I Am Not a Statistician AND I Should Not Play One on Facebook: COVID in Context

Two things the COVID-19 Pandemic has taught me {Partially due to listening in on a UPenn Social Work Research Methods graduate class being taught from my living room via Zoom} : Numbers Matter – From transmission rates to job loss percentages in specific demographics I Am Not a Statistician AND I Should Not Play One […]

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NOAA’s NWS “Wave Safe with Bruckner Chase” – Knowledge & Wisdom for Safety and Performance

Hang around an ocean athlete or lifeguard and you will hear them tell others that before you show up at the beach you need to “Know before you go,” and in the first segment of the Ocean Wise series we talked about what that knowledge needs to encompass.  Once in, on or even near the […]

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NOAA’s NWS “Wave Safe with Bruckner Chase” – Feet in the sand, Toes in the water…Know before you go

Swimming is an intellectual pursuit, and of all the disciplines ocean swimming rewards those who can take a vast amount of knowledge, an intimate awareness of every moment and apply both to moving across the waves.   Winter pool time is spent mastering lane etiquette, stroke mechanics and interval protocols beside turbulence decreasing lane lines, but […]

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Respect the Ocean: Know the Cold

With pools and gyms closed athletes are looking to the outdoors and open water for training, health and well-being.  While looking for a remote trail does not present too many dangers venturing into remote, unknown and un-guarded open waters can become dangerous and even deadly in seconds.  The recent NOAA Wave Safe series covers a […]

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Mindfulness Meditation for the Endurance Mind: Practice for when it isn’t perfect

Mindfulness Meditation and the Endurance Mind If your endurance training program does not include an active and ongoing guided mindfulness meditation practice as part of your weekly training schedule then you may not be reaching your potential regardless of what your coach, watch and power-meter may say. Following is the science and then experience side […]

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Ocean Wise Series – Building Safer, Stronger, Wiser and Faster Ocean Athletes and a Legion of Ocean Heroes

Swimming is an intellectual pursuit, and of all the disciplines ocean swimming rewards those who can take a vast amount of knowledge, an intimate awareness of every moment and apply both to moving across the waves.   Winter pool time is spent mastering lane etiquette, stroke mechanics and interval protocols beside turbulence decreasing lane lines, but […]

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