News: IM Arizona is coming up this weekend, New Iron Distance race in Nevada, Rappstar's points about the Long Course Champs swim, John's ITU update. 

This Weeks Discussion: We received an email from an up and coming pro asking about top level working athletes, around the nine mark. We want you to name people that you know that fit in this description and why you think they are able to be so successful. Comment here

This Weeks Photo: The boys in Hawaii. 

Age Grouper of the Week: Candice Wissbroecker sent through her husband Tim for age grouper of the week. Tim got hit by a SUV in 2010 while out training. The accident almost killed him. Never one to be held back Tim managed to get back into training and went on to complete IM Madison in a time of 11:49:30. Well done Tim!

Coaches Corner: This week John covers why swimming with bands is important and then he gives tips on how to do it effectively. 

Website of the Week: Jason Juszczak sent through this site. It's a place that will predict how your times for different running distances will slow as you get older. Check it out here.