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swimshark
February 24th, 2010, 07:49 AM
I qualified in the 400 IM, 200 free and 50 breast for SCY Nationals. Is it crazy to think I can do back-to-back-to-back events? I have a change of scoring in the 400 IM but doubtful in the other 2 events so they aren't as important to me. This will be my first SCY Nationals so I don't know what time to expect in between events.

Bobinator
February 24th, 2010, 08:41 AM
I've only been to Nationals 1 X (this summer). We had lots of rest between events!! (2 hours or so)

thewookiee
February 24th, 2010, 08:42 AM
Just do it. From everything that I have heard about nationals, you should have ample time to recover and warm-up again for your events.

cjr
February 24th, 2010, 09:34 AM
I have swam these same events over the past few years at Nationals. You will have enought time for back-to-back-to-back events. Actually I like it better because your not sitting around all of the time.

knelson
February 24th, 2010, 10:34 AM
Definitely doable. Keep in mind you've got the men's 400 IM heats after your IM and the men's 200 free after your 200 free. Odds are you've done three events in far less time at local meets than you will if you swim this trifecta at Nationals.

swimshark
February 24th, 2010, 10:54 AM
Will there be men's heats after the women's or will they be running this meet men on one end and women on the other? If they are doing it men after women, then I'll be fine. I did 400 IM and 200 free back-to-back at LC Nats in Portland and had a PR in both events.But I was worried that if they were running the men and women separately then the heats will come faster.

thewookiee
February 24th, 2010, 11:13 AM
At the St. Nick's meet in dec., a few of the atlanta area swimmers said they were under the impression that men and women would be on separate courses. The diving well would be the warm-up/down area.

knelson
February 24th, 2010, 11:38 AM
This is incorrect. The meet info sheet specifically states that women's heats will precede men's heats (except for the 1000 and 1650 which could potentially be seeded together).

Having men and women at separate ends of the pool wouldn't be a great idea because the meet would get off balance and end up taking longer.

That said, I don't see how this would affect your decision much. In one case you've got all the odd or even heats in between your events, in the other you've got ALL the women's heats (as opposed to half) in between. It's six one way, half a dozen the other.

pwolf66
February 24th, 2010, 12:35 PM
Will there be men's heats after the women's or will they be running this meet men on one end and women on the other? If they are doing it men after women, then I'll be fine. I did 400 IM and 200 free back-to-back at LC Nats in Portland and had a PR in both events.But I was worried that if they were running the men and women separately then the heats will come faster.


Events will run in order. So Men's 400 IM will not start until all the heats from Women's 400 IM are completed. They will run an 'odd' and 'even' course so heats 1,3,5,7,etc will run in one course starting with 1 and heats 2,4,6,8,etc will run immediately following the earlier odd numbered heat.

Using 2009 Nats timeline as a rough guide, I would expect that Women's 400 IM start at 8am, Men's 400 IM would start at about 8:40am, then the Women's 200 Free would start at about 9:35am, Men's 200 Free at about 10:20am, Women's 50 Br at about 11:35am ending at about 11:55am.

So based on this VERY rough timeline, you should be in the water for the 400 IM at around 8:25am, 200 Free at about 10:00am, 50 Breast at about 11:45am. So you should have at least an hour and a half between events.

I wouldn't be able to pull that schedule off but I think you have a better ability to recover than I do so you should enough time to be ready for your next swim. Something to consider is marking your 200 Free as your 6th event just in case. Unless the 200 is one of your favorites.

Since I'm swimming the 200, I will do what I can to give you additional rest.

swimshark
February 24th, 2010, 12:38 PM
Thanks all. I will do it then. With Wolf's time line that will give me plenty of rest. The 200 won't be my 6th event, the 50 free will be. So with that in mind, I finally know what I will be entering. Woo hoo! :banana: Now my dad can sign up to volunteer on Friday and be there for 3 of my events. Kind of funny that by Friday morning I will have 4 out of 6 events done. :D

thewookiee
February 24th, 2010, 12:40 PM
This is incorrect. The meet info sheet specifically states that women's heats will precede men's heats (except for the 1000 and 1650 which could potentially be seeded together).

Having men and women at separate ends of the pool wouldn't be a great idea because the meet would get off balance and end up taking longer.

That said, I don't see how this would affect your decision much. In one case you've got all the odd or even heats in between your events, in the other you've got ALL the women's heats (as opposed to half) in between. It's six one way, half a dozen the other.

I was reporting what was told to me. I haven't seen the meet info. Thanks for the correction

Chris Stevenson
February 24th, 2010, 04:06 PM
On the meet info page here

http://www.usms.org/comp/scnats10/meetinfo.php

it states that there will be a 30-min warmup after the 400 IMs are done. That's pretty standard practice; most sane people don't want to have to wake up at 6AM to warm-up and then watch 35 heats of 400 IM. :)

pwolf66
February 24th, 2010, 04:14 PM
On the meet info page here

http://www.usms.org/comp/scnats10/meetinfo.php

it states that there will be a 30-min warmup after the 400 IMs are done. That's pretty standard practice; most sane people don't want to have to wake up at 6AM to warm-up and then watch 35 heats of 400 IM. :)


Even better, Clovis had a separate 50m pool set up for yards so that break wasn't there.

swimshark
February 24th, 2010, 05:44 PM
Sweet! And I'm trying to get my dad to volunteer that day so he will be watching and working :applaud: