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Swimming Nostalgia

15 Jan

With only a few days left until the Miami Marathon I am getting a very familiar feeling; the “getting-ready-to-race feeling”. During taper week, when I was still swimming, my stomach would tingle when envisioning myself competing. It brings a big smile on my face to think of the good ol’ times. Here are some of my great swimming moments:

  • In 2002 I qualified for my first big international competition; the 2002 Junior European Championships in Linz:

    Marco in Linz 2002

    The picture was taken during warm-up in Linz.
  • In 2003 I was able to qualify again for the Junior European Championships, this time in Glasgow:
  • Got nominated for “two Basler Sport-Champions des Jahres” (2004/2005).

    (c) by Varadi: Taken at regional championships in Basel.

  • 2005: Choice to continue swimming career in the U.S. led to the making of the following video:
  • In 2006 I successfully competed at the NCAA Division II National Championships.
  • 2007 was one of the more successful years in my career – I competed for the Swiss National Team at the University Games in Bangkok:

    Picture taken during opening ceremony.

NCAA Division II Nationals

11 Mar


Seit Mittwoch bestreiten die besten Uni Schwimmer der zweiten Division in Indianapolis, Indiana die nationalen Meisterschaften, und da ich weiss, dass ihr es nicht erwarten koennt und unbedingt wissen wollt wie es lief, hier meine Resultate:

100y freestyle
prelims: 46.86

200y freestyle – 3ter Platz
prelims: 1:40.49
final: 1:39.28

500y freestyle – 10ter Platz
prelims: 4:36.35
final: 4:34.90

1000y freestyle
prelims: 9:30.33

in Meter entsprechen die Zeiten etwa folgendem:
100m Crawl – 51.68
200m Crawl – 1:49.90
400m Crawl – 3:57.95
800m Crawl – 8:18.98

… ist ganz ok …

Bestzeiten

6 Jan

Da ich ja nun alle meine Rennen in yards geschwommen bin, habe ich komplett neue bestzeiten… hier meine Bestzeiten mit der entsprechenden Meterzeit:

100 Freestyle
46,76 (yards) – 51,57 (meter)

200 Freestyle
1:40,34 (yards) – 1:51,8 (meter)

400 / 500 Freestyle
4:33,94 (500 yards) – 3:57,12 (400 meter)

100 Butterfly
50,80 (yards) – 56,95 (meter)

200 Butterfly
1:58,58 (yards) – 2:09,92 (meter)

last swim times

6 Jan

hallo ich wollte euch nur noch kurz meine zeiten des letzten wettkampfes geben:

Men 100 Yard Butterfly
Prelims 51,46
Final 50,80

Men 4×200 Yard Freestyle Relay
1) Ferraro, Marco 1:40,34 2) Riddle, James 1:41,71
3) Condorelli, Vicente 1:44,25 4) Sintjago, Rinaldo 1:43,72

Men 100 Yard Freestyle
Prelims 46,76
Final 46,90

Men 4×100 Yard Freestyle Relay
1) Sintjago, Rinaldo 47,44 2) Achey, Chris 45,26
3) Frankenberger, Paul 46,45 4) Ferraro, Marco 45,75

Men 500 Yards Freestyle
Prelims 4:38.90
Final 4:33.94

UALR Christmas Meet Results

7 Dec

UALR Christmas Invitational 12/3/05
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Men 100 Yard Butterfly 51.43 (Prelims) 52.75 (Final)

Men 200 Yard Freestyle 1:44.88 (Prelims) 1:41.99 (Finals)

Men 200 Yard Butterfly 1:58.58

Men 400 Yard Medley Relay 3:23.08
1) Achey, Chris (50.45) 2) Ladrat, Valery (55.51)
3) Manning, Jon (50.87) 4) Ferraro, Marco (46.25)

Men 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
1) Ferraro, Marco (1:42.55) 2) Condorelli, Vicente (1:44.08)
3) Riddle, James (1:44.37) 4) Sintjago, Rinaldo (1:42.92)

Men 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
1) Sintjago, Rinaldo (47.12) 2) Achey, Chris (45.83)
3) Frankenberger, Paul (46.30) 4) Ferraro, Marco (45.96)

Schwimm Highlights @ OBU

4 Dec


Ich hab gestern die Limite für die NCAA Division II Championships geschafft.

european.connection. for life
PS updates zum Wettkampf kommen bald.

Wettkampf Update [de]

20 Nov

OK, in den letzten wochen ist hier viel gelaufen. die ersten stressigen prüfungswochen, wettkämpfe und mehr.

für die schwimmer unter euch, will ich hier ein kleines update an zeiten die ich geschwommen habe geben. für zwischenzeiten geht auf www.obuswimming.com eum die zeiten auf meter umzurechnen geht auf www.collegeswimming.com und klickt auf den “Time Converter”.

Dualmeet vs. Henderson State University
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Men 200 Yard Freestyle 1:41.27
Men 100 Yard Freestyle 47.54
Men 100 Yard Breaststroke 1:01.34

Dualmeet vs. Centenary College
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Men 4×100 Yard Medley Relay 3:30.30
1) Achey, Chris
(52.31) 2) Ladrat, Valery (56.50)
3) Sintjago, Rinaldo
(53.58) 4) Ferraro, Marco (47.91)
Men 100 Yard Backstroke 55.24
Men 500 Yard Freestyle 4:44.30
Men 200 Yard IM 1:58.28

Dualmeet vs. Delta State
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Men 200 Yard Freestyle 1:41.38
Men 500 Yard Freestyle 4:47.73
Men 4×100 Yard Freestyle Relay 3:08.75
1) Achey, Chris
(46.46) 2) Frankenberger, Paul (47.88)
3) Sintjago, Rinaldo
(47.58) 4) Ferraro, Marco (46.83)

Henderson Invitational
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Men 200 Yard Freestyle 1:41.82
Men 500 Yard Freestyle 4:50.95
Men 200 Yard IM 1:56.05
Men 4×100 Yard Freestyle Relay 3:08.08
1) Achey, Chris
(47.58) 2) Sintjago, Rinaldo (47.66)
3) Frankenberger, Paul (46.70) 4) Ferraro, Marco (46.14)