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jim thornton
October 29th, 2008, 11:37 PM
Why I think I "won" the 50 overall at the GMU Sprint classic. Here are the age-graded equivalent times (see mine, age 56, in bold). A glance thru the unofficial results suggests that no one beat me...

[note: the first time in the table is by american formulae; the one in the parentheses is the Finnish formula.]

for instance, the winners for different age groups (see actual times immediately below) failed to match their equivalent times (see predicted "equivalent times" further below):

26 - 22.92
32 - 24.62
38 - 23.30
42 - 23.21
45 - 24.64
51 - 25.12
60 - 25.95
65 - 30.62

[I am open to bidding war between Speedo, Tyr, B70, etc. for my endorsement of their products.]



Event
Men 50 Freestyle
Age

Time ("Finnish formula" time)
19 0:21.72 ( 0:20.52)
20 0:21.73 ( 0:20.56)
21 0:21.75 ( 0:20.61)
22 0:21.77 ( 0:20.66)
23 0:21.79 ( 0:20.71)
24 0:21.81 ( 0:20.76)
25 0:21.84 ( 0:20.82)
26 0:21.86 ( 0:20.88)
27 0:21.89 ( 0:20.94)
28 0:21.92 ( 0:21.01)
29 0:21.95 ( 0:21.07)
30 0:21.98 ( 0:21.15)
31 0:22.02 ( 0:21.22)
32 0:22.06 ( 0:21.30)
33 0:22.10 ( 0:21.38)
34 0:22.14 ( 0:21.46)
35 0:22.19 ( 0:21.55)
36 0:22.24 ( 0:21.64)
37 0:22.29 ( 0:21.74)
38 0:22.35 ( 0:21.84)
39 0:22.41 ( 0:21.94)
40 0:22.48 ( 0:22.05)
41 0:22.55 ( 0:22.16)
42 0:22.63 ( 0:22.28)
43 0:22.71 ( 0:22.40)
44 0:22.80 ( 0:22.53)
45 0:22.90 ( 0:22.66)
46 0:23.00 ( 0:22.80)
47 0:23.11 ( 0:22.94)
48 0:23.23 ( 0:23.09)
49 0:23.35 ( 0:23.24)
50 0:23.49 ( 0:23.41)
51 0:23.63 ( 0:23.57)
52 0:23.79 ( 0:23.75)
53 0:23.95 ( 0:23.93)
54 0:24.13 ( 0:24.12)
55 0:24.32 ( 0:24.32)
56 0:24.53 ( 0:24.53) * our projected overall winner!!!!
57 0:24.75 ( 0:24.75)
58 0:24.99 ( 0:24.97)
59 0:25.24 ( 0:25.21)
60 0:25.51 ( 0:25.46)
61 0:25.80 ( 0:25.72)
62 0:26.12 ( 0:25.99)
63 0:26.45 ( 0:26.28)
64 0:26.81 ( 0:26.58)
65 0:27.20 ( 0:26.90)
66 0:27.61 ( 0:27.23)


67 0:28.06 ( 0:27.58) 68 0:28.53 ( 0:27.96) 69 0:29.04 ( 0:28.35) 70 0:29.59 ( 0:28.76) 71 0:30.18 ( 0:29.21) 72 0:30.81 ( 0:29.67) 73 0:31.49 ( 0:30.17) 74 0:32.21 ( 0:30.71) 75 0:32.99 ( 0:31.28) 76 0:33.82 ( 0:31.89) 77 0:34.72 ( 0:32.54) 78 0:35.68 ( 0:33.25) 79 0:36.71 ( 0:34.02) 80 0:37.81 ( 0:34.85) 81 0:38.99 ( 0:35.77) 82 0:40.26 ( 0:36.76) 83 0:41.62 ( 0:37.86) 84 0:43.08 ( 0:39.09) 85 0:44.65 ( 0:40.45) 86 0:46.33 ( 0:41.99) 87 0:48.13 ( 0:43.74) 88 0:50.06 ( 0:45.75) 89 0:52.13 ( 0:48.09) 90 0:54.35 ( 0:50.88) 91 0:56.74 ( 0:54.24) 92 0:59.29 ( 0:58.44) 93 1:02.03 ( 1:03.85) 94 1:04.97 ( 1:11.20) 95 1:08.13 ( 1:22.00) 96 1:11.51 ( 1:40.17) 97 1:15.13 ( 2:21.30) 98 1:19.02 ( 0:00.00) 99 1:23.20 ( 0:00.00) 100 1:27.67 ( 0:00.00) 101 1:32.47 ( 0:00.00) 102 1:37.62 ( 0:00.00) 103 1:43.14 ( 0:00.00) 104 1:49.06 ( 0:00.00)

Chris Stevenson
October 30th, 2008, 06:50 AM
Sorry, Jim, but no dice. Using the rating system at

http://www.vaswim.org/cgi-bin/rcalc.cgi

which allows one to compare across genders and events, I see that Fortress simply blows you away.:)

Your excellent 50 free -- which I watched, great turnover -- rates a very respectable 88.8. Fort's 50 free rates 95.6; if I translate that to a 56-year-old male in the 50 free, the time becomes 22.79. She smoked you.

Her 50 fly rating was 95.9, even better. I don't have time to check all the others...

jim thornton
October 30th, 2008, 08:51 AM
Chris, believe me, I do not for a second pretend that I am in the same league with the Goddess and Livingston Cup Holder, Leslie, The Fortress, Livingston.

If my last posting implied that I was the overall winner of the 50 free IN BOTH GENDERS then that was an unintentional oversight bordering on blasphemy. The truth is that Leslie's performances are simply unbeatable.

What I meant is that I won overall as a male, a much less competitive subset of the 50 free.

Such an age-graded victory is very impressive, at least to me, given the likelihood that my testosterone level and misshapen Y chromosome make my gender classification debatable at best. I have always argued that I should be allowed to swim in a third category: that of sickly and girlishly effete guys who have for whatever reason not opted to have gender reassignment surgery or leave the world of heterosexuality behind.

I think in this category, my performances even beat Leslie's! But I will not trifle here.

I shall play the (pitiable) hand that fate has dealt me, and enjoy my age-graded victory in whatever miniscule subset of overall VICTORY I can get the math to guardedly support!

Perhaps we should now move to the 100 and 200 freestyles?

PS you, as always, looked magnificent in the water, popping up like a hungry orka after each barely legal SDK. We gawking spectators half-expected to be spritzed with the humid exhaust of a blowhole. At some meet, you really should do a victory lap kicking around with most of your body raised, walking on water style, thanks to frenzied kicks of your tail flukes.