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jim clemmons
February 11th, 2009, 09:54 PM
How'd you fare?

http://www.usms.org/comp/tt/

the17thman
February 11th, 2009, 10:39 PM
I'm shocked that I did so well in 2008! Here is how I stacked up:

400 Freestyle SCM Men 35-39 (2008)
#7

800 Freestyle SCM Men 35-39 (2008)
#9

1500 Freestyle SCM Men 35-39 (2008)
#4

200 Butterfly SCM Men 35-39 (2008)
#5

and the shocker...

200 Backstroke SCM Men 35-39 (2008)
#7

tjrpatt
February 11th, 2009, 11:08 PM
Here is how I did:

#6 800 freestyle

#5 1500 freestyle-My first Top 5 appearance, non-relay.:banana:

#7 200 Fly-I think that this will go down a spot once errors are corrected.

knelson
February 11th, 2009, 11:28 PM
Way to go everyone! I'll have to find a new SCM meet for 2009. The one I usually swim was canceled this year :(

ourswimmer
February 12th, 2009, 12:59 AM
My renewed attention to kicking is working: it's my first ever TT in a 50!

Great job, Jim. Your versatility is showing.

And congrats to everyone else who made the TT, as well as to those who didn't make the TT despite strong SCM seasons.

That Guy
February 12th, 2009, 01:11 AM
Way to go everyone! I'll have to find a new SCM meet for 2009. The one I usually swim was canceled this year :(

Ditto. I had planned to taper and shave for that meet this year! :bitching: We'll probably have the September pentathlon, and then SCM NW zones late in the year. On that note, where are SCM NW zones this year? Idaho? Federal Way?

Donna
February 12th, 2009, 07:36 AM
First time non-relay appearance in top ten for me. I had missed it in 2006 by 2.42 seconds in my old age group.

#9 1500 Free Womens 45-49:banana:

Karlene
February 12th, 2009, 10:59 AM
Eleven TT swims. Best placing was 4th in 50 and 100 free (women's 55-59).

Midas
February 12th, 2009, 11:06 AM
How'd you fare?

http://www.usms.org/comp/tt/

How did I fare? Not nearly as well as you! Nice swimming Jim.

imspoiled
February 12th, 2009, 11:20 AM
I didn't get bumped!:banana:

Just made it in the 50 & 100 backstrokes.

orca1946
February 12th, 2009, 12:49 PM
I'm close , but not quite on the list . i need to get a tad faster or older!!

swimmj
February 12th, 2009, 01:41 PM
I made it in 4 events, am 11th in 2 more. The DH is 11th and 12th but my swimming buddy made her first TT in her best event.

--mj

art_z
February 12th, 2009, 04:14 PM
go figure, my 200 back was 1/2 sec slower than last year (so much for the shave) but I move up from 8th to 7th from last year.

and looks like my gamble to try to squeeze in the 200 fly didn't payoff. looks like its time to knuckle down and do the 400 IM for real next year.

Karen Duggan
February 12th, 2009, 04:27 PM
I love to see how my teammates did! I think I enjoy it so much b/c I see them working out (in and out of the pool) and then to see them in the TT is really cool.

I wanted to point out 2 things in the W 40-44 1500 free: Congratulations to BJ b/c she's been working out really hard,
and Lisa Ward swam half of that 1500 doing BACKSTROKE! WOW.
Way to go Creekers!
:cheerleader:

Allen Stark
February 12th, 2009, 10:11 PM
I made it in the 200 Fly.2nd to a certain Jim Clemmons in the 100 and 200 BR(I'd say I'll get you in the 100,but next year I age away from you.)Got him in the 50 BR though-#1:banana::banana::banana:

jim clemmons
February 12th, 2009, 10:31 PM
I made it in the 200 Fly.2nd to a certain Jim Clemmons in the 100 and 200 BR(I'd say I'll get you in the 100,but next year I age away from you.)Got him in the 50 BR though-#1:banana::banana::banana:

Nice job Allen. :applaud: Don'tcha just love racing? You certainly pushed me to my best times. :chug:

Oh - btw - was that fly or frog? Or half-n-half?

jim clemmons
February 12th, 2009, 10:33 PM
Nice job to Ahelee too, 13 TT's.

http://www.usms.org/comp/tt/toptenind.php?SwimmerID=03PHW

Its a slow show
February 13th, 2009, 09:46 AM
Allen- since you age-up, and get away from Jim C, you should have a great year in the top-tens!!!!!!! Good luck in the 60-64 group.

david.margrave
February 13th, 2009, 10:31 AM
On that note, where are SCM NW zones this year? Idaho? Federal Way?

Idaho I think.

james lucas
February 13th, 2009, 12:11 PM
...2nd to a certain Jim Clemmons in the 100 and 200 BR...
Although it seems I'm listed at 11th in the 200 back, I look at it a bit differently: I'm 10th, net of breaststrokers (we're talking Clemmons again).

Allen Stark
February 13th, 2009, 01:49 PM
Nice job Allen. :applaud: Don'tcha just love racing? You certainly pushed me to my best times. :chug:

Oh - btw - was that fly or frog? Or half-n-half?

Butterfrog all the way.(I can swim a pretty good 75M true fly,after that it's butterfrog..)I love racing you,especially head to head.Great 200 BR.That was your fastest time in how many years?Also,how many #1s did you get,and how did a distance swimmer make TT in the 50 free?

Allen Stark
February 13th, 2009, 01:52 PM
Allen- since you age-up, and get away from Jim C, you should have a great year in the top-tens!!!!!!! Good luck in the 60-64 group.
I am really looking forward to it,especially if a certain Hall of Fame swimmer(I mean you Bob Strand)takes the summer off.

That Guy
February 13th, 2009, 03:08 PM
Idaho I think.

Thanks for the info!

jim clemmons
February 13th, 2009, 07:57 PM
Butterfrog all the way.(I can swim a pretty good 75M true fly,after that it's butterfrog..)I love racing you,especially head to head.Great 200 BR.That was your fastest time in how many years?Also,how many #1s did you get,and how did a distance swimmer make TT in the 50 free?

7 number 1's, 15 total TT's, I warm up a lot. Snuck in there for that 10th in the 50. Hope it holds while the LMSC recorders are double checking. :blush:

http://www.usms.org/comp/tt/toptenind.php?SwimmerID=03F93

jim clemmons
February 13th, 2009, 08:04 PM
I should probably add thanks to Jim McConica, Tim Shead (x-roommate), Greg Shaw and Rick Colella for doing whatever it was they were doing that keep them from routinely competing in the fall. :applaud:

james lucas
February 14th, 2009, 12:28 PM
Just showing up does seem to count for more in short-course meters. Some of the top swimmers didn't put up SCM times.

That said, it also seems that SCM times have been trending downward in recent years. Look at this sample of benchmark 10th place times:

Yr - 50 fr ... 1500 fr ... 200 ba ... 100 br

55-59 men:
05 - 27.89 ... 21:17 ... 2:51.9 ... 1:23.0
06 - 28.39 ... 21:50 ... 2:56.5 ... 1:23.6
07 - 28.11 ... 21:05 ... 2:47.1 ... 1:21.36
08 - 27.21 ... 19:51 ... 2:41.5 ... 1:21.08

40-44 men:
05 - 25.58 ... 19:00 ... 2:26.9 ... 1:15.82
06 - 25.74 ... 19:02 ... 2:29.4 ... 1:15.56
07 - 25.98 ... 18:46 ... 2:25.2 ... 1:14.01
08 - 25.19 ... 18:53 ... 2:25.9 ... 1:13.44

The trend is apparent in a lot of age groups ...

talne621
February 14th, 2009, 12:36 PM
2008 Short Course Meters (Preliminary Listing)</B> Place Event Name Age Club LMSC Time 5 M18-24 800 Free (http://www.usms.org/comp/tt/toptenlist.php?Year=2008&CourseID=3&AgeGroupID=1&Sex=M&SwimmerID=01YZH#800Free) Thomas J Alne 20 GSM New Jersey 11:27.61 7 M18-24 1500 Free (http://www.usms.org/comp/tt/toptenlist.php?Year=2008&CourseID=3&AgeGroupID=1&Sex=M&SwimmerID=01YZH#1500Free) Thomas J Alne 20 GSM New Jersey 21:38.12 7 M18-24 200 Breast (http://www.usms.org/comp/tt/toptenlist.php?Year=2008&CourseID=3&AgeGroupID=1&Sex=M&SwimmerID=01YZH#200Breast) Thomas J Alne 20 GSM New Jersey 3:40.77 10 M18-24 200 Fly (http://www.usms.org/comp/tt/toptenlist.php?Year=2008&CourseID=3&AgeGroupID=1&Sex=M&SwimmerID=01YZH#200Fly) Thomas Alne 20 GSM New Jersey 3:31.91 8 M18-24 400 IM (http://www.usms.org/comp/tt/toptenlist.php?Year=2008&CourseID=3&AgeGroupID=1&Sex=M&SwimmerID=01YZH#400IM) Thomas J Alne 20 GSM New Jersey 6:17.97
2008 Short Course Meters (Preliminary Listing)</B> Place Event Name Age Club LMSC Time 6 X100-119 400 Free (http://www.usms.org/comp/tt/toptenrelaylist.php?Year=2008&CourseID=3&AgeGroupID=10&Sex=X&SwimmerID=01YZH#400Free) Thomas J Alne 20 GSM New Jersey 4:25.91

orca1946
February 14th, 2009, 02:39 PM
Why is my fly better & my back stroke slower this year?:badday: