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matysekj
May 6th, 2008, 12:06 PM
With the completion of this week's nationals, I now sit firmly in 11th place for the M45-49 200 Breast in the event ranking (http://www.usms.org/comp/meets/toptimes.php) from the meet results database. There are still some meets not included for this year, but I'm pretty sure this 11th will hold up for the year. Damn.:cry:

I have the pleasure of seeing more than just the top 10 for the official top 10 lists at year-end, and if this one holds up, it will be my tenth 11th place finish in the top 10 list over the years. I challenge anyone out there to out-11th place me!

Anyone else want to commiserate over their good fortune of landing 11th place overall so far this year?
:bitching: :violin:

Karen Duggan
May 6th, 2008, 12:30 PM
Waaaah. :violin: :smooch:

I challenge you for 2nd place finishes at Nationals! I have 9 I can think of off the top of my head!

I honestly don't know which is worse, 2nd or 11th. I think I'll have to go with 2nd. Would that make me a "champion bridesmaid"?

mpmartin
May 6th, 2008, 12:36 PM
Karen, if I got anywhere in the top 10 I'd think I died and gone to heaven. I'd even settle for 10th.

Swimmer Bill
May 6th, 2008, 01:09 PM
John Feinstein wrote a great article several years back (SWIM Mag.), and it was about being the king of 11th place finishes at USMS Nationals.

I'm sure I have a copy of it here somewhere....

:drown:

Donna
May 6th, 2008, 01:12 PM
I will probably be joining this club shortly when I get booted out of 10th in the 1650. Happened in the 1500 SCM 2006 too.

ande
May 6th, 2008, 02:16 PM
sorry about that

I suggest you swim faster faster
then you'll rank higher

it would be cool if each person listed in the data base had a hyper link
so that when you click on it
it would take you to all their individual listings

ande


With the completion of this week's nationals, I now sit firmly in 11th place for the M45-49 200 Breast in the event ranking (http://www.usms.org/comp/meets/toptimes.php) from the meet results database. There are still some meets not included for this year, but I'm pretty sure this 11th will hold up for the year. Damn.:cry:

I have the pleasure of seeing more than just the top 10 for the official top 10 lists at year-end, and if this one holds up, it will be my tenth 11th place finish in the top 10 list over the years. I challenge anyone out there to out-11th place me!

Anyone else want to commiserate over their good fortune of landing 11th place overall so far this year?
:bitching: :violin:

swimshark
May 6th, 2008, 02:56 PM
I was 8th in the 400IM until this week when an update bumped me to 12th :mad: I have made Top 10 in LCM and SCM butnever SCY and I was hoping this would be my year. Yuck. It will just make me swimmer harder next year.

The Fortress
May 6th, 2008, 04:29 PM
I was 8th in the 400IM until this week when an update bumped me to 12th :mad: I have made Top 10 in LCM and SCM butnever SCY and I was hoping this would be my year. Yuck. It will just make me swimmer harder next year.

You'll get there! Keep plugging away! I think it's gotten more difficult in the last 5 years or so to make top ten, especially in SCY. The competition seems more intense every year. Just go get 'em at Mt. Hood! :lolup:

Uh, Karen, 2nd is much better than 11th!

geochuck
May 6th, 2008, 05:11 PM
Please do not be like me!!!

Oh just to be ranked. You would never know unless you get in there and swim in a meet.

Unless I can become #1, 2, or 3 in my age group you will never see me swim in a masters meet. The last time I raced I was #2 behind the WR holder in my age group for the FLY, I was ashamed of my self because I knew how terrible he was. That was in 1998 and after a 25 year layoff, back in the water for 6 weeks. My 50 & 100 free were the same beaten by swimmers I did not respect. So no more competitions for me.

My goodness that is 10 years ago next week. Should I really swim in Oregon???

ViveBene
May 6th, 2008, 05:36 PM
Eleventh for 10 consecutive years seems to merit a special recognition award ... but 11th is not 12th (or 15th), and some of us will never get off the bus.

Good luck on the next set of swims!

:fish2:

VB

Midas
May 6th, 2008, 06:24 PM
In most events I'll be lucky to be in the 31st Place Club. The competition is tough on the national level, and that's a good thing! Personally, I'm just trying to be better for next year. I hope Clovis will be my first national meet, and I'm already looking forward to it!

Midas
May 6th, 2008, 06:26 PM
sorry about that

I suggest you swim faster faster
then you'll rank higher

it would be cool if each person listed in the data base had a hyper link
so that when you click on it
it would take you to all their individual listings

ande

Ouch! That sounds almost mean (if it wasn't an advertisement for your swimming faster faster thread). I'm sure we all know that to rank higher, we need to swim faster... :rolleyes:

carlos_fernandez
May 6th, 2008, 07:19 PM
Ouch! That sounds almost mean (if it wasn't an advertisement for your swimming faster faster thread). I'm sure we all know that to rank higher, we need to swim faster... :rolleyes:
:shakeshead:

Relax. It was a pun. The guy doesn't have to take the time to give out free advice, but he does so b/c he loves the sport.

And he's got the results to back up his theories/advice.

Glider
May 6th, 2008, 11:11 PM
Okay, you bumped me to what 12th, 13th, 14th...grrr. That's okay, I think I still took you down in the 50 and 100 in our best 2 out of 3 BR gridge:bump:

Have you gotten the Gary Eaton meet results yet? I'm thinking a 28.60 50 BR should make it...unless something goofy happens like last SCM season...

Mark


With the completion of this week's nationals, I now sit firmly in 11th place for the M45-49 200 Breast in the event ranking (http://www.usms.org/comp/meets/toptimes.php) from the meet results database. There are still some meets not included for this year, but I'm pretty sure this 11th will hold up for the year. Damn.:cry:

I have the pleasure of seeing more than just the top 10 for the official top 10 lists at year-end, and if this one holds up, it will be my tenth 11th place finish in the top 10 list over the years. I challenge anyone out there to out-11th place me!

Anyone else want to commiserate over their good fortune of landing 11th place overall so far this year?
:bitching: :violin:

matysekj
May 7th, 2008, 10:51 AM
Eleventh for 10 consecutive years seems to merit a special recognition award ...

Nah, not 10 consecutive years, just ten 11th places overall over the years. This will be my fifth 11th place in the SCY 200 BR, however (not consecutive).

skihwy
May 7th, 2008, 11:01 AM
Jim:

I was thinking the same thing about "our" 400IM:

10 Matysek, Jim 48 MOVY 4:51.36 4:52.59 1
30.81 1:06.02 (35.21) 1:44.85 (38.83) 2:23.68 (38.83)
3:03.33 (39.65) 3:44.80 (41.47) 4:19.55 (34.75) 4:52.59 (33.04)
11 Johnston, Mark A 47 CMS 5:07.00 4:53.92
29.61 1:03.00 (33.39) 1:42.23 (39.23) 2:21.17 (38.94)
3:03.69 (42.52) 3:46.39 (42.70) 4:20.68 (34.29) 4:53.92 (33.24)

I'm already working on my breaststroke!

Mark

geochuck
May 7th, 2008, 11:06 AM
I love to watch people swim breaststroke. But you won't ever catch me doing it.

matysekj
May 7th, 2008, 12:01 PM
Jim:

I was thinking the same thing about "our" 400IM

Sorry about that, Mark, but great time drop for that swim. My last 150 was painful and unmotivated in that swim, and was the reason why I didn't get under 4:50 (my target).

skihwy
May 7th, 2008, 12:50 PM
Thanks, Jim!

I was happy with my time drop.

My first time swimming the event was in March at 5:33, then the second time was April 1st at 5:12. I had to take the altitude adjustment to make the qual time.

My goal was to go under 5:00, so 4:53 was great. It's not often you can improve :40 seconds in less than two months!

But, I still have to say that I was disappointed when I saw that I finished 11th...10th would have totally made my weekend as I am not a distance swimmer nor 400IMer at all.

Any chance for revenge in Portland?

Mark

jroddin
May 7th, 2008, 02:58 PM
If it makes people feel better, I noticed that Jim Montgomery got 11th place in the 200 free (and 14th in the 100 free). Let me repeat - Jim Montgomery did not even place in the 100 free in his own age group!

When he got out of the pool he should have muttered under his breath that at least he has more Olympic gold medals than all those knuckleheads who beat him :thhbbb:

Swimmer Bill
May 7th, 2008, 03:49 PM
When he got out of the pool he should have muttered under his breath that at least he has more Olympic gold medals than all those knuckleheads who beat him :thhbbb:

For real?

notsofast
May 7th, 2008, 08:46 PM
Anyone else want to commiserate over their good fortune of landing 11th place overall so far this year?
:bitching: :violin:

Well, we all have our crosses to bear.
Mine is that I won't enter a meet until I'm fairly sure I won't finish DFL - BEA. (Dead F*%#@ing Last - By Embarrassing Amount).
That may never happen, unless I age up faster than the Portrait of Dorian Gray.
:oldman:
Seriously, I have heard that silver medal winners feel more disappointment than bronze medal winners, because they were so much closer to their prize. I guess you're in that boat, in a way. A good place to be, but frustrating.

Allen Stark
May 7th, 2008, 08:58 PM
I've been 2nd before and 11th before,2nd is better(lots better)

Waaaah. :violin: :smooch:

I challenge you for 2nd place finishes at Nationals! I have 9 I can think of off the top of my head!

I honestly don't know which is worse, 2nd or 11th. I think I'll have to go with 2nd. Would that make me a "champion bridesmaid"?