Busy 2012 schedule for Japan

Federations News

Top Japanese swimmers Kosuke Kitajima, Takeshi Matsuda, Ryosuke Irie, Aya Terakawa, Shiho Sakai, Haruka Ueda are gearing up for the London Olympics with the goal to win five medals, including one gold at least.
 
They underwent a tough training camp during the Christmas holidays, getting in shape for the upcoming Olympic trial to be held at the Tokyo-Tatsumi International Swimming Center from April 2-8, 2012.

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Trinidad & Tobago: The road to London

Federations News

The recently held ASATT Invitational which concluded on December 19, 2011 gave a few swimmers another springboard in their preparations for qualification in the London Olympics. This meet was sanctioned by FINA and allowed for official qualification if certain times were met. For the most part swimmers came just a bit closer to realizing their goals.

Joshua Romany, Dylan Carter, Joshua McLeod, Abraham McLeod and Sharntelle Mc Lean all made their mark and signaled their intent for London. Not participating but present on the final day of competition was Kimberlee John Williams who also indicated her desire to qualify for the Olympics. There are commonalities among all these athletes other than the obvious – key is the mindset and determination to succeed. A variable is the pathway to preparation.

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Brazilians swam 23 blistering marks in 2011

Federations News

The Brazilian swimmers conclude 2011 with 23 brilliant times. In all, 14 athletes and one relay team clocked times that would qualify them for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. In the last event of 2011, an additional five swimmers got the marks: Graciele Herrmann in the 50 free, Joanna Maranhao in the 400 medley, Henrique Barbosa in the 100 and 200 breast, Joao Luiz Junior in the 100 breast and Nicolas Oliveira in the 100 free. In open water swimming, Brazilian star Poliana Okimoto has qualified to dispute the marathon swimming race in London too.

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Sport Science Video Analysis Positions - London Aquatics Centre

London 2012 Highlights

Please find below information for NOC’s relating to the Sport Science Video Analysis (VA) positions available at the Aquatics Centre during the London Olympic Games 2012:

Location:
We have a limited number of VA positions available in the level 1 seating stand. 
•  VA positions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
•  A maximum of one (1) position will be allocated per NOC.
•  The VA positions are free of charge to NOC’s (unless an additional optional service is requested below).

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Beijing 2011, Day 3: Spain retains title, Russia ends at podium's door

Synchro World Trophy

Host China finished third - credit: Fei MaohuaSpain's stunning performance by the music "Stairways to Heaven", a routine they have been presenting since the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome, definitely stole the show on the final day of the 2011 FINA Synchronised Swimming World Trophy where the last event, Free Combination, was contested at Beijing's Water Cube. Canada finished second while China claimed third spot, ahead of the Russian team.

The last and longest event of the competition is the only one to be performed under the same FINA Rules that usually apply in other competitions. As a result, no accessories or additional equipment is permitted in the routine.

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