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ande
March 13th, 2010, 05:15 PM
Which 2010 SCY zone meet are you swimming?

What events are you swimming?

Post info and links to your meet & the zone records

Please post your results and a link to THE RESULTS


2010 Dixie Zones SCY Championships
March 26 - 28, 2010 (http://www.dixiezone.org/Meets/1003orlando)
Records (http://www.dixiezone.org/TT_Records/DixieSCY.pdf)


South Central Zones Short Course Championships
Apr 9 ~ 11, 2010 (http://www.asicampbell.com/SCZ-SC/2010ZonesMeetInformation&EntryForm.pdf)
Men's Records (http://www.gulfmastersswimming.org/event_results/zone-records-sc-men.pdf)
Womens Records (http://www.gulfmastersswimming.org/event_results/zone-records-sc-women.pdf)

cjquill
March 13th, 2010, 06:34 PM
I am entered in the Dixie Zones and decided to look over the information. I discovered that the entry form I had used a different order of events than the one on the link. In the version I used, the 200 IM is event #41, on this version it's #3 (Saturday rather than Sunday). The 200 Breaststroke has been moved from #5 to #43, again a different day. The 200 Freestyle has moved from #33 to #25. There may be others.

If anyone knows what's going on here please enlighten me. I've never heard of changing the order of events after the meet information has been posted and entries have been accepted.

That Guy
March 13th, 2010, 11:20 PM
Northwest Zone doesn't have a meet this spring but PNA Championships (which often double as Zones) are happening as usual.

http://www.swimpna.org/pdf/entry_form/2010/2010_04_10&11_PNAChamps.pdf

Definites: 100-200 fly, 400 IM, 200 back

Maybes: 200-500 free, 100-200 IM, 50-100 back

Speedo
March 14th, 2010, 12:52 PM
Colony Zones SCY championships 4/23-4/25:
https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1463&smid=2117

I'm looking at it as a fun training meet for Atlanta, so swimming more events than usual. Probably:
100 Free
200 Back
200 IM
100 Fly
50 Back
200 Free
100 IM
50 Fly
100 Back
50 Free

Ahelee Sue Osborn
March 14th, 2010, 01:10 PM
Southwest Zones @ Mission Viejo!
Friday, May 7, 2010 - Sunday, May 9, 2010


https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=964&smid=2116


Then off to Atlanta to see the rest of the country!

tjrpatt
March 14th, 2010, 03:30 PM
Colony Zones SCY championships 4/23-4/25:
https://www.clubassistant.com/club/m...1463&smid=2117

Friday
1650

Saturday
200 back
500 free
200 breast

some possible relays

Sunday
200 free
100 breast
200 fly
*had to bail on the 400 IM this year since I refuse to do another 400 IM and 200 fly double.

some possible relays

This will be my final meet of the yards season since USA-S LCM meets start the following weekend. Competing in LCM is my preference and my prime pool length. Between finances and having Spring Nationals way too late in May, I am going to pass.

tjrpatt
March 14th, 2010, 03:32 PM
Colony Zones SCY championships 4/23-4/25:
https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1463&smid=2117

I'm looking at it as a fun training meet for Atlanta, so swimming more events than usual. Probably:
100 Free
200 Back
200 IM
100 Fly
50 Back
200 Free
100 IM
50 Fly
100 Back
50 Free


Speedo,
you forgot to enter the 200 fly and 400 IM. Hopefully, you are doing them at Nationals.

Speedo
March 14th, 2010, 04:02 PM
Speedo,
you forgot to enter the 200 fly and 400 IM. Hopefully, you are doing them at Nationals.
I remember your lesson learned from last year. I'll probably do the 200 fly at nationals . . . with only one other event the same day.

tjrpatt
March 14th, 2010, 04:07 PM
I remember your lesson learned from last year. I'll probably do the 200 fly at nationals . . . with only one other event the same day.

I probably meant 200 fly or 400 IM instead of "and". Glad your doing the 200 fly at Nationals, you will probably do well in it. Nice!

Allen Stark
March 14th, 2010, 09:43 PM
I'll be at the Oregon Association meethttp://www.swimoregon.org/calendar.php.
I'll swim the 3 BRs and the 3 flys and 3-4 relays.The 200 fly is the only one I'm serious about at this meet as I'll swim the others at Nats(I may swim the 200 IM instead of the 50 fly.)

The Fortress
March 14th, 2010, 11:38 PM
Colony Zones SCY championships 4/23-4/25:
https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1463&smid=2117

I'm looking at it as a fun training meet for Atlanta, so swimming more events than usual. Probably:
100 Free
200 Back
200 IM
100 Fly
50 Back
200 Free
100 IM
50 Fly
100 Back
50 Free

Yes, this is my teammate, training partner and relay mate. :applaud: Who would ever guess?!

I think I'll swim about half that many events and be all tuckered out. Planning to train through Zones as well with maybe a 3-4 day rest.

The guest cottage is booked and I need to think about the annual post meet bash.

pwolf66
March 15th, 2010, 08:36 AM
Colonies Zones:

Sat:

100 Free
200 IM
100 Fly


Sun:
200 Free
50 fly
50 Free



Not sure if relays are possible as it's always a surprise for teammates to swim this meet too.

ande
March 15th, 2010, 10:59 AM
On your 200 IM, remember to swim as hard as you possibly can right from the start. Same with your 200 fr, go out in a flame of glory.


Colonies Zones:

Sat:

100 Free
200 IM
100 Fly


Sun:
200 Free
50 fly
50 Free



Not sure if relays are possible as it's always a surprise for teammates to swim this meet too.

pwolf66
March 15th, 2010, 12:39 PM
On your 200 IM, remember to swim as hard as you possibly can right from the start. Same with your 200 fr, go out in a flame of glory.

Hmm, did Jim compromise Ande's account also?

Sorry, the go out like a man, die like a dog theory is not for me.

But the only reason I'm doing the 200 IM is another opportunity to work on my opening 50 fly pace for my 100. I want to go out in 27-mid and I figure I can rest all I want on the 50 back and 50 free.

200 Fly wasn't an option because I would climb out after the 1st 50.

SwimStud
March 15th, 2010, 12:53 PM
Hey I'm doing the usual:

100 FR
50 BR
200 BR
50 BK <---Comedy event for everyone else's entertainment.
100 IM
100 BR
50FR

chowmi
March 17th, 2010, 08:42 PM
Hooray! I am going to zones after all, and will see all my favorite South Central Zonies! I entered some usual suspect events, and a few different events. I will definately do at least 2 relays, and up to the maximum allowed depending on who wants to swim. If I swim 2 relays per day, i'll probably scratch 1 or 2 individual events. Gotta also get my shopping in sometime; last time left the meet and came back for relays!

The See Who Else is Coming link is up so....

http://www.asicampbell.com/SCZ-SC/SCZ-SC-2010.htm

chowmi
April 3rd, 2010, 01:23 PM
Final headcount and pysche sheets are up! I'd like to thank all the 400 IM'ers and 500 freestylers for giving the rest of us time to sleep in and wake up before our swims!

http://www.asicampbell.com/SCZ-SC/SCZ-SC-2010-p3.htm

qbrain
April 3rd, 2010, 02:20 PM
I see that Ande and Bobby are both in the 1650. That should be interesting.

SwimTotoSwim
April 3rd, 2010, 04:26 PM
There are 8 zones and at least 5 have SCY championships.

I'm headed to MN for Breadbasket Zones.

Anthony Thompson

Julie Roddin
April 5th, 2010, 08:55 AM
Colony Zones SCY championships 4/23-4/25:
https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1463&smid=2117


Me too...

Friday
1650 Free

Saturday
200 back
500 free
50 back

Sunday
200 free
400 IM
100 back
50 free

ande
April 5th, 2010, 01:35 PM
The South Central Psych Sheet (http://www.asicampbell.com/SCZ-SC/usms_scz_sc_champ_psych-2010.pdf.pdf) is up

April 9 -11 The Woodlands, TX Countdown
2010 South Central Zone Short Course Championships

I entered the following but will probably not swim a few of them:


FRI
02 1650 yard Freestyle 17:55.99

SAT
04 400 yard Individual Medley NT
06 50 yard Butterfly NT
08 200 yard Freestyle 1:51.99
12 100 yard Backstroke 54.9
Relay/s

SUN
28 100 yard Individual Medley 54.99
32 200 yard Backstroke 2:29.99
34 100 yard Butterfly 52.99
40 200 yard Individual Medley NT
Relay/s

That Guy
April 5th, 2010, 05:17 PM
Here's the PNA Championships program:

http://www.swimpna.org/pdf/misc/2010ChampsProgram.pdf

knelson
April 5th, 2010, 05:49 PM
Here's the PNA Championships program

You, me and David Kays are all swimming the 200 fly. I'm pegging you as the early favorite because both David and I are doing the 200 free and there's only the 100 breast in between that and the fly! Not to mention you've swam the 200 fly about ten times already this season. :)

That Guy
April 5th, 2010, 05:58 PM
You, me and David Kays are all swimming the 200 fly. I'm pegging you as the early favorite because both David and I are doing the 200 free and there's only the 100 breast in between that and the fly! Not to mention you've swam the 200 fly about ten times already this season. :)

Only twice by my count :) I'm guessing with your no-quarter-asked-or-given event schedule, your shoulder must be feeling better...

That Guy
April 5th, 2010, 06:12 PM
Looking closely at the timeline, it appears that only the distance free events (500+) will use two pools. (That's what the entry form for this meet says every year, but it never seems to turn out that way - every year I've attended, every individual event has used 2 pools.) So you may get more rest than you're expecting between the 2 free and the 2 fly.

knelson
April 5th, 2010, 06:25 PM
Remember last year they did the 400 IM and 1000 free on Friday night, and then everything else on Saturday, so they almost had to use two pools. This year I'm really hoping they stick to the two pools only for the distance events otherwise I'm definitely dead meat in the 200 fly! Timeline says about 25 minutes rest between, so it's not going to be a lot of rest, but hopefully enough so I don't drown. :drown:

Swimmy83843
April 6th, 2010, 12:33 AM
Everything I've read says one pool for all events, but the distance events. You guys look tough in the 200 Fly. It looks like there will be plenty of time between events.

That Guy
April 6th, 2010, 01:26 PM
Everything I've read says one pool for all events, but the distance events. You guys look tough in the 200 Fly. It looks like there will be plenty of time between events.

I hope I still look tough on the last 50 :D

Allen Stark
April 6th, 2010, 01:30 PM
I hope I still look tough on the last 50 :D

I've seen your 200 fly,while anyone can go out too hard you have always looked better on your last 50 than I do on my 50(no I don't butterfrog a 50.)

That Guy
April 6th, 2010, 02:14 PM
I've seen your 200 fly,while anyone can go out too hard you have always looked better on your last 50 than I do on my 50(no I don't butterfrog a 50.)

Thanks Allen! Good luck in your Association meet this weekend. I see you're throwing down a 2fly as well: http://www.swimoregon.org/forms/meets/Assn_Docs.pdf

Allen Stark
April 6th, 2010, 04:27 PM
Thanks Allen! Good luck in your Association meet this weekend. I see you're throwing down a 2fly as well: http://www.swimoregon.org/forms/meets/Assn_Docs.pdf

While I am swimming through this meet aiming for Nats, the 200 fly is the one I do want to get a good time in, as I am not swimming it at Nats.Here is a gridge for you,your 200 time vs my 150 split.

That Guy
April 6th, 2010, 06:04 PM
While I am swimming through this meet aiming for Nats, the 200 fly is the one I do want to get a good time in, as I am not swimming it at Nats.Here is a gridge for you,your 200 time vs my 150 split.

Interesting gridge. At '09 Nats, you hit the 150 at 2:02.66. My best Masters 200 fly is 2:04.56 from '07 Nats. You're not tapered (or so you say :angel:) so you might be a bit slower than you were at Nats, though I'm sure you're still Powered By Jaked(TM). Maybe you'll hit the 150 in 2:04. I'm going to have good competition in my heat, so there's a good chance I'll be in "RARRRGH TG SMASH" mode for the last 50-75 yards... hmmmmm... I swam a good 200 at the Orca meet last month (2:08 unshaven), and finished strong when I did a 200 this morning in practice (2:18 from a push in a practice suit)... hmmmm.... OK gridge accepted! :chug:

Chris Stevenson
April 6th, 2010, 06:35 PM
Interesting gridge. At '09 Nats, you hit the 150 at 2:02.66. My best Masters 200 fly is 2:04.56 from '07 Nats. You're not tapered (or so you say :angel:) so you might be a bit slower than you were at Nats, though I'm sure you're still Powered By Jaked(TM). Maybe you'll hit the 150 in 2:04. I'm going to have good competition in my heat, so there's a good chance I'll be in "RARRRGH TG SMASH" mode for the last 50-75 yards... hmmmmm... I swam a good 200 at the Orca meet last month (2:08 unshaven), and finished strong when I did a 200 this morning in practice (2:18 from a push in a practice suit)... hmmmm.... OK gridge accepted! :chug:

You don't play poker much, do you?

That Guy
April 6th, 2010, 07:04 PM
you don't play poker much, do you?

RARRrrgh TG smash!!!!

Allen Stark
April 6th, 2010, 11:54 PM
Interesting gridge. At '09 Nats, you hit the 150 at 2:02.66. My best Masters 200 fly is 2:04.56 from '07 Nats. You're not tapered (or so you say :angel:) so you might be a bit slower than you were at Nats, though I'm sure you're still Powered By Jaked(TM). Maybe you'll hit the 150 in 2:04. I'm going to have good competition in my heat, so there's a good chance I'll be in "RARRRGH TG SMASH" mode for the last 50-75 yards... hmmmmm... I swam a good 200 at the Orca meet last month (2:08 unshaven), and finished strong when I did a 200 this morning in practice (2:18 from a push in a practice suit)... hmmmm.... OK gridge accepted! :chug:

Saving the Jaked for Nats so you don't have that excuse.Good luck!!!

BillS
April 8th, 2010, 03:19 PM
Saving the Jaked for Nats so you don't have that excuse.Good luck!!!

Good to know you're saving the secret weapon, since you and I are joined at the hip (seeded in adjacent lanes, anyway) in the 100 and 200 breast. I'm looking forward to it. Well, maybe not so much the 200...

See you this weekend.

Allen Stark
April 8th, 2010, 03:30 PM
Good to know you're saving the secret weapon, since you and I are joined at the hip (seeded in adjacent lanes, anyway) in the 100 and 200 breast. I'm looking forward to it. Well, maybe not so much the 200...

See you this weekend.

I saw that.I have my usual litany of excuses as to why I won't swim fast at a mid-season meet(I have a different litany for taper meets,evidently an important part of my pre-race ritual involves aches,pains,soreness and whining.)It's going to be fun anyway,see you there.The 200 would be more fun without all those silly turns to get in the way,Ilove LCM!!!:banana:

That Guy
April 10th, 2010, 07:37 PM
Saving the Jaked for Nats so you don't have that excuse.Good luck!!!

OK Allen, I went 2:06.72. I did manage to sprint the last 75 without any piano precipitation. I would have liked a faster time, but it was a good race and I'm happy with it. Good swims in the same heat by knelson and swimmy.

Swimmy83843
April 10th, 2010, 11:14 PM
OK Allen, I went 2:06.72. I did manage to sprint the last 75 without any piano precipitation. I would have liked a faster time, but it was a good race and I'm happy with it. Good swims in the same heat by knelson and swimmy.

I guess the piano precipitation was limited to my lane. I thought sea level was supposed to be easier.

Allen Stark
April 10th, 2010, 11:36 PM
My total time was 2:39.4(I broke 2:40:banana::banana::banana:) so my 150 split was 1:58 meaning I won a very one sided gridge(i.e. you didn't lap me.)I am very happy with my time but :censor: it hurt!!Guy is that your last 200 of the season or will you be at Atlanta?(get a Jaked and break 2:00)

That Guy
April 10th, 2010, 11:46 PM
My total time was 2:39.4(I broke 2:40:banana::banana::banana:) so my 150 split was 1:58 meaning I won a very one sided gridge(i.e. you didn't lap me.)I am very happy with my time but :censor: it hurt!!Guy is that your last 200 of the season or will you be at Atlanta?(get a Jaked and break 2:00)

Great job Allen! I figured you had this gridge in the bag. Yeah, that's my last 200 fly of the SCY season, no Atlanta for me. After tomorrow's events, it's time to start fearing long course! :bliss: Kidding, of course. I never stop fearing long course 200 fly.

Allen Stark
April 11th, 2010, 12:51 AM
200 LCM fly is something else.After the first 75 yards today I kept myself going every length by saying"just finish this 25,then you can rest at the wall if you have to."

hawk43
April 11th, 2010, 08:58 AM
I am headed out east to Colonies in two weeks as a prep for Nationals. It looks like it is shaping up to be a good meet. The last time I checked there were 404 swimmers pre-registered.

100 Free
50 Free

100 Back
50 Back

100 Fly
50 Fly

100 IM.

4 events on Sunday may be too much depending on how much rest I get in between. I may have to scratch the 100 Back because this will be my last chance to swim the 50 Free with the full-body suit. I am registered for the 50 free in Atlanta but it is my 6th event so I may not be able to swim it if the 6th is eliminated.

I have not been to George Mason. It looks like a nice pool.

tjrpatt
April 12th, 2010, 09:17 AM
I am headed out east to Colonies in two weeks as a prep for Nationals. It looks like it is shaping up to be a good meet. The last time I checked there were 404 swimmers pre-registered.

100 Free
50 Free

100 Back
50 Back

100 Fly
50 Fly

100 IM.

4 events on Sunday may be too much depending on how much rest I get in between. I may have to scratch the 100 Back because this will be my last chance to swim the 50 Free with the full-body suit. I am registered for the 50 free in Atlanta but it is my 6th event so I may not be able to swim it if the 6th is eliminated.

I have not been to George Mason. It looks like a nice pool.


I will see you there. 400 swimmers could be a low number of entries but there is a alot of good competition at this meet so there will be plenty of people to race at the meet.

Chris Stevenson
April 12th, 2010, 09:37 AM
I will see you there. 400 swimmers could be a low number of entries but there is a a lot of good competition at this meet so there will be plenty of people to race at the meet.

I don't know what the usual number is; it is high enough that they run men and women in separate courses, though.

I wonder if having nationals in Atlanta -- more of an east-coast draw -- might decrease attendance at Colonies.

thewookiee
April 12th, 2010, 10:49 AM
I don't know what the usual number is; it is high enough that they run men and women in separate courses, though.

I wonder if having nationals in Atlanta -- more of an east-coast draw -- might decrease attendance at Colonies.

I believe the meet last year had around 600 swimmers. Don't know if that is a normal number or if it was high because of nationals being on the west coast that year.

jroddin
April 12th, 2010, 11:04 AM
Colonies Zone SCY Championships attendance:

2006: 520 swimmers
2007: 499
2008: 473
2009: 514

2006 was an east coast Nationals (Coral Springs) and 2009 was west coast (Clovis). So the meet seems to be ~500 regardless of the location of Nationals. It's now at 465 and climbing (tonight is the deadline) but it looks like it will end up more or less the same as previous years.

ande
April 12th, 2010, 11:31 AM
Just swam in the

2010 South Central Zone Short Course Championships at
The Woodlands, TX on
Fri April 9 - Sun 11, 2010

The Meet page (http://www.asicampbell.com/SCZ-SC/SCZ-SC-2010.htm) has a link to Results but they aren't up
It also shows some photos from the meet.

Entered the following events:

FRI
02 1650 yard Freestyle

SAT
04 400 yard Individual Medley
06 50 yard Butterfly
08 200 yard Freestyle
12 100 yard Backstroke
400 medley Relay

SUN
28 100 yard Individual Medley
32 200 yard Backstroke
34 100 yard Butterfly
40 200 yard Individual Medley
400 Free Relay

BLOG About the Meet (http://www.usms.org/forums/blog.php?b=9041)

That Guy
April 12th, 2010, 03:10 PM
Wow, yesterday's PNA results are already in the results database! With 6 more weeks of championship meets still to go, I'm clinging to #8 in the 200 fly, #9 in the 400 IM, and #10 in the 200 back. So... I'm... looking forward to some meters swims! :banana: I heard we're going to have LCM Zones in Port Orchard in July.

ande
April 12th, 2010, 03:55 PM
here's where folks can see how their rankings are
http://www.usms.org/comp/meets/toptimes.php
Good luck
Ande


Wow, yesterday's PNA results are already in the results database! With 6 more weeks of championship meets still to go, I'm clinging to #8 in the 200 fly, #9 in the 400 IM, and #10 in the 200 back. So... I'm... looking forward to some meters swims! :banana: I heard we're going to have LCM Zones in Port Orchard in July.

tjrpatt
April 12th, 2010, 05:10 PM
Wow, yesterday's PNA results are already in the results database! With 6 more weeks of championship meets still to go, I'm clinging to #8 in the 200 fly, #9 in the 400 IM, and #10 in the 200 back. So... I'm... looking forward to some meters swims! :banana: I heard we're going to have LCM Zones in Port Orchard in July.


I don't know if you wear a "cheating suit" but I think that it will be easier next year when Masters goes back to "real swimming" in yards competitions. Also, LCM swimming is more pure form of swimming due to less walls. Short Course is such an artifical form of swimming, ugh!

Sweet time in your 200 fly.

That Guy
April 12th, 2010, 05:24 PM
I don't know if you wear a "cheating suit" but I think that it will be easier next year when Masters goes back to "real swimming" in yards competitions. Also, LCM swimming is more pure form of swimming due to less walls. Short Course is such an artifical form of swimming, ugh!

Sweet time in your 200 fly.

Thanks! I've been wearing the same pair of Tyr Tracer Light leggings in competitions since Jan-09. I'm planning to get Tyr Tracer Light jammers next. All else being equal, I'd expect my in-season times to be a bit slower. All else is never equal. I intend to get faster.

swimmj
April 12th, 2010, 05:39 PM
Wow, yesterday's PNA results are already in the results database! With 6 more weeks of championship meets still to go, I'm clinging to #8 in the 200 fly, #9 in the 400 IM, and #10 in the 200 back. So... I'm... looking forward to some meters swims! :banana: I heard we're going to have LCM Zones in Port Orchard in July.
Nice times - I hope they hold up for you. I'm not sure my 400 IM will, although it will be in the top ten when it gets posted..... I'll see what weekend the July meet is and plan to come on up if I'm not vacationing at Sisters then.

That Guy
April 12th, 2010, 06:00 PM
Nice times - I hope they hold up for you. I'm not sure my 400 IM will, although it will be in the top ten when it gets posted..... I'll see what weekend the July meet is and plan to come on up if I'm not vacationing at Sisters then.

Thanks swimmj! I know my times are not going to hold up :)

The Fortress
April 12th, 2010, 08:04 PM
I don't know if you wear a "cheating suit" but I think that it will be easier next year when Masters goes back to "real swimming" in yards competitions. Also, LCM swimming is more pure form of swimming due to less walls. Short Course is such an artifical form of swimming, ugh!



Bah! There's that vile word again: "pure." No, sorry, not accurate. :-P. Short course is every bit as much "swimming" as long course; it just emphasizes different elements of swimming. Last I checked, we were in pools, not OW, and thus turns and streamlines are part of "swimming."

I just hope more chicks enter Zones or I will not be getting enough rest. I feel I can only swim "purely" with adequate rest. :D

ande
April 20th, 2010, 02:33 PM
here's the link to

2010 SCY South Central Zones Results (http://www.asicampbell.com/SCZ-SC/usms_scz_sc_results_2010.pdf)

please post links to the results for other zone meets.

jim clemmons
April 20th, 2010, 02:47 PM
please post links to the results for other zone meets.

Pacific: http://www.pacificmasters.org/comp/10/10pacmscysplit.html

Rich Abrahams
April 20th, 2010, 04:45 PM
here's the link to

2010 SCY South Central Zones Results (http://www.asicampbell.com/SCZ-SC/usms_scz_sc_results_2010.pdf)

please post links to the results for other zone meets.

Colorado state meet with 450 participants

http://www.comsa.org/results/2010/StateMeetSCYResults.pdf

FlyQueen
April 20th, 2010, 05:09 PM
Hmm, did Jim compromise Ande's account also?

Sorry, the go out like a man, die like a dog theory is not for me.

But the only reason I'm doing the 200 IM is another opportunity to work on my opening 50 fly pace for my 100. I want to go out in 27-mid and I figure I can rest all I want on the 50 back and 50 free.

200 Fly wasn't an option because I would climb out after the 1st 50.

After the first 50? I'd at least make it to the 75.

Chris Stevenson
April 20th, 2010, 06:58 PM
Sorry, the go out like a man, die like a dog theory is not for me. 200 Fly wasn't an option because I would climb out after the 1st 50.


After the first 50? I'd at least make it to the 75.

Everyone knows you are much tougher than Wolf-girl.

tjrpatt
April 22nd, 2010, 08:42 AM
Colonies Zones Champs start tomorrow. If you are going, I will see you there. Just look for the only male not wearing a cheating suit! :)

I am stoked that this is the last Short Course meet of the season for me. :applaud:

chowmi
April 22nd, 2010, 09:57 AM
Colorado state meet with 450 participants

http://www.comsa.org/results/2010/StateMeetSCYResults.pdf


Rich,
1. Was this meet at high altitude? There's no adjustment for times in masters, is there?
2. Are there any meets near Breckenridge? Near would be within a 2 hour drive.

Rich Abrahams
April 22nd, 2010, 11:27 AM
Michelle,
The meet was at the University of Denver, so about 5,200' or so. It is my understanding that there are some altitude adjustments in masters for making qual. times, but not for records or rankings. I may be wrong.

Breckenridge is easily within 2 hours of Denver. Go to comsa.org to check out the meet schedule. I think there is a small LCM meet in early June and another sometime in July. They have a public recreation center in Breckenrisge with a lap pool. Try doing a workout at 9,000'!

Rich

BillS
April 22nd, 2010, 12:32 PM
They have a public recreation center in Breckenrisge with a lap pool. Try doing a workout at 9,000'!

Rich


I live at sea level. My parents used to live in Frisco, and we would use the rec center when visiting them. One of my first times there I decided to take some easy laps in the laned off section of the 25 yard pool. I did a couple of easy 50s with some open turns, then gently built a 25 and flipped.

I'm pretty sure that's as close as I've ever come to drowning. I honestly wasn't sure I was going to make it to the surface in time, and came up red, spluttering, and completely out of gas.

I generally stuck to the hot tub and play pools on subsequent visits.

knelson
April 22nd, 2010, 12:39 PM
I've done workouts in the Avon (CO) rec center and they're brutal. You start out OK, but that lack of oxygen hits you like a runaway locomotive. Avon is substantially lower than Breck, too, probably under 8,000 feet. I had more success working out at the rec center pool in Jackson, Wyoming. Pretty nice pool and the altitude is a little lower. Around 6,000 feet, I think.

aquageek
April 22nd, 2010, 12:52 PM
I've done workouts in the Avon (CO) rec center and they're brutal. You start out OK, but that lack of oxygen hits you like a runaway locomotive. Avon is substantially lower than Breck, too, probably under 8,000 feet. I had more success working out at the rec center pool in Jackson, Wyoming. Pretty nice pool and the altitude is a little lower. Around 6,000 feet, I think.

I did a workout once in Flagstaff at NAU's awesome pool. I rode my bike there from my brother's house and had to call him to pick me and the bike up afterward. That altitude is a killer. Flag is about 6900 feet.

thewookiee
April 22nd, 2010, 02:55 PM
I swam a practice in Colorado Springs a few years back(not at the olympic training center) About 500 yards into the practice, I couldn't figure out why I felt so winded, until the coach ask me if I had ever swam at altitude before.

I realized at that moment why I was struggling so much.

pwb
April 22nd, 2010, 04:34 PM
I did a workout once in Flagstaff at NAU's awesome pool. I rode my bike there from my brother's house and had to call him to pick me and the bike up afterward. That altitude is a killer. Flag is about 6900 feet.You should come out for this summer's Fast Times in the Cool Pines swim meet (http://www.azlmsc.org/eventFlyers/2010%20Cool_pines_Meet_entry_form_2.pdf).

My daughter's club team is spending a week this summer training at NAU. I'm so jealous; I'd love to coordinate a training trip there right prior to tapering and then come down to sea level to swim fast!

aquageek
April 22nd, 2010, 04:41 PM
You should come out for this summer's Fast Times in the Cool Pines swim meet (http://www.azlmsc.org/eventFlyers/2010%20Cool_pines_Meet_entry_form_2.pdf).

My daughter's club team is spending a week this summer training at NAU. I'm so jealous; I'd love to coordinate a training trip there right prior to tapering and then come down to sea level to swim fast!

What does a 200+ event feel like up there in Flagstaff? That's gotta be agonizing by the end.

pwb
April 22nd, 2010, 04:45 PM
What does a 200+ event feel like up there in Flagstaff? That's gotta be agonizing by the end.I have no idea. I've never even trained at altitude so this should be a treat. I'm thinking that meet will be my sprint meet for the summer.:)

chowmi
April 22nd, 2010, 08:25 PM
Great! I've bookmarked the Colorado masters site for future reference! Very funny posts on high altitude swimming! Breckenridge as a base since we just bought a condo there! I love the Breck Rec center. The dinky pool is PERFECT to practice turns! There is a very sharp drop off to the deep end, so I start there and hurl myself towards the wall at top speed! My regular pools don't have that steep point, so turn work isn't as effective, since you can't get your max speed up going into the wall.

I think I am guilty of somewhat hijacking this thread, so back on topic....what can I say about South Central Zones? It was AWESOME!!! One of the most awesome swims was watching Laura Glass go (by me, and she was GONE!) 23.2 in the 50 free. Then she went 22.60 relay split. Then 23.1 relay lead off. Her previous best was 23.7. I should cross post this with that improvement thread!

What an inspiration!

ande
April 24th, 2010, 10:47 PM
colonies zones (http://www.patriotmasters.org/ColoniesZone2010/results/index.htm)

swimshark
April 25th, 2010, 06:29 AM
colonies zones (http://www.patriotmasters.org/ColoniesZone2010/results/index.htm)

Day 1 down. Day 2 starts soon :banana:

ElaineK
April 25th, 2010, 02:44 PM
Day 1 down. Day 2 starts soon :banana:

I hope you did well, Alison! :cheerleader:

I just got back from a developmental meet up in Gwinnett County and had a great time. It was an AWESOME facility and the meet was very low key and good fun. I took 1+ seconds off my 50 breast and almost 2 seconds each off my 100 breast & 200 breast, so I was happy about that! :D

See you at Nationals! :banana:

swimshark
April 25th, 2010, 05:14 PM
I hope you did well, Alison! :cheerleader:

I just got back from a developmental meet up in Gwinnett County and had a great time. It was an AWESOME facility and the meet was very low key and good fun. I took 1+ seconds off my 50 breast and almost 2 seconds each off my 100 breast & 200 breast, so I was happy about that! :D

See you at Nationals! :banana:

Eliane, congratulations!! My parents live right near that pool. It's a nice one.

Zones for me was awesome. Everything I swam was either a personal best or a 2nd personal best (except the 400 IM was just off at a 3rd PB). Now I'm ready to take on Atlanta :)

swimmj
April 25th, 2010, 05:15 PM
Eliane, congratulations!! My parents live right near that pool. It's a nice one.

Zones for me was awesome. Everything I swam was either a personal best or a 2nd personal best (except the 400 IM was just off at a 3rd PB). Now I'm ready to take on Atlanta :)

Congrats to both Elaine and Alison - sounds like all the hard work is paying off. See you both soon!

ElaineK
April 25th, 2010, 05:32 PM
Eliane, congratulations!! My parents live right near that pool. It's a nice one.

Zones for me was awesome. Everything I swam was either a personal best or a 2nd personal best (except the 400 IM was just off at a 3rd PB). Now I'm ready to take on Atlanta :)

Way to go, Alison! I saw the link Ande provided for the results and you ROCK! I looked you up and those are some fast times. Way to go!!!:applaud:

ElaineK
April 25th, 2010, 05:32 PM
Congrats to both Elaine and Alison - sounds like all the hard work is paying off. See you both soon!

THANKS! :)

hawk43
April 26th, 2010, 12:51 AM
Just arrived back from Colonies. Credit goes to the volunteers, meet director and George Mason University for a great meet!

Fast pool, fast competition and fast times...

swimshark
April 26th, 2010, 07:49 AM
Congrats to both Elaine and Alison - sounds like all the hard work is paying off. See you both soon!

Thank you (and Elaine). I had 2 personal bests at the meet and 2 lifetime 2nd bests. Not bad in a year old suit, untapered and with a ganglion cyst on my ankle. Bring on Atlanta!

SwimStud
April 26th, 2010, 08:04 AM
Thank you (and Elaine). I had 2 personal bests at the meet and 2 lifetime 2nd bests. Not bad in a year old suit, untapered and with a ganglion cyst on my ankle. Bring on Atlanta!

I saw it the ganglion had goggles on and was wearing a B70. I am convinced it is the "Ganglion of Speed!" It told me it was pumped for zones, but looking forward to its taper now...

swimshark
April 26th, 2010, 11:00 AM
I saw it the ganglion had goggles on and was wearing a B70. I am convinced it is the "Ganglion of Speed!" It told me it was pumped for zones, but looking forward to its taper now...

Clyde thinks you are funny. But stay away from him!