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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!

 

 

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Sunday
Dec162012

Ryan Murphy brings two Medals from Worlds back to Jacksonville.

These past few days we had three of our Bolles Sharks represented three different countries at the 2012 Short Course World Championships here in Istanbul, Turkey.  Anderson Lim (Brunei), Joseph Schooling (Singapore) and Ryan Murphy (USA) have done a very good job these past five days here in Istanbul.

Today has been the most exciting day of all.  Ryan Murphy had the day of his life today here in Istanbul by winning two Medals at the 2012 Short Course World Championships.  Ryan won a Bronze Medal in the 200 Backstroke in an Epic Race with Ryan Lochte and Radoslaw Kawecki from Poland.  The race came down to the last 25 and Ryan came 0.4 short from winning the Gold.  Amazing swim making him the third fastest All-Time Textile swimmer, and he is only 17!

Here are the splits and the video of his race tonight:

1- Radoslaw Kawecki      25.47 / 53.06 (27.59) / 1:21.24 (28.19) / 1:48.48 (27.24)

2- Ryan Lochte                25.16 / 52.73 (27.57) / 1:20.89 (28.16) / 1:48.50 (27.61)

3- Ryan Murphy                25.40 / 53.03 (27.63) / 1:21.09 (28.09) / 1:48.86 (27.77)

Here you have the video of the Medal Ceremony for the 200 Backstroke:

Ryan this morning swam a very comfortable 1:50.60 in the 200 Backstroke to qualify 2nd overall for tonight’s final.  I believe he swam the fourth fastest time of the year this morning.  Very good time for being the first time swimming in his life in short course meters.  His splits: 25.69 / 2.42 (54.11) / 28.75 / 27.74].

Here is the video of the Men’s 200 Back Prelims:

After the 200 Back Ryan was given the opportunity to be part of the 400 Medley Relay for the Prelims swim for USA.  That gave him an opportunity to swim for the first time the 100 Backstroke in short course meters. He swam next the current World Record Holder and did an excellent job with a 50.91 split that I believe is very good too for being the first time.  He would had been top eight in the Finals of the 100 Back here in Istanbul.

Here is the Video:

 CONGRATS RYAN!!!

 Joseph Schooling swam three Singapore National Records, one in the 50 Fly, one in the 100 Fly and another one in the 200 Fly.  His 100 Fly placed him 22nd with a 51.84 and the 50 Fly placed him 17th with a 23.58. In the 50 Fly he missed the SemiFinals by 0.01.  Joseph also helped Singapore in the 400 Medley Relay, 400 and 800 Free Relays.

I will post the videos of the 100 Fly and 50 Fly as soon as I get them from Singapore Swimming.

Joseph did not have a very good swim today and I think mainly because of really hurting his ankle over two weeks ago and not being able to really train properly and push his kicking.  His time was: 1:59.44 [26.18 / 29.87 (56.06) / 31.06 / 32.32]. 

Here is the Video of his race:

Anderson Lim did not have the best meet ever but he swam an almost Personal Best in the 200 Free with a 2:00.74 and he added a couple of seconds in the 400 with a 4:23.37.  In my opinion his strokes were good but he needed to push harder both events from the beginning and really push hard in the middle of his races.  Very young and with a great future ahead of him.

Amazing Finish by our Sharks and by Ryan Murphy of this first part of the 2012-13 season.  I am proud of all the swimmers, coaches and parents for making Bolles the great place it is.

CONGRATS BOLLES!!!