Coach Pete

Expert advice for Swimmers, Triathletes, and Coaches

US Swimming has a Backbone!

Kudos to US Swimming on their statement about Michael Phelps:

Updated Statement from USA Swimming Regarding Michael  Phelps  (2/5/2009)

USA Swimming has reprimanded Michael Phelps under its Code of Conduct by withdrawing financial support and the eligibility to compete for a period of three months effective today, Feb. 5, 2009.

This is not a situation where any anti-doping rule was violated, but we decided to send a strong message to Michael because he disappointed so many people, particularly the hundreds of thousands of USA Swimming member kids who look up to him as a role model and a hero.

Michael has  accepted this reprimand and has committed to earn back our trust.



February 6, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Because You Can – Tri-athletes


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My son recently sent me an interesting concept of  fund raising going on throughout the Nation for a cure of Prostrate Cancer it is called “Because You Can ” all of the proceeds benefit Athletes for a cure….Check it out by going to:

February 4, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Michael Phelps…What’s going on???

Mike…what the heck are you thinking about ? The greatest swimmer ever, the coolest guy in town, the golden boy of our sport. You have so much to live up to, you are the inspiration to all of us in the great arena of sports. These are some of the things that I am thinking about. Why waist it all? The statement that you are only 23 years old and that it was an immature thing to do can go just so far….I wrote an article some time ago that “Doping is for Dopes” well I would hate to put you into that class….but give us a break Mike and clean it up ! If you think I am being tough on you, and you are under a lot of stress to be the All – American Hero….Think about the kids who look up to you.When they Think about you now, will they think of your eight gold medals or will they think of you sucking on a bong !


February 3, 2009 Posted by | Age Group, Coaches, Masters Swimming, Parents, Uncategorized | Leave a comment