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Rykno
March 9th, 2009, 08:58 AM
I just looked at my results from 2008 and I was surprised by the number of events I swam. Not races, but individual events.

I swam 19 individual events + relays in a pool and 3 open water races during 2008. Some events I swam only once during the year (800m free + OW races) but others I swam 5-6 times.

how many different events do you compete in?

mine were
SCM
800/400/200/100/50 free
400/200/100 IM
200/100/50 breast
200/100/50 back
100/50 fly

LCM
200/100/50 breast

plus I swam in 4x50/100/200 free and 4x50/100 medley relays.

Even if I remove the LCM it's still 16 events that I swam in 2008 and this year it might be more since I plan on swimming the 1500m and if the opportunity comes my way I might chance the 200fly. Plus I plan on swimming more LCM events this summer

Karlene
March 9th, 2009, 10:15 AM
A lot of US swimmers will be over ten events since we have three courses: SCY, SCM and LCM. Since last July, I've had 7 LCM, 12 SCM and 10 SCY events with more SCY events to come before the season ends.

pwb
March 9th, 2009, 11:15 AM
This SCY season I'm aiming to do every event at least once in a meet. It's been A LOT of fun. I'm not sure if I'll try this every season, but mixing it up is great.

Ahelee Sue Osborn
March 9th, 2009, 06:22 PM
This SCY season I'm aiming to do every event at least once in a meet. It's been A LOT of fun. I'm not sure if I'll try this every season, but mixing it up is great.

Me too. I love trying out all the events... except the dreaded 200 fly and 400 IM.
Kind of get a rush of joy out of doing it since I grew up as a dropdead sprinter!

I started early this season - traveled to Arizona, Las Vegas, and San Diego to swim all the events.

The only one left now is the 400 IM.
God help me on that one.
I did get DQd at SC Nationals last year in my jetlag state.
(standing by that excuse!)

Can't decide what to narrow it down to and swim in Clovis though. Open to anything but the 200 Fly!

knelson
March 9th, 2009, 07:14 PM
I think, if I consider just SCY, I've swum every event in my masters career except for the stroke 50s and the 200 back.

orca1946
March 10th, 2009, 07:59 PM
All fly, free,back, IM & relays.

tjrpatt
March 10th, 2009, 08:27 PM
I like doing alot of different things except sprinting. I don't think that I will swim a 50 or 100 free anytime unless it is in a relay. I like throwing in the 200 breast to help out my IMs and Iam doing my first 100 breast ever in a meet this weekend. Well, I can't remember when I did it last. At Taper meets, I have a focus of 4 events and then there are maybe 2 other events that are just for fun and to see what I can. Gone are the days when I would have 7 events to focus on at my taper meet which shouldn't have been happening but that is a whole other post for another day!

Allen Stark
March 12th, 2009, 08:55 PM
A lot of US swimmers will be over ten events since we have three courses: SCY, SCM and LCM. Since last July, I've had 7 LCM, 12 SCM and 10 SCY events with more SCY events to come before the season ends.

I didn't separate it by courses(If I had I'd have 9 just for BR.) Last year it was the 3BRs,the 3 Flys,50 free,100&400 IM.