho al entrenarla y tener que pensar de manera no usual al planificar sus entrenos.

Hoy ella nado un impresionante 1:02”12.

FELICIDADES GISELA Y MARCO!!!!

;-)

Monday
Jul292013

Federations Party at Beautiful Old Famoys Beer Factory

Great last night for Sandy and me. We were invited to a celebration of the 2013 FINA World Championships by the Catalan & Spanish Federations. The location could not be better, the old factory of the famous Catalan beer Cervezas Damm.

It was nice to see many old friends and spend few hours with my beautiful wife Sandy. Both of us love Barcelona and after some chatting and sone beers we took the Metro to have some tapas downtown. We got to one of our favorite places by 11:00 p.m. and it was very crowded so we went to a new place for us named "Obama". Interesting place with great food. We had some tapas and a refreshing "Clara" (beer with lemonade ;-). You got a tried it is smooth and refreshing.

Before the live music came on we left since I was falling asleep and my sweet wife gave me a pass to go back to the Hotel and rest. I guess we are getting old ;-)
In few minutes I will post about our swims today.

Thanks for following!

Sunday
Jul282013

Todorovich does it Again-23"47-50 Butterfly at World Semis

Another Personal Best Time by Mario Todorovich. The Croatian swims fast again tonight at the Semis of the 50 Butterfly here in Barcelona.

Tonight he blasted a 23"47 placing 14th in the World. Very happy for him, his coach Pero back home and for his country. Proud of you my friend.

Watch the video here:

Otrs mejor marca personal esta noche para nuestro Croata Mario Todorovich.

Esta noche Mario ha hecho un excellente 50 Mariposa aqui Barcelona en las Semis del Mundial. Un gran 23"47 quedando el catorce del Mundo.

Muy contento por el, su entrenador en Croatia Pero y por su pais. Muy orgulloso de mi amigo.

Disfruta del video

Sunday
Jul282013

Mario Todorovic Semi Final in 50 Fly at Worlds

This morning Mario Todorovic representing Croatia swam a best time and qualifies for tonight's SemiFinals in the 50 Butterfly with a personal best time of 23"53.

Mario has been training with us at Bolles this past season and has been swimming very well so far in all the meets he has gone.  We will see how FAST he goes here at Worlds.  Hopefully very fast so the Croatian Federation will keep supporting him so he can train with us and get ready for Rio 2016.

Tonight Mario's will have to probably break the Croatian National Rccord in this event (23'18) in order to qualify for the A Final.  So far he swam the first event for anyone of our swimmers and did a Best Time since 2009 ;-)

CONGRATS Mario & Good Luck Tonight!!!

Here is the video I took from our team section this morning.  Enjoy!!!

Hoy Mario Todorovich the Croacia ha conseguido su mejor marca personal desde el 2009 en el 50 Mariposa con un tiempo de 23"53.  Este tiempo lo clasifica para la Semifinal de dicha prueba que se va a disputar esta noche en el Palau Sant Jordi.

Mario esta entrenando conmigo en Bolles en el grupo de Profesionales esta temporada y la verdad que es un privilegio el poder entrenarle y aprender de el.  Ojala nada muy biene sta noche para que asi la Federacion de Croacia le ayude a quedarse con nosotros hasta Rio 2016.  Un gran talento pero mas aun una gran persona.

Arriba teneis el video de la carrera que he filmado con mi telefono en la seccion del equipo de Singapure.

Buena Suerte Marios!!!

Vamos!

 

 

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