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Swimmy83843
March 3rd, 2010, 06:39 PM
just wondering how crowded the meet is, how much time between each events. I'm also wondering how long the meet usually lasts. got a big drive the next day and need to get back to the in-laws fairly early, 5ish, on Sunday night.

That Guy
March 3rd, 2010, 06:52 PM
just wondering how crowded the meet is, how much time between each events. I'm also wondering how long the meet usually lasts. got a big drive the next day and need to get back to the in-laws fairly early, 5ish, on Sunday night.

It's not very crowded, given how large the facility is. There should be 2 pools running simultaneously for each individual event, so it goes pretty quickly. If you don't enter the distance free events (which are at the end of each session this year) then each day should be over at a reasonable hour for you.

Bring it on! It's a top-notch facility and a nice meet. And where else will you get the chance to make fun of both me and knelson? Just kidding Kirk! No, not really... I'm sure I'll find a reason to make fun of you. :D

sarahwelch
March 3rd, 2010, 07:33 PM
Hi there. See meet entry form at swimpna.org with the order of events. Look at the March Wetset on page 13. This is a non-Zone meet so we should have around 300 entries...we'll miss our Oregon friends as they have a meet this same weekend. These numbers are just a guess...from a swimmer, not meet host. The meet does go fast and should be great fun in a very fast pool. Hope you can make it.

Swimmy83843
March 3rd, 2010, 08:29 PM
Hi there. See meet entry form at swimpna.org with the order of events.

I saw the order of events, that's one of the reasons I asked. Our meets are usually very small, one to two heats per event. so you need to be very careful what you sign up for. I have been bouncing this around since last year. we are usually in the Yakima area this time of year, my wife is from there. But I would love to swim the 500 at sea level. It would be great to actually breath :)

Swimmy83843
March 3rd, 2010, 08:31 PM
Bring it on!

you are usually starting a gridge. If I go I will be swimming the 500, fly events and IMs.

That Guy
March 3rd, 2010, 10:49 PM
you are usually starting a gridge. If I go I will be swimming the 500, fly events and IMs.

sounds much like what I am planning to do (400 IM, 100 fly, 200 fly, 500 free, 200 back, ???). 50 fly is out as 6th event since it's the only buffer in between the 500 and the 200 back. 50 back, 100 back, 100 IM, and 200 IM are all decent possibilities...

That also reminds me to start up the gridge thread for this month's meet at Seattle U... or maybe i'll be all stealthy and stuff this time... :angel:

Swimmy83843
March 3rd, 2010, 11:28 PM
sounds much like what I am planning to do (400 IM, 100 fly, 200 fly, 500 free, 200 back, ???). 50 fly is out as 6th event since it's the only buffer in between the 500 and the 200 back. 50 back, 100 back, 100 IM, and 200 IM are all decent possibilities...

That also reminds me to start up the gridge thread for this month's meet at Seattle U... or maybe i'll be all stealthy and stuff this time... :angel:

I am a little worried about the 50 fly being right after the 500. If I sandbag my time enough in the 500 I should have plenty of rest and it is only a 50. When I said IMs, just meant the 100 and 200. Not ready to tackle a 400 IM yet, has way too much breaststroke in it. probably 100 back, 200 fly, 100 IM, 500, 100 fly, 200 IM.

knelson
March 4th, 2010, 11:26 AM
That also reminds me to start up the gridge thread for this month's meet at Seattle U

If you show up at Seattle U you'll be swimming alone. The ORCA meet is at Helen Madison this year! Also, FYI, I got an email saying the warmup time published on the entry form was wrong. The early warmup actually starts at 10:00. I like the Madison location. It's about 1/2 mile from my house.

That Guy
March 4th, 2010, 03:28 PM
If you show up at Seattle U you'll be swimming alone.

That's what I meant when I said I was going stealth.

If you believed the previous sentence, then I'd like to sell you a cloud.

BillS
March 4th, 2010, 07:27 PM
Hi there. See meet entry form at swimpna.org with the order of events. Look at the March Wetset on page 13. This is a non-Zone meet so we should have around 300 entries...we'll miss our Oregon friends as they have a meet this same weekend. These numbers are just a guess...from a swimmer, not meet host. The meet does go fast and should be great fun in a very fast pool. Hope you can make it.

This is a great, well-run meet in a world class pool. I highly recommend it. I'm sorry I'll miss it this year, but our Association champs are the same weekend.

Thrashing Slug
March 4th, 2010, 08:12 PM
It is a great meet. Very fast pool. It's pretty much an all-day thing. I didn't get out of there until around 3:30 PM last year, although I did swim a lot of events.

I will probably go this year even though I am too out of shape to swim fast times. I plan to compensate for that by entering only events I have never swum before.

That Guy
March 9th, 2010, 10:46 PM
If you show up at Seattle U you'll be swimming alone. The ORCA meet is at Helen Madison this year! Also, FYI, I got an email saying the warmup time published on the entry form was wrong. The early warmup actually starts at 10:00. I like the Madison location. It's about 1/2 mile from my house.

From the email I just got from Mark Handel:



Please note that, unfortunately, the meet schedule is a) still in a bit of flux and b) many of the PNA entry forms were *wrong* about the start time of the. Currently, it looks like warm-ups will begin at 11:00, with the meet beginning at 12:00 noon.

Thrashing Slug
March 20th, 2010, 02:39 PM
I just signed up for 3 events which I am in no way prepared for, but would like to get baseline times in:

500 FR
100 FLY
1650 FR

God help me.

The first two should be fun, but the 1650 could suck really bad if I don't pace it correctly. I am not planning on using a tech suit.

Who else is going?

orca1946
March 20th, 2010, 03:45 PM
PACE PACE PACE that is how to get thru those !

That Guy
March 20th, 2010, 09:20 PM
Who else is going?

I signed up for the 400 IM, 200 fly, 500 free, 200 back, 100 fly, and 50 back. I've never done the 50 back tapered and shaved, so what the heck...

Swimmy83843
March 23rd, 2010, 09:21 PM
I just signed up for the 100 Bk, 200 Fl, 100 IM, 500 Fr, 100 Fl, and 200 IM. I'm a little wary of the 200 IM being at the end of a long meet, but I've never swam it as a masters swimmer, the order of events has been against me. I figure what's the worst that can happen.

david.margrave
March 24th, 2010, 12:55 AM
I'm going. For some strange reason I've decided I want to swim the 400 IM, and I've been practicing for it. I'll finish, if nothing else.


Swim Meet Events
Event
Number Distance Stroke Time
1 400 IM 5:15.00
4 200 Free 2:07.68
8 100 IM 1:04.43
13 500 Free 5:43.08
17 100 Fly 1:05.00
20 200 IM 2:25.00

Swimmy83843
March 25th, 2010, 09:31 PM
I've got another question, we have somewhere to stay in Newcastle. How bad would traffic be Saturday and Sunday mornings? How long would we need to plan to get down to the pool?

That Guy
March 25th, 2010, 09:59 PM
I've got another question, we have somewhere to stay in Newcastle. How bad would traffic be Saturday and Sunday mornings? How long would we need to plan to get down to the pool?

Traffic should be wide open. Even if 405 slows down through Renton or Tukwila, it sounds like there's more than one in your party so you'll be in the HOV lane. Smooth sailing there. Bing says 33 minutes: http://www.bing.com/maps/#JmNwPTQ3LjQxNTg3OTA3MDc1ODgxfi0xMjIuMjU0NDEyMzIzM jM2NDYmbHZsPTEwJnN0eT1oJnJ0cD1wb3MuNDcuNTM3NTY4OTY 2NzcwMjRfLTEyMi4xNjUzNDgwNTI5NDcyNV9uZWFyJTIwMTMwN jMlMjBTRSUyMDcybmQlMjBQbCUyQyUyMFJlbnRvbiUyQyUyMFd hc2hpbmd0b24lMjA5ODA1OSUyQyUyMFVuaXRlZCUyMFN0YXRlc 19fX2FffnBvcy40Ny4yOTQzMDI1ODI3NDA3ODRfLTEyMi4zNDM 0ODcxNDM1MTY1NF9fX19hXyZydG9wPTB+MH4wfg

knelson
March 27th, 2010, 01:38 PM
I'm entered. 400 IM, 200 free and 200 fly on Saturday. 500 free, 200 IM and 1650 free on Sunday.

That Guy
March 27th, 2010, 07:33 PM
I'm entered. 400 IM, 200 free and 200 fly on Saturday. 500 free, 200 IM and 1650 free on Sunday.

time to get my game face on (http://www.luishurtado.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/ItsGoTime.jpg)

Swimmy83843
April 9th, 2010, 07:13 PM
sitting in the airport. flight delay. Hope I don't get in too late tonight.

david.margrave
April 9th, 2010, 11:18 PM
I feel well-tapered and have ramped up my caffeine consumption. We'll see soon enough if I 'go vertical' in the first 100 of the 400 IM (what possessed me to enter it, I have no idea), or manage to slug through it with a respectable time.

That Guy
April 10th, 2010, 12:28 AM
Be careful on your way to the meet...

http://www.king5.com/news/local/90084287.html

david.margrave
April 17th, 2010, 12:28 AM
Results are up.

http://www.swimpna.org/pdf/results/2010/2010_04_11_Champs.pdf

Husky Masters pulled ahead on points at the very end

http://www.swimpna.org/pdf/results/2010/2010champsteamscores.pdf

We just had a very fast swimmer join our team today (multiple top-10 times). Too bad we didn't have him a week ago! Just wait until next year, if we keep our current members and can get everyone to show up, we'll clean up on the relay events.

knelson
April 17th, 2010, 01:50 AM
We just had a very fast swimmer join our team today (multiple top-10 times).

I shouldn't have missed practice tonight. Now I'm curious who it is!

Karl_S
April 17th, 2010, 09:01 AM
I'm entered. 400 IM, 200 free and 200 fly on Saturday. 500 free, 200 IM and 1650 free on Sunday.
'looks like you had a successful meet. Congrats!

knelson
April 17th, 2010, 06:01 PM
Yeah, it was decent. Sunday better than Saturday. Thanks Karl!