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John C Smith
September 28th, 2009, 01:13 PM
At a recent 6-Tathalon, it was reported Paul Smith (AZ) could barely break a 23 for his 50 free. This great and legendary masters talent even proceeded to scratch the 50 back and breast.

How can this be?


John Smith

aquageek
September 28th, 2009, 01:16 PM
At a recent 6-Tathalon, it was reported Paul Smith (AZ) could barely break a 23 for his 50 free. This great and legendary masters talent even proceeded to scratch the 50 back and breast.

How can this be?


John Smith

Troubling and disturbing to see such a rapid decline of a once great swimmer. As Sargent at Arms for a professional swimming team, his inclusion on this team is now seriously at risk.

Think of the children and how they will be devastated.

John C Smith
September 28th, 2009, 01:22 PM
I am deeply saddened by his lack of motivation and withdrawl.

Allen Stark
September 28th, 2009, 01:22 PM
It must have been the suit.

The Fortress
September 28th, 2009, 01:24 PM
Troubling and disturbing to see such a rapid decline of a once great swimmer. As Sargent at Arms for a professional swimming team, his inclusion on this team is now seriously at risk.

Think of the children and how they will be devastated.

How can this be? I thought the optycon, creatine, time released B, yoga, stretching in the grocery store, inspiration from a beautiful wife, etc. were helping him train longer and harder ... And now he's scratching 50s?! Do you think he could make it through the 25s at the Sprint Classic or are we really down to 12.5 power sprints?

And lets's forget about the 100 IM forever ... hardly breaking 1:00?!

I guess it's a good thing he's sending his 150 tech suits to quilts for the homeless ... they couldn't halt or reverse this rate of decline ... ;)

aquageek
September 28th, 2009, 01:26 PM
...12.5 power sprints

aka "Jazz Hands distance set"

The Fortress
September 28th, 2009, 01:32 PM
aka "Jazz Hands distance set"

Jazz has given up swim training, as it seems to have no bearing on how fast or slow he swims the 50 free/50 fly. I guess Coach Clydesdale should just follow his lead now.

Paul Smith
September 28th, 2009, 01:57 PM
Haters....

John C Smith
September 28th, 2009, 02:01 PM
Haters....

We didn't know you read these forums. We thought you were winding down your career.

pwolf66
September 28th, 2009, 02:03 PM
We didn't know you read these forums. We thought you were winding down your career.

He got his new, +7-billion reading glasses

aquageek
September 28th, 2009, 02:08 PM
We didn't know you read these forums. We thought you were winding down your career.

Either that or he was still finishing his 100 IM.

The Fortress
September 28th, 2009, 02:10 PM
He got his new, +7-billion reading glasses

And no doubt used his AARP discount for those ...

TRYM_Swimmer
September 28th, 2009, 02:25 PM
And no doubt used his AARP discount for those ...

Hey, hey, you're casting a pretty wide net with that comment, "young" lady!!! LOL

Many of us posters resemble that remark, and are PROUD of it.

You too will reach the magic years some day.

james lucas
September 28th, 2009, 03:39 PM
Are you talking about the same guy who, last year, wrote the following?

Do we have it (training) all wrong? - U.S. Masters Swimming Discussion Forums


"The longest workout we have ever done - not counting warm up and warm down - would be under 20min, I think we have never worked more than 20min. That's not counting the Fall phase.”

So here's my challenge...I'm going to pick one of the next seasons (either SCM this fall or SCY in the spring) and try and adapt to this regime...anyone else game?

If so, maybe some "garbage yardage" would lift him out of the dumps ...

The Fortress
September 28th, 2009, 04:33 PM
You too will reach the magic years some day.

Like, in maybe a nanosecond! I have my own AARP reading glasses ...

I think I'm one of the only ones who actually trained somewhat like Paul suggested in that thread ... And Jazz.

orca1946
September 28th, 2009, 04:35 PM
What do all the super stars do when they can no longer do world class times?

james lucas
September 28th, 2009, 05:50 PM
I think I'm one of the only ones who actually trained somewhat like Paul suggested in that thread ... And you only got seven top-10 SCY times last spring.

jim clemmons
September 28th, 2009, 05:53 PM
And you only got seven top-10 SCY times last spring.

And she looks great for her age.:afraid:

Just kidding about the age deal - but she does look great. :bighug:

geochuck
September 28th, 2009, 05:58 PM
Is it possible it could happen to anyone motivated or not?

Paul Smith
September 28th, 2009, 07:13 PM
hey webmaster....thought there were rules about personal attacks???!!!

jim clemmons
September 28th, 2009, 07:18 PM
hey webmaster....thought there were rules about personal attacks???!!!

Sorry, Paul. This is termed as an "exception to the rule".

Chris Stevenson
September 28th, 2009, 08:07 PM
hey webmaster....thought there were rules about personal attacks???!!!

Is it really an attack if it is all true?

funkyfish
September 28th, 2009, 09:07 PM
I guess it's a good thing he's sending his 150 tech suits to quilts for the homeless ... they couldn't halt or reverse this rate of decline ... ;)
So…how many sleeps would a quilt made of tech suits be good for?:D

SwimStud
September 28th, 2009, 11:55 PM
...really, way too much yuking cliquishness on this thread...
:bolt:

justforfun
September 29th, 2009, 08:49 AM
You know what Rowdy says about poking the tiger...

John C Smith
September 29th, 2009, 12:29 PM
You know what Rowdy says about poking the tiger...


Auburn Tiger..... or is it a War Eagle..... or is it Plainsmen?

aquageek
September 29th, 2009, 01:04 PM
Auburn Tiger..... or is it a War Eagle..... or is it Plainsmen?

At least it's not a cow.

thewookiee
September 29th, 2009, 01:11 PM
At least it's not a cow.

Or a foot with a wart on the bottom of it.