Friday, April 27, 2007

We're mostly packed. Headed to New Zealand in the AM

We depart Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 28 at noon. We arrive in Christchurch on the 30th. Stops in Dallas, LA, Auckland.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Crafton Crocodiles 2007 Swim Meets and Important Dates

June 2 – Registration at Crafton Park 9 a.m. – Noon

June 6 - Registration at Crafton Park 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

June 9 – Car Wash Fundraiser at Busy Beaver 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

June 12 – Practice starts 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

June 15 – Last day to join Crocodiles – Registration at pool 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

June 16 – Car Wash Fundraiser at Busy Beaver 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

June 22 – Picture Day: Individual pictures 9 a.m., Team picture 9:30, practice will start following the team picture, more individual pictures can also be taken at that time

June 28 – Flick n Float (Movie and swimming fundraiser at Crafton Pool) 8 – 10 p.m.

June 30 – Relay Carnival Meet at Scott Pool, Arrive 8 a.m., Warm-ups 8:15 a.m.

July 4 – No practice

July 5 – Dual Meet at Green Tree Pool, Arrive 5:45 p.m., Warm-ups 6:00 p.m.

July 10 – Dual Meet at home versus Scott, Arrive 4:45 p.m., Warm-ups 5:00 p.m.

July 14 – Dual Meet at Mt. Lebanon Outdoor Pool, Arrive 7:15 a.m., Warm-ups 7:30 a.m.

July 18 – Dual Meet at home versus South Fayette, Arrive 4:45 p.m., Warm-ups 5:00 p.m.

July 24 – Championships Meet at Crafton Pool, Arrive 4:45 p.m., Warm-ups 5:00 p.m.

July 25 – Froggy Frolic (Private swim team party for swimmers and their families) 8 – 10 p.m.

July 26 – All Stars Meet at South Fayette, Arrive 5:15 p.m., Warm-ups 5:30 p.m.

July 27 – Last day of practice

July 29 – Banquet and Slide Show, Crafton Park 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Stanford Records Allegations a Hoax Records Allegations a Hoax The most bizarre story in collegiate swimming just got a little wierder. Two weeks ago, former Stanford swimmer Michael McLean made allegations that Cardinal men's swimming coach Skip Kenney had erased his and other swimmers' records from the team media guide. In a press conference today, Kenney admited that the whole ordeal was just a put-on in an effort to motivate the team prior to the men's Division I Swimming and Diving Championships.'

'We were talking about ways to fire the guys up,' said the longtime coach. 'It's pretty tough sometimes when you consider how good it is for these guys. For one, they're smarter than everyone else-it takes a 1400 SAT to even get a look. Second, they get free school (or they've got parents who can spring for $46K in tuition, room and board. They get great jobs, have hot girlfriends and get tons of free stuff from Nike.'