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PJElder
August 22nd, 2008, 04:53 PM
Does anyone know when the order of events typically comes out for Short Course Nationals?

I noticed that the order of events for the most recent nationals was different.

Patrick

poolraat
August 22nd, 2008, 05:54 PM
Look in the rule book. Section 104.5, page 30.

http://www.usms.org/rules/part1.pdf

Chris Stevenson
August 24th, 2008, 08:21 AM
Look in the rule book. Section 104.5, page 30.

http://www.usms.org/rules/part1.pdf

Sigh...I realize that it is hard to please everyone, but what is it that's so attractive about the 200 fly/100 back combination? In 6 out of the 8 schedules, they are back-to-back and in that order.

geochuck
August 24th, 2008, 08:27 AM
Chris I think you would rather have a stroke and an event a day. A 21 event meet would take 21 days,

Chris Stevenson
August 24th, 2008, 09:21 AM
Chris I think you would rather have a stroke and an event a day. A 21 event meet would take 21 days,

I'm more willing to double up than most...at SC Zones last spring, a meet I rested for, I did a 200 back - 500 free - 200 fly triple, all within 1.5-2 hours, before doing relays at the end of the meet. At LCM nationals I would have done the 200 free - 200 back - 100 fly triple if they hadn't taken away the 6th event.

I like the 200 fly a lot but it is quite tiring and I don't like to potentially compromise the 100 back. If the order were reversed on some of the schedules (100 back first, then 200 fly) I would have less of a problem. It is just a little frustrating having the exact same double appear in 75% of nationals over four years.

At this point, I'm sure you will probably regale us with a story of how, back in the days when men were men, you swim 6 events in 1 hour before running a marathon and shooting a bison for dinner.

geochuck
August 24th, 2008, 10:16 AM
Chris I do remember 7 Events in 1 day when I was 17

100fr, 200fr, 440fr, 1760fr, 3 Relays and 7 golds. It did take all day however.

The 1760 in the morning, the rest of the swims in the afternoon and evening. I did not go hunting until the next day.

Jeff Commings
August 24th, 2008, 05:31 PM
Chris, it's not as bad as having a backstroke and breaststroke event together EVERY FREAKIN' TIME.

Then again, I might be the only one complaining about that.

tjrpatt
August 24th, 2008, 05:36 PM
Hey, If you have qualifying times in LCM, does that count for SCY Nationals. I am just double checking.

pwolf66
August 24th, 2008, 06:37 PM
Chris, it's not as bad as having a backstroke and breaststroke event together EVERY FREAKIN' TIME.

Then again, I might be the only one complaining about that.


Yeah, I think you're a demographic of one on that one Jeff.