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ehoch
May 25th, 2008, 02:41 PM
Dennis Baker is making another run at that trials cut at the Grand Challenge in Irvine:

1 Cary, Patrick M 23 TROJ-CA 1:59.06 2:00.90
2 Kerekjarto, Tamas 28 TROJ-CA 1:57.54 2:01.61
3 Hasbani, Meir R 23 UN-CA/TROJ 2:00.13 2:02.11
4 Erazo, Eddie C 22 AZOT-CA 1:57.07 2:02.54
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5 Nagle, Brett E 18 DDSC-OR 2:05.00 2:02.98
6 Hernandez, Javier 20 HON 2:02.62 2:03.47
7 Wiggin, Chris A 20 UN-CA/UCSB 2:00.24 2:03.72
8 Brown, Austin M 17 RST-CA 2:05.27 2:04.24
9 Baker, Dennis G 46 DDSC-OR 2:07.04 2:04.68

He needs a 2:03.99 - another shot at it this afternoon...

ehoch
May 25th, 2008, 02:43 PM
Although I am a little disappointed he got beat by an older guy in the 100 Fly - way to go Paul and Dennis .. Paul Carter and Dennis Baker skipped Austin, but they are 2 of the very best in Masters swimming.



19 Carter, Paul V 50 UN-PC 58.58 57.82 q
27.05 57.82 (30.77)
20 Zimier, Karol 25 BSC-CC 58.03 58.12 q
26.62 58.12 (31.50)
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21 Shilling, Brand 16 SCSC-PC 52.97Y 58.13
26.92 58.13 (31.21)
22 Baker, Dennis G 46 DDSC-OR 59.38 58.16

Allen Stark
May 25th, 2008, 02:46 PM
Dennis is a great guy,I hope he makes it.:cheerleader:

swimshark
May 25th, 2008, 03:16 PM
Go Dennis!!!

ande
May 26th, 2008, 05:57 PM
what a great swim
shame he didn't make the cut

ande


Dennis Baker is making another run at that trials cut at the Grand Challenge in Irvine:

1 Cary, Patrick M 23 TROJ-CA 1:59.06 2:00.90
2 Kerekjarto, Tamas 28 TROJ-CA 1:57.54 2:01.61
3 Hasbani, Meir R 23 UN-CA/TROJ 2:00.13 2:02.11
4 Erazo, Eddie C 22 AZOT-CA 1:57.07 2:02.54
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5 Nagle, Brett E 18 DDSC-OR 2:05.00 2:02.98
6 Hernandez, Javier 20 HON 2:02.62 2:03.47
7 Wiggin, Chris A 20 UN-CA/UCSB 2:00.24 2:03.72
8 Brown, Austin M 17 RST-CA 2:05.27 2:04.24
9 Baker, Dennis G 46 DDSC-OR 2:07.04 2:04.68

He needs a 2:03.99 - another shot at it this afternoon...

ehoch
May 26th, 2008, 07:27 PM
Looks like he had to leave before finals --- he should have one more shot at it in a couple of weeks.

I think he has been going 2:04 for 3 years+ now. His 100 time is just not fast enough to go 2:03

Paul Smith
May 26th, 2008, 08:43 PM
Dennis is a great guy and an exceptional talent...and there are few that train as hard as the guy does.

I've spoken with him a few times about his training and like everyone else read about his routine, I'd love to see what he would be capable of if rested more than he typically has in the past (only a few days for worlds) and put in more time strength training and doing speed work.

On a related note....Jeff Commings missed the 100 breast cuts by about 1.5 seconds. Great effort on his part....he's been there before sand i know, would have loved to be there again doing more than reporting...hopefully it pissed him off enough to get ready for our 200 medley relay in Portland!

Sam Perry
May 26th, 2008, 10:28 PM
Dennis is a great guy and an exceptional talent...and there are few that train as hard as the guy does.

I've spoken with him a few times about his training and like everyone else read about his routine, I'd love to see what he would be capable of if rested more than he typically has in the past (only a few days for worlds) and put in more time strength training and doing speed work.

On a related note....Jeff Commings missed the 100 breast cuts by about 1.5 seconds. Great effort on his part....he's been there before sand i know, would have loved to be there again doing more than reporting...hopefully it pissed him off enough to get ready for our 200 medley relay in Portland!

Paul, work on him. I need y'all to carry my dead weight on that relay!

P.S. I am surprised you didn't attribute your quote in your signature. I know you didn't say that...

ande
May 30th, 2008, 03:31 PM
my Buddy Peter Nunan said
Dennis wore the Blue Seventy PointZero3+ swim skin (http://tinyurl.com/5ku3wa)
when he went 2:04.68 in the 200 LCM fly recently
(he was 2:06.94 in 2006)

The suit's mainly been used in open water swims but it's FINA (http://www.blueseventy.com/pointzero3/finaapproval.pdf) approved

Pete Nunan said several people wore them at Santa Clara and had excellent time drops

I'm curious to see how the suit compares to the LZR

looks like Speedo might have copied them
"blueseventy had produced a world first – a swim skin made out of rubber that neither floated nor sank"
Story (http://www.blueseventy.com/pointzero3/story.html)

Triathlon shops carry it

joy
May 30th, 2008, 05:03 PM
Dennis likes it better than the LZR. Rogue Santos wore one at National SCY and really liked it. They are around 300 compared to 550 for the LZR. Give or take a few bux. He also went a 2:04 low + in 06 or 07 with only a regular race suit on.

Renaissance Swimmer
June 16th, 2008, 11:34 AM
Dennis is making another run at his trials cut this coming weekend. He'll be swimming in his home pool, the Aquatics Center at Mt. Hood Community College. This is the same great pool where, along with Brandon Draws, Dennis will be the meet director for the USMS Long Course Summer Nationals. Here are BD and Dennis, scoping out the tank this past weekend:

lefty
June 16th, 2008, 12:20 PM
Dennis is making another run at his trials cut this coming weekend.

I believe it is too late to qualify for trials?

ALM
June 16th, 2008, 12:36 PM
From:
http://www.usaswimming.org/USASWeb/_Rainbow/Documents/8af2b987-6b50-4b82-92de-322f657afb7f/08%20SOG%20SWI%20ATH%20(Pool)%20AMENDED%202-22-08%20signed.pdf


"USA Swimming approved qualifying times (Exhibit II) must be achieved between April 1, 2005 and 11:59pm (PST) June 27, 2008 to participate in the Trials..."

Allen Stark
June 23rd, 2008, 08:15 PM
I just read that he just missed.2:04.25.Only .26 off.Pretty darn good for a 46 year old:cheerleader::cheerleader:

Chris Stevenson
June 24th, 2008, 08:42 AM
I just read that he just missed.2:04.25.Only .26 off.Pretty darn good for a 46 year old:cheerleader::cheerleader:

It is an amazing swim. I believe the 200 fly is the event most affected by age (and extra weight, for that matter).

I keep in pretty good shape, but last summer I was a whopping 14 seconds from my college time in the 200 LCM fly. It is a brutal event (though one I used to love when younger).

So what Dennis has done is pretty incredible.

BillS
June 24th, 2008, 12:20 PM
Last Chance Olympic Trial Qualifier Sanctioned Time Trial Meet
June 23, 2008

Last Chance Olympic Trial Qualifier Sanctioned Time Trial Meet at Mt. Hood CC Aquatic Center. Thursday June 26th, 2008 6:00pm. Warm ups 5:15pm. Deck entry. For additional information call Brandon Drawz at 503-xxx-7243.



I believe Dennis will be taking one last shot this Thursday. I'd sure like to see him get it.

ande
June 24th, 2008, 12:23 PM
excellent swim
hope he gets it in his next try
either way, wow! what an accomplishment
Ande

I just read that he just missed.2:04.25.Only .26 off.Pretty darn good for a 46 year old:cheerleader::cheerleader: