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"I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let the other swimmers think about me, not me about them." Amanda Beard - U.S.A. Olympic swimmer

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-05-08/sports-quote
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Kelly is USA Swimming's Alaska representative

...work and no play, however.USA Swimming also provided supervised swim practice each morning and Kelly got to meet Olympic swimmers Cullen Jones, Peter Vanderkaay and Jessica Hardy."Cullen was amazing," Kelly said. "He was listening to music...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-09-17/kelly-usa-swimmings-alaska-representat
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Recreational boating deaths highest in Alaska in '12

...a minor factor in cold-water survival rates. 'I'd rather have a non-swimmer with a life jacket on than an Olympic swimmer without one."In general, the Office of Boating Safety recommends always wearing a life jacket on open boats and open...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-26/recreational-boating-deaths-highest-ala
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LeBron James wins 3 trophies at ESPY Awards

...moment."James beat out Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps for male athlete honors.James mentioned his fellow nominees, then told them, "This is for all...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-07-18/lebron-james-wins-3-trophies-espy-awar
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McConnochie wins the Tour of Juneau

...field's tires to claim his third straight Tour of Juneau bicycle race on Sunday. McConnochie, a 51-year-old former Olympic swimmer from New Zealand, held a commanding 21 2-minute lead over Juneau's Chris Scholes after the first two stages...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080805/spo_20050808013.shtml
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Juneau man 270th in USA Triathlon nationals

...also worked on his swimming leg with some coaching from Juneau Racquet Club co-owner John McConnochie, a former Olympic swimmer from New Zealand. "I did quite a bit of my running with some of the guys in the local running group, including...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091102/spo_triathalons.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...that nobody can deny it any longer. ``Now everybody realizes that the emperor has no clothes,'' said former Olympic swimmer John Naber, now president of U.S. Olympians, an alumni organization. ``It's a cliche, but it's always...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030599/Spo_sides.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...fun being with all the teammates again." Team Rotary International of Juneau featured John McConnochie (a former Olympic swimmer from New Zealand), Scott Fischer, 18-year-old Danish exchange student Martin Strung and his father, Max Strung...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061701/Spo_Relay.shtml
From the sidelines

...that nobody can deny it any longer. ``Now everybody realizes that the emperor has no clothes,'' said former Olympic swimmer John Naber, now president of U.S. Olympians, an alumni organization. ``It's a cliche, but it's always...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030599/Spo_sides.html
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Meeting Ryan Lochte

...yards.Ryan was very nice about taking time to meet us and even though it was brief, we were both speechless and couldn't stop smiling. Since my sister and I are both competitive swimmers, meeting an Olympic swimmer was unbelievable.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-06-10/meeting-ryan-lochte
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