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ehoch
October 14th, 2009, 07:34 PM
WHo is going to swim in the very first meet at the brand new UCLA pool ?

Nice write-up in swimming world

http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/22344.asp?q=Industry%20News:%20UCLA's%20New%20Spie ker%20Aquatics%20Center%20Acquires%20Daktronics%20 Integrated%20System


As long as the weather is normal (that's 75 and sunny for you cold weather states), SCAQ should come in force ...

JimRude
October 14th, 2009, 09:51 PM
Although my wife is a former Bruin swimmer, I will never swim at that pool, since the cutting of men's swimming was, to me, an unforgivable sin...:2cents:

Kaptain SDK!
October 14th, 2009, 10:43 PM
Although my wife is a former Bruin swimmer, I will never swim at that pool, since the cutting of men's swimming was, to me, an unforgivable sin...:2cents:

The emotion is understandable, but this is Masters swimming, having nothing to do with NCAA sports at the university. If you miss the meet for the wrong reason, your actions are pointless.

smontanaro
October 14th, 2009, 11:13 PM
Where is the Spieker Aquatics Center in relation to the old Rec Center? (I was a lifeguard there in the mid-70s.)

Skip

the17thman
October 15th, 2009, 12:14 AM
Love this meet and cant wait to swim in the new pool. It is a great excuse to go get Diddy Riese cookies after!

RobbieD
October 15th, 2009, 12:36 AM
I'll be there, very excited to not swim in the old pool :applaud:

Mswimming
October 21st, 2009, 01:38 PM
The idea of swimming in a nice new pool sounds fun, so I just entered. 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100IM. I don't expect to swim well, but my main goal is to relax, have fun and not stress about feeling out of place.

ehoch
October 23rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
Looks like it will be a fun meet -- already 140 swimmers signed up, not including deck entries.

Weather expected around 80 degrees :applaud:

I am putting together a monster 200 Free relay to start things FAST !!!

Rich Abrahams
October 23rd, 2009, 08:24 PM
Looks like it will be a fun meet -- already 140 swimmers signed up, not including deck entries.

Weather expected around 80 degrees :applaud:

I am putting together a monster 200 Free relay to start things FAST !!!

Erik,
What age group? Men or mixed?

Watch out for some smoking fast 160+ mixed relays from the Ron Johnson meet for Colorado. Even though our ages add up to 178 having Sheri Hart and Susan Von der Lippe sure will help. Our second guy is 34 years old and goes around a 23/52 for the 50/100 fly (SCY)

Rich

james lucas
October 25th, 2009, 02:25 PM
You can see photos of UCLA's stunning new pool at:

http://robaquatics.com/

ehoch
October 25th, 2009, 09:03 PM
Good meet -- the biggest problem was to protect yourself from getting sunburned :applaud:

Rich - our relay was a Men's 120+ ... we brought in a "ringer" who just graduated last year from Texas -- 1:32.9 for the free relay -- he split a 22.0 - the rest was all sub 24s - I actually did not swim, since I went after the 800. One of our guys has been injured - if we get him back, we may be able to break 1:30 at Long Beach ....

Some crazy fast swims by the 30-34 "kids"-

50 Back 24.8
100 Back 52.8 I think
100 IM 56+
100 Free 50.1
200 Free 1:49.4

RobbieD
October 26th, 2009, 12:49 PM
I posted a few things over the weekend that pushed down the UCLA stuff... you can get straight to it here: http://www.robaquatics.com/2009/10/2009-ucla-scm-meet-wrap-up.html

Or you can check out more random pictures from the pool over here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=130369&id=730797396&l=1503818b91

Mswimming
October 26th, 2009, 02:45 PM
Nice pictures and congratulations on the strong butterfly, Rob. I'm pretty sure I sat behind you during the meet. That had to be the best seat in the house. Good view of the competition section of the pool and plenty of shade!

ande
October 26th, 2009, 03:09 PM
was the ringer matt mcginnis? if so he's got great laurels to rest upon

how'd your 800 go?
what else you swim?

those are some fast swims

got a link to meet results page?

Ande


Good meet -- the biggest problem was to protect yourself from getting sunburned :applaud:

Rich - our relay was a Men's 120+ ... we brought in a "ringer" who just graduated last year from Texas -- 1:32.9 for the free relay -- he split a 22.0 - the rest was all sub 24s - I actually did not swim, since I went after the 800. One of our guys has been injured - if we get him back, we may be able to break 1:30 at Long Beach ....

Some crazy fast swims by the 30-34 "kids"-

50 Back 24.8
100 Back 52.8 I think
100 IM 56+
100 Free 50.1
200 Free 1:49.4

orca1946
October 26th, 2009, 04:00 PM
Holy batman those are some fast times!!

RobbieD
October 26th, 2009, 04:13 PM
Thanks Mswimming! I was right there next to Coach Mark amongst the Nadadores so that was probably me you saw. It was definitely the side of the pool to be on Saturday! I felt bad for all the timers, they had no shade at all during the meet.

Say hi next time so I can put a face with the name!

RobbieD
October 28th, 2009, 11:18 AM
results from UCLA are posted! http://www.spma.net/meetresults/2009/2009_UCLA_SCM_Results.htm

Mswimming
October 28th, 2009, 01:54 PM
results from UCLA are posted! http://www.spma.net/meetresults/2009/2009_UCLA_SCM_Results.htm

Thanks for posting this. My splits don't look as bad as they felt. < 2 seconds difference on my 100 and 2.6 seconds difference in my 200. I'll take that.