View Full Version : Rutgers Posters Reunion?

jim thornton
July 9th, 2003, 01:24 PM
Anyone up for a beer sometime during the Rutgers meet? We did this last summer in Cleveland, and it was great to meet face-to-face with folks I only knew from their forum posts.

I signed up today, at nearly the very last moment, despite not being in the greatest swimming shape. Nothing like a 50 m pool to make winter's short course meets seem like a dip in the baby pool.

One other note: I got an assignment to write about Masters swimming for Best Life magazine, a kind of older brother to Men's Health. If anyone out there knows of inspirational swimmers (males only--sorry, this is a men's magazine) that might be at the meet and good to write mini-profiles about, please let me know. I remember reading a great story about Paul Trevisan in the Philly Inquirer. From practically unable to walk due to a bad back--to world record holder. Anyone know if Paul is coming? Any other great guy comeback stories in the 50+ age groups?

July 9th, 2003, 11:13 PM
Scott Yeomans. He swam college (Cornell) but has been continuously improving since...and is on the top in many events in the Colonies zone. I'm sure he would be at Rutgers.

Ion Beza
July 9th, 2003, 11:42 PM
Originally posted by jim thornton
Anyone up for a beer sometime during the Rutgers meet?

Hey, Jim Weissmuller.

It's me, Ion.

I just entered, today at 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
F.I.N.A. puts me in the 45 to 49 age group now, even though I will still be of age 44 for a while after the meet.

The reason for this postponing until almost the deadline, is that I wish to come, but I am not sure to manage to come.

If I can come, then I will be very eager to meet again.

(If I am not able to come, then I will rely on a local 50 meter competition in La Jolla, end of July, a competition that likely won't get reported to USMS, for a measuring stick to my swim in the ending season).

I wish to see you there, Jim.

Ian Smith
July 10th, 2003, 10:30 AM
Also have entered, so plan to be there.

Since how well I swim is always a surprise (positive &/or negative), a beer may end up being the highlight of my meet - so count on me being available.

Look forward to seeing you & other posters again,

jim thornton
July 10th, 2003, 12:58 PM
Ion and Ian,

It would be wonderful to reprise our Great Lakes Brewery experience of yesteryear. Ion and I can bask in the greatness that is Ian, a number one in the world competitor! And surely given his magnificence, Ian might even consider springing for our goblets of grog?

I signed up for the 1500, which means almost half my total meterage will be over after the first day; I suspect much grog will be necessary to replenish carbohydrates, electrolytes, and swimming spirit broken down by this initial effort.

Ion Beza
July 10th, 2003, 04:15 PM
I entered:

1.) Thursday's 800 free,

2.) Friday's 200 free,


3.) Saturday's 100 free.

If I manage to come, then Wednesday, Thurday, Friday and Saturday, we will have fun.

So, what were these F.I.N.A. meter rankings of you, that you were so giddy about last year at age 49 (or 50 by F.I.N.A.) after the 2002 Long Course Nationals were finished, and didn't want to share on this board because they were unofficial yet?

Ion Beza
July 18th, 2003, 07:22 PM
I wanted to attend, but I won't be able to attend the 2003 Long Course Nationals.

The recession in my field (telecommunications), makes a dent in my income right now.

Ian and Jim, have fun.

See you later.