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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!

 

 

Entries in Anderson Lim (4)

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!!!

Sunday
Jul292012

Fabiola Molina & Anderson Lim swim at the Olympics-Day Two

This morning we had our two first Bolles swimmers compete at the 2012 Olympic Games here in London.  Fabiola Molina for Brazil in the 100 Back and Anderson Lim for Brunei in the 200 Free.

Fabiola Molina swam in the second seeded heat and swam a 1:01.40.  She was .97 of her life time best and honestly I feel very bad.  Watching her train I really thought that she had a chance to break a minute and get a second swim and hopefully be in the final.  She is a fantastic swimmers that works very hard. A true professional that she deserved to finish her career with a better time.  Sorry Fabiola and thank you for trusting Coach Michael Walker and me with your training this season.  Here are a couple of picture from Fabiola's 100 back:

 

 

Anderson Lim only 16 years old debuted in his first Olympic Games by breaking the Brunei National record in the 200 Free this morning.  He swam a very good and smart race and went a great 2:02.26. His coach Christian Bahr was on the stands cheering for him.  I am very happy for both of them and for Brunei.  Anderson is a very hard working kid and very good teammate to everyone and I have no doubts that he will keep improving in the next years and he will come back to the Olympic games swimming that 200 free a lot faster.  Congrats!

Here is a photo of Andreson Lim and Joseph Schooling.

More swimming tomorrow morning with Jospeh Schooling in the 200 Fly and Ariana Kukors in the 200 IM.

GOOD LUCK to both of them!!!

Tuesday
Jul242012

First Night in the Village - Great Quote

I was waiting for the elevator to go down from my apartment to sit in the street and make a couple of phone calls and write this blog, when I saw the quote above. I don't know who placed the quote next to the elevator so everybody could see it. Either Team Singapore or Team Japan, but honestly it is a great idea to place quotes like this every day in a place where the athletes, coaches and everyone can see it and hopefully use it.

I know I can use it everyday in my life. Something I always tell my swimmers and my own kids about how to take care of their lives but many times I don't remember it for myself. Now it is time for the swimmers and coaches to believe in the work that they have done and the way they have prepared. Nothing else matters.

This is a great quote that we can use everyday of our lives and I want to encourage everyone to use it because you will see great results. Thanks BJ Bedford.

Time to call home and talk with Sandy and the kids and ready for my first night here in the Olympic Village. What am not sure is if my roommate Ian Turner is ready for my snoring ;-)

Great day today since I got to see Megan Fonteno, Ariana Vanderpool-Wallace, Fabiola Molina, Charlie Houchin, Kareem Ennab, Anderson Lim and Nimrod Shapira. Good Times!

Saturday
Jul072012

London Calling - First Day of our Olympic Journey

At the Jacksonville airport with Joseph Schooling ready to catch our first plane on our way to London.

I am very excited to spend the next few days with Joseph and the Singapore Olympic Team. It is a privilege to be able to be one of the Olympic coaches for Singapore and at the same time a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy the 2012 Olympic Games.

Today Charlie Houchin and Ariana Kukors are traveling to meet with the rest of the USA Olympic Team in Tennessee. Also Coach Michael Walker will be attending the camp to help them with the next week's training before they depart for France for the second part of their training camp.

Also today Fabiola Molina and her husband Diogo Yabe left for Brazil to get ready to meet the Brazilian Olympic Team. We will miss both of them next year :-( Fabiola will be arriving in London by July 16th to continue with her adaptation for the Games.

Anderson Lim from Brunei will leave Jacksonville with Coach Christian Bahr July 23th to be there a week before he races.

Zach Payne from the Cook Islands left already to meet with his team and we will meet him in London soon.

Six Bolles Sharks have already started their 2012 Olympic Journey. Keep following my blog that I will keep it updated as much as I can.

Thanks for your support and BE ONE WITH THE WATER MY FRIEND.